Following news about a stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon, who was attacked outside Altrincham Mosque in Manchester on 24th September, the Secretary General of the MCB, Harun Khan, said: “We are shocked to hear of the stabbing of a prominent Muslim surgeon outside Altrincham Mosque today in what the Greater Manchester police have described as a hate crime. We are relieved to hear that the victim’s injuries are not currently critical. Our prayers are with the victim, his family and the local community.”
He continued, “After the terror attack outside Finsbury Park Mosque, we welcomed the solidarity demonstrated by our Prime Minister and Home Secretary. We hope that in consultation with Muslim communities, these strong words can now be converted into action, including the full implementation of the government’s own Hate Crime Action Plan.”
The victim, Consultant surgeon Dr Nasser Kurdy, was one of the surgeons who helped victims in the aftermath of the Manchester arena attack.