A Muslim surgeon in the United Kingdom (UK) was stabbed in the neck on Sunday in what the police describes as a hate crime attack, English media reported.
Nasser Kurdy, who operated as a volunteer on multiple victims who were injured in the Manchester Arena attack in May, was stabbed from behind with a knife when he had arrived at the Altrincham Islamic Centre for evening prayers.
However, Kurdy says he forgives the attacker and feels no negative emotions because this is not an act that represents what the country stands for.
Kurdy, who comes from a Syrian-Jordanian family and a father of three, said that God was merciful to him as he was not injured in a vein or an artery. He was stabbed by the knife in a muscle, according to the Independent.
Police later arrested two suspects, 32 and 54, and said that the incident is being treated as a hate crime.
A spokesperson for the mosque, Dr. Khalid Anis, said that Kurdy is very lucky and it could have been very serious.
The Muslim Council of Britain announced that it is shocked by the attack and called on the government to implement its “hate crime action plan”, according to the BBC.
In May, about 22 were killed and dozens were injured in an attack that took place in the city of Manchester during a concert of the US singer Ariana Grande.