Meet the Muslim immigrant who has been hailed a "hero" for what he did during the Paris attacks

"I was just doing my job," he said in an interview


Asha Parker
December 1, 2015 10:55PM (UTC)

In the wake of the recent Paris attacks, word of a security guard who stopped a suicide bomber from entering the Stade de France, quickly spread. News organizations took to calling the mystery guard a "hero" as the story went viral on social media.

The alleged security guard, only identified by his last name Zouheir- was mentioned 8,000 times on twitter. But the rumor about Zouheir being the security guard that stopped the bomb was false. It was instead Salim Toorabally, whose identity remained a mystery- until now.

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NBC recently met with the 42 year-old immigrant and Muslim. Watch below:

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