For years, I have been writing about the threat of stealth jihad within the United States. Some folks learn, listen and educate themselves, then pass on that knowledge to others. Other folks who choose to wear blinders call people like me, right-wing nuts, kooks, xenophobes, bigots, racists, and any other label that detracts from the core issue.
This blog is to introduce Tarek Fatah, a Muslim, Canadian intellectual, born in India, who considers himself secular and progressive. Mr. Fatah says that he is a liberal who campaigned for Barack Obama. I will post his more detailed biography below. However, I implore everyone who opens this blog to view this 15-minute video of Mr. Fatah giving a recent speech in Canada. It is impassioned, it is informational and it is profoundly important for voting adults in America to hear.
He minces no words. He is politically incorrect. He tells it the way it is. Pay particlar attention to the segment beyond 11:30. (Sorry, the following is the URL…but WordPress is in a kink and won’t accept the link…so you’ll have to copy and paste)
Fatah describes himself as “an Indian born in Pakistan; a Punjabi born in Islam; an immigrant in Canada with a Muslim consciousness.” Author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State, Fatah has been a political activist since his teens in Pakistan where he was twice jailed for organizing protest campaigns against successive military governments in 1968 and 1970. A journalist by profession, Fatah started his career as a reporter and went on to be an award-winning investigative news producer at Pakistan’s state television network, PTV. In 1978, Fatah was charged with sedition and had to leave the country. After a 10-year stint in the Middle East, Fatah and his family moved to 1987 to Canada where he has been the public face of progressive, liberal and secular Muslims. In December 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Fatah founded the Muslim Canadian Congress to provide a voice for Muslims who wanted to stand up to the threat of Islamic extremism.
The world would be a far more peaceful planet if 1.4 billion Muslims had such an outlook as this man, and Dr. Zuhdi Jasser.