Visotzky and his friend and colleague Hussein Rashid, a professor and activist, see the fast and the marches they will participate in the next day as first steps on a long road of action.
Controversy Swirls Around Oscar-Nominated Film – The Takeaway. Today, a highly acclaimed new film hits theaters across the U.S. It's called "Timbuktu," and it's a French-Mauritanian drama directed by Abderrahmane Sissako. … Hussein Rashid is professor of religion at Hofstra University. He joins us to share his thoughts on the film, and the controversy surrounding it.
How to Celebrate Eid al-Adha Like an American – The New York Times. “Our obligations as American Muslims have not changed, they have just become more difficult,” acknowledges Hussein Rashid, a scholar of Islamic studies. He still believes Muslims should rise above hate and try to be the best version of themselves, not for the sake of appearing moderate, but to uphold and mirror their honorable religious values.
How New York’s Muslims Are Responding To Manhattan Truck Attack : NPR. NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks to Hussein Rashid, a professor in the religion department at Columbia University and a native New Yorker, about how the Muslim community in New York is reacting to Tuesday’s terrorist attack.