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"...a book worthy of attention...both for its contents and for the courage of its author." (Haaretz, October 2008)
"Chasing a Mirage is an extremely valuable contribution to the fight by progressive Muslims against Islamic fascism. This book should be required reading for the Left in the West who have mistakenly started believing that Islamists represent some sort of anti-imperialism."--Farooq Tariq, Secretary General, Pakistan Labour Party
"Fatah argues passionately for universalism instead of exclusivism, integration instead of ghettoism, and makes a powerful appeal for the silent majority of Muslims to speak out before it is too late. This work of courage and daring needs to be read widely."--Pervez Hoodboy, Professor, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
"This fascinating work by brave and brilliant Tarek Fatah is simultaneously thought-provoking, instructive and enlightening for laymen and scholars, Muslim and non-Muslim ... an invaluable and rare addition to the corpus of Islamic literature in the post 9/11 world, a bold step towards Islamic Reformation and Enlightenment."--Taj Hasmi, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu
"Tarek Fatah's is a voice that needs to be heard. Canada needs a healthy, reasoned debate about the issues he is raising, and indeed, so does the world."--Bob Rae, Member of Parliament, Canada
Written in 2008 by an Indian man born in Pakistan who lives in Canada this shares the lack of a succession plan following The Prophet's death so his companions all aspired to be... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ellison
i would give it a 2 because i feel that's half .... for one Tarek is biased to some extent though his arguments have some merit.
Tarek argues against an Islamic state. Read more
The first third of the book looks at modern Shariah based nations Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran. The recurring theme is that Islamic States have all resulted in situations that... Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by L. King
Clearly Tarek Fatah has a lot of honesty, integrity and courage. He challenges the powers-that-be in Muslim traditionalism, whatever their claims to infallibility or superiority. Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by Brian Griffith
From what I have read, my opinion is that this book is very biased and I could somewhat taste the hatred for Muslim / Islamic culture in Mr. Fatah's writings. Read more
I would rate it lowly because of the lack of a scholarly unbiased aproach to the subject. The work reeks of a predetermined agenda.Published on May 18, 2008 by William Wordsworth