Author Archives: raheelraza

About raheelraza

Author, Public Speaker and Human Rights Advocate

UNVEILING INFINITY

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. Dalai Lama “Let yourself be empty so you can learn”. These are the wise words with which Sri Sri Ravishanker started his 3-day program called “Unveiling Infinity” at Roy Thompson Hall … Continue reading

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VIOLENCE IN THE NAME OF ISLAM – AGAIN!

On May 24, 2018 a violent mob of over 500 hate-filled extremists attacked and demolished a Mosque in the City of Sialkot in Pakistan. The Mosque belonged to the minority Ahmadi community. Ahmadis make a tiny minority of the Muslim-majority … Continue reading

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TERROR IN TORONTO!

Breaking News: Monday April 23, 2018 On this most beautiful sunny day after four months, Torontonians were out on the streets to enjoy the weather, when terror struck in the most horrific way. At Yonge and Finch Avenue which is … Continue reading

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“I KNOW MY FATHER (ABBA) THROUGH STORIES…..

(My brother’s daughter Maliha lost her young husband many years ago. Her daughter Mariam wrote the following essay for her University admission. I found this so compelling that I want to share. ) “But perhaps you hate a thing and … Continue reading

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WHITE PRIVILEGE – SERIOUSLY?

The buzz word; stuff that op-eds are made of; twitter chatter ad-nauseam; a depressing amount of balderdash and on and on. Have we nothing better to focus on? Now I have to invoke my brown, Muslim woman, South Asian heritage … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH 2018

On this International Women’s Day I wish to salute the following: • Yazidi women who truly know the meaning of struggle against the injustices of the world • The women of Syria who are struggling to survive against all odds … Continue reading

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REPORT ON A TRIP TO MINNEAPOLIS

On January 23, I went on the trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota to meet with some State Representatives and activists. Between 2008 and 2013, about 40 young men left Minneapolis to join al-Shabaab, the militant, radical Islamist insurgent group at war … Continue reading

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