Interview with Tariq Ramadan

LAS PALMAS – “What can Europe offer to Islam, and the Muslims to Europe?” “Europe gives Muslims who were born there a life in societies under the rule of law and democracy, where we can express and develop pluralistic points of view. In the other sense, what Muslims can contribute to Europe is further cultural horizons, the wealth of real pluralism. Islam also contributes to questions of spirituality and ethics, which trouble the whole of this consumer society. I am both things, a European and a Muslim, and my own contribution is to work for a reconciliation.” – Tariq Ramadan