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Qasim Rashid

National Spokesperson, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA
Washington D.C.

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Qasim Rashid is a human rights activist and advocate of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in America.

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Qasim Rashid is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, practicing attorney, former visiting fellow at Harvard University's Islamic Studies Program, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

He is the author of three books, #TalkToMe, EXTREMIST, and The Wrong Kind of Muslim. Qasim regularly publishes on TIME, The Independent, 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.

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  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law

Issue Areas

Civil Liberties, Islam, Race & Racism

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