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Muslim Author and Activist Qasim Rashid: “Become a Muslim Ally”

“Standing in solidarity isn’t about words, it’s about action.”

November 21, 2016

In a Vote 2016 interview with KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna, author, attorney and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA activist Qasim Rashid expresses his concerns about the Trump presidency and the recent talk of a national registry for immigrants and visitors from Muslim countries.

Rashid is calling on Americans to join the True Islam campaign, a campaign to combat Islamophobia and terrorism through education and social media. He says it is time for American Muslim-community supporters to show their solidarity through action rather than just words in these uncertain times. Rashid was the featured speaker at the 2016 Crosscut Courage Awards in Seattle.



Enrique Cerna

The son of Mexican immigrants, Enrique Cerna was born and raised in the Yakima Valley.  Enrique joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs in addition to local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment and Latinos in Washington State.

Enrique has earned nine Northwest Emmy Awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional.

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