Humanity is phenomenal when the best of it steps forward. It started when a woman saw a passenger on a train quietly take off her hijab, presumably out of fear of being targeted. The woman said to the passenger, ‘Put it back on. I’ll walk with you.’
And so began the #Illridewithyou campaign where Australians – and now the world – are today pledging support for the Muslim community against reprisal. The Sydney gunman is no more representative of the Muslim community than he is of the human one. The worst of humanity exists everywhere. So does the best of it. I’ll walk with you, I’ll speak up for you and #Illridewithyou.
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