Muslim theologist Tariq Ramadan has been appointed the first professor of Islam at Leiden university.
The chair is paid for by the sultan of Oman.
Ramadan is known as a moderate, but critics have accused him of being a wolf in sheep’s clothing and of spending too much time jetting around the world giving speeches than doing research, the Volkskrant says.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.