Renowned Canadian columnist and television personality, Tarek Fatah, who was originally from Pakistan, passed away at the age of 73 on Monday, April 24, after a prolonged battle with cancer. His daughter, Natasha Fatah, confirmed the news of his demise through a post on Twitter.
Born on November 20, 1949, in Karachi, Tarek Fatah migrated to Canada in the early 1980s, where he established himself as a journalist, political activist, and television host. He authored several books, including ‘The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism.’, and ‘Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State’
Tarek Fatah was known for his progressive views on Islam and his outspoken stance on Pakistan. Despite being born into a Punjabi Muslim family, he often referred to himself as a ‘Punjabi born into Islam.’, and ‘Indian born in Pakistan’
Lion of Punjab.
Son of Hindustan.
Lover of Canada.
Speaker of truth.
Fighter for justice.
Voice of the down-trodden, underdogs, and the oppressed.@TarekFatah has passed the baton on… his revolution will continue with all who knew and loved him.
Will you join us?
— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) April 24, 2023
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