(born November 20, 1949) is a Canadian political activist, writer, and broadcaster. He is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
published by John Wiley & Sons
. In the book Fatah challenges the notion that the establishment of an Islamic state
is a necessary prerequisite to entering the state of Islam. He suggests that the idea of an Islamic state is merely a mirage that Muslims have been made to chase for over a millennium. Chasing a Mirage
was shortlisted for the $35,000 Donner Prize
Fatah's second book, titled The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
, was published by McClelland & Stewart
in October 2010.
In May 2009, Fatah joined CFRB 1010
. Later that fall, he joined John Moore
's morning show as a contributor. Currently, he co-hosts "Friendly Fire," with Ryan Doyle on CFRB NewsTalk 1010's evening show.
Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress
. Fatah advocates for gay rights
, a separation of religion and state and a "liberal, progressive form" of Islam
. He opposes Islamic law
, the Israeli occupation
of the Palestinian territories
and the War in......