Saints and sages in India narrate the age old anecdote of a parrot. The parrot would recite various chants on the names of Ishwara, however once in the grip of a cat's paws, it would yell croaking sound. The story tells us that only trying circumstances reveal if there is true wisdom.
Tarek Fatah is an ex-Pakistani Muslim who now holds a Canadian Passport. He has authored two controversial and popular books: Chasing a Mirage: Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State, and The Jew is not my Enemy. He is said to be working on a third: Jinnah's Orphans.
He is one of those left leaning, secular Muslims who openly criticizes Sharia, vehemently demands Equality, and wants to promote Secular Democracies in the Middle East. He is a strong critic of the Two-Nation Theory and very entertainingly mocks Pakistani people and Pakistani establishment. His conversations on his views on Pakistan are available on You Tube (see here, here and here). His other views are here and here. He rightly criticizes the left and "intelligentsia-in-democracy" for hobnobbing with - what he calls - Islamists. He openly criticizes America (see here and here) for its hypocrisy on Islam.
If one watched all the videos that have been mentioned above, one would admire this man. And to an extent the man seems admirable. However, the first doubts about his authenticity appear when he speaks about Jawahar with a sense of deep respect and adulation. And then the malaise oozes out when one learns about his reaction on Wafa Sultan's debate with Daniel Pipes (another moderate-islam-exists idiot). Wafa Sultan is an Arab lady who is trying to educate the world about Islam. She is the author of the famous book, A God Who Hates. For reviews on the book, see here and here.
The Wafa Sultan Daniel Pipes debate is here. In the debate Wafa Sultan mentioned a few historical facts, viz., that Mohammad consummated his marriage with Ayesha when she was 9, he was 54, that Mohammad attacked caravans, killed the men, distributed the wealth, women and children to his fellows reserving the juiciest ones for himself. Similarly she quoted Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who said in 2007 in response to the term "moderate Islam": "These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it."
For detailed accounts of the episode see here, here, here, here, here, and here. This reveals how deep rooted the malaise of Islam can be in a person. And therefore how cautious one must be while listening to even those who appear to be vociferous against Muslim nations, Islamism, Islamofascism and so on.
While the truth of the matter is such, what do we see in our "wise politicians"? The same bull crap of Islam-is-a-religion-of-peace Islam appeasement! It does not matter how wise one is on Pakistan or Bangladesh or Muslims. What matters is: Does One know Islam for what it is, a violent and hateful ideology, taught by a violent and hateful psychopath Mohammad in the name of a violent and hateful Allah, and spread by violent and hate-mongering violent Jihadis.
As a commenter said here
Here's the part that all non-Muslims - especially journalists, diplomats and politicians - need to learn by heart. Tape it to the inside of the dunny door! Tape it to your computer screen! Say it and read it over and over until you can recite it to everyone you know.
"I would like to remind the readers that virtually all Muslim terrorists come from a secular background.
"At one point they were just as “liberal” as Mr. Fatah is today until something happened in their lives and they turned to their faith.
"Every “moderate” Muslim is a potential terrorist.
"It is time to put an end to the charade of “moderate Islam.”
" There is no such thing as [a] moderate Muslim.
"Muslims are either jihadists or dormant jihadists - moderate, they are not."
and the gem:
"The belief in Islam is like a tank of gasoline. It looks innocuous, until it meets the fire.
"For a “moderate” Muslim to become a murderous jihadist, all it takes is a spark of faith.
Hindus must elect (also become) journalists, diplomats and politicians who know and understand this.