Blinded British imam ready to forgive attackers

Hafiz Salik was blinded in an unprovoked attack in November.

Blinded British imam ready to forgive attackers

World Bulletin / News Desk

Hafiz Salik, a 60-year-old British imam who was blinded after falling victim to an Islamophobic attack in the city of Hull said that he is willing to forgive his attackers if they come forward.

The imam was attacked in front of his wife and daughter after his car was stopped by two men and a woman on November 30. After two operations, Salik received 15 stitches to his eye.

Speaking on the incident, Salik, who was well-known for his inter-community peace-work, said "I have always said we should talk to these people who rebel and do things like this and try to make them good citizens. I do have sympathy. I think they do not understand me and my work, because if they did, they wouldn't have done this."

Despite CCTV footage of the attack being released, no one has been arrested in connection with the crime.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ocak 2014, 15:47