Canadian human rights activist Raheel Raza will be among the recipients of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Medal of Valor at its annual National Tribute Dinner Thursday evening at The Beverly Hilton.

Raza is president of Toronto-based Council for Muslims Facing Friday whose goals are “to reclaim Islam for, as the word itself means, securing peace for all people, and to oppose extremism, fanaticism and violence in the name of religion.”

Raza founded the Forum For Learning, which seeks to educate youth about the dangers of radicalization and terrorism. She is the author of “Their Jihad — Not My Jihad,” and has made a documentary film “Whose Sharia Is It Anyway?” on the debate in the Canadian province of Ontario over Sharia, the religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition.

The medal will also be posthumously awarded to David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, who died in 1973.

CBS Corp. Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves will receive the center’s highest honor, the Humanitarian Award, for his commitment to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance.

“I’m very pleased to do anything I can to help in the important work done by the Wiesenthal Center,” Moonves said.

The Westside-based Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that combats hate and anti-Semitism around the world.

The Museum of Tolerance is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

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