“Every Ramadan, this city witnesses an outpouring of charitable acts, compassion for others, and outreach to the community from the Muslims of Lawrence,” Syed Jamal writes in this column.
“Although I fully empathize with the economic impact an abrupt ban will have on people whose livelihoods are involved, Styrofoam manufacturers can be offered incentives to make the transition from foam to paper,” Syed Jamal writes in this column for the Kansas Reflector.
“Drawing upon its rich tradition of volunteerism and civic engagement, the Islamic community of Lawrence stands ready to work with its neighbors to make positive contributions to the development of Lawrence and to world peace,” Syed Jamal writes.
“I feel compelled to raise my voice in solidarity with the majority of Americans who are concerned with improving the seemingly worsening racial relations at this difficult time in our history, amid a historic pandemic,” Syed Jamal writes.
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