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Friday, 21 August 2009

Mother Banned from Post Office for Sending Care Parcels to Soldier Son

This story comes from BNP Wales, and as yet I can find no other sources. It deserves to be told, however:
Cardiff, August 2009.

Mrs. Davies’ 21 year old son is a soldier in a Welsh Regiment which recently began an eight month tour of duty in Afghanistan. For many Mothers with sons on active service for their country, it can be a constant worry until they return safe, and whilst TV news of ‘another soldier has been killed yesterday’ may cause many of us to mourn their loss and curse dishonest Labour politicians, for a Mother it can be a heart-stopping moment. It is of great significance then, to be able to go to her local post office to send her son a parcel from home.

Except that for some people now living in this country, such as Mr. Khan, the owner of Mrs. Davies’ local post office in Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff, they clearly don’t share the same values or principles as the British. When Mr. Khan asked Mrs. Davies where her ‘boy’ was and found out that he was serving in Afghanistan, something he clearly didn’t approve of, he banned her from his shop and post office and instructed his staff to refuse to serve her. This public humiliation in his shop took place in front of witnesses and left Mrs. Davies astonished, frustrated and upset. Even a neighbour who later offered to post her parcel was refused.



If this is true, Mr Khan's actions are not only morally reprehensible, they are also in breach of his contract with the Post Office, not to mention probably illegal.

Is this the kind of country our troops currently in Afghanistan should have to return to?


***UPDATE*** 25th August 2009:

I've still not seen any independent verification of this story.

There are two groups on Facebook - one, over 400 strong, supporting Mrs Davies, the other over 50 strong alleging she is a well known local trouble maker and calling anyone who believes this story "racist scum".

I have googled the statement allegedly made by Mr Khan or those associated with him, left by an anonymous commenter, and nothing comes up.

If this genuinely was a lie, surely the press and the UAF thugs would have had a field day with it?


***UPDATE*** 25th August 2009 15:02:

I have received an email from a Mr Cook of Cardiff who says he has contacted the area's local MP, Kevin Brennan, and it was through him Mr Khan and Mrs Thomas issued the following statement:
“There is absolutely no truth in the allegation made to the British National Party that the Post Office in Wilson Road, Ely, Cardiff will not accept parcels for British troops in Afghanistan.

It should not be repeated and we reserve the right to pursue legal action against any person or body repeating the allegation and call for its removal from any website or other publication.

The Wilson Road Post Office has always accepted and continues to accept such parcels. Indeed the Wilson Road shops including the Post Office recently held a ‘Heroes Collection’ for British troops.

The allegation is false and malicious and related to a separate dispute with a customer. As a result that customer is not welcome at these premises but our services can be accessed by someone else on her behalf if they so wish.”

12 comments:

WAKE UP said...
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WAKE UP said...

"Is this the kind of country our troops should have to return to?"...

...is the wrong question. The correct question is: How do TRAITORS like Khan (a) get to be in Britain in the first place? and (b) get into key positions in the service infratsructure?

The damage this does to morale, and the offence to natural justice, is disgusting. Khan should be deported - TO Afghanistan.

22 August 2009 13:59

Nick said...

Why the media blackout? It all seems so Orwellian.

One of the things that annoyed me recently about the Americans shouting and carrying on about the NHS was that there really might be something Orwellian going on in the UK but it's got nothing to do with the health service. If those Americans want to get all wound up about that issue they ought to focus in on what the problem actually is, and how it manifests itself in daily life in the UK.

nakaggwa said...

Now ...Let us take this story gently!

The two people in the story have dear relatives in Afaghnistan.

It is a chiken -egg situation they both find themselves in. Either Mr. Khan's relatives will be killed first or they will kill Mrs davies son first.

In such a situation ( which was not foreseen or ignored by your oil greedy Lords) these two pepole's priorities clash!

We are going to see/ hear and become victims of more such collisions....Mark my words!

What are the likely steps that your leaders are going to take?

1. Very expensive and long taxpayer funded legal proceedings?
2.Close the post office?
3. Fine Mr Khan? Will Mrs Davies get part of the fine?
4.Imprison Mr.Khan? Who picks up the prison bill?

Which ever way the taxpayer ( common man loses)

Wake Up UK.you ve been taken for aride for a long time!

WAKE UP said...

NAKAGAWA, here's the cold hard truth - neither you or the traitor Khan want to live in Afghanistan, and you are both being totally hypocritical about the reasons for that.

WAKE UP said...

Note to the Venerable Earl :

I think we may have (another) Solkhar on our hands :)

Anonymous said...

It's a lie-If you are into truth, you may think about the statement below.

STATEMENT

“There is absolutely no truth in the allegation made
> to the British National Party that the Post Office in Wilson Road ,
> Ely, Cardiff will not accept parcels for British troops in
> Afghanistan.
> >
> It should not be repeated and we reserve the right to
> pursue legal action against any person or body repeating the
> allegation and call for its removal from any website or
> other publication.
> > >
> > The Wilson Road Post Office has always accepted and
> continues to accept such parcels. Indeed the Wilson Road
> shops including the Post Office recently held a ‘Heroes
> Collection’ for British troops.
> >
> > The allegation is false and malicious and related to a
> separate dispute with a customer. As a result that customer
> is not welcome at these premises but our services can be
> accessed by someone else on her behalf if thye so wish.”

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Anon:

I can't prove that this story is true - I know none of the characters involved.

Ordinarily I would not post a story like this which only had a BNP source - for the same reason I wouldn't post a story about the BNP which only had a UAF source, or a story about the Tories which only had a Labour source, etc.

This story sounded plausible to me, however; do you have proof that, as you are claiming, Mrs Davies is a vindictive, pathological liar?

If there is some, I really would be glad to see it, and I will of course amend the story to make it clear it is not true.

Simply deleting the story would be cowardly, however.

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Anon:

I have googled Mr Khan, and I can find no evidence of this statement anywhere - where is it from?

welshboy said...

Let's be clear - the Daily Mail (for example) would love to run a story like this. But they haven't.

I wonder why.

Perhaps their legal bods have warned them that making this sort of accusation against Mr Khan would be libellous if untrue.

And if - as reported - Mr Khan's shops have run fundraisers for "Help for Heroes" it hardly points to him running a vendetta against British servicemen.

The Venerable 1st Earl of Cromer said...

Welshboy:

Let's be clear - I reserve full comment on this story until I see a source other than the BNP.

At the moment, it seems to be Khan's word against Davies'.

Some say she's a local troublemaker, others say she's had dealings with Khan before in which she was also the victim (something about a debit card tansaction in his supermarket, I don't know).

I know neither of these people, so I can't choose whichstory is true without further evidence.

To be fair though, I haven't seen Khan's statement anywhere else either (it was emailed to me by someone at the University of Cardiff) - the BNP allege it was compiled by Searchlight (and some say they have the emails to prove it). Again, until I see evidence, I'm happy to leave it at six to one, haf a dozen to the other.

Suppose this story isn't true though - surely The Guardian (for example) would love to run a story about the vile BNP making up propaganda about a decent, hard working Muslim - and getting sued for it?

The fact that no such story has appeared yet suggests details are being sorted - or it really is her word against his at the moment and the media are leaving it to see what proof emerges.

I for one will watch with interest.

Stevie Wonder said...

I cant see this being true tbh
mr khan doesnt work in the 2 shops he owns in grand avenue
and is rarley there

you see him once in a blue moon
hang around for a few mins in the shop

and never in the post office

im not saying it isnt true but i doubt it