Mubin Shaikh is a Canadian moderate Muslim who acted as a counter terrorism agent for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in the investigation of a 2006 Toronto jihad mass murder plot, and has been living off the notoriety that brought him ever since.
In February 2013 I debated him about whether or not the Qur’an teaches warfare against unbelievers.
Anyway, although he was rather restrained in our debate, Mubin Shaikh shares with his fellow Islamic supremacists a tendency toward arrogance, superciliousness, and vicious personal abuse of foes of jihad terror, despite his own activities against it. Recently he unleashed a jaw-dropping, foul-mouthed torrent of venom against another Canadian moderate Muslim, Tarek Fatah.
Now, I am no fan of Tarek Fatah: ironically, he shares Mubin Shaikh’s penchant for turning on and attacking those who are fighting for the cause to which he professes to adhere, and who should be his allies — notably, the courageous ex-Muslim Wafa Sultan. To be sure, Fatah slips in his rhetorical knives a trifle more elegantly than Mubin Shaikh can manage, but it amounts to the same thing.
Anyway, Mubin is apparently energized here by a recent ridiculous ruling against Ezra Levant in a Canadian libel case: other Leftist enemies of free speech have already referred to the case as a precedent they can use to silence all the foes of jihad terror. He threatens to sue Fatah, while pelting him with vulgar epithets, and issues a darker, less specific threat against Fatah’s followers: “take notice that I am your ENEMY in the truest sense of the word. Prepare yourselves accordingly.”
Anyway, here again we see a self-professed moderate Muslim consumed with hatred for someone who should, at least according to all external appearances, be his ally. It’s the same thing with Fatah’s abuse of Sultan (and others), and Maajid Nawaz’s attacks on Pamela Geller and me: if these moderates really stand for what they say they stand for, and oppose what they say they oppose, why do they so unleash these raging, frothing, spittle-flecked denunciations of those whom they should see as their allies?
And why are these people who profess to reject “hate” and to be filled with love so blisteringly hateful, as Mubin Shaikh shows himself to be here?
(Thanks to Marc for the link to Tarek Fatah’s Facebook page, from which these screenshots were taken.)