Raheel Raza testifies before the U.S. Congress on ‘Combating Homegrown Terrorism’

This past week, Clarion Project’s spokesperson and Advisory Board Member Raheel Raza addressed the U.S. Congress in Washington D.C. on “Combating Homegrown Terrorism,” examining what America can do to counter the threat of violent extremism within domestic communities.

Watch her opening remarks.

The session was held by the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and chaired by Rep. Ron DeSantis.

Excerpt from Raheel Raza’s later remarks on Political Correctness:

“It’s not about political correctness. There are people here in the West who are afraid to use the words “Islamist Ideology’ because they think that it is anti-Muslim.  It is actually very pro-Muslim, because it makes the ordinary masses of people understand the difference between the faith of Islam and an ideology which is political in nature – and which is evil.”

Clarion Project is informing and shaping the debate on matters of national and international importance, and our testimony is now part of the Congressional record and will help inform policy decisions moving forward.

Raheel Raza, an outspoken Muslim and native of Pakistan, is a leading global voice against radical extremism and human rights activist. She was featured in our award-winning film Honor Diaries, is President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and founding member of the Muslim Reform Movement.

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