NSTworld: “I forgive him. I feel very sorry for him,” Maglad told reporters. “To me, as a Muslim, I don’t need to put any hatred in my heart.”
LONDON: London police have charged a 29-year-old homeless man with causing grievous bodily harm and possessing an illegal knife he used to stab a mosque leader during prayers.Suspect Daniel Horton stabbed London Central Mosque’s muazzin Raafat Maglad during daily prayers on Thursday. London police quickly ruled out a terror motive. Maglad was treated at a London hospital and returned to the mosque for Friday’s evening service with his arm wrapped in a sling. Injured muezzin Rafat greets a man at the London Central Mosque in London, Britain. -Reuters “I forgive him. I feel very sorry for him,” Maglad told reporters on Friday. “To me, as a Muslim, I don’t need to put any hatred in my heart.” Several regulars at the Regent’s Park area mosque in northwest London said they had seen Horton attend a few services in the past year. Horton will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a preliminary hearing later today. - AFP Related stories Read more: New Straits Times
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