February 24, 2014
Contact: University Relations
The University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics will host an appearance by Qasim Rashid, author of the recent book The Wrong Kind of Muslim, on Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in the Town Hall in UB's Learning Commons, 1415 Maryland Ave. The event is free and open to the public, although an R.S.V.P. is requested. (Attendance details below.)
A vocal human rights activist and advocate of moderate Islam in America, Rashid is an attorney and a graduate of the Richmond School of Law. He serves as executive editor of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business.
The Wrong Kind of Muslim is a call to unite people of all faiths in the struggle for universal freedom of conscience. Often risking his own life, Rashid tells the stories of those who are fighting back against state-sponsored terrorism and religious persecution.
"The Wrong Kind of Muslim is an inspiring book that should be in every high school and college classroom around the world," says Muhammed Ahmad Chaudhry, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. "It educates and motivates its readers, whether in the East or in the West, on how to overcome ignorance and extremism peacefully—even in the face of bitter persecution."
"A heartfelt memoir of Muslim-on-Muslim discrimination and oppression," says Kirkus Reviews. "A harrowing yet hopeful story of modern-day religious persecution."
The book received the Kirkus Reviews' Kirkus Star, awarded to books of exceptional merit.
This event is presented as a University Ethics Seminar.
To attend Rashid's presentation, submit an R.S.V.P. by calling 410.837.5379 or sending an e-mail to Hoffberger@ubalt.edu.
There will be refreshments and a book signing afterwards. Free books will be presented to the first 25 students.
Learn more about the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.