Salman Bhojani: “We are encouraged to build bridges with other communities” | Dallas News

Salman Bhojani: "We are encouraged to build bridges with other communities" | Dallas NewsHe said he saw running for City Council as a way to give back to his community — a teaching that is at the core of his Ismaili Muslim faith.

 

“We are encouraged by the Aga Khan, our spiritual leader, to do a lot of community service inside the community as well as outside of the community,” he said. “We’re encouraged to build bridges with other communities.”

Bhojani moved to North Texas with his family after finishing his health and sciences degree in Montreal. He abandoned his plan to go into medicine after finding he didn’t have the stomach for it.

Because finances were tight at home, he said, he began working long shifts cleaning gas stations.

“Even when I was getting married — after my court marriage — I went in and did a 12-hour shift at the gas station,” Bhojani said.

The couple eventually bought four gas stations but decided to pursue a different path after their son was born.

Read at the source: Euless’ first Muslim council member says goal wasn’t to win, but to show that anyone can run for office / Elvia Limón / Dallas News

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