Raheel Raza: I Need Defense Against Fellow Muslims Trying To Kill Me

Raheel Raza, the President of the Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow said that as a reform-minded Muslim she needs more defense against people in her own religion who want her dead than she needs celebrities defending her, and “[W]e have a huge problem ahead of us, and if we’re going to be politically correct, and beat around the bush, and deflect from the issue, we won’t be able to address it” on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.”

Raza said that she did the appearance because “I thought, ‘Man you need to have some reformist voices on your show.’” And agreed with Maher’s assessment of “everyday terrorism” in “most of the Muslim world” against women, gay people, and bloggers.

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  • moraywatson

    The best defense against islam, Mrs. Raza, is less islam. For the life of me, I don’t understand why you don’t escape the clutches of an unsalvageable totalitarian ideology, and apostasize.

    • Beats me, I see little widespread support for her efforts.

      I don’t mean to disparage her effort. But frankly the majority of Muslims have sided with the Beast.

    • Waffle

      My thoughts exactly, but I guess it’s hard for some people to leave the religion they were brought up in.

      • David Murrell

        I grew up a Catholic, and as a young teen, I used to debate my priest on reforming the church. He answered, “If the house has a whole in the roof, you do not burn down the house”. At the time of the Protestant reformation, when leaders did leave the church, the problems wth the Catholic church were far less serious than that of Islam today.

        The reason why we will never see a reform in Islam are twofold. First, there cannot be rump, informal conversations about reforming Islam –like I had years ago — for even doing that risks death, given the inherent facsim in Islam. (Raheem Raza, above, risks death for her advocacy). Second, Martin Luther’s reformation was based on following the Gospels and the New Testament, which the Catholic church had strayed away from. But there is very little in the Koran that would make Islam morally decent. Indeed, the radical Islamists base their war criminality on Koranic verse. The sewer that is Islam today is based on what Mohammed said and did centuries ago.

    • Yusuf_al_Kafir

      Because her delusions and fantasies make her money.
      Books, TV shows, paid speaking engagements, etc.

      If she were an ex-muslim she would be unmarketable and get treated just like Ayan Hirsi-Ali does (ie- persona non grata).

      Raheel Raza, Tarek Fatah, Zudhi Jasser, etc, etc are all selling the fantasy that Westerners so want to buy: ‘moderate Islam’.

      We Non-muslims would be better off buying unicorn food and waiting for the unicorns to arrive than we would be waiting on the widespread adoption/practice of ‘moderate Islam’.

      That’s not to say that the folks previously mentioned are terrible people.
      They are good people, but just the same, they are terrible Muslims.

      Osama Bin Laden? Terrible person, but just the same, a great Muslim.

      • moraywatson

        Shorthand version: she’s a narcissist.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Extremely succinct and accurate. Alas, Yusuf, you nail it perfectly yet again. 🙂

  • DD_Austin

    Only a Moron buy the oxymoron “reform-minded Muslim”
    cause their ain’t no such thing

    This dirtbag should be taking a dirt nap along with every other muslim.

  • David

    After Daily Caller Senior Contributor Matt Lewis pointed out that the GOP field is far more diverse than the Democratic field, Maher responded, “The two Hispanics want to put other Hispanics on cattle cars and throw them out of the country.”

    maher is the pig you put lipstick on but it’s still a pig and a very vile one at that.

    • kkruger71

      He has become far worse just in the last few weeks.

  • ntt1

    why try to reform a corrupted cult when there are other more rational religions available? Join the Catholics and help them defeat an Islamist pope.

  • Tony

    Islam cannot be reformed. Raheel should be consistent with her convictions and leave Islam.

  • BillyHW

    Dear Raheel, maybe you’re in the wrong religion then if your fellow coreligionists are trying to kill you? Just sayin’.

  • pdxnag

    Apostate or not? If not then what the hell is your point?

    Don’t call yourself Muslim and don’t follow Islam. Start something else and give it a new name.

    • disqusW6sf

      Yes, you can believe in god without islam.

  • Shebel

    Why should Islam reform? They are winning the Battle.

  • lolwut?

    She’s just trying to convince us that Islam isn’t evil by playing the “Good muslim”

    She’s nothing more then a Trojan horse who worships a pedophile.