Saturday, March 14, 2009
11 Mac 2009 – Brief meeting with Tarek Fatah
Today I met with Tarek Fatahi organized by the Canadian Embassy. In fact Tarek asked the Canadian Embassy that he wants to meet the socialist in Malaysia and that is how we came in to contact. Tarek spoke on many interesting thing and one which interest me most was his view that the Islamic banking system is a sham that in the name of heaven , they make more profit than ordinary banks.
Tarek Fatah (born November 20, 1949) is a secular Muslim Canadian political activist, writer and TV host. 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.
He is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress. Fatah's advocacy for a separation of religion and state, opposition to Sharia law, and advocacy for a liberal, progressive form of Islam have been met with considerable criticism from various Canadian Muslim groups, such as the Canadian Islamic Congress.