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Tarek Fatah

Columnist, The Toronto SUN

Tarek Fatah is a Canadian writer, broadcaster and political activist. He is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State (Wiley: 2008) that was shortlisted for the prestigious Donner Prize in 2009. Fatah's second book, titled The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism (McClelland & Stewart: 2010) won the Helen and Stan Vine Book Award in 2011.

He is the founder of the liberal and secular organisation, Muslim Canadian Congress.
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Vote PQ to Save Canada

In every election the same flags of fear are waved to scare the Quebecois into voting against the PQ. It's positioned as xenophobic and a threat to Canada. But is the Parti Quebecois really a racist body and a threat to our country? I say, "Vote PQ to save Canada."
04/04/2014 05:47 EDT

Jihadi Mural in Toronto Is Ground-Zero Mosque Redux

What is happening in Toronto four years later is the same game that was played out in New York City in 2010. Its part of the soft-jihad waged by Islamists and their left-wing allies, one that uses Islam and multiculturalism to whip up an anti-West sentiment among Muslim youth and create symbols that can be seen as a middle finger to the "Great Satan."
10/28/2013 12:25 EDT
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Trayvon Martin and the Red Herring of "Black on Black" Crime

Although I am convinced that the death of Trayvon Martin was not because of his race, and that the jury reached a correct verdict in declaring George Zimmerman "not guilty," I also feel the people raising the issue of "black on black" crime (and saying it is ignored in a way that white on black crime isn't) are being disingenuous. The fact is, "black on black" crime is no more common than "white on white" crime or "Chinese on Chinese" crime. Most murders are intraracial. If Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton annoy me with their contrived despair, so do conservatives like Newt Gingrich with their "What about black on black crime" line.
07/16/2013 10:43 EDT
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Egypt Needs Patience, Not a New President

Egyptians opposed to the Islamists should have endured the pain for the next three years and defeated Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in the next election. As someone who has no love lost for the fascism of the Islamists, I too should be rejoicing the overthrow of Morsi, but I am not. Let me explain why. Egyptians have brought back the military, failing to understand a fundamental principle: if the generals can overthrow their opponents, they will do the same to the liberals whenever it suits them.
07/04/2013 09:36 EDT

Why Pakistan Is a Bigger Threat to Israel than Iran

While the United States and Israel incessantly obsess with the possibility of a future nuclear Iran, they barely ever raise such concerns about Iran's next door Islamic neighbour Pakistan that brandishes its nuclear weapons with Islamic zeal.
06/28/2013 05:14 EDT

While Jihadi Terrorists Plan Our Murder, the West Remains Paralyzed

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau may be searching for "root causes," but some of us Muslims who are not blinded by a hate of the West know the root cause is Islamism -- political Islam -- that seeks to destroy the West and establish an Islamic supremacist caliphate.
04/23/2013 05:18 EDT

Pakistan: A Bloody Terror to Itself and the West

An unprecedented protest is unfolding in the Balochistan city of Quetta in Pakistan. Thousands of people have staged a sit-in, and are using 93 coffins to block a road to protest the slaughter of Shia Muslims by Sunni Muslim terrorists allied with the Taliban. In their demise is a warning to the rest of us. A nuclear power is about to collapse.
01/13/2013 12:58 EST
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A Dark Christmas in Balochistan

While the world observed Christmas, and Pakistanis were distracted by a cricket match against rival India, Pakistan troops in armoured personal carriers and helicopter gunships circled Mashkay, Balochistan. Baloch politicians claim the army's Chistmas Eve operation there resulted in the death of 32 civilians.
12/27/2012 05:06 EST
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For Malala: The Girl who Brought Canada Together

We did it! After tens of thousands of Canadians and even more people from around the world signed my petition on Change.org, we got every single party leader to get behind the campaign to unanimously nominate Malala Yousufzai for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize. I had never imagined that not one, but all of our federal parties and leaders would end up supporting the campaign to support a girl halfway around the world.
11/22/2012 05:28 EST

Ontario's Queen's Park Set to Welcome an Annual Hate Fest

Did you know there are Canadians among us who are inspired by a mass-murderer? On Aug. 18 they'll defile the lawns of the Ontario Legislature to rally to the call of Ayatollah Khomeini for the destruction of the State of Israel -- the observance of "Al-Quds Day."
08/14/2012 07:56 EDT
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Why Michelle Bachman Is Right to Question Muslim Brotherhood

Bachmann's reference to Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, whose parents are said to have affiliations with organizations linked to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, has upset U.S. lawmakers. Michelle Bachman may not be America's brightest politician, but she and her colleagues are asking legitimate questions, which it seems, are making the Washington establishment very uncomfortable.
07/27/2012 12:31 EDT
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RIM Asked to Hand Over Memogate Data to Pakistan Court

Research in Motion (RIM) and the Canadian High Commission in Islamabad have become the latest actors in the so-called "memogate affair" that observers believe is a slow-motion palace coup by Pakistan's military aimed at unseating the civilian administration of President Zardari.
01/03/2012 07:06 EST

A Tree Called 'Kennedy': Happy 40th Birthday Bangladesh!

After the first massacres, soldiers were sent to kill a giant banyan tree, lovingly known as "Bawt Tawla." Under its branches, many generations of Bengali students had gathered, conspired and then gone out to change the world. It was rumoured to have cast magical spells of rebellion on the young men and women who mingled underneath it.
12/16/2011 11:55 EST
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Burka Ban Triggers Feminist-Islamist Hysteria

It seems we are living in an era of mediocrity where the merging of leftist and Islamist narrative has numbed our ability to see the obvious contradictions this unholy alliance poses to our civilization. How long will this era continue? Will Minister Kenney find allies from across the political divide?
12/15/2011 01:44 EST
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Is a Palace Coup Unfolding in Pakistan?

A palace coup could be in the offing in nuclear-armed Pakistan as pro-Taliban army generals try to undermine democratically elected civilian government of President Asif Ali Zardari.
11/16/2011 10:36 EST

Hey Sikhs: Happy 543rd Birthday!

Today is the 543rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith and one of the greatest symbols of pluralism and tolerance in the world.
11/10/2011 12:22 EST
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The Enemy of America Is My Friend, No Matter What

A country could ride roughshod over its Muslim population and send tanks to crush our fight for fundamental human rights. Yet, such a nation could escape any criticism from the world's one billion Muslims if it met one condition: It should be seen as anti-American.
11/09/2011 08:57 EST