// Bittersweet update to the London Riots.....
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« on: Feb 15, 2012 06:54 PM »


'He will know what a hero his dad was': Widow of man killed trying to defend business during riots gives birth to his baby


The widow of a man killed in the summer riots has given birth to a son who will never know his hero dad.

Shahzad Ali, 30, died alongside his brother Abdul Musavir, 31, and friend Haroon Jahan, 21, in a heroic attempt to stop rioters breaking into a friend's business in Birmingham on August 10.

As the courageous men stood outside the Jet petrol station in an attempt to block looters they were ploughed into and hit by a car.


Hope: Khansa Ali holding her baby boy who will never know his father who was killed during the riots


Their deaths shook the nation after four days of rioting in London which eventually spread to Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Salford and Liverpool.

When the tragedy happened Shahzad's wife Khansa Ali, 22, was four months pregnant.

Since then she has struggled with the anger and despair of losing her husband and facing the fear of raising a baby alone. But eight days ago came a glimmer of hope.

After a short labour at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham, she gave birth to an 8lb healthy baby boy.

The family are yet to settle on a name but they revealed that they like Abdul Wahid - which translates as 'the only one.'

Khansa hopes he will follow in his father's footsteps.

She said: 'Shahzad told me he wanted us to have a boy first because he wanted a brother to look after his sisters.

'That was just like him. He was loving, kind and devoted. But he also wanted to protect everyone and everything.

'Every day I feel angry when I think about how he was taken away from us, but I know that his sacrifice went some way to stopping the violence and for that I am grateful.'

Since her husband's death, Khansa collects pictures, newspaper cuttings and cards so that one day she can show them to her son.


In love: Shahzad Ali with his wife Khansa on their wedding day. The pair were looking forward to the birth of their baby boy

She said: 'When he is old enough I will show him these things so he knows what a hero his dad was.

'Shahzad died a martyr and I know he is watching over us with his brother Musavir.'

Shahzad, a bright entrepreneur, graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in business management.

He ran a car wash with his brother and was looking into purchasing his own chain of restaurants.

Khansa said: 'He had always wanted to get his master's degree but life got in the way.

'He told me that our children would get the best education and have the best start in life.'

Sitting in her living room in Winson Green, Birmingham, where she lives with sister-in-law Sumera, mother-in-law Rukaya, and father-in-law Ghanzafar Ali, Khansa can barely take her eyes of her new born son.

She said: 'He has some of Shahzad's mannerisms already and he has Musavir's lop-sided smile.'

The family have been inudated with gifts and cards from well-wishers and family friends.

Since the birth they have scarcely had time to themselves, but a tearful Rukaya revealed that they still fight a daily battle to cope with the loss of her two beloved sons.

She said: 'When I see photos of them I think they are still here. Like they've just gone on holiday and
they're coming back.

'What happened wasn't fair but I will always be proud of my two brave boys.'

A total of eight people have now been charged with the murders of the three men, while five remain on police bail pending further inquiries.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2100063/He-know-hero-dad-Widow-man-killed-trying-defend-business-riots-gives-birth-baby.html#ixzz1mThlNkve


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« Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2012 02:06 AM »

Just makes your heart break, all over again. She is a strong woman and what she is doing is commendable.

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« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2012 07:21 AM »

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What a sad loss... two of their sons Sad How sweet that she's collecting the things for a scrapbook so her son can see his father one day...  :'(

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« Reply #3 on: Jul 30, 2012 01:38 PM »

Just to update on this tragic story, the 8 men on trial for the killing have all been cleared in a trial by jury and walked free from prison, to jubilant scenes from their families with alcohol been sprayed on the men as they walked out of court in celebration.

This is the justice, or lack of, which british Muslims have to deal with in the UK.
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 30, 2012 02:42 PM »

They were cleared because they did not specifically target the three men, they drove thro the crowd and caught them.

The trial was based on motive.

The father of one of the men has asked for calm and no retaliations.

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 31, 2012 12:31 PM »

They were cleared because they did not specifically target the three men, they drove thro the crowd and caught them.

The trial was based on motive.

The father of one of the men has asked for calm and no retaliations.

This may be true to an extent, however if the victims were 3 white men, and the killers 8 asians/muslims, i think we all know the outcome of the trial would have been very different.
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 31, 2012 02:39 PM »

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they could be retried for 2nd degree murder,   or at least with reckless driving causing fatality.

not sure how english law works, but I can't imagine walking free from causing death even if accidentally.  

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« Reply #7 on: Jul 31, 2012 03:40 PM »

They were up for murder and they walked free from that, they could well be back for reckless driving and manslaughter, I don't know how the CPS works.

No mujaahid I don't know what an outcome would be had the roles been reversed.

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« Reply #8 on: Jul 31, 2012 05:12 PM »

They were up for murder and they walked free from that, they could well be back for reckless driving and manslaughter, I don't know how the CPS works.

No mujaahid I don't know what an outcome would be had the roles been reversed.


lol i think its obvious. If 3 white boys had been killed by 8 asians, its almost guaranteed they would have been convicted of murder.

We see time and again asian/black men getting sent down for similar crimes which white men walk free from. There is inherent and institutionalised racism in all aspects of british life and none more so than in the police and CPS.
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 31, 2012 10:57 PM »

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well it was kinda dumb of the crown to charge with murder given that it is hard to prove a motive.  I wonder if they can charge them again for manslaughter.  But for sure they can be charged under traffic laws with reckless driving.  I mean they drove into 3 men in broad day light!!

Bro mujaahid, 2 wrongs don't make a right.  If a black/asian person committed a crime, they should be persecuted and punished.  If 8 black/asians drove into 3 white men killing some of them, then they SHOULD go to prison and they should be held accountable.  When the justice system goes easy on  whites, and lets them off the hook for a crime due to a loophole somewhere in the law,  then that should be fought out, exposed and corrected, but not used as an excuse to turn a blind eye on a crime perpetrated by minorities. 

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« Reply #10 on: Aug 02, 2012 07:30 AM »

Yes, indeed heart-breaking all over again. Insha'allah, they find strength with this new life, this new gift. It is sweet that they are saving those clippings, etc. Hopefully, they raise him with all the love, so that indeed, he will be a strong man like his father and stand up for good just as his father did.

Can't imagine what the mother/father and wife are going through.

From personal experience, I think it is somewhat easier to lose a loved one due to a disease rather than murder or some unnatural cause. (I've experienced both).

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