Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah is the author of The Jew is Not My Enemy, a widely acclaimed book that investigates the roots of Muslim anti-Semitism. His earlier book Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State, in which he argues that the Prophet never meant for an Islamic State but rather a spiritual state of Islam, was shortlisted for the prestigious Donner Prize. He is a frequent contributor to the National Post.

Born in Pakistan where he was leftwing student leader and was imprisoned twice for his part in opposing successive military dictatorships, he lived for a decade in the Middle East before moving to Canada in 1987 where he has been involved as a political activist and writer on the liberal-left spectrum of Canadian public life. Married to Nargis Tapal for 36 years, they have two daughters and call the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of Toronto their home.


Tarek Fatah on the threats of Islamo-facism

“The dangers we face; if we do not confront them today, our children will not forgive us tomorrow”....