Muslim TV host ambushes me on India’s ETVUrdu Network- Gets exposed as an Islamist with a Mullah Agenda

On Oct 25, 2016 India’s ETVUrdu Network aired a one-on-one interview with me where the host dropped all pretence of civility and revealed his agenda of Islamist hostility towards me.

What went on air was a highly edited version of the original recording to tweak the outcome so the host’s follies could be hidden. Despite the clever edits, the host loses his shirt in the exchange, at one point defending the destruction of mosques in Mecca in the name of development while crying foul over Babri Mosque in India.

Seems there is something innately unethical among the self-righteous promoters of Urdu in India. Hiding behind Urdu, they push the worldwide Islamist agenda of the Saudi Wahhabi Islam.

The network that is supposedly an Urdu language channel is in fact playing the role of an Islamic network promoting Sharia, Muslim victimhood and the agenda of India’s clerics who are holding the country’s Muslim population hostage in a medieval time freeze.

The channel was recently acquired by India’s most celebrated business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, an Indian hero by any account. I doubt if Mr Ambani is aware how his channel is promoting the politics of MA Jinnah of 1946-47 in the year 2016.

It is also worth mentioning that the primary viewership of the channel is NOT in the Urdu-speaking belt of UP and Bihar, but rather it is viewed mostly in the Kashmir Valley by militants influenced by Pakistan’s anti-India propaganda.

52 comments for “Muslim TV host ambushes me on India’s ETVUrdu Network- Gets exposed as an Islamist with a Mullah Agenda

  1. Vicky
    October 27, 2016 at 12:30 AM

    I just watched this program and can’t believe that a highly respected and progressive intellectual like Mr.Fatah could share space with such idiotic, uneducated moron who has managed to become a TV anchor due to some strange accident. Throughout the interview Mr.Fatah barraged this dim wit with front end logic but this guy shamelessly retreated into the time tested religious, mullah and Paki bunker. My suggestion to Mr.Fatah is to avoid such jerks in the future and not to devalue his caliber (although it is great entertainment to see how he defrocks these nuts who shamelessly pounce around).

    • Rajesh
      October 28, 2016 at 6:28 PM

      Correctly used words, Vicky. I fully agree with your views.

    • Ankul
      November 9, 2016 at 4:48 PM

      Agreed! What else to expect from a Madarsa-Chap moderator completely immersed in ignorance? The guy imbibes a radicalised ideology and shouldn’t be discharging such a value neutral responsibility like hosting.

  2. Hari
    October 27, 2016 at 1:10 AM

    It’s time we call the bluff of “secular” Islamists.

  3. Ramesh Joshi
    October 27, 2016 at 1:44 AM

    May there be more people like Tarek Fatah with detailed knowledge of Koran and Islam and expose the Mullahs and Imams who brainwash kids in Madarsas when they could be learning about secularism and human rights. Religion should be and has been private as per the constitution. It has no space in the Governing of the nation.

    • MP
      October 28, 2016 at 8:38 AM

      Refer Hamed Abdel- Salad’s book on “Islamic Fascism” Abdel Samad is an Islamic scholar, Born in Egypt and a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is a son of clergy.

      • MP
        October 28, 2016 at 8:39 AM

        The author is Hamed Abdel-Samad

    • Deepak
      October 28, 2016 at 7:58 PM

      He was a beggar..cheryo maroon ..

  4. October 27, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    This is one of your best interviews sir. He is totally unaware of your impeccable ability to find out the real intention behind the twisted words. This also shows how difficult it is for a student of Madarsa to face the truth. You helped us realize and learn many things… about Mulla’s Musalmans, biased media personnel and above all… the art of dialectic. Thank you!

    • November 1, 2016 at 1:16 PM

      so well said –Sure I know now — what is Madrasa Chaap means — absolute brain dead —

  5. Srikanth
    October 27, 2016 at 3:41 AM

    Classic example how knowledge can defeat hatred. Well done Tarek ji.

  6. Kuldeep Rajput
    October 27, 2016 at 3:55 AM

    Haath to mai nahi milaunga (last lines)…….haha. Seriously u are great sir……….

  7. Cmc
    October 27, 2016 at 4:20 AM

    Anchor did not do enough homework before the show. Complete show was controlled by the guest. Guest started questioning the anchor LOL!!

  8. Meena Singh
    October 27, 2016 at 4:36 AM

    Great Fatah On Anchor, Tarek Sir

  9. Pawan
    October 27, 2016 at 6:00 AM

    Host was trying to impose his thoughts, from the very beginning when he started with the word “poison disgorging ” as he was preoccupied with the hostility with Mr. Tarek Fatah

  10. October 27, 2016 at 6:27 AM

    It’s worth watching specifically when the host said I’ve read in my books(bingo) means the host doesn’t know that what he has read was half truth only doctored truth .. What we know about our history depends on who has written it….that biased History always praises a particular.

  11. Abhishek
    October 27, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Sir you missed out mentioning Zakir Nayak. A question which would have had this insane pseudo intellectual reporter retort again that he is a patriotic learned scholar of our country!!

  12. Aryaman N
    October 27, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Koran and Hadith Asides, Did Islam come peacefully to India? How are original Indians/Hindustanis/Bharatiya jann supposed to accept Muslims as equals if they considers “Invaders” of Bharat as their ancestors and Rulers? Bharat was the nation, Hindustan was the name given to Bharat by Mughals and outsiders. India was a name given by the British. As such If British rule was rejected due to its foreign Origin, so is Islamic rule in Bharat. Hence Muslims have to get this straight, they divided the ancient land of Bharat into Pakistan and Bangladesh due to their “incompatibility” of staying with other religions. Its followers of Islam that need to think and be resolute on how to now behave in this ancient Land. You cannot under any circumstance ask the original indigenous residents to vacate/leave or remove them forcibly from their land. Be it Kashmir or be it any other state.

  13. Mahesh Gupta
    October 27, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    I’m your big fan Guruji but this was your best TV show ever. Smartass Radical Muslim TV anchor wanted insult you but you exposed him & beaten his ass to pulp. Once again it’s proved majority Muslims will never be loyal to India or any other non-Muslim nations-they prefer Islam/ brutal sharia over any nation or law of land.its time Indians need to make hard decision-forget about what west will say-we need to declare India as hindu state in order to preserve our culture & identity. Muslims should be given kind & fair opportunity to either do GharVapisi or go back to those Arab lands where their so called ancestors came. Since Muslims are loyal to Islam(Arabic religion) so hopefully Arabs will give the radical Muslims chance to settle back & Indian Muslims who more loyal to Islam then motherland India are welcomed to go to Pakistan as Pakistan was created for such DeshDrohi Muslims. Honest Muslims in Indian subcontinent like @tarekfatah , Dr Pervej hoodbhoy , Hassan Nissar type folks must be give Indian Citizenship ASAP.

  14. Alibhai Dawda
    October 27, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    The TV host clearly has no intellectual ability or integrity to grasp what Mr Tarek Fatah stand for .The host is parroting his prejudiced view and deeply ingrained belief that the trash dished out by Wahabis and ISI is Koran. Moron should be kicked out without haste.

  15. Venkat
    October 27, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    But Tarek you should have anticipated this ambush!! I mean , every now and then, he says “Aap uss bath ok chod dhijiyae” to drag you back to his insinuations. What I truly appreciate is that you refused to shake hands with him. Beats me why Muslim men remain quiet on these topics. I know a couple who also take a detour around such topics. But I have to say this…he got under your skin exactedly as he wanted to…..and you let him. Wishing that you are less visceral and more adroit along with poise. All in all well done!!

  16. Shamim Yusufzai
    October 27, 2016 at 11:51 AM

    I agree with Vicky. there is a huge difference between yours and his intellectual level.

  17. Shamim Yusufzai
    October 27, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    I agree with Vicky. He can not comprehend your intellect and wisdom.

  18. AJ
    October 27, 2016 at 11:56 AM

    Sir Osm strength u have shown great work by exposing such people

  19. Vimal
    October 27, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Any chance of the same video with English subtitles please. Would love to know what was going on.

  20. Rishi
    October 27, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Sir is anchor ko ye pata hai ki akhlaq ko mara gaya, dalit ko mara gaya , isse puche ki West Bengal jahan ki after great calcuta riots koi major riots nahi hua tha but aaj muslims fundamentalists khud riots karte hain, deganga riots, canning riots, rajabazar riots, malda riots ye sare latest exampe ehain. But bengal main riots ko daba diya jata hai for vote bank politics, in sab ka zikr nahi karte muslim anchors. Sir main ek hindu hun but mere ghar pe APJ abdul kalam aur Abdul hamid ko bhagwaan ki tarah puja jata hai, but mere muslim frnds khud inko asli muslim nahi mante.

  21. Rishi
    October 27, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Sir is anchor se ye puchiye ki kolkata ki streets par Osama bin Laden ke liye namaz nahi padi gayi? Kya kolkata ke shahi imam video mein ye nahi kehta ki hum gaye katenge kon rok sakta hai hume , puchiye isse? Kya kolkata main madarsa main national anthem padaye jane par ek teacher ki pitayi nahi ki gayi or use jaan se maar dene ki dhamkiya aaj tak milti hain, ye sirf wo incidents hain jo samne aa gaye , bangladesh main har muslim terrorist ka connection west bengal se milta hai, inko panah kon de raha haiu, muslim hi to de rahe hain na? Jab muslim khud muslim ko kaat raha hai , to dusre dharam ke logon ko to savdhan hona padega

  22. Hafeez
    October 27, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    tarik fateh is just like a jocker not more than that we don’t need to take him serious i don’t understand that why our indian media is promoting him??? because he abuse a particular religion and hurts ppl’s sentiments??? he is just on the way to follow Salman Rushdie and taslima nasreen to become more famous quickly without doing anything remarkable.
    i too watched this interview on ETV URDU where he was speaking lie and doing blunders with history and when he interrupted by anchor he started miss behaving with anchor.i think you are more angry because 1st time you face any anchor who catch your lie and did counter question which made you more frustrated as he don’t support your illogical bakwas.

  23. Pragya Bakshi
    October 27, 2016 at 4:22 PM

    A journalist who cannot understand context and needs clarification over factual knowledge and reference which is easily accessible through internet in today’s time is a poor journalist. Furthermore, if the basis of his belief or non-belief in his country is religion then he is a rather misguiding journalist who is likely to be a threat to society. I have been a firm believer of identifying myself with my land which is a concept that needs deep understanding that is clearly lacking in this journalist exposing his ignorant and self-righteous attitude. India needs your experience of having witnessed a breaking Pakistan to learn from so that it can be an observant, intelligent and a wise audience to such so- called Journalists.

  24. AmwhuIam
    October 27, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    I can not imagine one Hindustani speaking anything positive about Babar. Akbar, Yes. Jahangir Yes. But Babar? This anchor speaks of Pakistani having great opinion about Babar. Sure they do. There is no other justification for their very existence. It is too much for them to accept that Babar and his followers committed one of the most heinous crimes in Human history!

  25. Ali Abbas
    October 27, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    Tarek Fatah , I am a Muslim living in the United States who’s parents were born and raised in Pakistan and who love Pakistan. That being said, I agree with everything you said in this program. I’ve rarely seen someone speak the truth while being so fearless as you. It’s time that us Muslims address our problems and challenge our enemies (mullah) head on.

    I’m so sorry that you had to share space with such an immature and rude anchor. I hope you come to the United States soon. I would love to hear you speak and meet you. May you always stay safe and protected from these Sharia Bolsheviks ( a term I learned from you) . God bless you!

    Ali Abbas

  26. madhukar Patney
    October 27, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Tarek Saab don’t engage in conversatio with these morons, you are wasting your time they are not ready to face facts.

  27. Irfan Brohi
    October 27, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Tarek, I must appreciate your patience when the moron host right from the beginning started spewing venom against you. I was thinking if I was in your place I would have punched him in his face. But overall you stripped him naked during the course of the interview. These beardless mullahs are equally dangerous as the ones with beards and no moustache.

  28. Dr. Reeta Aishlar
    October 27, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    This is a classic case of unintellectual behaviour – This interviewer has no sense of logic whatsoever. He is fighting like he is arguing with his wife. This guy is unable to take truth. If anyone from India has read a little bit of history they cannot like Babar. It is time to face the truth and make corrections in this religious attitude. How long will we suffer as a country from religious fundamentalism.

    There is a lot of poverty, illiteracy, cultural and other issues to be resolved. None of my patients be it from any religion have ever been worried about religious fundamentalism. They care about their and their family’s health and well being. Why do media and politicians keep on adding to this mockery. How can we be so stupid.

  29. Arshad
    October 28, 2016 at 4:52 AM

    Urdu is known for its polished aspects. I feel pained that Mr . Tarek , a prominent scholar converted this urdu electronic platform into place for street fight . Well , be careful khursheed bhai before calling your guest

  30. Vinod Bisht
    October 28, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    Dear Sir,

    I have been following you for almost 6 years now and its been amazing to know so many things from you, be it good or bad about everything. I always feel good, while seeing you on television or social media discussing so many things about muslim society. Educated people like you need to come forward in order to uplift the muslim population in India, so that we all grow together and make our lives better. I would love to meet you, if you are in Delhi any point of time.


  31. Khalifa Mohammed Irfan
    October 28, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    Respected Tarek Fateh,
    Hope you are fine. glad to watch your interview on Etv Urdu. Here I am keeping few things in your knowledge which I observed in your TV talk.
    Very first you have tried to show your stupidity in an intellectual way.. your body language, way of expression and encounters with fickle mind, these all things have proved your level what exactly you are… your have problem with Islam not with Muslims.In the name of Islam, you desire to introduce a new religion which you have understood with all kinds of flexibilities..You lived in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia then Canada and now in India but still you soul is wondering and thirsty.. I suggest you to settle down in Israel,I am giving you assurance this would be the safest zone to enjoy your rest of life by following your own formed religion..Be optimistic and go ahead…hoping that you will take my advice positively.. Thanks

    • abhishek
      October 28, 2016 at 2:18 PM

      ur post scared the pants off me. Even Mia khalifa must be cursing her folks for sharing her name with urs. FO, kindly.

    • Max
      October 28, 2016 at 4:16 PM

      you are way bigger moron than your buddy Anchor – well your name say all about you.

      its not islams fault because as per Tarek – most muslim born as retard because THEIR Mamu & father is same person.

      cousine marriage is disaster for muslims it destroyed brain of muslims

  32. Bharat B Chandra
    October 28, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    I just got to know, why Muslims who once ruled Hindustan (a land of Takshila and Nalanda) 800 years are now fighting for survival. Because of such ETV anchors and their fans in comments above. Tarek Fatah sir, you just torn apart him by logic of the argument. I wondered that fool have absolutely no knowledge about Islam. He was go on saying categorically few section of people love you, adorn you, actually he was trying to say that hindu right wingers do. Believe me “Muslims” we love Tarek Fatah not because he rips apart Islam but he rips apart malign intentions and practices of Islam by logic of argument which is more detrimental to Muslims than Hindus. I am listing down, the lies anchor said in interview..
    (1) Indian Muslims do not favour Pakistan.
    – If not then why the hell Indian Muslims take side of Pakistan openly in India-Pakistan Match. I by myself witness such horrifying scene in Hyderabad. I had to believe “oh my god”. Old Hyderabad has a local urdu channel who openly and brazenly talks of Pakistan as Pakistan is their country.

    (2) Indian Muslims have not joined ISIS..
    – False. There are hundreds of Muslims who are caught and poisoned in charge of joining ISIS.

    (3) Indian Muslims do not like Pakistan
    – False. Actually they love Pakistan more than to India but they speak otherwise in public forum, in facebook, twitter, social media. One step forward they abuse Pakistan more than hindus do to show their loyalty but in reality they have a vast space for Pakistan. Most of mullas use this fiasco as a tool to abuse Tarek Fatah, Narendra Modi etc. It’s a sheer dualism of Indian Mullas. They have something in heart but show something.

    (4) Every religion have right to practice.
    – False. Muslims have all right to practice but Hindus have limited right. Recently in West Bengal Maulvis pressurized Mamta Benerjee for a different timing of Durga immersion as Mohharram procession was scheduled at that time because they simply can not digest other religion.

    (5) Babar had been accepted as a king in Indian Book.
    -False. Babar had never been accepted as a king but a ruler.

    Fatah sahab I salute your vigor and guts. We too are very innocent before you took stage to tackle Mullas. By this way, liberal secular Hindus got to know danger of Islamofascism. I am shocked most of highly educated muslims support TripleTalaq by giving falser logics..
    (1) Hindus have more divorce percentage than muslims..
    – Offcourse, because ours is two way decision, yours is one way decision. So at least it must be two fold to equalize logic of the argument but in reality it is less than double. So logically Hindus have more settled life than Muslims. Divorce in hindus is not as easy as it is in Islam. it takes 2-3 years if husband and wife are mutually agreed. If husband and wife are not mutually agree then just forget it. Moreover Husband has to pay large sum of alimony and has to take care of parted members whole life. Ritik Roshan has paid 100 Crores to Sussanne Khan. How much Saif Ali Khan had to pay Amrita Singh?

  33. Laxman
    October 28, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Sir, this channel ETV belongs to Enadu group, chairmain is Ramoji Rao, not Mr. Ambani. ,

    • saharanpuri
      November 6, 2016 at 7:03 AM

      Reliance bought it from ramoji rao 2 years back.Mota bhai controls most of TV channels & is in the buusiness of consent manfg whtehre its Enadu or CNBC or CNN IBN or New Nation where he directly controls or whether NDTV or Indian Express n other channels which he controls indirectly.

  34. Kunal
    October 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    Bravo , really appreciate the way you encountered interviewer’s diabolical ,pro wahabism and medieval mindset questions . People like him are still living in 12 th century. Just a bit of Urdu and they think they know Islam and it is very much evident the double game these people play, and always scheming against India behind the back. What pained me that this asshole was adamant on asking your claim of being Hindustani . As if a paper can prove whether you are Hindustani or not . Lots of ISI agents in India have the official proof, that doesn’t make them Hindustani . And what a reply from you :- my soul is Hindustani , must have caused him heart burn. People like you, Salman Rushdie and Taslima Nasreen and needed in India to wake the people from the slumber . And to expose these lies of mullahs and maulvis, who only propagate male chauvinist and anti nation, anti human sentiments . We need to support Muslim women and progressive thinking Muslims more and openly. I had always felt Muslims are being used and taken lend of by the politicians , by other nations , to keep them divided and make them a scape goat. Islam has been used as a tool to control people , harm nations , and cause more and more blood shed in the global arena . Hopefully , time has come that all of this shit ends. Be it Kashmir, Bangladesh , Xinjiang and of course middle East .

  35. Dr. Shaun
    October 28, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    It’s a shame for India(ns) that such an imbecile dickhead is trying his ass off to emulate like pakistani anchor to discredit a ‘world citizen’ like T. Fatah. Such assholes shoul be sent to Balochistan – only to get their head ripped of. He made himself a fucking moron for life … his future generation will die in shame after watching this historical piece of TV which will always be on youtube… but we doubt that because he proved himself to be gay. After this epic

    • October 28, 2016 at 7:33 PM

      Tarek Fatah – I envy your boldness … true lion You are ! T you show the PIGS what if they dare a lion !

  36. Pari Jamal
    October 28, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    Anchor was doing his job but tariq Fatah sahab shown his level when he didn’t shake his hand at the end of the interview with the anchor, it was really mean. An educated and decent person never does this immature things. You should learn manners and adequate first then point out others. Just a polite request.

  37. Vineeta
    October 29, 2016 at 1:08 AM

    This person is not fit to be a TV anchor. The moment he opened his mouth to introduce Mr. Fateh, he was exposed. Mr. Fateh is a much admired figure and anchors like him can not pull him down.

  38. Zeenat Ejaz Khan
    October 29, 2016 at 1:57 AM

    Tariq sir u have lots of knowledge n u r an gud writer….u can change lots of things….but ur arogance is ur weekness,ur way of talking n expressions was so cheap with Mr Khurshid Rabbani sb…..aap bohat kuch kar sakte hain but u r fond of disscussion I think…..Mr Khurshid Rabbani is not ur target but u were continuesly teasing him….its doesnt seen gud sir….sir indian muslims ko target mat banaiye balki ho sake to jo cheeze ghalat h unhe change karne me support kije…..plz?????

  39. Andy Joshi
    October 29, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    This gentleman (Anchor) clearly admits of studying in the madrasa so what can one expect from him, i think the Muslims of India should go and stay and work in other Muslim countries and check out the freedom there, its only then they will realize, inspite of cases of ill treatment in the middle-east and then asking the MEA for help they do not realize. Indian Muslims are not at all welcome in Pakistan, infact they are treated as low class Muslims, this is a known fact from the people who have returned from there. This problem of Mullahs and Maulvis exists in the lower middle class families of Muslims or families who have come from a poor background, the rich Muslims are a different breed. This is my opinion. In good old days before partition this problem did not exist, this is again politically motivated and can be debated, the Mullahs and Maulvis were/are created by Politics.

  40. ad
    November 18, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Brilliant Tarek Fatah

  41. Ananya Rana
    December 3, 2016 at 4:18 AM

    Sorry for such a late comment but…
    Sir, I humbly request you to join forces with Justice Katju ( )
    I have been following his posts for a long time now. Your speech and thoughts are in unison with Sir Markandey Katju.
    Sir, have you ever watched yourself speak? I have just one word in my mind- Awesome 😛
    Also,Sir welcome to India, you will always be respected by us Indians.

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