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The world is paying rich tribute to Naeem Rashid hailing from Abbottabad, Pakistan who sacrificed his life in a bid to save the lives of the worshippers in Christchurch mosque from the terrorist’s mass shooting. Rashid tried to overpower the terrorist by grabbing and disarming him.
Rashid was unfortunately shot dead along with his son, Talha in the terror attack. In a live-streamed video shot by the terrorist of the horrific incident, Rashid can be seen trying to engage with the shooter to save the other attendees of Friday’s congregational prayer in Christchurch mosque by giving them a chance to escape the deadly shooting.
Talha, aged 21 was a student and offered the prayer with his father Naeem Rashid but now both are martyred. The world has been revering the sacrifice laid by a father-son duo at the time when they themselves were struggling to save their lives.
Ministry of Overseas Pakistan paid tribute to Naeem Rashid and son on Twitter. “Naeem Rashid tried overpowering the shooter identified as Brenton Tarrant after he had entered the mosque, however, he was left badly wounded during the attempt – aimed at protecting fellow worshippers”, wrote the Ministry of Overseas Pakistan in a tweet.
Naeem Rashid tried overpowering the shooter identified as Brenton Tarrant after he had entered the mosque, however, he was left badly wounded during the attempt – aimed at protecting fellow worshippers.
— Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD 🇵🇰 (@mophrd) March 16, 2019
Famous American comedian Jeremy McLellan, also prayed for the departed souls, “The Muslim man in the video who heroically sacrificed himself to stop the terrorist has been identified as Naeem Rashid from Abbottabad, Pakistan. His son Talha was also killed in the attack. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.”, wrote McLellan in his tweet.
The Muslim man in the video who heroically sacrificed himself to stop the terrorist has been identified as Naeem Rashid from Abottabad, Pakistan. His son Talha was also killed in the attack.
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un. pic.twitter.com/tAnatrqZKE
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) March 15, 2019
Twitter is afloat with messages of condolence, love, and prayers for the heroic act of the departed souls.
It is being reported that it was this man, Naeem Rashid who was the brave man who tried to tackle the shooter.
Thank you for trying sir, you are everything one would hope to be in a situation like that. pic.twitter.com/hWMj0gcBiH
— Richard (@KrispKiwi) March 15, 2019
"People who watched the horrific video of #christchurch attack would have noticed the man who tried to stop the #whitesupremacist #Australianterrorist. The man was a #Pakistani #NaeemRashid. A while ago he died in hospital. His son aged 22 was also killed in the #Mosque. pic.twitter.com/SOcMgodmwS
— Iqbal Latif (@ilatif) March 15, 2019
The world should know his name. This is Naeem Rashid. He can be seen in the video charging at the terrorist as he tries to overpower him until he gets shot and goes down. He died as a Martyr today along with his son in #Christchurch. #NewZealandTerroristAttack pic.twitter.com/2JjoulDwnA
— muslim daily (@muslimdaily_) March 15, 2019
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
According to the details revealed, Naeem Rashid was rushed to hospital following the attack but died late on Friday night. He worked with a private bank before he moved to Christchurch to work as a teacher.