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About Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah (born November 20, 1949) is a secular Muslim Canadian political activist, writer and TV host. He is the author of "Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State". Contributor of Mukto-Mona.

How to cure the honour killings ‘cancer’

“There is no denying that Islam, in its contemporary expression, is obsessed with women’s sexuality, and considers it a fundamental problem. The hijab, the niqab, the burka and polygamy are all manifestations of this phobia.”

Almost as soon as news broke that the murders of three Afghan-Canadian teenage sisters and their father’s first wife in Kingston, […]

By |July 27th, 2009|Human Rights, Religion, Society, Women|4 Comments

From Bangladesh to Darfur: Racism among Muslims

How internalised racism has permitted lighter skinned
Muslims to slaughter their darker skinned co-religionists.

Speech by Tarek Fatah
The Durban Review Conference
Geneva, Switzerland

Dear NGO colleagues and delegates,

I speak to you deeply disappointed that my colleague Milly Nsekalije, a survivor of the Rwandan massacre could not share her story with all of you because in the eyes of some […]

By |April 24th, 2009|1971 genocide, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics|13 Comments
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