Hundreds of Australian Muslims took part in Anzac Day dawn services on Tuesday, paying tribute to those who have served and those who lost their lives in war.
Many were part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) that has helped spawn the #MuslimsForLoyalty hashtag. The group hopes to encourage other Australian Muslims to unite and show their support for Australia.
"[Anzac Day] is a day of great importance and a day when we as a nation should reiterate our pledge of loyalty and service to the country in war and peace," said imam I.H. Kauser, president of the AMC, in a statement.
Other Muslims paying their respects were happy to talk to people about their faith in an attempt to dispel any negative misconceptions.
"It is a day that gives us a message that we as a nation must unite and honour those who sacrifice their lives for us all," said Kauser.
Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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