Ramadan is the grandson of Hassan Al-Banna, the Egyptian founder of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. He was denied a visa to the U.S. for years until the Obama administration lifted the ban in 2010.
In the radio interview, Valls spoke of people who he said had helped stoke radicalization in the country, and accused the far left of collusion with radical Islam.
“Talks between people like Autain and Ramadan are ambiguous and form the breeding ground for violence and radicalization,” he said. “These speeches create the perfect root for violence and radicalization.”