Tarek Fatah
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.

Entries by Tarek Fatah

Canadian Cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri Creating Chaos in Nuclear Pakistan

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 4:36 PM

For over two weeks, the government of Pakistan and its capital are paralyzed, held hostage by a mob of about 50,000 people with mounting evidence the country's military is behind the chaos.

Every country has an army, but in Pakistan it's the other way around -- the army has a...

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Vote PQ to Save Canada

(86) Comments | Posted April 5, 2014 | 5:59 PM

On Monday when Quebecers go to the polls, they will do so in the background of a drumbeat that says, "voting for the Premier Marois' Parti Quebecois will be a vote against Canada."

This is not a new tactic of the federalists in Quebec. In every election the same...

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Jihadi Mural in Toronto Is Ground-Zero Mosque Redux

(12) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 12:25 PM

In 2010, many liberal and secular Muslims in the U.S. and Canada joined hands to fight the so-called Ground-Zero Mosque in New York City, which we felt was equivalent to showing a middle finger to the victims of those who died on 9/11.

Of course, we were opposed by the...

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Trayvon Martin and the Red Herring of "Black on Black" Crime

(45) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 9:17 AM

Although I am convinced today 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...

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Egypt Needs Patience, Not a New President

(36) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 9:57 AM

Millions of Egyptians, fed up with the Islamism of the Muslim Brotherhood, are celebrating the military coup that toppled the government of president Mohammed Morsi. As someone who has no love lost for the fascism of the Islamists, I too should be rejoicing the overthrow of Morsi, but...

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Why Pakistan Is a Bigger Threat to Israel than Iran

(5) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 5:13 PM

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 and barely concealed contempt for the "kufaar" -- Jews, Christians, Hindus, atheists and...

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U.K. Beheading Shows It's Time To Fight the Doctrine of Jihad

(344) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 10:05 AM

When buses and trains exploded on 7/7 in London, the objective of the suicide bombers was to sow fear and terror in the very soul of the British people.

In that the jihadis were successful.

One would have expected the British authorities to not just hunt down the...

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While Jihadi Terrorists Plan Our Murder, the West Remains Paralyzed

(51) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 5:22 PM

If Barack Obama had any illusions that the death of Bin Laden meant the death of Jihadi Islamo-fascism, I am sure the events of April 2013 will make him understand that the worst is yet to come.

In the fight against the "malaria" of this jihadism, Obama and the West...

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Pakistan: A Bloody Terror to Itself and the West

(18) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 11:00 PM

An unprecedented protest is unfolding in the Balochistan city of Quetta in Pakistan. Thousands of people have staged a sit-in, and are using coffins to block a road to protest the slaughter of Shia Muslims by Sunni Muslim terrorists allied with the Taliban.

On Thursday night, January 10,...

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A Dark Christmas in Balochistan

(21) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 3:40 PM

As the joy of Christmas dawned worldwide from Manila in the east to Managua in the west, and places in between, the spirit celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace bypassed Pakistan.

Most of the country was distracted by the frenzy of a cricket match against rival India, while...

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For Malala: The Girl who Brought Canada Together

(16) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 4:39 PM

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.

Sitting at my breakfast...

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

(9) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 5:14 AM

Did you know there are Canadians among us who are inspired by a mass-murderer?

Canadians who take their cue not from our constitution or the values we have developed over the past 400 years of western civilization, but from the words of a hate-monger whose sinister image...

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Why Michelle Bachman Is Right to Question Muslim Brotherhood

(32) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 12:31 PM

It started as a letter by five members of the U.S. Congress to various security agencies asking them to investigate whether there was undue influence exercised within the U.S. government by staff influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood.

That request, however, backfired into a furious denunciation of the five, especially Rep....

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RIM Asked to Hand Over Memogate Data to Pakistan Court

(13) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 11:45 PM

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.

In a decision on Friday, the Supreme...

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

(2) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 6:54 AM

In the late hours of March 25, 1971, as the citizens of Dhaka slept, the Pakistan Army launched a war on its own people. By the time the sun rose, thousands of students in two university residential halls were dead and countless more lay wounded.

Dhaka University had been a...

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Burka Ban Triggers Feminist-Islamist Hysteria

(211) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 10:19 AM

The banning of the burka and niqab in Canada's citizenship courts has elicited some bizarre and hysterical reaction from Islamists, their leftist allies, and the liberal media.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney's words had barely echoed across the country when the usual apologists of the Muslim Brotherhood agenda in Canada were...

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"A Man's Honour Lies Between the Legs of a Woman"

(68) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 12:02 PM

In Khaled Hosseini's soul-piercing novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, the character Nana, a poor unwed mother, tells her five-year-old daughter, Mariam: "Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam."

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Is a Palace Coup Unfolding in Pakistan?

(19) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 9:36 AM

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.

First indications that something foul was afoot in Islamabad came on the weekend when Pakistan's top four military officials, including powerful Chief...

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Hey Sikhs: Happy 543rd Birthday!

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 11:24 AM

Today, millions of Sikhs and their friends around the world are celebrating Gurpurab, but few outside India know the significance of this day or its history. It's the 543rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith and one of the greatest symbols of pluralism and...

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The Enemy of America Is My Friend, No Matter What

(23) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 7:58 AM

It seems we Muslims have developed an entirely new doctrine that determines who is friend or foe and have added it as a new tenet of our faith.

A country could ride roughshod over its Muslim population, jail us, ban our language and religious practices,...

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