SPEAKER BIO: Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza

President, Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow & Founding Member, Muslim Reform Movement

Raheel Raza is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow; founding member of The Muslim Reform Movement; Director of Forum for Learning; award winning journalist; public speaker; and advocate for human rights, interfaith dialogue, gender equality and dignity in diversity. Raheel has appeared in print and on TV and radio numerous times including CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, BBC Hardtalk, CBC, CTV, TVO, and Tucker Carlson. Raheel has made a documentary film called “Whose Sharia is it anyway?” dealing with the sharia debate in Ontario, Canada. In July 2017, Raheel gave testimony to the US Congress on “Combating Homegrown Terrorism.” She has also testified before the Canadian Parliament on Bill S-7, which became the Zero Tolerance of Barbaric Cultural Practices Act. In her pursuit for human rights, Raheel is accredited with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and the UN in New York. She is the recipient of Canada’s Sesquicentennial commemorative medal for ‘exceptional contributions to Canada as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to Canada.