There’s “Muslim,” and Then There’s “Muslim-Born”…

The Independent recently published an article by Jerome Taylor, titled "First woman to lead Friday prayers in the UK," talking about the mixed-congregation Friday prayers that Canadian Raheel Raza was to lead the following day.  I read it, feeling confused: didn't Amina Wadud do this already?Well, yes, she did.  The beginning of the article clarifies that Raza is the first Muslim-born woman to do so: A Canadian author will become the first Muslim-born woman to lead a mixed-gender British c … [Read more...]

Truth or Scare: Raheel Raza’s Fear Mongering

She's at it again. No too long ago Krista covered Raheel Raza's critique of a supposed Islamist* threat in Canada. Well, Raza's published another piece, but this time in the right-wing American Thinker. And this time her claims have become even more questionable, and to be honest a little ludicrous.Now it seems Raza, through her piece in the American Thinker, is trying to warn Americans of the Islamist threat to the north, here in Canada. In the process she has pointed a very damning finger … [Read more...]

You’re either with us, or you’re with the Islamists

I referred to this article in the comments section of my piece on the coverage around Samira Laouni's candidate for NDP MP of Montréal-Bourassa, but I thought it deserved its own post as well. I debated whether it was really worth talking about it, because I don't think that the author is really worth our time. However, I think that some of her comments are symptomatic of the ways that certain Muslims get listened to in our society and our media.The article focuses on an event in which … [Read more...]