New Zealand’s highest honor for civilian bravery was awarded to two Muslims who charged toward the gunman to try to stop his massacre. In the 2019 incident at two Christchurch mosques, 51 people were killed. It appears that both Naeem Rashid and Abdul Aziz played a crucial role in saving others. The gunman shot Dr. Naeem Rashid dead when he tried to tackle him.
In the past, only two other people had received the award since it was established in 1999. Eight more people were also honored on Thursday for their bravery in helping victims during the shootings.
Source: Arab News