Queens Mosque Stabbing Victim Says He'd Retaliate if Given Chance

A Muslim man who was stabbed as he tried to open the door to a Queens mosque says he will strike back if he ever sees his attacker.  

Bashir Ahmad was beaten and stabbed early Sunday at Masjid Al-Saaliheen in Queens.  

The 57-year-old Ahmad tells the New York Post that if he saw his attacker again, he would kill him.  

Ahmad says his assailant spouted anti-Muslim epithets after he approached Ahmad from behind. 

Police suspect the locks to the storefront mosque were tampered with. They say that made it hard to open the door and gave Ahmad's assailant time to attack.  

The Post says Ahmad was hospitalized after the attack and was released with staples and stitches to his head and leg. 

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