Christchurch: “Hello brother”, a word came out of a pure soul filled with a peaceful faith when the attacker with a rifle entered the mosque minutes before carrying out the massacre.
According to media reports, the worshipper, identified as 71-year-old Afghan is the first victim who greeted the attacker armed with rifle as he approached the entrance of the Al Noor mosque in New Zealand’s Christchurch.
According to reports, 71yo Daoud Nabi was the first victim of #Christchurch and the man who welcomed the terrorist at the mosque. He was a refugee from Afghanistan and wanted to live peacefully in NZ, and he died as a hero. pic.twitter.com/r3VoJJAnHT
— Emran Feroz (@Emran_Feroz) March 15, 2019
In the livestreamed video, Haji Daoud Nabi can be heard saying, “Hello, brother” to the attacker who pointed his rifle to his greeting.
Mr. Nabi was thinking that he is talking to a human with soul and feelings but no, he wasn’t and soon after the innocent worshipper received five bullets in the chest.
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Mr. Nabi is being hailed as a hero online for ‘showing the kindness that is Islam’ with his final words and soon hashtag #HelloBrother gained traction on the social media platforms following the massacre.
Here are some:
“Hello, brother were the first words a Muslim worshipper said to the attacker as he entered the mosque. They were also his last words before he was shot to death. My heart is shattered,” a Twitter user wrote.
“Hello, brother” were the first words a Muslim worshipper said to the attacker as he entered the mosque.
They were also his last words before he was shot to death.
My heart is shattered. #HelloBrother
— Shaykh Azhar Nasser (@ShaykhAzhar) March 16, 2019
“The first victim of the terrorist attack in New Zealand is shown on the video greeting the gunman with Hello Brother. Those were his last words. Love in the face of hate,” another said.
The first victim of the terrorist attack in New Zealand is shown on the video greeting the gunman with “Hello Brother.”
Those were his last words.
Love in the face of hate. #El_terrorismo_no_tiene_religión #NewZealandTerroristAttack #حادث_نيوزيلاندا_الإرهابي pic.twitter.com/MFuXbYetym
— batoolalmajed (@batoolalmajed9) March 15, 2019
Today is chaos. But one incident stood out.
Final words of the first Muslim man to die were “hello brother”.
Even at gunpoint, he showed us to be peaceful, gentle and kind.
— Muhammad Adnan (@adnan_official3) March 15, 2019
"Daoud Nabi", a 71-year-old Afghan refugee who escaped death in his country to cite in New Zealand where he received the terrorist at the mosque door with the words "welcome brother" but the terrorist killed him directly 😭😭#HelloBrother #NewZealandTerroristAttack pic.twitter.com/GO9vYSPkUq
— JOTEX 👻 (@YLawad) March 15, 2019
— سيد نمر (@SayedNemr) March 15, 2019
An Australian citizen claiming to be a white supremacist was arrested Friday in connection with the deadliest incident of violence in New Zealand in over seven decades that claims the life of 49 people, including an Indian in two mosques.