22 people have died and many others wounded following an explosion at the Manchester Arena during a concert.
It’s still unclear what has caused the explosion but many have speculated it’s terrorism related.
Some have been quick to blame Muslims for this terrible incident.
In response, people have been responding with stories of taxi drivers in Manchester (many of whom are Muslim) offering free lifts to those affected by the incident:
Entire timeline is filled with anti-Muslim fascism like there isn't hundreds of Muslim taxi drivers offering free lifts to those in need
— Aaron ✌️ (@AaronsTwittah) May 23, 2017
FYI: The majority of taxi drivers in/around Manchester are Muslim and they are currently doing a lot to help. They aren't the bad guys.
— georgecrump. (@ourkidgeorge) May 22, 2017
Before you speculate about those Muslims again, Muslim cabbies and taxi drivers giving free lifts to get ppl safe #Manchester
— Wajid (@W47id) May 22, 2017
how are you going to label all Muslims as terrorists when Muslim taxi drivers etc are offering lifts and raising awareness about missing ppl
— puta (@KATNlSSLAWRENCE) May 23, 2017
Others have highlighted the fact that it is likely Muslim doctors will be working through the night saving lives:
'Muslims are to blame'- When in reality Muslim taxi drivers are offering free lifts, and a Muslim doctor working into the night saving lives
— Joshua (@JoshhWoods) May 22, 2017
Manchester based Imam, Abu Eesa Niamatullah posted the following message on Facebook calling on people to assist in whatever way they can:
We should not allow these incidents to divide us as that is exactly those who seek to do harm want. In times of terrible tragedy, what we do for each other shows who we really are. At times like these we should stick together and assist one another in whatever way we can.