The commentator and activist Tarek Fatah discusses his new book, The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism (McClelland & Stewart, 2010), with Joseph Planta; also discussed is the election of Naheed Nenshi as Calgary’s new mayor.
|The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism by Tarek Fatah. (McClelland & Stewart, 2010)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. In Vancouver, this is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
There’s a fascinating, stimulating book out now that will I’m sure begin a necessary debate in this country and beyond. Its author, the journalist, political commentator and activist, Tarek Fatah joins me now. He is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress, and a liberal Muslim. His new book is The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism. In some quarters, it’s perhaps incendiary, and we have the great chance to talk to Mr. Fatah about this book, and how he views the problems that fuel anti-Semitism in both the Islamic and Jewish faiths. Its research is staggering. The author looks at the anti-Jewish writings of the Hadith literature, as well as the interpretations of the Quran which perhaps fuel a view of the Jews. Tarek Fatah’s previous book Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State was shortlisted for the Donner Prize. He is a regular contributor on Toronto’s Newstalk 1010 Radio. The Jew is Not My Enemy is published by McClelland & Stewart. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Tarek Fatah; Good morning, Mr. Fatah.