Raheel Raza: How To Improve Muslim Integration in West

DATE : March 28, 2017 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

To some extent radicalization would be lessened if Muslims were better integrated into the West (U.S.) but I would define integration not only as physical but mental and emotional integration as well.


Canada Heading Towards Blasphemy Law

DATE : February 13, 2017 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

On December 5, 2016, Canadian MP Iqra Khalid proposed a bill against Islamophobia (Motion 103). She began her statement in parliament by saying, “Mr. Speaker, I am a young, brown, Muslim, Canadian woman…”


It’s A Global Jihad, Stupid

DATE : December 21, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a fellow reformist Muslim, has just suggested a new mantra in the fight against terror: “It’s the global jihad, stupid.”


Two Small Steps for Women, A Long Road Ahead for Womenkind

DATE : October 11, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Pakistan is among the worst places in the world to be a woman.


A Muslim Speaks: 15 Years After 9/11

DATE : September 10, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

September 11, 2016 marks fifteen years since the horrific terror attacks that brought down the twin towers, killed thousands of Americans and struck at the heart of America.


Muslim Woman Activist to Sally Kohn: We Fight for You, While You Fight Against Us

DATE : August 29, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Political commentator Sally Kohn has made several statements regarding sharia law, which were not only offensive but dangerous.


The Winter Of Discontent For Women In The Middle East And North Africa

DATE : August 19, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Since the Arab Spring, which quickly turned into the winter of discontent, the status of women in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been of particular concern to human rights groups generally and to women’s rights activists specifically.


Honor Killings: Still Our Worst Nightmare

DATE : July 26, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of travelling to Ottawa to meet the Honourable Rona Ambrose, leader of the Canadian Opposition.


There Is No Honor In Murder

DATE : July 18, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Qandeel Baloch, was a 26-year-old social media celebrity who had boldly decided to live “outside the box.” The box in this case being the parameters laid out by the majority of men in Pakistan dictating how much freedom a woman can have in their staunchly patriarchal society.


When Hate is Promoted by Religious Leaders, Why Blame the Followers?

DATE : June 27, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick then goes on to connect being gay with Zionism — his anti-Semitic sentiments at their best. All this while standing at a pulpit. If this is not a crime of hate, then what is? Does this imam have nothing positive to speak about in his sermon, besides spreading the Islamist agenda of hate and bigotry?”