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250 at a funeral, and cowardly police refuse to investigate....
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Keema's Nan
2020-07-31 13:43:05 UTC
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I wonder why?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-
53473927?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2655524-
blackburn/0&link_location=live-reporting-story

Officers will not investigate a breach of coronavirus rules after 250 people
attended a funeral, police confirmed.

It comes after the imam who led prayers at the Jamia Ghosia Mosque in
Blackburn tested positive for Covid-19 following the funeral on 13 July.

The mosque committee had said police and public health officials were
investigating the breach of a maximum of 30 people allowed at a funeral.

But Lancashire Police said the case was one for public health officials
alone.

Blackburn with Darwen has seen a "rising tide" in coronavirus cases in recent
days (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53470600), according
to public health officials, centred on terraced houses with a high number of
occupants.

Jamia Ghosia Mosque chairman Mir Zaman told the BBC it was their first
funeral since lockdown and accepted they had made a mistake.

He explained he mistakenly thought there were no restrictions on numbers if
hygiene and distancing measures were in place.

'Untimely deaths'

Blackburn with Darwen council leader Councillor Mohammed Khan said: "I feel
it's my duty to remind residents that sadly at the start of this pandemic,
three well known and well respected local Imams died from coronavirus.

"There have been a number of our borough's residents who have sadly also lost
their lives due to this deadly virus."

He added: "Their sad and untimely deaths should not be in vain and should
serve as a warning about the very real dangers and the severity of Covid-19
but also as a very clear reasoning for limiting funeral and wedding guest
numbers, as per the government guidance, to a maximum of 30 people."

The imam who led the prayers at the funeral on 13 July "tested positive for
Covid 19 and is recovering from the virus".

In an email to worshippers, seen by the BBC, the mosque committee said
"around 250 participants" attended the funeral prayer.

"There is a possibility that other attendees may also have been infected at
the Janazza prayers."

Most new coronavirus cases have been among Blackburn's South Asian community,
public health officials said.

For the next month, the area's 148,000 residents have been told to observe
the rules in a bid to avoid a Leicester-style lockdown.
Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
2020-07-31 16:07:50 UTC
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On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:05 +0100, Keema's Nan
Post by Keema's Nan
I wonder why?
It's just Pakis. That's why.
Keema's Nan
2020-07-31 16:31:00 UTC
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Post by Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:05 +0100, Keema's Nan
Post by Keema's Nan
I wonder why?
It's just Pakis. That's why.
The whole country is having to suffer because these so-called ‘British’
citizens refuse to obey British rules.

The top ten areas of high Covid infection rates per 100,000 people are -

Sheffield - 733

Blackpool - 753

Rotherham - 767

Bedford - 784

Barnsley - 808

Rochdale - 847

Oldham - 900

Blackburn - 931

Bradford - 939

Leicester - 1390

Why not put these places under strict lockdown? While allowing the rest of
the country a little more freedom of movement (as long as they don’t go
neat the Covid ghettos)?

At the bottom of the list (for comparison purposes) are -

N E Lincs - 135

Devon - 155

Cornwall + IOS - 163

Dorset - 163

Bath & NE Somerset - 181

People living in these area have obviously done as they were instructed, and
not used religion and racism as a pathetic excuse for ignoring the
government’s rules.
p***@gmail.com
2020-07-31 18:23:37 UTC
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Post by Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:05 +0100, Keema's Nan
Post by Keema's Nan
I wonder why?
It's just Pakis. That's why.
The whole country is having to suffer because these so-called ‘British’
citizens refuse to obey British rules.
The top ten areas of high Covid infection rates per 100,000 people are -
Sheffield - 733
Blackpool - 753
Rotherham - 767
Bedford - 784
Barnsley - 808
Rochdale - 847
Oldham - 900
Blackburn - 931
Bradford - 939
Leicester - 1390
Why not put these places under strict lockdown? While allowing the rest of
the country a little more freedom of movement (as long as they don’t go
neat the Covid ghettos)?
At the bottom of the list (for comparison purposes) are -
N E Lincs - 135
Devon - 155
Cornwall + IOS - 163
Dorset - 163
Bath & NE Somerset - 181
People living in these area have obviously done as they were instructed, and
not used religion and racism as a pathetic excuse for ignoring the
government’s rules.
"In Trafford, a mostly affluent part of Greater Manchester, health officials said younger middle-class residents were behind the recent rise in cases, not the south Asian community.

Eleanor Roaf, Trafford council’s director of public health, said about 57% of the new cases were people aged 25 or below and included those in its wealthiest suburbs, Altrincham and Hale, where footballers and actors live."

Patrick
Incubus
2020-07-31 19:23:19 UTC
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Post by Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:05 +0100, Keema's Nan
Post by Keema's Nan
I wonder why?
It's just Pakis. That's why.
The whole country is having to suffer because these so-called ‘British’
citizens refuse to obey British rules.
The top ten areas of high Covid infection rates per 100,000 people are -
Sheffield - 733
Blackpool - 753
Rotherham - 767
Bedford - 784
Barnsley - 808
Rochdale - 847
Oldham - 900
Blackburn - 931
Bradford - 939
Leicester - 1390
Why not put these places under strict lockdown? While allowing the rest of
the country a little more freedom of movement (as long as they don’t go
neat the Covid ghettos)?
At the bottom of the list (for comparison purposes) are -
N E Lincs - 135
Devon - 155
Cornwall + IOS - 163
Dorset - 163
Bath & NE Somerset - 181
People living in these area have obviously done as they were instructed, and
not used religion and racism as a pathetic excuse for ignoring the
government’s rules.
"In Trafford, a mostly affluent part of Greater Manchester, health officials said younger middle-class residents were behind the recent rise in cases, not the south Asian community.
Eleanor Roaf, Trafford council’s director of public health, said about 57% of the new cases were people aged 25 or below and included those in its wealthiest suburbs, Altrincham and Hale, where footballers and actors live."
Perhaps they are more inclined to report symptoms and get tested.
c***@gmail.com
2020-07-31 17:33:37 UTC
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Post by Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
On Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:05 +0100, Keema's Nan
Post by Keema's Nan
I wonder why?
It's just Pakis. That's why.
The UK legal system has some kind of deal going on with that particular section of society that I can't quite work out.

-- begin quote

25 May 2013

A Woking teenager has been charged in connection with comments placed on a social media website following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Mohammed Mazar, 19, of Balmoral Drive, has been charged with an offence of improper use of public electronic communications network under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

Drummer Rigby, 25, was brutally attacked and killed by two men in south east London on Wednesday.

Neighbourhood Superintendent Matt Goodridge said: “Surrey Police will not tolerate language used in a public place, including on social media websites, which causes harassment, alarm or distress.


11 June 2013

A 19-year-old man accused of making comments on a social media website following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby has had his court case discontinued.

Mohammed Mazar, of Woking, Surrey, was charged with improper use of the public electronic communications network under section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

He was on the list to appear at Guildford magistrates court but a prosecutor said a letter informing Mazar that the case was to be discontinued had been sent earlier.

--end quote

Matt Goodridge refused to respond to my emails asking why this course of action had been chosen.

Work it out?
Incubus
2020-07-31 17:34:54 UTC
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Post by Keema's Nan
I wonder why?
It is obviously their white privilege.
Post by Keema's Nan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-
53473927?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/localnews/2655524-
blackburn/0&link_location=live-reporting-story
Officers will not investigate a breach of coronavirus rules after 250 people
attended a funeral, police confirmed.
It comes after the imam who led prayers at the Jamia Ghosia Mosque in
Blackburn tested positive for Covid-19 following the funeral on 13 July.
The mosque committee had said police and public health officials were
investigating the breach of a maximum of 30 people allowed at a funeral.
But Lancashire Police said the case was one for public health officials
alone.
Blackburn with Darwen has seen a "rising tide" in coronavirus cases in recent
days (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-53470600), according
to public health officials, centred on terraced houses with a high number of
occupants.
Jamia Ghosia Mosque chairman Mir Zaman told the BBC it was their first
funeral since lockdown and accepted they had made a mistake.
He explained he mistakenly thought there were no restrictions on numbers if
hygiene and distancing measures were in place.
'Untimely deaths'
Blackburn with Darwen council leader Councillor Mohammed Khan said: "I feel
it's my duty to remind residents that sadly at the start of this pandemic,
three well known and well respected local Imams died from coronavirus.
"There have been a number of our borough's residents who have sadly also lost
their lives due to this deadly virus."
He added: "Their sad and untimely deaths should not be in vain and should
serve as a warning about the very real dangers and the severity of Covid-19
but also as a very clear reasoning for limiting funeral and wedding guest
numbers, as per the government guidance, to a maximum of 30 people."
The imam who led the prayers at the funeral on 13 July "tested positive for
Covid 19 and is recovering from the virus".
In an email to worshippers, seen by the BBC, the mosque committee said
"around 250 participants" attended the funeral prayer.
"There is a possibility that other attendees may also have been infected at
the Janazza prayers."
Most new coronavirus cases have been among Blackburn's South Asian community,
public health officials said.
For the next month, the area's 148,000 residents have been told to observe
the rules in a bid to avoid a Leicester-style lockdown.
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