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Academic Tariq Ramadan 'questioned by police in Paris' over rape claims

 The prominent Swiss Islam academic was summoned for questioning 'as part of a preliminary inquiry in Paris into rape and assault allegations'.

Oxford University denies plans to open campus in France post-Brexit

The prestigious British university has denied press reports, citing a former ranking French education ministry official, that it plans to open a campus in France after Britain leaves the European Union in order to continue to receive EU funding, but said it is considering 'constructive and helpful proposals' on the issue of European financing.

Tariq Ramadan: profile of a Muslim bogeyman in France

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Seeking French nationality: Tariq Ramadan © Reuters Seeking French nationality: Tariq Ramadan © Reuters

Every few years France gets swept up in a controversy over Tariq Ramadan. And since 1995 much of the French establishment has vilified and shunned this Muslim preacher, writer and academic, whom they suspect of advocating radical Islamism and sectarian views. Now the Swiss-born intellectual with Egyptian roots is seeking French nationality in a move that is likely to provoke yet another row. Mathieu Magnaudeix profiles a controversial figure who is almost impossible to classify.