The prominent Islamic scholar, Tariq Ramadan, has been accused of rape and has been detained in France. He is a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Oxford, and is the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt.

The scholar has denied accusation and has filed a lawsuit against Ayari. He calls what she says libel.

Honda Ayari, a 40 year old French-Muslim woman accused Ramadan of raping her in 2012. She wrote about it in a memoir. She did not name her attacker, but called him Zoubeyr,” or “strong” in Arabic. However she called him out in a Facebook post in October as part of the #MeToo movement. She named him and talked abut how the attack had unfolded. The details she writes are horrific and shocking.

He transformed before my very eyes into a vile, vulgar, aggressive being — physically and verbally 

“He transformed before my very eyes into a vile, vulgar, aggressive being — physically and verbally. For modesty, I will not give the precise details here of the acts he made me submit to. But it is enough that he took great advantage of my weakness and the admiration I felt for him,” she wrote.

“He allowed himself gestures, attitudes and words that I could never have imagined. And when I resisted, when I cried to him to stop, he insulted and humiliated me. He slapped me and attacked me. I saw in his crazy eyes that he was no longer master of himself. I was afraid he would kill me. I was completely lost. I started crying uncontrollably. He mocked me,” she writes of the horrific incident.

“He choked me so hard that I thought I was going to die,” she said.

The scholar has denied accusation and has filed a lawsuit against Ayari. He calls what she says libel.

He has also been accused by another woman, who says that he raped her in a hotel room in 2009.

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