Muslim community leader loses eye in racial attack

2013-12-12 02:04:35 | Al Muslim News
Muslim community leader loses eye in racial attack

 

A Muslim man named Hafiz Salik known as imam in Yorkshire city of Hull was attacked on his way home with family. He was shifted to the Hospital after getting serious injuries with possibility of losing an eye. Police have appealed for information in connection for this attack acquired on Spring Bank West, Hull on 60-year-old imam Hafiz Salik, leader of Hull Mosque and Islamic Centre,” Humberside Police said in a statement. Returning from his daughter’s house, two men and a woman tried to stop his car. One of the men lay down in the road right in front of the car. My father was confused and thought he was injured. Then the man slowly got up and went to the car and opened the door, his son, Ateeq Salik, said. My mum was sitting in the front and my youngest sister was in the back. He looked at all of them and he punched my father very hard in the face. It was a very forceful punch and my father's face was covered in blood. Then the man walked away, the son added. Taken to hospital, Imam Salik suffered a serious eye injury and may never regain the sight in his injured eye. Imam Salik is a well-known figure in the city and sits on both council and police boards. He also works with other faiths to promote understanding..

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