Pictured above is the ‘actual site’ where Jalal Uddin was found with serious head injuries. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA. Photo courtesy of: The Guardian
56-Year-old Imam Found Dead on Children’s Playground
A 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of an imam in Rochdale.
Jalal Uddin, 56, was found with serious head injuries in a children’s playground on Thursday night. Paramedics and police attended the scene but Uddin died from his injuries in hospital shortly afterwards.
It is thought the imam was on his way home from dinner at a friend’s house after attending evening prayers at the Jalalia Jamé mosque in Trafalgar Street, where he was well known as a prayer leader, or Qari.
He was assaulted between 8.41pm and 8.55pm and police are appealing to the public for any information.
Investigating officers arrested the man and boy in Rochdale on suspicion of murder shortly after 9.40am on Monday, and seized a Vauxhall Astra. Both suspects remain in custody for questioning.
On Friday a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but was later released without charge. Greater Manchester police later issued a statement on their Facebook page saying the male had been completely eliminated from inquiries and had “no involvement whatsoever in the tragic death of the deceased”.
DCI Terry Crompton, of the force’s serious crime division, said on Monday: “Our investigation is continuing at a quick pace and we have carried out a significant number of inquiries since the tragic events of last Thursday to establish what happened to Jalal.
“We have got two people in custody and I hope these arrests, along with the police activity on Ramsey Street today will reassure the public of just how serious we are taking this investigation.
“We are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to come forward and, following extensive analysis of CCTV, we now know that Jalal walked into the park from the South Street entrance at 8.41pm before he was then found injured seven minutes later by a member of the public.
“We are keen to speak to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the South Street area around this time, no matter how big or small you believe it may be.”
Detectives have said they are keeping an open mind about the motive for the attack, but racism has not been ruled out. Religious leaders last week called for calm and for residents to not speculate about what prompted the attack.
Shuja Shafi, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, said: “We pay our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the community in Rochdale, for the loss of a man who played a significant role within the community and will be sorely missed.
“It is not the first time that an imam has been murdered whilst on the way home from mosque, and we would urge the community to be vigilant and offer support and assistance whilst travelling.
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by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Does the name “Rochdale” sound familiar? Well, it should…
This is one of the dozens of cities in England, where Muslim Paedophile Child-Rape Gangs robbed little English girls of their innocence. Rochdale was actually the central hub of the so-called “Muslim Grooming Gangs” where thousands of young English girls were kidnapped, drugged, molested and repeatedly gang-raped by Muslim Paedophiles.
Isn’t it nice to read in the article above, just how proactive the English Police are being…taking such assertive measures to find out ‘who’ killed this Muslim Imam?
Where the hell were they when little English girls were being raped and molested for years???
Looking the other way, no doubt…
Bought and paid for…
So, what are “my thoughts” about the death of this Imam?
So f’n what…
What was “he” doing on the children’s playground, anyway?
Scoping out his next mark?
Do you know where most of the Muslim Paedo’s first encountered their victims?
On the children’s playgrounds…
So, …let all the Mohammedan ‘Diaper Snipers’ be on alert…
You put your fingers near a nappy…
..you get what you get!
And with that, I have but one last thought…