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To ask for a moments thought for Tariq Jahan and his family tonight.

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DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 00:03:11

Mr Jahan, who lost his son in the riots, has just been on BBC news appealing for calm and witnesses to his son's death. A braver man I have rarely seen, my heart aches for him.

There isn't anger in his words, just pain.

May his son rest in peace, may he and his family find peace and may their god go with them and with the other two young men lost and their families too.

happy2bhomely Thu 11-Aug-11 00:10:06

So sad.

May the 3 young men rest in peace.

EmbroideredCloth Thu 11-Aug-11 00:14:34

Hear hear.

Such pointless, heartless deaths sad

honeyandsalt Thu 11-Aug-11 00:18:33

Very, very sad, my thoughts go out to the family and communities affected.

Cocoflower Thu 11-Aug-11 00:18:52

I asked earlier and got called a 'red-neck' -so just to warn you.

But I agree and he is a dignified and brave man.

I dont even know how he got out of bed today and my thoughts are very much with.

FreudianSlipper Thu 11-Aug-11 00:23:31

it is tragic what happened to these three young men. my heart goes out to all their families (and everyone affected) it was very moving seeing him talk of wanting peace on the news

AgentZigzag Thu 11-Aug-11 00:30:51

The poor bloke and his family.

I can't believe he had to get up and calm down the group of people who were getting heated about something.

Whoever they were having a go at, it was hardly the right place and time.

DogsBestFriend Thu 11-Aug-11 00:30:57

"I asked earlier and got called a 'red-neck' -so just to warn you."


How wicked that someone should say such a thing when someone is expressing sadness and sympathy for a a family stricken with grief.

I suggest that if anyone wants to call me a redneck they first obtain a personal knowledge of my background, personality and beliefs, Coco.

Oh... and a dictionary.

AgentZigzag Thu 11-Aug-11 00:33:52

What did you ask to get called a red-neck coco? That means someone who's rough doesn't it? confused

Cocoflower Thu 11-Aug-11 00:35:32

I know. I was horrified and thought it ironic as I said calling the murders of his son an "animal" was justified considering what they had done- taken someones live in a mindless, horrific act. Yet "animal" was not acceptable.

However, I got told I was "a bleeding heart red- neck" and then got a lesson in spelling sad

What has the world come too when we can't be allowed as a parent to show grief for another parent who has lost their child?

Kallista Thu 11-Aug-11 00:36:58

Very sad about the 3 men who were killed, they were so young too & at least one had a pregnant wife. Why do decent people die young, it's so unfair.

Toobluntforboss Thu 11-Aug-11 00:39:32

Totally agree DBF. So sad.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Thu 11-Aug-11 01:58:19

I am not easily impressed but I was in awe of, and humbled by, Tariq Jahan's calm dignity when he was talking to the media.

I sincerely hope that Mr Jahan's faith will sustain him and his family in the weeks and years to come.

RIP Haroon Jahan and your friends, Shazad and Mustafa Hussain. Your loss is our loss.

SageMist Thu 11-Aug-11 18:39:16

Totally agree with izzy.

RIP Haroon, Shazad and Mustapha.

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Thu 11-Aug-11 18:44:56

The other two that died were brothers.....pointless waste. angry

MsAnnThroppy Thu 11-Aug-11 18:46:35

Isn't a "bleeding heart red neck" a complete contradiction in terms? Whoever said that to you, Coco, was a bleeding moron.

Thanks for this thread. I'll add my condolences to the families of these young men and my utter admiration for the calm dignity of Mr Jahan.

coccyx Thu 11-Aug-11 18:48:35

my thoughts are with the families of the young men.

Lifeissweet Thu 11-Aug-11 18:50:50

Mr Jahan could be quietly grieving, as I think most of us would do so close to losing a child. Instead, he has chosen to try and make positive and healing statements of peace and that is unbelievably admirable. How dignified.

RunAwayWife Thu 11-Aug-11 19:11:04

I saw him on the news and was truly humbled by this brave man.

I never met his son, I do not know him nor any member of his family but my heart goes out to them. He has shown courage, wisdom and at a time when anger and hate were at boiling point he asked for calm and forgiving,
At a time when so much bad press about the Muslim community paints them as war mongers and terrorist this man has stood up and shown the true meaning of Islam.

It is such a shame the family of you chap shot by the police that allegedly started this all did not have the dignity, common sense or morals to do the same, then maybe this poor man would not have had to.

I wish healing for this man, peace for the 3 young men and justice for the family

reasonstobecheerful Thu 11-Aug-11 20:19:08

This man is such a dignified gentleman. Nothing more to say.

HedleyLamarr Thu 11-Aug-11 20:24:29

The elder brother of Shazad and Mustafa Hussein was on the radio earlier displaying the same dignified grief as Mr Jahan. He asked for people to remain calm, and not to seek revenge. Another great man in my opinion. I honestly cannot say I would say the same had it happened to my brothers.

AgentZigzag Thu 11-Aug-11 20:26:55

'It is such a shame the family of you chap shot by the police that allegedly started this all did not have the dignity, common sense or morals to do the same, then maybe this poor man would not have had to.'

I think this is an unfair comment RAW.

Firstly we don't know the man or exactly what happened as yet, and secondly, his family has talked publically a number of times about wanting the violence to stop.

celebmum Thu 11-Aug-11 20:36:29

Very thoughtful DBF..

My thoughts too are with these families tonight. Such a wastesad

TheRealTillyMinto Thu 11-Aug-11 20:38:00

Will do - when i saw him on tv today I thought what wisdom at a time of grief

TidyDancer Thu 11-Aug-11 20:40:27

Three very sad and entirely pointless losses. I too am in awe of the dignity of the families. Such good and decent people.

My thoughts, as many others are, are with the families.

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