I'll Keep Watch While You Pray: Manchester Man Expresses Solidarity With Muslims


I'll keep watch while you pray: Manchester man expresses solidarity with Muslims

The picture of Andrew Graystone standing outside the mosque has gone viral.

Manchester (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 16th March, 2019) New Zealand was struck by two deadly attacks in Christchurch on Friday, with 49 people killed and another 20 seriously injured after gun assaults on mosques as Muslims worshipped.

During afternoon prayers on Friday, a gunman opened fire inside the Masjid al Noor mosque in central Christchurch, killing 41. Another seven were killed at a second mosque five kilometres away in suburban Linwood, three of them outside the building.

The attack drew widespread condemnations from across the world. People are coming out in solidarity with Muslims against the deadly attack.

A Christian man from Manchester, Andrew Graystone, decided to hold up a sign stating “I will watch while you pray” outside the Madina Mosque in Levenshulme.

The picture of Andrew Graystone standing outside the mosque has gone viral.

The kind gesture of the Christian man has touched thousands of hearts around the globe.

Andrew Graystone was horrified when he woke to the news 49 people had been killed as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand.

Andrew wanted to do something to show his support to Muslims in Manchester and was thinking what small thing he could do to make a difference.

The 57-year-old therefore penned a simple but moving message to show to worshippers as they arrived for Friday prayers. The poster read, “You are my friends. I will keep watch while you pray.”

Andrew said that people wondered what he was doing but as they saw the message, they smiled and after prayers they came out to thank him.

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