Rotterdam fires Tariq Ramadan over Iranian TV show

The Rotterdam city government wants to break ties with the Muslim philosopher Tariq Ramadan, sources at city hall say.

Ramadan (46) has been an adviser on integration for the city of Rotterdam for two years. Recently, he has come under criticism because he hosts a weekly talk show on the Iranian TV station PressTV, which is financed by the Tehran regime.

Rotterdam Council Criticizes Tariq Ramadan

Three opposition parties in the Rotterdam city council are calling for Tariq Ramadan’s resignation because of his collaboration with Iranian state television station Press TV. Ramadan was hired by the city in 2007 to help bridge the divide between Muslims and non-Muslims, and he lectures at Rotterdam’s Erasmus University. Ramadan has been hosting a weekly talkshow on Press TV titled ‘Islam & Life’. The conservative VVD, the local populist party Liveable Rotterdam and the Socialist Party say the local authority should stop consulting Mr Ramadan as an adviser.