Author Archives: raheelraza

About raheelraza

Author, Public Speaker and Human Rights Advocate

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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CANADIAN AWARD TO CANADIAN ACTIVIST

On January 29, 2017 an event was hosted by Muslims Facing Tomorrow to celebrate Raheel Raza receiving the Senate Sesquicentennial Medal in commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Senate of Canada in recognition “valuable service to … Continue reading

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POOR ZAINAB – A TINY PAWN IN A LARGER POLITICAL GAME IN PAKISTAN

The horrific tragedy of Zainab Ansari, an eight year old girl who was raped and murdered in Kasur, Pakistan has the attention of the whole world. It’s heart-breaking and gut wrenching to read the news and see her parents sorrow. … Continue reading

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