Police have now charged a man in connection with the brutal murder of a former mosque imam on his way home from prayers in Rochdale, an area notorious for its Muslim grooming gang problems
Jalal Uddin was found with head injuries in a children’s play area a few streets away from the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque, Rochdale on 18 February. The 64-year-old was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
Contrary to suggestions by the far left and various Muslim organizations who had already made their minds up the killing was by a non Muslim with racial motivations. The man charged also happens to be a Muslim. Mohammed Hussain Syeedy (born 11/10/1994), 21, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, Greater Manchester Police said he will appear at Bury Magistrates Court on Monday.
A 17-year-old boy previously arrested on suspicion of murder is on police bail until April 20.
Will the likes of Mohammed Shafiq of The Ramadam Foundation now retract their previous statements and admit it was wrong to insinuate that it was a racially motivated killing. Mr Shafiq came out with comments aimed at local Muslims that mosques should beef up security and put emergency measures into effect, pairing up people going to and from the mosque to keep them safe. Putting the idea into peoples heads that it is only Muslims who are being targeted because they are going to and from the mosque when in fact the brute responsible was a member of their own community.
Rochdale is a town where community cohesion is fairly divided with a great deal of animosity coming from both sides after numerous grooming gang scandals, allegations of corruption and failings by the local authorities. The last thing the people of Rochdale both Muslim and non Muslim need is the likes of Mohammed Shafiq. A man with a certain amount of influence due to his regular TV appearances, causing more fear and mistrust. By turning the horrific murder of man into something even worse before any facts have been established.
Religious leader Jalal Uddin died after being found with serious head injuries in a children’s play area in Rochdale (Greater Manchester Police/PA)