Dutch Court Upholds Ramadan’s Dismissal

August 11 2010

A Dutch court has ruled that the city council of Rotterdam was within its legal rights in dismissing academic Tariq Ramadan in August 2009. The prominent Islamic philosopher lost his job as city integration officer due to participation in a television program for a broadcast company financed by Iran. Ramadan, who was asking fo 75,000 euros for wrongful dismissal, is to appeal the decision.