Yasser Harrak

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Yasser Harrak at Laval University. Quebec 2013

Yasser Harrak is a Canadian writer, commentator and human rights activist. He is the author of two books:"The Predicators" and "Shiaphobia and the Iranianization of Shiism", both published in Arabic.


  • You cannot denounce violence in the present and encourage it in the past by glorifying violent historical figures.
  • It is an irony to see in some Muslim societies someone who curses God, in his daily slang when angry, go out and protest against the Danish cartoons about the Prophet.
  • Having liberated the key to a liberatory interpretation and contextualization of the Qur'an, the issue of patriarchal and misogynic interpretations of the Qur'an becomes a societal issue rather than an issue of the religion.

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