Terrorists and anti-Islam extremists are both wrong about Islam. Qasim Rashid proves just that in EXTREMIST: A Response to Geert Wilders & Terrorists Everywhere. Rashid debunks extremists head-on, clarifying important issues like Islam’s view on free speech, women’s rights, and Jihad—among many more. He writes for non-Muslims and Muslims alike, asking you to stand for a narrative of moderation, civility, and compassion—and against the extremist narratives of Geert Wilders and all terrorists. Rashid empowers you with a tool extremists don’t have—knowledge of Islam, and invites you to join the fight for tolerance.
Qasim Rashid, Esq. holds a Bachelor s of Science in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a juris doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law. He s previously authored the critically acclaimed book, The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution & Perseverance (2013).
Qasim’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, Daily Beast, Huffington Post, NPR, among several other national and international outlets. He has published numerous peer-reviewed academic journals on Islam and human rights. is a frequent writer and lecturer on Islamic and human rights issues. He regularly speaks at various universities and houses of worship nationally and internationally. Qasim likewise frequently interviews on FOX, NBC, CBS, BBC, Al Jazeera, and numerous local and regional radio programs. Today, Qasim is a practicing attorney in Richmond, Virginia, where he resides with his wife and two children. He is an avid runner and still dreams of one day walking on another planet.
American Muslims say ISIS ‘hijacked’ Islam
Published on Sep 26, 2014
Cherif Abou El Fadl and Qasim Rashid explain why terrorists doesn’t speak for their faith
Saving humanity from WW3 | Qasim Rashid | TEDxSpeedwayPlaza
Published on Nov 13, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. The world is witness to more conflicts today than at any point in history. As humanity sits on the cusp of what appears an inevitable world war III, the key to protecting our future rests in each individual’s hands.
An attorney by profession, Qasim has written two best-sellers “Extremist” & “Wrong Kind of Muslim”. A frequent presence on American TV screens & social media.