Source: The Guardian
By Mattha Busby
A man has been stabbed outside a mosque in Greater Manchester in an incident that police are treating as a hate crime.
The victim, named locally as Dr Nasser Kurdy, an orthopaedic surgeon and imam, was reportedly arriving at the Altrincham Islamic centre, Grove Lane, for evening prayers at 6pm when someone stabbed him in the neck from behind.
A friend of the victim told the Manchester Evening News that he had suffered a non-critical 3cm stab wound which required stitches.
“He is a lovely guy, very gentle, loved by the community, Muslim and non-Muslim alike,” said the friend. “He needs stitches and will be kept in hospital overnight. He is incredibly lucky. This incident has really shaken us.”