According to his daughter, Tarek Fatah, a well-known columnist and author, passed away on Monday following a prolonged battle with cancer. A 73-year-old Canadian named Fatah passed away on Tuesday.
In the early 1980s, Fatah migrated to Canada from Pakistan, where he was born in 1949. During his time in Canada, he was a political activist, a journalist and a TV host, as well as the author of several books, including ‘Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State’ and ‘The Jew is Not My Enemy: Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism’.
It was seen that he made fun of Islam, Hijab, and protests being held by Muslim women;
There was a large social media following for Fatah, who had a progressive view of Islam, shown in his fiery stance on Pakistan and his progressive views on Islam. His views also led to him being threatened by radical forces as a result of them.