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Rais Bhuiyan

Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree & Peace Activist

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 Rais Bhuiyan Biography

Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people from around the globe to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. Bhuiyan’s story took root in Bangladesh and grew from seeds planted by his parents and strong Islamic beliefs in forgiveness. It was shortly after he moved to Dallas to seek career opportunities in computer technology, however, that Bhuiyan would find himself needing to hold on to his strong family and faith-based roots — and later cultivate them — after a life-altering incident in 2001.

Just weeks after the tragic events of 9/11, Bhuiyan was shot in the face by a white supremacist, who at that time called himself “the Arab slayer.” That fateful day would not only lead to Bhuiyan’s journey to rebuild his own life, but also help build a better world. The man who shot Bhuiyan was Mark Stroman, who confessed to shooting Bhuiyan, killing two other South Asian workers and was sentenced to death. Bhuiyan survived, but with the use of only one eye and he still carries 35 shotgun pellets embedded deep within in his face. Many wouldn’t blame him if he were to respond to Stroman’s misguided actions with hate and anger. However, Bhuiyan chose to take the high road, mounting an aggressive campaign to convince Texas authorities to reduce his assailant’s sentence from death to life in prison.

Bhuiyan worked tirelessly to save Stroman’s life with pleas for clemency that in 2011 reached the U.S. Supreme Court and even met multiple times with his attacker to get to know him as a human being. Though Stroman was executed, Bhuiyan continues his World Without Hate campaign to promote healing, compassion and forgiveness.

Anand Giridharadas, author of the accomplished India Calling, is releasing an intriguing new book based on Bhuiyan’s remarkable story and experience, entitled The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (2014). Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow has also picked Bhuiyan’s inspiring story as her next directorial effort, starring Tom Hardy and others.

Bhuiyan’s honorable actions led him to receive major awards, including: the 2011 American of the Year, an Esquire Magazine designation shared with such dignitaries as astronaut Mark Kelly and Apple founder Steve Jobs; and the Excellence for Human Service Award from United for Change, an American nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Muslim issues.

Bhuiyan has delivered his inspiring message not only to journalists, but also to members of the European Union, German Parliament, Amnesty International and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as well as numerous university audiences, churches, Mosques and social justice groups. His speeches will educate others on the regenerative power of forgiveness and how this concept can be incorporated into anyone’s life.

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Speaking Topics
  • A World Without Hate

  • The Healing & Transforming Power of Forgiveness

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Rais Bhuiyan

Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree & Peace Activist

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Rais Bhuiyan Biography

Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people from around the globe to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. Bhuiyan’s story took root in Bangladesh and grew from seeds planted by his parents and strong Islamic beliefs in forgiveness. It was shortly after he moved to Dallas to seek career opportunities in computer technology, however, that Bhuiyan would find himself needing to hold on to his strong family and faith-based roots — and later cultivate them — after a life-altering incident in 2001.

Just weeks after the tragic events of 9/11, Bhuiyan was shot in the face by a white supremacist, who at that time called himself “the Arab slayer.” That fateful day would not only lead to Bhuiyan’s journey to rebuild his own life, but also help build a better world. The man who shot Bhuiyan was Mark Stroman, who confessed to shooting Bhuiyan, killing two other South Asian workers and was sentenced to death. Bhuiyan survived, but with the use of only one eye and he still carries 35 shotgun pellets embedded deep within in his face. Many wouldn’t blame him if he were to respond to Stroman’s misguided actions with hate and anger. However, Bhuiyan chose to take the high road, mounting an aggressive campaign to convince Texas authorities to reduce his assailant’s sentence from death to life in prison.

Bhuiyan worked tirelessly to save Stroman’s life with pleas for clemency that in 2011 reached the U.S. Supreme Court and even met multiple times with his attacker to get to know him as a human being. Though Stroman was executed, Bhuiyan continues his World Without Hate campaign to promote healing, compassion and forgiveness.

Anand Giridharadas, author of the accomplished India Calling, is releasing an intriguing new book based on Bhuiyan’s remarkable story and experience, entitled The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas (2014). Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow has also picked Bhuiyan’s inspiring story as her next directorial effort, starring Tom Hardy and others.

Bhuiyan’s honorable actions led him to receive major awards, including: the 2011 American of the Year, an Esquire Magazine designation shared with such dignitaries as astronaut Mark Kelly and Apple founder Steve Jobs; and the Excellence for Human Service Award from United for Change, an American nonprofit dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Muslim issues.

Bhuiyan has delivered his inspiring message not only to journalists, but also to members of the European Union, German Parliament, Amnesty International and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, as well as numerous university audiences, churches, Mosques and social justice groups. His speeches will educate others on the regenerative power of forgiveness and how this concept can be incorporated into anyone’s life.

Rais Bhuiyan Speaking Topics

  • A World Without Hate

  • The Healing & Transforming Power of Forgiveness

FAQs on booking Rais Bhuiyan

  • How to book Rais Bhuiyan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rais Bhuiyan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rais Bhuiyan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rais Bhuiyan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rais Bhuiyan?

    Booking fees for Rais Bhuiyan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rais Bhuiyan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rais Bhuiyan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rais Bhuiyan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rais Bhuiyan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rais Bhuiyan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rais Bhuiyan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rais Bhuiyan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rais Bhuiyan for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rais Bhuiyan generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donisha Rita-Claire Prendergast, Jasmine Rand, Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, Vivek J. Tiwary and Tawakkol Karman. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rais Bhuiyan for an upcoming event.

Rais Bhuiyan Speaking Topics

  • A World Without Hate

  • The Healing & Transforming Power of Forgiveness

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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