USA: Local store owner hosting blood drive as part of ‘Muslims for Life’ campaign


For the last four years, Kamal Ahmad Rahman has been remembering the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by doing what he can to save lives in their honor.

To do that, he’s inviting people today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to his convenience store, Easy Shop off of F.M. 2818 in Bryan, to donate blood.

Rahman is one of many Ahmadiyya Muslim Community members across the country organizing blood drives during the nationwide campaign, “Muslims for Life,” which began Aug. 11 and wraps up Oct. 11.

Those killed or injured in the Boston Marathon bombing also are being honored through the campaign this year.

Last year, Rahman said, 425 pints of blood were collected locally, an amount he considered a success.

“The thing is, even if I can get one person to come in and donate blood and …continue reading at

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