Here Are The Moderate Muslims; Where Are You?

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

Following the Brussels attacks, I’ve been glued to mainstream media listening very attentively to political pundits, intelligence agencies, experts and analysts.


No More Hug-A-Terrorist

DATE : March 23, 2016 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“How hard is it to understand that radical Islamist jihadis have declared war on the West? In simple English this means: they will find you and kill you wherever and whenever they can.”


Muslim Reform Movement

DATE : December 6, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.”


As a Muslim, I Think Canada Should Ban the Niqab and Burka in Public

DATE : September 24, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

As a Muslim mother who never saw a niqab when I was growing up in Karachi, Pakistan, I am astonished to see Canada’s judiciary caving in to Islamists who have nothing but contempt for Canada’s values of gender equality.


A Summer Vacation Likely to End in Horror

DATE : August 25, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Two weeks ago, in the midst of the summer heat, I got a frantic call from a woman in Ottawa who teaches a second language (ESL) to immigrants.


Raheel Raza on the Tennessee Attack: It’s a War, Stupid

DATE : July 20, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

A few days ago while Muslims worldwide were gearing up for our major celebration of Eid (the Feast after the Fast), my joy (the word Eid means joy) was taken away by the dreadful murders in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It’s a tragic event and our hearts go out to the families of the Marines killed in this act of terrorism.


The Other Face of Terrorism

DATE : April 18, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“We live in a country where we embrace liberal democracy, gender equality, freedom of speech and individual freedoms, so we naïvely think that everyone who comes here has the same values. Wrong. Those are the very values that the terrorists abhor.”


Our Film About ‘Honor Violence’ Should Not Be Censored

DATE : March 31, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Last Sunday, a group of students at the University of South Dakota planned to attend a screening of our film, Honor Diaries, a documentary focused on the abuses women face under the honor system.


How a Native Elder & a Muslim Found Spiritual Friendship at a Christian Celebration

DATE : March 27, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

The invitation came from the Centre for Christian Studies to be a presenter at their 130th Anniversary celebrations in Winnipeg.


Female Genital Mutilation: A Barbaric Practice Still Practiced Globally

DATE : February 6, 2015 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

According to The World Health Organization (WHO) more than 125-million girls and women across the globe have been horrendously abused in a practice known as female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is comprised of all procedures that involve partial (or total) removal of the external female genitalia.