Muslim Canadian Congress: Fatah’s Latest Failure August 6, 2006Posted by Taleb Haqq in Homosexualists, Islam, Media, Proggies, Religion.
A little bit of background information first.
The Muslim Canadian Congress (not to be confused with the older, more mainstream and established Canadian Islamic Congress) is a “grassroots organization that provides a voice to Muslims who are not represented by existing organizations; organizations that are either sectarian or ethnocentric, largely authoritarian, and influenced by a fear of modernity and an aversion to joy.” No joke, this is from their website. It seems that they brand all other organizations under those 4 categories….anyways, that’s for a different post I guess.
They are a hodgepodge group willing to stir up anything that will remotely go against fundamental understandings of Islam and mainstream Muslims. They sport the likes of El-Farouk Khaki of Salaam Canada fame (previously blogged about on this page)
So, recently, Canadian news services reported that the MCC’s Communications Director, a certain Tarek Fatah, as having quit his affiliation with the group because he fears for his and his family’s safety.[see CBC, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star amongst others] The big discussion going on on the Globe and Mail site is focusing on the importance of free speech and how sad it is that he’s getting these threats etc. But there is something that is quite important here. I normally detest the National Post, but, in their article, they cite Fatah’s resignation letter to the MCC board in which he stated that the reason for his departure is “an increasing heavy load of work”. It also makes mention of an upcoming book. That’s interesting, this fact is not mentioned in all of the articles…so what’s the true reason?
Anyways, add this to Tarek’s latest failures…the PMUNA (The Progressive Muslim Union of North America), which claims Fatah as a member of its board, lost 3 of its board members almost a year ago (they resigned).
Fatah needs to realize that moderate Islam IS tolerant and that he is doing nothing except take an unnecessary extreme that is based on obscure teachings an unfounded stances.
Guidance to all inshallah.