Event: CFI October Conference: TAREK FATAH

TAREK FATAH TO GIVE KEYNOTE PUBLIC ADDRESS AT CFI CANADA'S UPCOMING OCTOBER CONFERENCE

OTHER NEWLY CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS: MATHEMATICIAN JEFFREY ROSENTHAL, SASKATOON FREETHINKER LEADER KENDRA GETTY, AND CFI CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTOR PRESIDENT DR. CAROL PARLOW

Full details and registration: Conference webpage

Tarek Fatah is a secular Muslim Canadian political activist, writer and TV host. He is the author of Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State which suggests that the idea of an Islamic state is merely a mirage that Muslims have been made to chase for over a millennium. The book was short listed for the prestigious Donner Book Prize. Tarek Fatah has joined CFRB 1010 as a co-host of the radio station's 3PM daily show. Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress.

Fatah's advocacy for a separation of religion and state, opposition to Sharia law, and advocacy for a liberal, progressive form of Islam have been met with considerable criticism from various Canadian Muslim groups. The Muslim Canadian Congress has been a longtime supporter and ally of the Centre for Inquiry.