A Badge of Muslim Courage: Raheel Raza


Pages: 1 2

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Raheel Raza, a leading Muslim reformer, award winning writer, professional speaker, diversity consultant, documentary film maker and interfaith advocate. A founding member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, she is the author of Their Jihad . . . Not My Jihad. Visit her site at RaheelRaza.com.

FP: Raheel Raza, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about the courageous battle you have been fighting, as a Muslim, on the frontlines of our battle against radical Islam. Your pronouncements against the Ground Zero Mosque and your collision with Tariq Ramadan are the recent examples of your noble stand for justice and freedom.

Let’s start with your battle against the Ground Zero mosque and also the threat you received from Ground Zero mosque developer Sharif El Gamal after your meeting with the organizers of the mosque in New York.

Raza: Thanks Jamie.

It’s been almost a month since my article was published in the Ottawa Citizen regarding the proposed mosque at Ground Zero, which was followed by my trip to New York to attend a meeting of the organizers of the mosque and then the follow up — which has been good, bad and ugly.

I feel no need to give a defense of my actions as everyone has the right to pursue the truth. It’s been a turbulent two months with many ups and downs. However, I have written a report about my visit to New York, since I met the organizers, asked questions and was able to make an informed opinion. Events that followed have only confirmed my stance. Hence, I owe it to myself and to those following these events to give an accurate account of my visit. Let me share it with you Jamie and with Frontpage’s readers:

At 5:57 p.m. on Monday August 16, 2010, my cell phone rang. The man asked me: “Is this Raheel Raza?” I automatically said yes. He said “I am Sharif El Gamal – do you remember you dared jump into a meeting called by Daisy Khan for 9/11 victims in New York?” I was a bit shocked at the tone but I retorted “I was invited to that meeting.” He said curtly, “No, you were not.” I tried to explain that I went as a guest of a 9/11 widow. “You were not invited,” he said again, and then added: “I am an American and a Muslim and may Allah protect you.” These words sent chills down my back. It took only one minute for the veneer of ‘tolerance’ to be peeled away, and the reality of the agenda became crystal clear.

I had decided to go to New York on Tuesday, August 10, to attend a meeting hosted by the ASMA Society as a guest of Maureen Basnicki, who is the widow of a 9/11 victim.  I wanted to see and hear firsthand what the Ground Zero mosque was all about, to ask some important questions and to deliver a message that this is not a good idea.

When I arrived at the meeting, there were about 30 people in the room, most of them 9/11 survivors and their families. Some were carrying placards saying LOCATION which they respectfully kept under their chairs. The meeting was chaired by Gerry Bogacz, who is part of the 9/11 Community for Common Ground. There were no formal introductions of people around the table.

However, as soon as the organizers started speaking, I knew that this was not about sincere intentions but a con-job, a cover-up for a subversive agenda and all about the money. Ms. Daisy Khan spent 20 minutes telling us about her life and work. Eventually, she came to the mosque project and said that this monument (Ground Zero Mosque/Cordoba Institute/ Park 51) is to help shape Islam in America. She also said that the idea has garnered support not only in the U.S. but “would be replicated all over the world.”

She was joined by Mr. Sharif El Gamal, CEO of Soho Properties. The slick Mr. Gamal took another 15 minutes to tell his life story, explaining that he was a born American of mixed heritage and that he had feelings for the people in the room. He mentioned that he had been looking for a property in Manhattan since 2002 and that he had bought this building in 2005. Finally, they opened the meeting up for questions.  (Interesting note in retrospect that neither Mr. Gamal nor Ms. Khan addressed me the entire evening, although they know who I am).

Pages: 1 2

  • CDK

    This is a start, but don't praise her too much. She still repeats the erroneous claim that Serbians raped Muslims and committed genocide in Bosnia. Since when is self defence against jihad "genocide"? Also, the "rapes" were proven to be fabricated.

  • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

    The lady sincerely helps to reveal the plot of the 9/11 mosque: thank her for that.

    Yet naming herself a Moslem is obfuscating (to put it mildly). Just as her claim as though…

    "… pure Qur’anic teachings which tell us to be sensitive and compassionate when interacting with those who are not part of our faith, and the example of the Prophet who did not allow building of a mosque at a place which would be contentious."

    Perhaps she sincerely believes as though a few polite commandments that she picked as "her faith" comprise entire Islam…

    Anyway, why do Moslems move into predominantly Christian or secular countries with intention to remain Moslems? Who else would do it? Do people flee from communist regimes to remain communists in the host country?

    • ajnn

      "why do Moslems move into predominantly Christian or secular countries with intention to remain Moslems?"

      All agree that, whether or not it is a dominant element in Islam, Islam has a strong religious componant. Immigrants regularly retain their religion when they come to America.

      The question should not be, 'why remain Muslim when moving to America'. The question should be, 'why don't Muslims coming to America want to become Americans? Why do they retain their political identity rather than develop an American identity ? Why do Muslims come here to change us rather than to adapt to our nation and culture ?

      • http://www.resonoelusono.com/NaturalBornCitizen.htm Alexander Gofen

        How a Moslem may become American?! Isn't it an oxymoron? Being an American involves not only loyalty, but also cultural and religious – i.e. Judeo-Christian – identity.

        Yes, immigrants (people in general) do retain their religion. Thus they seemingly MUST care what is the religious identity and the dominant religion in the host country. And they seemingly MUST NOT move into a country where they are minority. And the host country MUST NOT receive immigrants diluting its national identity.

        Moslems come because they can, because they can do the system, and also to be on mission of spreading Islam.

  • plymouthedl

    She is a muslim. They are born with taqiyya, and so cannot ever be believed!!! Look!! here is a good muslim, see, they are not all bad. Well yes they are, they are all animals, lying animals who think it is alright to rape children and stone women to death!!!

    • oreoexpo

      Islam is just as useful for a theopolitical agenda today as Shinto was during WWII. Today millions of Japanese still practice Shinto, but State Shinto as a driver of nationalism and imperialism is dead. It is possible that the same can be done for Islam… provided that enough Muslims are convinced to take a good, hard look at their faith and explicitly reject the parts which drive it towards conqest and power.

      • Abelard

        FAR too much time has passed, far too many lives cut short, far too many people have taken the Qu'rân's message to heart worldwide for Islâm to EVER be tameable the way Shinto (which was restricted to Japan) has been!!!

        The only way to really deal with this is for all "devout" Muslims to be expelled from the West, all Western people to leave "dar al-Islâm", cut any and all commerce between the West and the Islâmic world to the bare minimum possible and put crippling restrictions upon that SYSTEM in the West in direct proportion to what is done in Saudi Arabia!!

    • ajnn

      "She is a muslim. They are born with taqiyya, and so cannot ever be believed!!! "

      A little cynicism and skepticism about Muslims and their intentions may be reasonable. But this is excessive.

      Maybe we do have some allies and potential allies among Muslims ? I would like to find out and blanket rejection will never help us identify those who are, in their hearts and minds, friendly to us and to freedom.

  • suprkufrB

    I'm sure this lady sincerely believes that there is a moderate aspect of islam. Still, we must never fall pray to the fundamentally flawed argument that because a nice person believes something it must be true. Sadly, should the world caliphate manifest in North America, she would be among the first beheaded, because of her progressive views.
    Islam is evil, inherently evil. The religion of peace is doing an end run around freedom and democracy while our leaders pontificate that "it's only a tiny radical minority which is causing all the trouble." Our parents and grandparents clearly understood that national socialism and international communism were evil forces which must be resisted and overcome, even though many fine individuals were, no doubt unjustly, sequestered beneath their banners.
    Why must we believe that a belief system is benign simply because its spokespersons classify it as a religion? The Manson family, the Branch Dravidian and the Jonestown cult all classified themselves as religions; surely it's up to us to decide whether a given body qualifies as a religion or not.
    Islam is a cancer, and only radical surgery will save the patient's life.

  • Chezwick_Mac

    RAHEEL RAZA: "I think it’s all about real estate, greed and money."

    She's overlooked the single most important objective of Park 51: To flood the neighborhood with a large Muslim presence so that Ground Zero never becomes an effective infidel rallying-point for the coming battles between freedom and Islam.

  • AnimalFarm

    I take Ms. Raza with a major grain of salt. While she sonds reasonable, I couldn't disagree more with her statement that "It's all about real estate, greed and money". It's all about superioriy, triumph and victory over infidels, that's what it's all about. And her statemtnets about "… pure Qur’anic teachings which tell us to be sensitive and compassionate when interacting with those who are not part of our faith, and the example of the Prophet who did not allow building of a mosque at a place which would be contentious." If she really believes that, she's not following the true teachings of the koran. Islam is not remotely a religion of peace, but one of war, violence, conquest, supplantaion, deceit and death. The "prophet" was a very violent man who waged war against anyone who didn't submit to his claims. He was also a sicko pedophile. The notion of mohammed considering people's sensitivities is laughable. it was because of his invasions and terrors that the Crusades came to be. As far as I'm concerned, a good muslim is a non-muslim.

    • Elpi Nipni

      I concure!!! There is no reform in Islam and no reformer should refer to the teaching of Muhammad. The "Prophet" was a trecherous person as Islam is, was and will be. From 1.3 billions of Muslims in the world the only real thinkers has LEFT Islam.
      Islam is a prison for the mind and only few managed to overcome it. Thes are the ONLY brave people in all of Islam.

    • tanstaafl

      Someone once asked me how it was possible to reform Islam. I replied "Start over". To be a "moderate" Muslim, you have to disregard the following ayas –

      Don't bother to warn the disbelievers. Allah has blinded them. Theirs will be an awful doom. 2:6
      Allah has sickened their hearts. A painful doom is theirs because they lie. 2:10
      Allah has blinded the disbelievers. 2:17-18
      A fire has been prepared for the disbelievers, whose fuel is men and stones. 2:24
      Disbelievers will be burned with fire. 2:39, 2:90
      Allah stamped wretchedness upon the Jews because they killed the prophets and disbelieved Allah's revelations. 2:61
      Allah turned the Sabbath-breaking Jews into apes. 2:65-66
      If you believe in only part of the Scripture, you will suffer in this life and go to hell in the next. 2:85
      Allah has cursed them for their unbelief. 2:88
      The curse of Allah is on disbelievers. 2:89
      Jews are the greediest of all humankind. They'd like to live 1000 years. But they are going to hell. 2:96
      Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers. 2:98
      Only evil people are disbelievers. 2:99
      For disbelievers is a painful doom. 2:104
      Don't question anything Muhammed says or choose disbelief over faith. 2:108
      "But those who keep their duty to Allah will be above them [non-muslims] on the Day of Resurrection." 2:212
      For unbelievers: ignominy in this world, an awful doom in the next. 2:114

      • AnimalFarm

        Thanks for taking the time to reference facts straight from the horse's mouth. Out of this abominable book come the laws, "sharia". Here's the link to a piece Fromtpagemag published recently. http://frontpagemag.com/2010/08/27/sharia-for-dum
        Still think islam is a moderate or peaceful religion? If it has been hijacked, it's by those who have decided to ignore and disobey the koran, basically to be nominal and secular muslims. Since apostasy is punishable by death, it's probably safe to say that those who disregard all this crap in the koran keep their opinions to themselves. They should find the courage to rise up and fight, but that tends to be an American virtue.

  • http://tinyurl.com/2f5kbva Derrick Rasmussen

    The only way I could possibly accept that a muslim is "moderate" would be for that person to "turn the other cheek" when confronted with a vicious mocking of Islam. I'd like to see the lady's reaction to the following videos:
    http://tinyurl.com/27gcfnb

    If she could sit through one of these without flying into a wall punching fit of righteous muslim anger, I might accept her claims to being moderate. I doubt she could, however, nor could any other muslim who truly follows the teachings of muhammad.

    • Citizen-Comrade

      Man, you is one sick puppy! Warning: Derrick Rasmussen is a pornographer. I am not a Muslim. Islam is a sickness but Derrick Rasmussen's polemic is sickness as well. Rated X.

  • AnimalFarm

    Thanks for your insights, they are most needed. Too many people think of islam as just another religion, and fail to realize that it is an ideology rooted in violence, supremacy and death, as you so aptly pointed out. Islam has no place in a society which respects life, liberty and human rights. In America, it is absolutely incompatible with the Constitution, our rule of law, and our beliefs. A true muslim cannot possibly be an American who embraces American values, no more than a true vegetarian can be a meat eater. In our political correct society we have become unable to call a spade a spade, and in the name of tolerance we will tolerate intolerance, which is a hallmark of islam. Just look at what's happening in the Netherlands, one of the most tolerant nations on earth. Dutch citizens have death warrants (by beheading) on them, for daring to speak out against the atrocities of islam, i.e. honor killings, female genital mutilation and such. If we cherish freedom and justice, islam must be crushed as an ideology.

  • http://www.tundratabloid.blogspot.com KEGS59

    This woman is naive. The purpose of the mosque is to be used as a staging ground for promoting and furthering Islam inside America. a good portion of the floor space set aside for in this project will be used in working towards that goal.

    While there are peaceful Muslims, there is no such thing as peaceful Islam, both violent and stealth versions of the jihad work towards one aim, and one aim only, the expansion of the Islamic community and increasing its political clout.

    While the mega mosque planned for Ground Zero is indeed an insult and a provocation to all New Yorkers and to the rest of America, where it finally ends up being built will not make it any less of a provocation and any less of a danger.

    Muslims must be sent a very clear message, that they are free to practice their religion, but that sharia and political Islam will not be tolerated on American shores.

  • yrd4soundingoff

    I am eager to hear more from Muslims like yourself, Ms. Raza. I knew that folks like you were out there and I was certain that Mr. Glazov would help us connect. You have a huge audience out here who are eager to hear from Muslims who want to freely practice their faith but not kill or subjugate the rest of the us who want to freely practice ours here in the United States. Practicing or not practicing a faith is part of the freedom that we have here in the United States. It's when the religion become the law of the land and must be obeyed, the problems arise.

  • Mike Elmore

    How exciting a moderate Muslim, which is only saying someone who is either disobedient or indiffernt to its doctrines. Her saying "pure Qur’anic teachings which tell us to be sensitive and compassionate when interacting with those who are not part of our faith, and the example of the Prophet who did not allow building of a mosque at a place which would be contentious." This statement is what makes the real dimmies come in their pants, believing that there is such a thing as a moderate Muslim and we really can have world peace after all. Hog wash and it's this very view from the so called moderate Muslim that's going to make this war so hard to fight. elmore

    • AnimalFarm

      Where exactly in the koran does it say, "pure Qur’anic teachings which tell us to be sensitive and compassionate when interacting with those who are not part of our faith, and the example of the Prophet who did not allow building of a mosque at a place which would be contentious." Chapter and verse please. I don't recall seeing anything even resembling something like that. Enlighten me please, Ms. Raza.

  • stanley

    Actually, I had a thought that it might have something to do with keeping Kahn's social status…allow her to have a job where she gets invited to parties, rub shoulders with mayors, etc. A mashing of western non-profit with religion and politics.

    This is not to say that others involved don't have other motives.

  • Wordcrunch991

    Raheel Raza is a moderate muslim and a member of the Muslim Canadian Congress that fights with the jihadists and sharia supporters, and accepts to practice their religion within the setting of liberal democracy. Ms Raza is an intelligent, courageous, decent woman. That's all that counts here. People who say there are no moderate muslims are ignorant, as ignorant in fact as the jihadists. They don't know of the deep divides inside the Islamic world, for example the 'racism' of the Arabs toward blacks even if they are muslims: the 'a' word (abid/abeed – slave) is everywhere. In fact the Arabs consider themselves a super-race and look down on non-Arab muslims as 'mawali', a word which has strong derogatory connotations. This naturally creates tension with intelligent muslims who are non-Arab, and which guarantees – other than the Sunni/Shia split there will be plenty of variations of Islam (and muslim infighting) around the world. The problem of course is that people like Ms. Raza are without grass roots and influence in the mosques dominated currently by the 'salafiya' and Iran-sponsored Shiite fanatics.

    • dhimminology

      Wordcrunch991:

      "Ms Raza is an intelligent, courageous, decent woman. That's all that counts here."
      I am not going to dispute this. The problem is that Islam IS the problem. Islam is an evil ideology of totalitarianism and subjugation of non-Muslims. Read the Quran and the Hadith and the life of Muhammad and we see that Islam is basically a dichotomy of religiosity and doing good amongst Muslims but evil and deceit and subjugation is OK towards non-Muslims. Ms Raza may be intelligent, courageous , decent etc. but if she really is HONEST about Islam, she should RENOUNCE Islam!

    • dhimminology

      And I continue:-
      Her form of 'moderate Islam' is NOT the Islam thought by Muhammad! She is not a 'moderate' Muslim judged by the (evil) 'standards' of the Quran and Hadith. By those standards, she is NOT a true Muslim and is in fact an apostate. To non-Muslims, she is considered a 'moderate', to devout Muslims who really follow Islam, she is an apostate- as bad or worse than non-Muslims. Let's not become fuzzy about the real enemy, the ideology that leads to tyranny and terror : Islam. Ms Raza may think herself as a moderate Muslim but if she is honest then she is honestly WRONG that the Quran teaches sensitivity and compassion towards unbelievers. She has failed to tell us about the doctrine of abrogation in the Quran when the earlier teachings of 'sensitivity' towards unbelievers in earlier Surahs(when Muhammad was not yet a power to reckon with) were later abrogated with a command to subjugate and destroy non-Muslims(when Muhammad became a conquering warlord).

    • dhimminology

      "People who say there are no moderate muslims are ignorant, as ignorant in fact as the jihadists."
      There ARE moderate Muslims, they are perhaps the 'majority' – which can be divided into 1.)Those who no longer believe in Islam but are afraid to renounce their faith(I think this is an insignificant minority). 2.)Those who have an internal conflict within them – a conflict between ideas of freedom of conscience and morality versus the immorality in Islam ; these tend to 'reinterpret' the Quran and Hadith and Islam to soothe their conscience(maybe Ms Raza belongs to this group?) 3.) Muslims ignorant of the true teachings of Islam but desire to be pious and think Islam is the best and ONLY true religion and look up to the clerics and whatever they tell them(the majority): these can easily be turned to jihadists when they begin to dwell more into their religion and 4.) Pro-jihadists who appear to be 'moderates' but are wolves in sheep clothings – many are apologists and involved in public relations for Islam or intellectual double-speak.
      All that matters is that Islam is an evil and totalitarian ideology. Period.

    • dhimminology

      And finally:-
      To non-Muslims – all those 4 categories are moderates.
      To Muslims who REALLY follow Islam, category # 1 are infidels and apostates worthy to be killed. Category # 2 requires reeducation in pure Islamic teaching madrassahs and mosques – if they 'repent' they are forgiven, if not – same treatment as category #2. Category # 4 are either moles sent to infiltrate non-Muslim communities for dakwah(proselytizing) and to divide the sentiments of non-Muslims from recognizing the real enemy:Islam. Category # 3 are potential jihadists , potential armies, and their migration and reproductive fecundity in non-Muslim nations would ensure a final Islamization and subjugation of those host countries.

  • jonmc

    It gowa further than that.
    The Koran itself (3:110) tells Muslims they are the BEST.
    The Koran also tells Muslims that non-Muslims are "the worst of living creatures" (k8:22) and the" vilest of animals" (K8:55, 98:6) just to make sure they know of their "superiority".
    It also tells Muslims that non-Muslims are "an open enemy" to Muslims (K4:101) and hated by "allah" (K4:10) and therefore to be hated by Muslims under the doctrine of Al-Wara' Wal-Bara'.
    There are all the verses commanding violence against non-Muslims of which K9:29 is, perhaps, the best known.
    (I haven't even bothered with the Hadith.)
    The point I'm making is that this "personal honour" RB spoke about is inherent within the teachings of Islam and not the perquisite of some honour-obsessed fringe.

  • dhimminology

    "People who say there are no moderate muslims are ignorant, as ignorant in fact as the jihadists."
    There ARE moderate Muslims, they are perhaps the 'majority' – which can be divided into 1.)Those who no longer believe in Islam but are afraid to renounce their faith(I think this is an insignificant minority). 2.)Those who have an internal conflict within them – a conflict between ideas of freedom of conscience and morality versus the immorality in Islam ; these tend to 'reinterpret' the Quran and Hadith and Islam to soothe their conscience(maybe Ms Raza belongs to this group?) 3.) Muslims ignorant of the true teachings of Islam but desire to be pious and think Islam is the best and ONLY true religion and look up to the clerics and whatever they tell them(the majority): these can easily be turned to jihadists when they begin to dwell more into their religion and 4.) Pro-jihadists who appear to be 'moderates' but are wolves in sheep clothings – many are apologists and involved in public relations for Islam or intellectual double-speak.
    All that matters is that Islam is an evil and totalitarian ideology. Period.

  • KafirJoe from T.O.

    I DO have respect and appreciation for Ms. Raza.

    However, the respect and admiration has its limits. As a Canadian I regularly see her on the TV airwaves professing for 'moderate' muslims.

    She has good ideas. Seriously….
    Mind you these same ideas put her firmly outside of the circle of Islam.

    I group her in with her buddy/'co-worker' Tarek Fatah.
    They often appear on the same Christian network show discussing Islam.
    (I'm an atheist but record it to see what the conversations are about…)

    At one time I would look at these two Muslims, and others like them, and have some compassion/empathy for them.
    Perhaps they only keep one foot in Islam (ie: remain a pisspoor muslim; moderate) for the safety and well being of their relatives in Muslim countries?

    But as soon as that thought comes to mind, so does this one:

    "Wouldn't it be safest for their relatives back in Whateverstan if they didn't get on Canadian TV and discuss Islam at all??"

    As for her quote of '…pure Qur’anic teachings which tell us to be sensitive and compassionate when interacting with those who are not part of our faith, and the example of the Prophet who did not allow building of a mosque at a place which would be contentious.'

    Really? Was it not contentious when Mohammed stormed back into Mecca and the pagan Arabs' temple/mosque and destroyed their 360 idols??

    What about when the Muslim armies destroyed Hindu Temples, crushing the Idols into gravel, and using the gravel to pave mosque sidewalks and such?? (ie: the muslims walk on the desecrated Hindu Idols…)

    If that's not contentious behaviour than I'm free to convert a Ko-Ran into a new bathroom carpet!

  • dhimminology

    To Mr. Glazov:

    Although I can understand your empathy for Ms Raza , the title of your article can lead readers to become confused about what Islam and being a true Muslim(i.e. one who follows all the teachings of Muhammad in the Quran and wish to intimate himself/herself to be like Muhamamd in every way by reading the Hadith) really is. Ms Raza declares herself to be a true Muslim. The standards of Quran which proclaims jihad as a Muslim duty nullifies her claims to be a true Muslim or a devout one as she promotes ideas that are contrary to the doctrines in Islam. Islam is unreformable because its inherent morality is moral bankruptcy. There is no point in promoting such a person as Ms Raza however much one emphatizes with her. Promoting her just confuses non-Muslims that Islam(the ideology) can actually be 'moderate' and compatible with the notions of morality and humanity found in the other great religions like Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism or even human freedoms and rights. We must be clear about Islam and do not lay down our guard towards its pernicious and venomous influence.

    • ajnn

      1.3 billion Muslims in the world.

      Perhaps people such as Ms. Raza can pioneer a 'new Islam' that is not racist, violent, and deceitful ? Without our respect she and others like her will have no hope at all.

      And WE need a 'new Islam' as much as she does.

  • Wordcrunch991

    Another courageous Muslim from Canada:
    http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/sali

  • Wesley69

    For Raheel Raza to hold the beliefs she has and express them, she has my admiration. More moderates need to stand with her and expose the extremists in our midst that will kill Muslim, Christian and Jew to further their Islamo-fascist cause of world domination.

  • KafirJoe from T.O.

    Oh, and if I may add………

    The last time I saw Raheel Raza on a major news channel in Canada she was discussing the recent arrest of terror suspects in the Ottawa area (month or so back)…….

    What left a bad taste in my mouth was her statement along the lines of 'We need to reach out to these young muslims adopting, and the imams preaching an outdated doctrine of jihad'……..

    OUTDATED?
    The Ko-Ran is good for all of eternity, Mohammed is the supreme example to muslims, and Mohammed declared that he had been commanded by allah to fight until all religion was for allah.

    Taking that into consideration, and looking at the billions of non-muslims in the world, how exactly does she surmise that the jihad is outdated or even completed?

    The dhimmi interviewing her appeared dumbfounded when she referred to a 'doctrine of jihad'…..
    Dumbfounded, but clearly not curious; he made no attempt at a follow-up question.
    If anything, he looked bothered to be discussing the subject of Islam, and came across as spineless and afraid for his own safety should a 'haram' soundbite come from his precious, tax-payer-funded (CBC) program.

    I've seen this same dhimmi reporter repeatedly cut off Ayan Hirsh Ali in an interview, so yeah……….. (roll of the eyes)

    Are their any groups/sects of muslims who also believe that jihad is no longer obligatory on muslims??

    YES, the Ammediyya community, based in Pakistan quickly comes to mind.
    The Sunni Pakistanis' favourite heretic whipping boys!
    To the point that they aren't allowed to call themselves 'muslim' or their place of worship a 'mosque'…….. hmmmmmm

    Muslims like Raheel who pick and choose what they want from Islam lend the ENTIRE 'religion' a degree of credibility. But in doing so, they unwittingly support the real muslims who swallow it all, hook-line-and-trigger.

    Now, in an odd comparison, I will try to relate to the cherry-picker muslims:

    I'm white while my girffriend is a secular Indian (born in Mumbai.)
    Should I expect my girlfriend not to be bothered if i subscribe to the KKK's newsletter JUST for the recipes??

    NO, she'd be well-deserving in being bothered with me.
    Just as we are well-deserving to reject and condemn ANYTHING coming from the brain of a degenerate like Mohammed.

  • SeaMystic

    There are Muslims who may have sincerity in their belief, but to go against Mohammed's word is to violate Islam, and eventually be declared an Apostate.
    Anyone assuming they can stay a Muslim and alter Allahs words is naive, or practicing Takya for the defeat of Infidels.
    Read the Hadith, Surrahs and the Koran, there is no changing Islam's aim,PERIOD.
    THE FLAME OF FREEDOM SPEAKS!

  • muchiboy

    "suspect that the organizers already have a green light from the US State Department or the White House."

    I have to ask what agenda this Canadian Muslim lady has given her odd assertion above.
    Being Canadian,it really is none of my business where American Muslims chose to build their place of warship(not a slip).Given 9/11,the proposed location does seem odd if not insensitive if not provocative.But Obama was correct in pointing out their right to build where any other place of worship could be built ,e.g.church,synagogue,temple,shrine.As to the bigger question is Islam at war with America or the West,I doubt it.I do know that American and western support for Zionism that has resulted in the effective ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people from their homeland has not harmed the popularity of anti western fundamentalists in the Muslim world.America could go a long way towards countering such sentiment by acknowledging the crimes against the Palestinians and pressing for a fair settlement.Force the Zionists to the wailing wall,tell them go "cry a river",get behind a moderate Palestinian leader ,force the Israeli's to give till it hurts,then hurts some more.Allow the Palestinians their lost and stolen dignity and land,acknowledge past and present Zionist crimes,learn from past mistakes e.g.Rhodesia-to-Zimbabwe,etc.maybe that will be enough for the beginnings of trust between these two people.There is much to be lost on both sides in a fair and just settlement(both sides may well "walk" away with an amputated limb),but given the history and nature of the conflict maybe the best we can hope for.Muchiboy

    • http://www.myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

      The money is coming from the boys at the CIA Its not a joke the boys got the word handed down from Obama the main Rat. The inside bankers are doing the dancing around and around and guess who our boy obama is getting his order from. but the order is not coming from the jews its coming from the big muslim money inside our banking system.

    • Sashland

      please explain the islanic place of "warship";
      nice turn of a phrase…
      closest thing to truth in your comment.

    • ajnn

      You mean, 'It's the Jews fault ?' Please go back to your fantasy world.

  • http://www.pbase.com/opinion/maniacal 2maxpower

    it is a memorial to conquest

    …and I am sure a bunch of greedy muslims also hope to profit financially at the same time.

    until there is a fatwa on obama for leaving islam I will consider him a muslim. because since he was born to a muslim father he becomes a muslim. he can also renounce the religion. he has had chances but refuses to. Just saying he is a christian means nothing.

    all the muslims around the world consider him muslim. just the naive Americans don't.

    • http://www.myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

      You are right; and sad to say most Americans are really stupid, But the day is coming when Americans will become freedom fighters or become some muslim mass killer MANY WILL BECOME EVIL DOERS But the end Game real Americans will win over total one world evil.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

    "You are so right and you can see the Truth in front of your great face", Thank you one million times,
    What this woman is doing is doing her best to make us all into fools in the old ideals of Islamization. The next move is to attack the kids with Muslim BS Make the Kid to attack others and the last move is the evil one wins.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freddawes1776/ Fred Dawes

    Robert Bermier is right, and do not put any faith in anything a muslims states all hate you and all want a one world muslim/islam hell on earth.

    just understand what the muslim did at Cordoba and understand what any muslim is our enemy.

  • muslimpoxbyebye

    WHY IS THIS WOMAN STILL IN THE ISLAM CULT. SHE SHOULD LEAVE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WHAT IS SHE AFRAID OF ? ASK HER THIS PLEASE. THANK YOU .

  • Elpi Nipni

    Every time the WEST is about to uncover the Truth about Islam ther will come a Muslim, a "moderate" if you will and pull another veil over our eyes. This woman is no as what she appears to be. Isalm is an ideology of BULLIES but they use Taqqiya as long as there not as strong but as soon as they get strong they will change that "Tolerance" tune. we should not fall for anybody who seems to counter main stream islam which in nature is RADICAL, for if it was not radical we would not have noticed it at all because after all what does it have to sell but its HATE.

  • Beth

    Taught in the New Testament:

    Rom 13:9 Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Beyond this last Command in Christianity, there are no more Commands)

    Taught in the Koran:

    Beheadings (047.004) – Racism (005.041) – Gang Rape (033.052) – Crucifixions (005.033) – Genocide (033.061) – Treason – (008.067)

    Ms Raza can deny and condemn the violent Muslims until blue in the face, just remember, she STILL brings the Koran with her……because – she is a Muslim. That's what makes her a Muslim in the first place.

    Continue….

  • Beth

    The following question applies to all – even the atheists….

    Which set of rules would you prefer for the young (the next generation) to learn?

    Unlike Islam, the God of Christianity clearly condemns the act of FORCING anyone into bowing to Him.

    But neither is He mocked, for that which we sow is that which we'll reap.

    Let all readers judge for themselves,….is it wise to be feeding the Koran to the young? If your answer is no – then neither is it wise to accept Ms Raza.

  • Kate

    This site is for neo-con nuts. You all just pat yourselves on the back, hate the same people and repeat the same rubbish.

  • B. Johnson

    Agreed! FP is predictable. Repeats the same one-sided rubbish all the time.

  • dhimminology

    To 'Kate' and 'B. Johnson':-

    1.) I am not American.
    2.) I am not a 'neo-con'.
    3.)Though I don't agree with some stuff in this magazine, FP is right about the evil ideology called Islam.
    4.)You both should read up about Islam before you come up with such rubbish comments.

  • dhimminology

    To 'Kate' and 'B. Johnson':-

    1.) Go read up the Quran and Hadith and search your conscience and you will maybe have your eyes open.
    2.) Some Quran tidbits – can you even remotely try to explain them away to vindicate Islam?
    Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
    (Quran 9:29)
    Those who were left behind (in the Tabuk expedition) rejoiced in their inaction behind the back of the Messenger of Allah: they hated to strive and fight, with their goods and their persons, in the cause of Allah: they said, "Go not forth in the heat." Say, "The fire of Hell is fiercer in heat." If only they could understand!
    (Quran 9:81)

  • dhimminology

    Some more for 'Kate' and 'B. Johnson':-
    Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
    (Quran 9:5)
    How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them.
    (Quran 7:4)
    O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence.
    (Quran 8:65)

  • dhimminology

    Some more, 'Kate' and 'B. Johnson':-
    It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
    (Quran 8:67)
    O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).
    (Quran 9:123)

  • http://www.canadagreengrass.net/ Ted Canada Green

    I’m often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your web site and keep checking for brand spanking new information.