Author: Tarek Fatah

Tarek Fatah is author of “The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State” that was runners-up for the prestigious Donner Prize in 2008. His second book, “The Jew is Not My Enemy” won the Helen and Stan Vine Award in 2010. Fatah is a columnist at The Toronto Sun and hosts a weekly Sunday afternoon talk show on Toronto’s CFRB NewsTalk 1010. Born in Pakistan in 1949, Tarek S. Fatah was a leftist student leader in the turbulent days of the late 1960s and 70s when he was twice imprisoned by successive military dictators. In 1977, he was charged with sedition by yet another military regime and barred from being a journalist in the country.

Are mainstream NGOs failing Africa?

June 21, 2005 by Patrick Bond, Dennis Brutus and Virginia Setshedi ZNet Magazine What’s on offer for Africa from the trendy but top-down initiatives called Make Poverty History and Live 8, and even the Johannesburg-based Global Call to Action Against…

NGOs: Enemies or Allies?

By Ji Giles Ungpakorn International Socialism This article is an attempt to analyse the politics of the NGOs in Asia, using our experiences as socialists in Thailand as an example. Nearly 20 years have elapsed since the massive proliferation of…

Muslim group opposes Sharia Law

Aug. 28, 2004 Argues it does not protect women  By Tarannum Kamlani and Nicholas Keung The Toronto Star Marion Boyd is at the centre of a storm of debate surrounding proposals to use Islamic sharia law in family disputes. Ontario’s…