Frantz Fanon, was one of the first to diagnose the fact that colonization did not only mean that one’s land and resources were dominated and controlled by Imperialists but also the mind, when he said, “Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.” The condition of the “colonized mind” is readily apparent in many who make up the “Muslim reformist” or zealous wing of the “Ex-Muslim” circuit.
Tarek Fatah, like Maajid Nawaz and others has made a career out of berating Muslim minority communities in the West, supporting discriminatory laws, and perpetuating faulty radicalization and “counter-terror/extremism” theories in order to profit. On top of this these supposed “liberals” are some of the worst hypocritical bigots through their support and collaboration with right-wing extremists and Islamophobes.
Tarek Fatah always desiring attention thought it would be a good idea to go after Hip Hop legend Talib Kweli. In doing so he exposed his colonized mind.
Talib Kweli, whose lyrics often evoke and reflect themes relating to justice and consciousness was set upon by Fatah, Nawaz and their trollish supporters (Sam Harris and his new-atheist fanboys were also present).
Here’s how Tarek Fatah decided to characterize Talib Kweli:
The racism and inferiority complex is rife with Tarek Fatah as is clearly demonstrated by his perpetuation of anti-Black tropes and stereotypes popular among White Supremacists.
Maajid Nawaz who was involved in this whole fracas never condemned Fatah who is a friend of his.