NEW YORK - A Muslim man who survived after being shot in the face during a deadly post-September 11, 2011, rampage has launched a legal bid to save the life of his would-be killer, a move that has even touched the attacker. Mark Anthony Stroman, an admitted white supremacist, is set to be executed on 20 July (around 3 a.m. Thursday PST) for murdering two South Asian immigrants-- a Pakistani and an Indian -- in Dallas, Texas, as he hunted "Arabs" as part of a hate-filled campaign following the 2001 terrorist attacks, according to media reports. A third victim, Rais Bhuiyan, an American of Bangladeshi origin, only survived by pretending to be dead after being gunned-down at close range whilst working at a petrol station. Nearly a decade later, the 37-year-old Bhuiyan is now leading calls to save his attacker from the lethal injection in a remarkable act of personal humanity. Bhuiyan, a former Bangladesh Air Force officer, yesterday filed a lawsuit against Governor Rick Perry and other officials in Texas. He claims his rights as a victim in regards to sentencing have been overlooked by the state, as has his attempts to meet the gunman face-to-face. Bhuiyan still bears the scars from the attack that left him blind in one eye and with 35 pieces of metal in his face.