Why I’m Banned in the USA

London—For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and… More

United States Closes Door Again on Tariq Ramadan

The U.S. government has again blocked prominent Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan from visiting the United States, this time after being ordered by a Federal District Judge to act on… More

Government Declines to Appeal Ruling

In a case considered a bellwether of United States policy toward foreign scholars, the government has decided not to appeal a court ruling ordering it to either issue a… More

Tariq Ramadan Wins One

While denying that Ramadan was excluded on ideological grounds, Jones said, “Professor Ramadan, tomorrow, could endorse or espouse terrorism.” >> Read the story More

PEN Fights Good Fight for Int’l Writer

When prominent Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan was denied a U.S. visa because of statements he'd made against the U.S. government, the PEN American Center joined the crusade supporting the… More

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You

Why have prominent foreign scholars had their visas to speak or teach in this country denied or revoked? Many, including the academic institutions who invited them, are baffled. More

A Chill in the Air

"Thanks in large part to the Patriot Act, our government is once again excluding foreign writers and scholars from the country simply because of their political beliefs." >> Read… More