Tariq Jahan, whose son Haroon was killed in the 2011 Birmingham riots. Hours after his son’s death Tariq pleaded with angry crowds; “I’ve lost my son” he said “step forward if you want to loose yours. Otherwise, go home.” The mood was transformed, the crowds dispersed and Tariq became a national hero. The films explores the way in which his faith and family enabled him come to terms with his son’s death and inspired him to help bridge the gaps between Birmingham’s ethnic and religious communities.
“We the undersigned demand that the Home Secretary set up a public enquiry to examine the police investigation into the murders of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir in August 2011. Three years after the triple homicide, a failed trial, an examination of evidence by the Crown Prosecution and latterly the deeply unsatisfactory report by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the families are no nearer to obtaining justice for their sons. If anything, the picture of what happened that night and in the weeks and months that followed has become more confused with key agents in the process refusing to cooperate fully with investigators. A public enquiry is required to provide answers to the families and to ensure that those responsible for the unlawful killings are brought to justice”.