Published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch
Eighteen months before his death, Professor Carroll passed by me in the hallway and stopped. “I don’t mean to bother you, but you’re Qasim Rashid, right?”
I turned to see a well-dressed, handsome individual. He wore a suit and a trimmed, graying beard. His piercing blue eyes matched his tie, and his smile was as authentic as they come. “Yes, Professor, I apologize — I’m afraid I don’t know your name.”
“I’m John Carroll,” as he extended his hand, “do you have a minute?”
I was actually running late to a class, but something about him drew me in as I embraced his hand. “Sure.”
He leaned in and paused, taking a deep breath. “I don’t know how to say this, Qasim, but…
The below email was sent to me in response to my 9/11 10-year anniversary Op Ed published in the Virginian Pilot.
In addition to berating Islam, Prophet Muhammad (sa), and all Muslims in general, the emailer calls “most American women” adulterous, calls Christians wusses, and wants to expel all Muslims from America.
Be forewarned, however, the following words are not exactly kind. Share your thoughts – agree or disagree – in the comments section.