The Jew Is Not My Enemy
The last time Tarek Fatah was in his native country, Pakistan, he saw a sign over a grocery store that read Bird Flu is a Jewish Conspiracy. Tarek Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and an outspoken critic of what he sees as the dangers of conservative and fundamentalist thinking in Islam.
He has led the attack against allowing the use of Sharia Law in Canada, as well as the hijab and niquab, the head and full-body coverings worn by some Muslim women. And he's not a man to shy away from an argument. So when he saw the sign, he approached the store owner, who then handed him a copy of The Protocols of The Elders of Zion -- a much-traveled anti-Semitic screed with a long history. The store owner told him it would explain everything. That incident is one of the things that led Tarek Fatah to write his new book. It's called The Jew Is Not My Enemy: Unveiling The Myths That Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism. It is being released today. Tarek Fatah was in our Toronto studio.