8/03/2006

Tarek Fatah Resigns

According to Jihad Watch and an article at the Globe & Mail, Tarek Fatah, the outspoken, controversial communications director of the Muslim Canadian Congress, has resigned, citing concerns for his safety and that of his family.
Mr. Fatah said he will also resign from the MCC's board, severing all official ties with the organization he helped found...

The article mentions that Fatah has been receiving death threats. He has been accused of being anti-Muslim, an apostate and blasphemer by Mohammed Elmasry, the head of the Canadian Islamic Congress. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Islamic law, both apostasy and blasphemy are punishable by death. The accusation came on June 30, after the arrest of the 17 terrorists and after Fatah wrote this article. Interestingly, the article calls on imams to stop peddling politics in mosques and for Muslims to look within the community for their problems, rather than casting blame on outside sources.
One cannot help but ask which of these views are "anti-Muslim."
One thing is certain, however. With Tarek Fatah's resignation, there is no longer any voice for moderate Islam in Canada.

5 comments:

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Wow. So much for freedom of speech in Canada.

Anonymous said...

That stinks. Fatah was a welcome moderate voice who was critical of Hardcore extremist islam.

The Strong Conservative said...

Lets not be too sympathetic to Fatah, he's an admitted Communist.

Perhaps the radicalism of so many imams in Canada will become more apparent now.

Ruth said...

I had never heard he was a Communist (it's not illegal to be one anyway). You'll forgive my doubts. In any case, even if he is, no one deserves death threats and they are still a cause for deep concern.

Tigger said...

This is an act of terrorism in our own country. It should be called by its right name. After Salman Rushdie, Theo van Gogh, the Danish cartoonists et al. terrorist campaigns of this kind cannot be laughed off anymore. Politicians and law enforcement officials must be made to speak out against Elmasry and his gang.

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