GRIEVING father Rab Nawaz Khan is a brave man.
He has had to endure an horrendous nightmare, with his wife and family wiped out by a killer gang.
Yet, throughout it all, he has managed to retain his faith and his belief that many people are good.
Police broke the terrible news about the Birkby fire to Mr Khan on May 12 at his home in Pakistan.
Local officers had to tell him that his wife, Nafeesa, and his five young daughters - including one he had never seen - had been wiped out in a firebomb attack.
Hours later he made the 12-hour flight to England, to learn that two more relatives lay dead and a third was fighting for her life.
"All that was precious to me has been taken away", said Mr Khan.
"The events of May 12 last year were a truly horrific crime.
"I was in regular contact with my wife and children and spoke to them on the telephone, four days before the attack. My wife was making plans to fly home and the children were excited," said Mr Khan.
"I had never seen my youngest daughter and was never able to set eyes on her. All those who died, including my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law, were innocent souls.
"I have no words to describe the enormous loss.
"My experience of the people in the UK was brief, but my message was simple. My wife and my children had been happy here, this is a beautiful place and people should be proud of this country.
"They must show they can live here in peace and harmony. Many people offered me their condolences and I thank them from the bottom of my heart."