Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rais Bhuiyan's Tranformative Love



I missed this article earlier - although I've followed the story somewhat when things were heating up in Texas...

Yet, reading this one today in the public library, couldn't stop the tears - it's one of the most moving stories of my life:

Rais Bhuiyan, a Bangladeshi immigrant, was shot by Mark Stroman, a white supremacist, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. First Posted at Huff Post: 7/18/11 07:54 PM ET Updated: 7/18/11 09:11 PM ET

Just weeks after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, a masked man stormed into the Dallas convenience store where Rais Bhuiyan, a Muslim immigrant from Bangladesh, worked as a cashier. He asked where Bhuiyan was from -- then shot him in the face at point-blank range before he could reply.

His attacker was Mark Stroman, an avowed white supremacist and methamphetamine addict, who was caught and confessed to the shooting as well as two other attacks on South Asian convenience store workers. Those men died, while Bhuiyan survived, although he was blinded in one eye and still carries 35 shotgun pellets embedded in his face.

READ the rest at another blogsite where I contribute called The Journey of Hope GO here

Also see the work of Texas abolitionists here and I hope to unfold more of this story soon...

1 comment:

Komal Khan said...

Hi Connie, I left a comment below your comment on my blog here:

http://selfless-devotion.blogspot.com/2011/07/experience-and-knowledge.html