COLUMNIST Tarek Fatah died in Canada on Monday after a long battle with cancer, according to The Hindustan Times, citing a family source.
“The Lion of Punjab.” Hindustan’s son. Lover of Canada. Speaker of truth. Defender of justice. The voice of the disadvantaged, underdogs, and oppressed. Tarek Fatah has passed the torch… his revolution will be carried on by all who knew and loved him. Will you come with us? Mr Fatah’s daughter Natasha, a journalist herself, spread the news on Twitter.
According to the Toronto Sun, Mr Fatah was an award-winning reporter, columnist, radio and television commentator, and radio and television commentator who was born in Karachi, Pakistan before moving to Canada in 1987.
Mr Fatah, who died at the age of 73, was a political activist, an ardent supporter of human rights, and an outspoken opponent of religious fanaticism in any form.
Tarek, a secular Muslim author of The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism and Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State, was unfazed by controversy.