CNN – A Muslim candidate responded to a man’s Islamophobic tweet by donating to his medical fund – and spurred a friendship
Ahmadi Muslim Shows Lesson in Compassion in Congressional Race
Qasim Rashid has spent much of his life fighting for and defending human rights, first as a lawyer, then as a spokesman for the the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. Oscar “Oz” Dillon held anti-Muslim views and often targeted his ire at Rashid, who’s running for Congress in Dillon’s district. The two were never supposed to find common ground, let alone form a friendship. But a small act of kindness led the two to meet — and forced Dillon to examine his bias. “He has opened my eyes to a whole new world about Islam,” Dillon told CNN.