Houston: A Muslim doctor is in critical condition after being shot outside Houston mosque on Sunday morning.
Initial reports suggested that Dr Arsalan Tajammul was attacked by three assailants near the mosque but a spokesman for the Houston Police Department said there was no indication of a hate crime yet.
Tajammul is a native of Alberta, Canada and graduated from Nova Southeastern University. He specializes in Optometry and practices in Humble, TX. College of Optometry, according to his Facebook page.
He has long been active in the Muslim communities in Canada, Florida, and Texas. Mohammed Wasim Khan, Imam of the Madrasah Islamiah Masjid Noor, posted a call for prayers on his Facebook page after the attack.
“Please do dua of Shifaa prayer for healing for my beloved student Dr. Arslan Tajammul who is going through surgery right now,” Khan posted from a local hospital. “I urge Muslims of Houston and Muslims in America in general to be vigilant and take necessary precautions.”
Khan added that others gathered at the mosque for morning prayers were able to immediately come to Tajammul’s aid.
“It is very scary right now given the current political climate,” mosque spokesman Mohammed Imaduddin told a local TV.
“From what I hear, this is the third incident this week in the Houston area involving a Muslim getting shot. This is a community place, we have kids that come here, we have people young and old comes here”.
Courtesy : TheNews