On June 19, Author Qasim Rashid, Esq. is releasing The Wrong Kind of Muslim, a book that launches a Jihad of the pen to demolish both Taliban ideology and “Islamic” terrorism. US Senator Tim Kaine, Baylor University Professor Philip Jenkins, and Film Maker Beena Sarwar have each endorsed this riveting non-fiction book.
The Wrong Kind of Muslim is an inspirational call to unite those of all faiths and those of no faith in the struggle for universal freedom of conscience. Since 9/11, terrorists in Pakistan have killed over 40,000—and counting. Qasim Rashid journeys into the heart of that terrorism to unearth the untold story of those silenced by Taliban suicide bombings, secret police torture, and state sanctioned persecution. Rashid exposes the horrifying truth about growing radicalism in Pakistan and its impact on Western security. But most importantly, Rashid uncovers the inspiring story of millions fighting back—and winning.
Rashid kicks off his summer book tour at the Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA on June 19. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/131937373671729/, followed by events in Harrisburg, PA, New York City, NY, Chicago, IL, and Princeton University—among various universities.
“This book relates the intimate struggle of terrorism victims and the powerful solution to stop that terrorism without wars, drones, or boycotts,” said author Qasim Rashid, “and it is a strategy everyone can back.” United States Senator Tim Kaine writes, “Rashid’s heartfelt story compels admiration for him and a deeper appreciation for America’s guarantee of religious freedom.” Dr. Philip Jenkins calls The Wrong Kind of Muslim “a significant and alarming book that demands attention as a passionate call for peace…” Likewise, former Harvard human rights fellow Beena Sarwar calls it “a must read for anyone who cares about human rights [worldwide].”
Additional book endorsements include Princeton University Professor of Economics and Public Policy Dr. Atif Mian, George Mason University Associate Professor of Religion and Society John Farina, Chicago-based interfaith activist Rabbi Marla Joy Subeck Spanjer, and President and CEO of Silicon Valley Education Foundation Muhammed Ahmad Chaudhry, among others.
Qasim Rashid is available for interviews upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and contact his Media Director Ty Rashid at (513) 655-1089.
Author: Qasim Rashid, Esq.
Title: The Wrong Kind of Muslim: An Untold Story of Persecution & Perseverance
International Launch Date: June 19, 2013
Print Purchase Link: https://www.createspace.com/4265837
Book Synopsis: The Wrong Kind of Muslim is a call to unite those of all faiths and of no faith in the struggle for universal freedom of conscience. Since 9/11, terrorists in Pakistan have killed over 40,000—and counting. Often risking his own life, Qasim Rashid journeys into the heart of that terrorism to unearth the untold story of those silenced by Taliban suicide bombings, secret police torture, and state sponsored religious persecution. Rashid exposes the horrifying truth about growing radicalism in Pakistan and its impact on Western security. But most importantly, Rashid uncovers the inspiring untold story of millions fighting back—and winning.
Author Bio: Qasim Rashid, Esq. is an internationally recognized voice on human rights and religious freedom. CNN calls him, “…an effective source on a wide range of religious issues” and The Huffington Post adds, “Qasim offers insightful commentary on issues Muslims in America face.” Rashid’s work has appeared in the USA Today, Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN, Daily Beast, Richmond Times Dispatch, multiple peer-reviewed law journals, among several other national and international outlets. He interviews regularly on Huff Post Live, NBC, CBS, NPR, BBC World, New York Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, among numerous media outlets. He also frequently lectures at houses of worship and universities nationally and internationally including Princeton, Berkeley, Barry, Howard Law, and Richmond Law.
Rashid received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law. He is a National Spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America, a Board Member for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, a pro bono attorney for the Virginia Poverty Law Center, and practices law in Richmond, VA.