Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, author, public speaker, media consultant, anti-racism activist, and interfaith discussion leader.Raheel Raza is a Pakistani-Canadian journalist, author, public speaker, media consultant, anti-racism activist, and interfaith discussion leader.

She is the author of Their Jihad, Not My Jihad: A Muslim Canadian Woman Speaks Out.  She opposes Islamic extremism.

Raheel became the first woman to lead mixed-gender Muslim prayers in Canada, in 2005.  She termed it a “silent revolution” and said she hopes to become an imam someday. She also dreams of having a mosque “for women by women”.  She received death threats following the 2005 prayer event.

Raheel has argued for a public ban in Canada against the hijab and the burqa.

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