Anzac Day 2019: Muslim communities volunteer at Dawn Services

Muslim communities across New Zealand will be volunteering at Dawn Services Thursday morning.

Ahmadi Muslims Youth Association helps to organise remembrance parades every year. President Azeem Zafarullah told Newshub it's even more significant after the Christchurch terror attack.

"It's important that we show the public that we're here to represent our country, we are loyal citizens."

The association has been helping to organise remembrance parades for a number of years, and Zafarullah says "giving back" is a core teaching for Muslims.

"Loyalty to both one's faith and country is an important part of Muslim life and that's what was taught by the holy prophet of Islam, Prophet Mohammed."

Zafarullah said the community is hoping to reflect the support he saw in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.

"We've had a lot of support from the wider community, and it's important that we show that support back."

Turkish police have arrested a suspected member of Islamic State, believed to have been plotting an attack on this year's service in Gallipoli. 


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