Rais Bhuiyan, Post-9/11 Hate Crime Victim, Campaigning to Stop Attacker's Execution
"I strongly believe executing him is not a solution. We will just simply lose a human life without dealing with the root cause, which is hate crime," Bhuiyan says. "In Islam it says that saving one human life is the same as saving the entire mankind. Since I forgave him, all those principles encouraged me to go even further, and stop his execution and save another human life."
Bhuiyan, who is originally from Bangladesh, is even working with Stroman's defense attorney to prevent the execution from happening. Talk about being the bigger person.