The GALHA discussion list this morning had a number of emails concerning the government's decision to invite Tariq Ramadan onto an advisory committee of some sort and whether GALHA should kick up a fuss. The question was asked as to his homophobia or lack of it, since he comes over as a bit of this and a bit of that. Here's a link to an interesting document, of which what I've put below is a snip: http://www.workersliberty.org/node/view/4004.
The first few paragraphs are the site's, and then we get to the article by Ives Coleman.
Tariq Ramadan does not approve of flirting, sex before (or outside) marriage, homosexuality, women’s contraception or divorce. He thinks that Muslim women should submit to their husbands if they are “good” Muslims. He believes that men must be financially responsible for the well-being of their family, and not women. In other words, Tariq Ramadan is opposed to or equivocal about feminism, women’s rights, gay rights and sexual liberation.