Tarek Fatah, a well known Canadian Muslim and one who writes frequently to many Canadian newspapers on the dangers and issues of more conservative or orthodox Islam has found himself the target of what may be a smear campaign against him by a member both of the Canadian legal community as well as a former CAIRCAN associate. CAIR of course in the US recently was outed as a terrorist sympathetic group and probably more than mere sympathy as the FBI has now officially and publicly cut all ties with them and one can only wonder if the Canadian branch, CAIRCAN is similar in agenda.
Faisal Kutty, LL.B., LL.M. KSM Law, also was a central figure in attempting to have sharia law adopted in Ontario for civil and family matters has asked his network to start a campaign against Tarek speaking to DFAIT and accusing him of hatred to Muslims.
Below, please see a screen capture from a yahoo group where Mr. Kutty’s email was posted. I offer a link here but as it will likely be removed soon, it seems a good idea to use the screen capture as well.
Salams,He is now speaking to DFAIT as an expert….We can’t simply continue to ignore his opportunism, hate and targetting of Muslims…people should write to DFAIT expressing that he is entitled to his views but his credibility, agenda and qualification to speak on this topic should be challenged or at least balanced by qualified academics and experts…
On the surface its pretty harmless. But Tarek is not anti Muslim. He IS a Muslim. He merely isn’t a jihadi nor does he advocate any form of extremism. To one who wishes to implement sharia in Canada he would likely be seen as an apostate. It’s also noteworthy that Mr. Kutty is a former Vice-Chair of CAIR-CAN, and seems to hold a position at York University Law school as this link in the above email indicates.
As Commissioner of the Inquiry, Mr. Iacobucci’s mandate will be to determine:
- whether the detention of Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin in Syria or Egypt resulted, directly or indirectly, from actions of Canadian officials, particularly in relation to the sharing of information with foreign countries and, if so, whether those actions were deficient in the circumstances,
- whether there were deficiencies in the actions taken by Canadian officials to provide consular services to Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin while they were detained in Syria or Egypt, and
- whether any mistreatment of Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad Abou-Elmaati and Muayyed Nureddin in Syria or Egypt resulted, directly or indirectly, from actions of Canadian officials, particularly in relation to the sharing of information with foreign countries and, if so, whether those actions were deficient in the circumstances;
This Inquiry is expected to deal with sensitive national security matters. While public hearings are possible, it is likely the Inquiry will be carried out largely in private.
The report resulting from this Inquiry is now to be submitted on or before October 20, 2008.