Islam scholar Ramadan expects Gaddafi to step down soon
Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi is likely to step down soon under popular pressure and because of divisions within the army, Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan said Tuesday, reported dpa.
However, Gaddafi's fall would be "difficult" because "he does not respond to Western pressure like Egypt does," Ramadan said in the Spanish city of Barcelona, where he was releasing his latest book.
Gaddafi was an "eccentric," "unforeseeable" and "astute" politician who should not be underestimated, Ramadan cautioned.
The "process of change" that was taking place in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and other Arab countries has not yet been completed in any of them, said Ramadan, a Swiss citizen of Egyptian origin. He is also the grandson of Hassan el-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood