Commenting on the intolerance protests across the country, Tarek said, "It is the right of the scholars to fight and raise voices against intolerance but why did these scholars keep silent when a professor's hand was chopped off in Kerala and Taslima Nasreen was attacked in Hyderabad? Why do Arundhati Roy and Nandita Das remain silent when Baloch women are kidnapped by Pakistan Army in Occupied Balochistan and raped ?"

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Tarek Fatah is a weekly columnist in Canada’s largest newspaper chain led by the Toronto Sun. He's the author of "Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State", "The Jew is Not My Enemy" and is currently writing "The Hindu is Not My Enemy" that will be published in India in 2016 by Kautilya Books.

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