Ten days after the 9/11 attacks, a white supremacist from Texas named Mark Stroman shot a Muslim named Rais Bhuiyan, then a gas station attendant, in the face. Bhuiyan survived, unlike two of Stroman's other victims, and Stroman was eventually captured, convicted, and put on death row. This year, instead of showing hate for his attacker, Bhuiyan petitioned to stop Stroman's execution, saying, "In Islam it says that saving one human life is the same as saving the entire mankind." Alas, despite Bhuiyan's protests, Stroman was put to death on July 20.
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