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PONDERING PAKISTANI POLITICS By Raheel Raza

DATE : May 10, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

As Pakistanis are hunkering down for an election in which for the first time in 65 years, one elected government will hand over power to another elected government, I’ve been watching from afar and thinking about what we’ve seen unfold in the past year. Sometimes those of us who are physically at a distance can […]

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Report on the activities of the IHEU Geneva representatives to the UN Human Rights Council January 2012 – March 2013

DATE : April 1, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Report on the activities of the IHEU Geneva representatives to the UN Human Rights Council January 2012 – March 2013 Highlights The team now represent not only IHEU but Center for Inquiry and the British Humanist Association Increased size and effectiveness of the team and the promise of some real continuity Greater number of issues […]

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Human rights imperiled in Pakistan

DATE : March 15, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Raheel Raza, Special to QMI AGENCY First posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 09:02 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 09:12 PM EDT A Hindu boy stands near his mother and family who are living under a bridge in Karachi, Pakistan January 10, 2013. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain) GENEVA, Switzerland — Here at the 22nd session […]

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THE MUSLIM NEW YEAR – A TIME FOR REFLECTION By Raheel Raza

DATE : November 15, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

” Today, Muslims look upon the incident at Karbala as an example of good over evil; of justice over injustice; of truth over falsehood and of bravery over cowardice. ”                                                               While most cultures and religions ring in their new year with feasts, celebrations and parties, the Islamic new year brings with it deep contemplation and […]

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REVIEW OF MUSLIMS FACING TOMORROW LAUNCH

DATE : October 16, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Fighting To Be Heard October 16, 2012 by expatlogue The description of the past cannot be the prescription for the future I attended the launch of the Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow at the invitation of Raheel Raza, journalist, author, public speaker and activist. She founded MFT to amplify the moderate Muslim voice at a time […]

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Media Must Take Lead in Dismantling the Falsehood that Anti-Muslim Film Was a Jewish Project By Rabbi Abraham Cooper Simon Wiesenthal Center

DATE : September 22, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Published in Pakistan Link, Friday September 21, 2012  “Innocence of Muslims” is a poorly produced anti-Islam film that has been used to fuel protests and violence on American diplomatic postings in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving our ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, dead. Protests and violence have now spread to […]

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Xenophobia and Religious Intolerance in Islamic Societies Is a Result of Deliberate Misinterpretation of Islamic Scriptures, Sultan Shahin Tells UNHRC

DATE : September 16, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Full Text of the Oral Statement by Sultan Shahin, Editor, New Age Islam Uniited Nations Human Rights Council, 21st session, Geneva – 10 — 28 September 2012 Agenda item 3: Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief. On behalf of: World Environment and Resources Council (WERC) 14 September […]

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Center for Inquiry Joint statement with International Humanist and Ethical union UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: 21st Session 10 – 28 September 2012 Speaker: CFI Representative, Raheel Raza, Friday 14 September 2012 Agenda Item 2/3: Reports on Somalia and Northern Mali Islamic Extremism and the OIC

DATE : September 14, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

 Madam President The reports on Somalia [A/HRC/21/36] and Northern Mali [A/HRC/21/64] highlight a far wider problem that we are also witnessing in Libya, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia: the excesses of those dedicated to violent, extremist interpretations of Islam. The destruction of Sufi shrines and the imposition of strict sharia in northern Mali; […]

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LAUNCH OF MUSLIMS FACING TOMORROW

DATE : September 9, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

Silence is the mother of truth.  ~Benjamin Disraeli Between the ugly, thunderous & violent roar of the radical extremists and the wishy washy whimper of the majority, lies THE SILENT VOICE. Come and hear this voice at the launch of The Council For Muslims Facing Tomorrow  www.muslimsfacingtomorrow.com Our Mission: Whereas in the contemporary world the […]

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THE BLASPHEMY LAW IN PAKISTAN IS THE REAL BLASPHEMY!

DATE : August 31, 2012 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : 2 Comments

Earlier this year I spent a week travelling across Universities in the UK speaking out against hate on campus which leads to radicalization of youth. From there I decided to go to Pakistan for my annual visit, much against the advice of family and friends who warned me that the situation in Pakistan is troubling. […]

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