Human rights tribunals like rent-a-cop, says Tarek Fatah

Pete Vere – Catholic Light – Interviews Tarek Fatah

Many Americans are familiar with Mark Steyn’s current run-in with the British Columbia Human Rights Commission. One of the most fascinating commentators on this whole controversy has been Tarek Fatah, a Muslim-Canadian author, activist and one of the founders of the Muslim Canadian Congress. He is well-known to Canadians who follow this controversy as civil libertarian and a leading voice of Muslim moderates in Canada. He is also known to journalists as a candid interview.

Fatah’s position on the Steyn case is unique to many who have expressed strong opinions about this hearing. He disagrees strongly with Mark Steyn and his book America Alone, against which Fatah has leveled some pointed criticisms. However, he publicly defends Steyn’s right to make voice his opinions, and has spared no criticism of the Muslim activists who denounced Steyn before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

While I may not agree with everything Fatah said, he offers some excellent insights and definitely lives up to his reputation for candor. That, and a fine sense of humor as he compared Canada’s human rights commissioners to angry mall cops and dared Canadian Islam’s more fundamentalist elements to drag him before the tribunal.

Please note that the following is audio only.

Interview with Tarek Fatah Part 1

Interview with Tarek Fatah Part 2