24 Apr, Renowned Canadian journalist, author, and activist Tarek Fatah passed away today at the age of 72. The news was confirmed by his daughter Natasha Fatah in a post on Twitter.
Tarek Fatah was a well-known figure in the Canadian media landscape, having worked for various newspapers and television networks over the course of his career. He was known for his fearless reporting and commentary on a wide range of issues, including politics, religion, and culture.
Born in Pakistan in 1949, Fatah emigrated to Canada in the early 1980s and quickly established himself as a prominent voice in the country's media landscape. He worked for The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post, among other publications, and was a regular commentator on television news programs.
Fatah was also an author, having published several books on topics such as Islamism, multiculturalism, and Canadian politics. His most recent book, "The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism," was published in 2010.
In addition to his journalistic work, Fatah was also a prominent activist. He was a vocal critic of both Islamist extremism and the Canadian government's multiculturalism policies, and was a strong advocate for human rights and freedom of speech.
News of Fatah's passing was met with an outpouring of tributes and condolences on social media, with many of his colleagues and admirers praising him for his contributions to Canadian journalism and public discourse.
"Deeply saddened by the passing of Tarek Fatah," wrote journalist and author Doug Saunders on Twitter. "He was a brave and insightful voice on the most challenging issues of our time. He will be greatly missed."