This hero from Abbotabad just charged right at the attacker.
49 people were murdered in a mass shooting in the Christchurch mosque by a white supremacist known as Branton Tarrant. He slaughtered these people, and shamelessly live streamed the whole thing. It’s been widely available on the internet and since then, has been seen by millions.
In the horrifying live stream of the attack a man can be seen trying to overpower that gunman, this man’s name is Naeem Rashid
This is the name we should all remember because this hero gave himself up to try and stop the attacker from going any further.
I will never forget this photo until end of my life💔 pic.twitter.com/jMA7Bgkcba
— RAGHAD (@RAGHADABDUALZiZ) March 16, 2019
Here’s what you need to know about this hero
This is Naeem Rashid.
Even as his son Talha was shot and people around him lay bleeding in the mosque, he rushed the gunman, with no weapon, just his bare hands.
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 15, 2019
Halfway through the New Zealand shooting, a single, unarmed worshipper, did whatever he could to stop the attacker. His son, killed mercilessly a few minutes earlier, lay on the ground, dying, while Rashid “with no weapon, just his bare hands”. This is the meaning of courage. This is the meaning of bravery.
Naeem Rashid, was left wounded and was rushed to the hospital following the attack, but died later the same night.
The hero was from Abbottabad, where he worked in a private bank before immigrating to Christchurch to work as a teacher. Dr. Khursheed Alam confirmed on ARY news that his brother, the hero Rashid, as well as his nephew Talha died in the attack.
A Hero. A Martyr. A Selfless Soul.
This Muslim man is Naeem Rashid from Abottabad, Pakistan. He sacrificed himself trying to disarm the terrorist at the Mosque in New Zealand. His son Talha was also killed in the attack.
HE IS A HERO. KNOW HIM. 😭
Retweet 💔 pic.twitter.com/03Al22ZmDd
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) March 15, 2019
The bravery and selflessness are what people are choosing to remember.
May his memory, and that of his son, be a blessing.
— Sharron Mendel Swain (@SharronMSwain) March 15, 2019
No words for such heroism. Tragic loss of a decent man and his son. Hate keeps growing but the beautiful bursts of love shine above and will triumph one day.
— Merryl Wiener (@MerrylWiener) March 16, 2019
Just saw his Fb profile. What a wonderful soul he was. His timeline is full of posts about human rights, Palestinian crisis and environment protection. May Allah swt bless him and all the innocent lives lost no matter when and where.
— Hassaan Naseer Qureshi (@NaseerHassaan) March 15, 2019
And some are even calling Prime Minister Imran Khan to honor the hero.
He deserves to be honoured, @ImranKhanPTI, what do you say? A hero. My heart goes out to his family who’ve lost two relatives in this despicable act of terror.
— Jordan. 🏴☭ (@Jordan_SP1) March 15, 2019
His family and friends describe him as a “kind soul”.
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) March 15, 2019
More comments. Sounds like an amazing man. pic.twitter.com/Ffg7m5HmQB
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) March 16, 2019
A beautiful, selfless soul, that did not deserve this happening to him or his family. May he rest in peace.
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