Last night I went to Busboys and Poets to attend a private memorial in honor of Omar Ahmad who passed away last week. It was moving to see how many lives he had affected in such a deep manner. I met Omar during a gathering at ISNA over lunch and was struck by his humility and astuteness. Little did I know he would go on to become the Mayor of San Carlos, California.
The following video is Omar Ahmad’s TED Talk on how to influence politicians. I post it so people can capture a glimpse of a great man.
In Loving Memory of Omar Ahmad
Omar Ahmad: Muslim, American, Cowboy Boot Aficionado (1965–2011) By Hussein Rashid and Wajahat Ali
Serving the public while riding a Segway By Shahed Amanullah