A warm and well-deserved congratulations goes to Mr. Moezeldin Elmostafa of Durham, North Carolina, chosen as as the Reader's Digest 2008 Hero of the Year.
By a wide margin, readers chose Moezeldin Elmostafa of Durham, North Carolina, as the Reader's Digest 2008 Hero of the Year.
As we reported in November, the cabdriver picked up two young men in Durham on March 14, 2006, and drove them to the Duke University campus. A month later, Elmostafa was asked to testify on behalf of one of the men, who had been charges, with two other Duke lacrosse player, with sexually assaulting an exotic dancer. Despite intense pressure from the prosecution, Elmostafa agreed to appear as a witness and helped exonerate the trio. Having recently passed his U. S. citizenship test, the Sudanese immigrant says he did only what all citizens should do --- tell the truth. (PlumInnocent - April issue of Reader's Digest page 24)
See Liestopper's article about Elmo from Nov 7, 2007
We urge Durham 's Mayor Bell declared a Day of Honor and award the Key to the City to one of Durham finest citizens!
Hat Tip: PlumInnocent, J