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Qasim Rashid

Human Rights Lawyer, Author, & Truman National Security Fellow
Washington D.C.

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Qasim Rashid is a human rights activist, former Harvard Islamic Studies fellow, and current Truman National Security Fellow.


Qasim Rashid is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, practicing attorney, former visiting fellow at Harvard University's Islamic Studies Program, and currently a Truman Project National Security Fellow.

He is the author of three books, #TalkToMe, EXTREMIST, and The Wrong Kind of Muslim. He has a forthcoming children's book on Ramadan publishing in 2021 with Penguin. Qasim regularly publishes on TIME, The Independent, NBC, The Washington Post, and in numerous other national and international outlets. Qasim speaks at a variety of universities and houses of worship worldwide, and interviews in a variety of media including the New York Times, FOX News, CNN, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International, Huff Post Live, Al Jazeera, and Voice of America.

He is the former Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America, served as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Virginia State Prison system, and offered pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence through the Virginia Poverty Law Center. You can follow him on Twitter @QasimRashid.


  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law

Issue Areas

Civil Liberties, Islam, Race & Racism