Here’s why the West is losing the war against forces of Islamo-fascism – My talk from 2011

On the day ISIS beheaded Briton David Haines, I remembered my talk at IdeaCity in Toronto in 2011 when I came from my hospital bed where I was fighting cancer to discuss why I thought the West was (and still is) failing in its fight against the cancer of Islamofascism.

Thought I should share the talk with you now that five years have gone by and a new administration, free of Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators is in the White House.

Ideacity, also known as ‘Canada’s Premier Meeting of the Minds’, is an eclectic gathering of artists, adventurers, authors, designers, filmmakers, inventors and technologists. “Fifty of the planet’s brightest minds converge in Toronto each June to speak to a highly engaged audience. Only 600 are privileged to attend,” says their website. In April 2011, I had the privilege of being invited by founder Moses Znaimer to speak at IdeaCity 2011.

[In case, YouTube in its wisdom decides to remove the clip, here is the raw video]

14 comments for “Here’s why the West is losing the war against forces of Islamo-fascism – My talk from 2011

  1. gama
    September 14, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    Fascinating isn’t it that a tiny, minuscule group of rabid religious zealots have managed to control a vast swatch of humanity with such ease .
    Isis’s puritanical sharia will be tolerated , sharia-is-sharia-is-sharia whether it manifests itself in a hijab,niqab or burqa { the whole nine yards of Wahhabi crazy, we have Canadian females fighting for the acceptance of the black-sack ! } .
    Muslims will not criticize sharia that would be tantamount to heresy. The Taliban,Boko Haram, Hamas, al-Qaeda ,Hezbollah, al-Shabaab and the Saudi Salafists keepers of Islam’s holy sites …. all implement nefarious forms of sharia with impunity.
    It wasn’t one giant leap for mankind but one small step for a vicious and vindictive flavour of sharia that transformed a relatively modern Afghani society into one worshipping a malicious totalitarian ideology . A society that valued its beasts of burden more than they valued their woman while main-stream Islam looked the other way ……… sharia-is-sharia-is-sharia !

  2. Børge
    September 14, 2014 at 12:29 PM

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  3. Laila Rasheed
    September 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM


    On February 13, 1945, an orgy of genocide began against a defenseless German city, one of the greatest cultural centers of northern Europe. Within less than 14 hours England & America bombed so unexpectantly it was reduced to flaming ruins, an estimated one-third of its inhabitants, possibly as many as a half a million, had perished in what was the worst single event massacre of all time.

    DRESDEN, GERMANY – FEBRURY 13, 1945, the war at its end, Germany in ruins. With no warning, Churchill orders US & British bombers to drop over 3,000 tons of incendiary bombs on this non-combatant hospital city, swollen with refugees fleeing other destroyed cities. The bombs ignited a massive human sacrifice firestorm burning alive between 3 to 500,000 innocents in the worst single event massacre in history. More were genocided in defenseless Dresden than died in Hiroshima & Nagasaki combined.

    As the British Major General J. F. C. Fuller wrote in his book,
    The Second World War:

    “For fifty or a hundred years, and possibly more, the ruined cities of Germany will stand as monuments to the barbarism of their conquerors. The slaughtered will be forgotten, the horrors of the concentration camps and gas chambers will dim with the passing of the years; but the ruins will remain to beckon generation after generation of Germans to revenge.“*

    A U.S. Prison Guard Remembers


    In October 1944, at age eighteen, I was drafted into the U.S. army. Largely because of the “Battle of the Bulge,” my training was cut short, my furlough was halved, and I was sent overseas immediately. Upon arrival in Le Havre, France, we were quickly loaded into box cars and shipped to the front. When we got there, I was suffering increasingly severe symptoms of mononucleosis, and was sent to a hospital in Belgium. Since mononucleosis was then known as the “kissing disease,” I mailed a letter of thanks to my girlfriend.

    By the time I left the hospital, the outfit I had trained with in Spartanburg, South Carolina, was deep inside Germany, so, despite my protests, I was placed in a “repo depot” (replacement depot). I lost interest in the units to which I was assigned, and don’t recall all of them: non-combat units were ridiculed at that time.

    My separation qualification record states I was mostly with Company C, 14th Infantry Regiment, during my seventeen-month stay in Germany, but I remember being transferred to other outfits also.

    In late March or early April 1945, I was sent to guard a POW camp near Andernach along the Rhine. I had four years of high school German, so I was able to talk to the prisoners, although this was forbidden. Gradually, however, I was used as an interpreter and asked to ferret out members of the S.S. (I found none.)

    In Andernach about 50,000 prisoners of all ages were held in an open field surrounded by barbed wire. The women were kept in a separate enclosure that I did not see until later. The men I guarded had no shelter and no blankets. Many had no coats. They slept in the mud, wet and cold, with inadequate slit trenches for excrement. It was a cold, wet spring, and their misery from exposure alone was evident.

    Even more shocking was to see the prisoners throwing grass and weeds into a tin can containing a thin soup. They told me they did this to help ease their hunger pains. Quickly they grew emaciated. Dysentery raged, and soon they were sleeping in their own excrement, too weak and crowded to reach the slit trenches. Many were begging for food, sickening and dying before our eyes. We had ample food and supplies, but did nothing to help them, including no medical assistance.

    Outraged, I protested to my officers and was met with hostility or bland indifference. When pressed, they explained they were under strict orders from “higher up.”

    No officer would dare do this to 50,000 men if he felt that it was “out of line,” leaving him open to charges. Realizing my protests were useless, I asked a friend working in the kitchen if he could slip me some extra food for the prisoners. He too said they were under strict orders to severely ration the prisoners’ food, and that these orders came from “higher up.” But he said they had more food than they knew what to do with, and would sneak me some.

    When I threw this food over the barbed wire to the prisoners, I was caught and threatened with imprisonment. I repeated the “offense,” and one officer angrily threatened to shoot me. I assumed this was a bluff until I encountered a captain on a hill above the Rhine shooting down at a group of German civilian women with his .45 caliber pistol. When I asked, “Why?,” he mumbled, “Target practice,” and fired until his pistol was empty. I saw the women running for cover, but, at that distance, couldn’t tell if any had been hit.

    This is when I realized I was dealing with cold-blooded killers filled with moralistic hatred. They considered the Germans subhuman and worthy of extermination; another expression of the downward spiral of racism. Articles in the G.I. newspaper, Stars and Stripes, played up the German concentration camps, complete with photos of emaciated bodies. This amplified our self-righteous cruelty, and made it easier to imitate behavior we were supposed to oppose. Also, I think, soldiers not exposed to combat were trying to prove how tough they were by taking it out on the prisoners and civilians.

    These prisoners, I found out, were mostly farmers and workingmen, as simple and ignorant as many of our own troops. As time went on, more of them lapsed into a zombie-like state of listlessness, while others tried to escape in a demented or suicidal fashion, running through open fields in broad daylight towards the Rhine to quench their thirst. They were mowed down.

    • calebsingh
      September 16, 2014 at 8:49 PM

      Justifying violence claiming others did it the past is worst Bullshit excuse,if your god loves sacrificing human throats by calling upon it name then it nothing but a blood thirsty monster,and a religion is murdering for pussy to salvation is the height of nonsense.There is no historical clinching evidence to justify any religion

    • Asif
      February 16, 2017 at 1:50 AM

      Dear Tarek,

      Re: Laila Rasheed

      By posting here excerpted essay of an Allied soldier’s eyewitness account of the horrors of war, does she mean to say that what the Allied forces did to the defeated Nazi Germany in a tit for tat reprisals, by carpet bombing the city of Dresden and its inhabitants’ death toll among other horrors somehow outweigh the Germany’s complicity under the Hitler’s regime? If that is so, then I truly feel sympathy for her mental imbalance, for in war collateral damage is to be expected along with the surge of emotions causing at worst impaired judgement. And lest we forget the atrocities perpetrated by the advancing Russian soldiers in Germany: was there any woman spared from rape? And to engage in any such calculations of moral equivalence is at best a folly. In this author’s opinion, and most emphatically I state, nothing can outweigh Germany’s vile horrific, senseless, outrageous and diabolical war-crimes, and of an attempt to eliminate an entire race of people, namely the Jewish faith people with others deemed unfit to be human beings in a Holocaust. For this reason above all the others, perhaps even more legitimate, do I favor the state of Israel to flourish as a singular Jewish entity so the jews have a means to protect themselves in a country of their own however tiny from being the perennial targets of Jew-hatred.

      If the point was to some how denounce war as evil, that too I get; the dumb slogan. “Give peace a chance”: the point being that man is capable of perpetrating the very worse of atrocities on fellow man: the mark of Caine and all that. Wars, we shall gladly and most egerly engage in whenever there is an evil to be put down, for the good shall always prevail, that is the law for sure. Only the dumb liberals you’ll find equivocating over decision to engage an enemy in war. But one wishes if Laila Rasheed had inserted a paragraph or two of her own to elucidate as to how she would have us relate with this excerpted eye-witness account of what appears to be an Allied solder who harbors sympathies for the Nazis. Several points that I have been able to glean off of this are here as follows:

      * However, that’s the human condition; the propensity to violence, that is. Biologists have pointed out the presence of the R-complex, which reside at the the base of our skulls as the knobby stem where it connects to the backbone itself, and is said to be the most primitive part of our brain, that we share in common with lesser animals such as reptiles, where the most primal of passions such as love; sex; fear; rage; extreme feelings surge when confronted by differences in images, likenesses, and other variances with one another (xenophobia and aggression reside, another words that it’s part and parcel of our our DNA, as in we are hard-wired. War has always been the norm, an integral part of the humanity, and history bears that out; that is what we do and this is who we truly are.

      Of course, not withstanding the asinine and dumb delusion of the loony Left that man is perfectible; all we have to do is tweak, the government some more; and that we cannot help but solve anything and everything by becoming a little bit more European like. The dogma that has been responsible in corrupting our societies and keeping the masses well ignorant and irresponsible under the comforting tutelage of an all comprehensive Nanny state. Why bother, while the bitch sleeps literally at the helm at Washington in the case of our U.S. , in yours Ottawa and you may add all the western capitals to this list. Big government, the concept of all encompassing, all knowing, and the omniscient state has made us thick and fat. All the major terrorists incidents were missed by the designate governmental bureaucracies-sleeping on the job, as always; giving the masses a false sense of safety. It’s really our good luck that we have avoided a major atrocity.

      * The reasons for west’s loss of confidence in its civilization are many; in particular the very much felt alienation from Christianity or a general lack of faith; the shunning of religion from the public space. Why? For having fought not one but two (or really rather three and currently engaged in the fourth also un-acknowledged, that I’ll get to momentarily) World Wars with such ferocity and with such an awesome earth shattering loss of life that many a women at the time went un-wed of that generation for the lack of marrigeable men in Europe. The Second World War was even worse, with an additional horror of the evil of genocide perpetrated against the Jews. And the Third World War, went largely unacknowledged that the free world fought under the leadership of America against the totalitarian, hegemonic. imperialistic, expansionistic, and ultimately “Evil” regime of the Soviet Union (USSR). Some estimate it lasted upwards of seven decades and was fought all over the world. In fact we owe the misbegotten existance of our very own fake state of Pakistan’s existance to the so called “Cold War”, which is truly a misnomer for it was very much hot war. And lastly “The War on Terror”, W’s misguided formulation, another misnomer that attempts to skirt the real issue (the complicity of the religion of violence, namely Islam) of its adherents unwillingness to admit Sharia laws are a sham and studying religion alone without the broader more comprehensive education their is no escaping the backwardness and an all consuming Jahiliya. Islamic radicalism and Sharia supremacism are two sides of the same coin and currently engaged in WW IV,

      * The substitution of the concept of State for God; and to engage the abstraction of State to engage in doing the positives as oppose to doing only and most exclusively the negatives has brought about the breakdown of the social fabric of the various western societies. The role left to the governments to perform were traditionally held in the hands of the private enterprises of the civil societies, the spontaneous coming together of people to take care of whatever ills of the society needed attention toward its alleviation. And now State, our enemy, the abomination, is the only go to entity left in the arena. We have to thank the philosophy of Socialism for killing the church and its concomitant civil society. And. now we have State the be all and end all; we in the west flock to the mighty deity of bureaucracy for every thing, always clamoring for legislative solutions, no distinction is ever made between the negative and the positive. That’s the evil wrought by the God forsaken Marxism. In Canada and Britain we have the Labor party to hold responsible for carrying the torch for the Big Government and the Democrats’ Party in the U.S.A.

      The pernicious affects of it are long in the making and wii continue to be felt well into the foreseeable future. The population demography in the western democracies is upside down, not in our favor, and simultaneously mullahs/muslims are getting excited, salivating over this tragic outcome that they get to inherit Europe to convert into a failed state of Eurabia. The good news is that this current malarkey is simply unsustainable. Europeans, as well the westerners are increasingly becoming aware of the neglect of her own traditional values system, their heritage; and the malaise of the past fifty years is inducing a general awareness of the home-grown threat of Islam and they have begun showing latent signs of regaining, and a resurgence to reclaim their loss of the inherited capital which was in the making for centuries. Eventually cooler heads will prevail, it’s not for nothing that the conservatives have kept the flame of the touch burning, at least in America we are strong, thank God for the patriots.

      Capitalism is godly; it originates from the insight of the entrapreunarial, who sees the missing need, the felt need, that is currently going unmet and set about delivering it. Often it’s a brand new innovative industry hitter to fore unheard of comes about by exploiting the current abundance, whatever that may be, for instance increasing bandwidth abundance exponentially in our current times That is the nobility in giving (i.e., supply) and it’s hardly understood by the marxists, who see things wrongly as zero sum game. Demands are infinite, but unless somebody is willing to supply they go unmet. And free-market based economies in the capitalist societies of the west has achieved the most handsome improvements in the quality of its average citizen. Now is the time to unleash the fetters of the command economy trappings that the west has bought into for the better part of the last hundred years in an Administrative State. We have to trust the free markets and shun the so called “experts”, for they will make a very poor substitute for billions of individuals making very minute decisions that only they know to be in their best interest, be it health care, or groceries, or automobiles, or electricity in the form of utilities, we need to throw out the government from the business of managing anything and it’s my firm conviction that;s is the direction we will take to.

      I have lived in Canada, for roughly five years, between 1975 to 1979; and ever since I have been living in the U.S., and I know my U.S. in all her ravishing capabilities: innovations in sciences, engineering, and technology; the literature, the number of books that get published and read each year, We rock and we roll we’ll carry the west however kicking and screaming to the new heights of prosperity and enlightenment; we’ll bring India, a most natural allie due to its adherence to the democratic principal and as well as an English speaking country. Jai Hind and its obligatory shout: Bharat Mata Ki Jai!

      So sorry, my pieces some how manage to become lengthy. Tarek may God bless you and give you all the strength you need to continue this fight against the Islamic radicalism, I’m but a mere foot soldier doing what I can among the rank and file. All the best to you and your loved ones.



    • Daz#325
      May 19, 2017 at 6:08 AM

      Blowing cover from the so called saviors of the World, your experience in Germany during WWII is really shocking. I can only condemn the inhuman saga of brutality & hatred. My sympathies with Germans.

  4. calebsingh
    September 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Muslims taking religion name and committing crimes in its names are worst of bastards,sure if you have a political problem, try to solve it politicaly rather than taking religion support, why only muslims bring religion into it to into campaigning for supporters and extolling supporters to violence.Any religion being used for political purposes is no word of God, but words of power,greed,brutality and jealousy

  5. lin shosk
    September 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM

    why doesnt he speak of the everyday muslim , the next door muslim who Refuse to assimilate into CANADIAN CULTURE
    those ones are the ones that Are executing musiim islam political, jihad ideology

    muslim islam ideology is based on, in foreign laws, both muslim, and sharia

    holds no power in CANADA
    nor Legal lawful power


    treat muslims as such in Canada

  6. Rezaur
    September 21, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    I do not think Islamism is a threat. I think it is the evolution of merging political life with religion. If you have issues with specific fatwas, I can agree with you some of them.

  7. calebsingh
    September 21, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    As long as you keep your religion to your private space,there is no problem.But if you want to shove it down others by force, coercion,threats and insist on public display or claim it is a way of life, sorry I can’t except that.If muslims insist on it being a way of life for then the religion shall be held accountable for the action of its followers

  8. Asif
    February 16, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    Dear Tarek,

    Re: Ahmed Bilal Sheikh

    I rather think that you had been every bit crackling clear, rather explicit in your various TV appearances that muslims of India should be regarded as if they were co-equals in a sort of holy matrimony, and that in this particular relationship or call it a union there’s no divorcing between the two. If anything after viewing you on the television I have always come away with the feelings that your efforts will serve to bring the eternally clashing Hindu-muslims toward a better understanding and help open a way toward an amicable coexistence in harmony.

    I fear Mr. Bilal Sheikh has got himself all excited and bothered salivating with a hard on for he sees prospects of, as he put it, “rekindling the hatred amongst Hindus and Muslims”. ‘Tis to the contrary; if anything, I feel due to your singular ongoing efforts and in your various pronouncements you are humanizing the muslims of India by giving them the rich alternative diet that up until now was not on the menu, it was the age old diet of religious supremacy of our uneducated and more often than not bearded mullahs; the very tragic historic facts: the crimes perpetrted by the invading interlopers from the deserts of the West and the hordes of the Steps from the North against the least martial people, us, the ancient and by far a more superior people, Hindus; our very ancestors, probably of the lowest cast. That our “superiors” fellow members of “umma” the Araby with a superiority complex based on exactly what, I’ll never know; so readily identify us as hindu, cheap to heap scorn upon: I suppose that kind of condescension would be just fine with Mr. Bilal Sheikh. He probably likes it this way, I can easily see Mr. Bilal Sheikh leisurely drinking copious amount of their urine. Sheikh! The singer K.C. sang with his Sunshine Band, “shake, shake, shake, shake; shake your booty.” Bilal Sheikh keep having your wet dreams, the Araby sheikh wouldn’t be obliging you, for you are ugly, Zakir Naik ugly. Sorry Tarek, no one has ever accused me of being perfect, and at times I do get carried away. I went a bit dark here. “I am from Pakistan”, fulminated the man, as if it needed to be said, we couldn’t guess the damned nationality? Alas Pakistan remains hopeless, if Mr. Bilal Sheikh is any indication to go by: blood lust is alive and the Cult of Death, “Islam” is kicking, To War! Good huntin’, for Jaag raha hai Pakistan, a miserable failed state. God, bless us all and protect from evil.



  9. Asif
    February 18, 2017 at 3:02 AM

    Dear Mr. Rezaur,

    Where have ye been?

    I’m sixty years of age, and I have known Pakistan quiet intimately, I was borne there, and lived there at least for the first eighteen years. After that I’d moved to Canada, but still kept in touch with the fellows from back home and in Canada as well however selectively. Sir, Islamism is the problem, there is absolutely no shadow of a doubt about this claim. Don’t take my word for it nor Tarek’s, literally every western scholar who has anything to say about the world of Islam has agreed that Islam is rigid, immutable as it should be. And that with it the world is at war; to some how cleave Islam out of the Politics as Christians had done in the seventeenth century with the Treaty of Westphalia: the origins of the current nationstate system.

    “The merger,” as you’d describe, as evolution with, ‘political life with religion.” That is the devolution correctly understood, that Islam has been under since its founding; we need to come up from it and separate into two distinct prongs: one God’s, the spiritual, rigid and eternal, and immutable; and the other of politics, Caesar’s, the temporal, worldly, and forever changing according to whatever circumstances or even whims we happened to find ourselves in. As you well know passions sometimes run high. We make rash decisions at the spur of the moment and then when cooler heads prevail we then tweak or fine tune to take away the excesses.

    So, politics require mutability, according to the current times; man made, therefore subject to change, for example Soviet Union came about around 1917, and from then on the west adjusted their posture. In a long succession during the WW II we fought the common enemy Nazi Germany shoulder to shoulder in partnership with the Soviets under President Franklin Roosevelt; then after the war we had the Truman doctrine of containment policies toward the Soviet’s threat which necessitated certain laws to dictate United States posture toward the world, then came Lyndon Banes Johnson, the big Texan had some other ideas, followed by Kennedy and Nixon in quick succession all lived under some sort of mutual co-existance, Nixon’s National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger called it the Detente; well that kept up until our intrepid hero, Ronald Reagan, he wasn’t going to put up with the God-less heathen Empire, he would go on to characterize it as an “Evil Empire”, to much chagrin of the Democrat’s, the opposition, but, lo Reagan’s policies finally did the Soviet Union in the trash heap of history. Well, back in 1989 all the laws had to be revised again to accommodate a uni-polar world: the previous enemies became neutral, subsequent to that one by one formerly soviet republics in the European theatre came to join the European Union.

    What I’m trying to sketch here is that man’s world is messy and thus requires flexibility to constantly adjust laws according to new set of circumstance as they come about, we require flexibility in our laws. Our world is in an emergent phenomenon; the world is eternally in a flux; the earth has broken the man’s fall, a Biblical refrence. That’s why the realm of Caesar is separate from the realm of God, where Laws are immutable, come what may.

    Islamism, Islam-o-facism, Sharia supremism, radical Islam all these terms are bad news, and are interchangeable, and all denote fanaticism, that that is not conducive of engendering a healthy and viable civic life.

    Lastly, and most emphatically Islam has no hieracrchy, period. Therefore Mullah and Mufti type designations ought to become the utter subject of scorn. For why muslims world over are to be found in abject Jahiliya. May we not subject them to be tarred and fethered and be humiliated? Mullah/Mufti are the terms at best should be regarded by muslims as self aggrandizement, and euphemisms, and therefore fatwa is meaningless and should be given no credence; should be made a punishable offense, an appendage that gives mullahs/muftis power over lay persons that they have neither earned nor deserve.

    I thank you for the opportunity.



  10. February 19, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Dear Tarek Fatah,
    Sir I would be grateful if you could give your opinion on following posts


  11. Himangshu Bose
    February 25, 2017 at 2:35 AM

    Tarek Fatah, what you spoke against in 2011 is still very relevant toady!
    Thank you, Sir!

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