Tarek Fatah, controversial TV personality, involved in fracas at Urdu festival in Delhi

Controversial television personality Tarek Fatah was involved in a fracas at the Jashn-e-Rekhta festival in Delhi on Sunday. The Pakistan-born writer got into an altercation with a group of over 40 attendees who then shouted slogans and demanded that he be removed from the premises. Police personnel were called in to escort Fatah out of the venue. The incident took place on the final day of the three-day festival.

People who were present at the event told Scroll.in that Fatah had referred to some of the youngsters in the group as “jihadis”, which led to the protests. “If you say things against a certain religion, its people will naturally get angry,” said Shakeb Ahmad, one of the protestors.

Fatah has denied the allegations that he provoked the protests. “A bunch of Muslim goons, a mob, attacked me when I was signing autographs,” he said. “The police, instead of catching the others, wanted to throw me out.” Fatah also accused the police of manhandling him.

  • simus1

    If Tarek said something with a twinkle in his eye and 100 muslim weasels said something that was exactly opposite, I would not doubt one person was stretching the truth but also that the mob were completely ill at ease trying to say their piece within the twin strictures of truth and reality.

  • Blind Druid

    I tend to believe Tarek’s side of this story. He is a pretty cool guy.

    • Likely so.

    • Solo712

      His type of Islam is certainly no problem for me; his support for the idea of “white privilege” certainly is.

      • ? I’ve never seen Tarek Fatah say anything about “white privilege”. But he has denounced the type of “racial superiority” practiced by lighter-skinned (Caucasian) Arab Muslims against darker-skinned Muslims from places such as Africa and Asia, who often work under conditions of indentured servitude to the former.

        • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

          He did it on Sun Media on several occasions.

          You just have to know how to push his buttons to get him
          to say what he’s really thinking.

          Right before Sun News shut down he did a major flip out and rant against white people during one of those round tables with Jerry Agar and others.,.

        • Solo712
    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      No he is not.

      You simply have not seen enough of what he does when he’s not play acting
      the “Moderate” Muslim for white audiences.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        The fact he’s a muzzie and hasn’t gone apostate says it all for me.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “If you say things against a certain religion, its people will naturally get angry,”
    You mean like all the riots by Christians outraged by Piss Christ for example? Hmmm, wait …

  • deplorabledave

    Tarek Fatah should stay in the shit hole of pakistan and change it from within.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Justinian wants us call that shit hole “pockystahn”, of course. I call it poxystan