A Father Pleads:- England (Video)

I feel so sorry for the Families and Friends of these young men that were killed in the riots in England, and my heart and prayers go out to all. The Father of one of the young men that died has made a heartfelt plea for everyone to stop rioting. I wasn’t going to do a post of these terrible events, but I felt this video should be seen by all.

Holding a photograph of Haroon, Tariq Jahan, said he was nearby and rushed to help. “I ran towards the commotion and the first guy I found was someone I didn’t know. I started giving him CPR until someone pointed out that the guy behind me was my son on the floor,” he said.   Guardian.co.uk

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9 Responses to A Father Pleads:- England (Video)

  1. Selma says:

    This is so sad, Mags. There are so many reasons floating around right now as to the cause of the riots – disaffected youth, the widening gap between rich and poor, communities without hope and so on – but none of those are an excuse for taking someone else’s life. That man has lost his son. it is a tragedy.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Selma,
      It is very, very, sad. I thought by posting this it may make some people see that we are talking about real people with real lives, I think this message gets lost when adrenaline is running high.
      I also agree, there is no excuse none for any of the behavior that we have seen on our TV sets,

  2. Rebekah says:

    Whatever the cause might be, I agree … it’s a tragedy. The psychological causes for how events like this start to roll might be whatever they are, but people just lose their minds … it’s like another, unknown part of the brain kicks in… like it does in any kind of war situation. The human race is an enigma..

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi Rebekah,
      I totally agree, it is like they lose their minds, like a group mentality. I was reading about some of the people that were in court over these riots, I was astonished.

      Among the accused was xx,19, daughter of a successful company director. She lives in a detached converted farmhouse in Kent, with extensive grounds and a tennis court. She is an English and Italian undergraduate at Exeter.
      http://www.smh.com.au/world/stereotype-of-the-underclass-does-not-apply-20110811-1iowa.html

      • Rebekah says:

        Yes, I followed the link and read about them. It’s intriguing what happens in the brain under certain circumstances. Remember reading about the phenomenon, way back, when all that terrible stuff was going on in Bosnia … former Yugoslavia and all that … How former, perfectly ordinary neighbours, could all of a sudden become raving maniacs, raping old ladies, robbing et cetera … Neighbours in little villages, and they all knew one another well.

        I remember well, one refugee, at the clinic where I worked … an 85-year-old lady who had been raped.

        So … I think our minds are capable of much more than we could ever imagine.

        • magsx2 says:

          It does make one wonder, and I agree, our minds are very complex. I have read a bit of what happened over in Yugoslavia, such terrible things people have gone through in a lot of country’s.

  3. Barbara Rodgers says:

    The world needs another inspiring leader like Martin Luther King, who said:

    “As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him. Always avoid violence. If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in your struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.” (1956)

    The struggle may be valid, but the method used to protest is only making things worse…

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction … The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” (1963)

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