Australian man plays Azaan on Twitter to show solidarity with Muslims

Gesture widely welcomed by Muslim Twitteratti from around the world

News Desk March 16, 2019

A white supremacist methodically massacred 49 defenceless, innocent Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday in a sickening attempt to incite violence against immigrants in the West.

The worst violence in the otherwise peaceful state was summarily condemned by world leaders as “terrorism” motivated by Islamophobia.

Not just that, common citizens in New Zealand and Australia, the country to which the attacker belonged to, also came forward to express solidarity with the Muslim community.

An Australian communication strategist, who tweets using his handle @lachdrummond, played Azaan, the Muslim call to prayer, to convey that he “stands with Muslims around the world”.

The gesture was widely welcomed by Muslim Twitteratti from around the world as his tweet was retweeted thousands of times with messages of thanks.

Former Dawn newspaper editor and senior journalist Abbas Nasir thanked @lachdrummond, saying “you made me cry again”.

“… In this ridiculous world, it’s not often one is reminded that wonderfulness is still in people,” wrote television producer Alia Chugtai.

Engineer Imran Ahsan Mirza said, “We love you. We are one. Human”.

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Software engineer Humaira Wajahat also thanked @lachdrummond, saying “It’s been a difficult day, you brought tears to my eyes. We have hope”.

After receiving thousands of retweets and replies to his tweet, @lachdrummond wrote: “I’m overwhelmed by the shared love and positivity out there, despite the darkness.”


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