“He was quite quiet, always polite … wouldn’t hurt a fly.” This was the description given by a colleague of Mohammad Faruk, or just ‘Faruk,’ as he was also called. The life of this peaceful human being was savagely taken that day.
Muhammad Faruk was from Bangladesh and worked as a steel welder in New Zealand. His pregnant wife still lived in Bangladesh. Their child will never know its father due to the horrors caused by Islamophobia.
“My husband had so many dreams for our baby,” said his wife, Sanjida Zaman. “He dreamed of us being moved to New Zealand in a few years and my baby will get education there. What will happen to baby? Who will take care of my baby? I just can’t think.”
But Muhammad Faruk will live on in the memories of those he touched.