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To: The U.K. Government
Give Tariq Jahan the honour he deserves
Give Tariq Jahan a well deserved place on the UK honours list rather than allowing politicians to reward their friends and supporters through the system.
Why is this important?
During a time of rapidly increasing tension and violence in North Birmingham in 2011 Tariq agreed to speak to the crowds despite having very recently lost his son in the violence: "Basically I lost my son," he told the crowd. "Blacks, Asians, whites - we all live in the same community. Why do we have to kill one another?
"What started these riots? And what's escalated? Why are we doing this? I lost my son. Step forward if you want to lose your sons.
"Otherwise calm down and go home."