A book by Tarek Fatah, the most vocal progressive Canadian Muslim activist, is finally out.

It seems as if his friends and enemies alike were waiting for his book -- Chasing A Mirage: The Tragic Illusion Of An Islamic State (John Wiley & Sons).

Frankly, many people were not expecting his book to be as articulate and well documented as it has turned out to be. Just as in his earlier activism, Tarek Fatah is going face-to-face with Islamists in Canada and around the globe.

His book is a big challenge to the growing numbers of Islamic radicals in Canada who are striving ultimately for an Islamic state like the one the Taliban had in Afghanistan until 2001.

Tarek challenges readers with his history of Islamic states since the beginning of Islam, all filled with corpses and bloodshed throughout the centuries up until the current day.

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