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Rais Bhuiyan, who was shot in the face in 2001 by an avowed white supremacist looking for revenge after Sept.11. (Courtesy of Rais Bhuiyan)
Rais Bhuiyan, who was shot in the face in 2001 by an avowed white supremacist looking for revenge after Sept.11. (Courtesy of Rais Bhuiyan)

After Sept. 11, many American Muslims felt the need to explain that they weren't terrorists. 37-year old Rais Bhuiyan barely got the chance.

He's a Muslim from Bangladesh and he was shot in the face by avowed white supremacist, Mark Stroman, who said he wanted revenge for the terrorist attacks.

Bhuiyan survived, but two others died at Stroman's hand. Bhuiyan forgave his attacker and spent the last decade petitioning for him to be taken off death row-- right up until Stroman was executed in Texas this past July.

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This segment aired on September 9, 2011.

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