NW Monk attacked, mistaken for Muslim

mnkhdrvrA Washington monk is assaulted during his visit to Hood River
By Faith News Note,

Kozen Sampson, A Washington Buddhist monk, Kozen Sampson, was attacked during a trip to Hood River. Kozen said he was attacked unexpectedly. He said, “I pulled over, someone ran up and yelled. I turned around, they kicked the door, hit me in the side of the face and knocked my head into the frame of the car,” Sampson said. “I do remember [him yelling] an F bomb [about] Muslims, and that was it.”
Kozen has extended forgiveness to the stranger. The attack has made headlines in newspapers across the nation.

Hood River held a candlelight vigil to celebrate peace and tolerance. Kozen added, “I can’t think of anything more important than to be peaceful and to remind each other we are what makes a country and a world.”

You can see how the town of Hood River held a Peace rally on the KATU-2 TV Clip below.

Kozen is the co-founder of the Trout Lake Abbey retreat in Washington. Police have little detail to work on and have few suspects.

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