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Muslim scholar gives up visa fight
Muslim scholar gives up visa fight

ASSOCIATED PRESS

December 15, 2004

SOUTH BEND, Ind. A Muslim scholar resigned his appointment to the University of Notre Dame yesterday, four months after the Bush administration revoked the scholar's work visa before he could take up his teaching position.

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Ramadan, a Swiss citizen, was barred from working in the United States in August just days before he was to begin teaching at Notre Dame. The Department of Homeland Security cited security concerns but gave no specifics. Ramadan's work visa was issued in May.

Ramadan said yesterday there is nothing in his past to justify the ban and demanded U.S. authorities give details of its investigation of him in order to clear him of the "untrue and humiliating" claims that he was barred because of ties to terrorism.

"This is an obstacle to academic freedom of expression," he said.

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