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Hansard: 23rd October 2015

At the same time, we must be prepared to insist that there can be only one law; we must get away from what might be called the “Rotherham complex”, where the authorities were so afraid of offending a minority community that they turned a blind eye to the appalling abuse of young, mainly British girls. I pay tribute here to Andrew Norfolk, a correspondent of the Times, and to the editor of that newspaper, for their courage and persistence in uncovering such outrageous behaviour. Other cases have since been unearthed that suggest that there has been a widespread failure to apply the law for so-called cultural reasons. Indeed, there can be little doubt that the many disturbing examples provided by the noble Baroness are but the tip of a very large iceberg.

https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/151023-0001.htm

Sahih al-Bukhari Book 62 Hadith 64

Narrated 'Aisha:

that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).

https://muflihun.com/bukhari/62/64

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/07/2018
    Summary: 

    The government received information detailing the extent of  activity in as far back as 2002 but failed to properly act on it, a review has found. The National Crime Agency’s ongoing investigation has revealed that more than 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    16/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Seven men who groomed and sexually abused South Yorkshire girls as young as 13 were jailed for a combined total of 101 years just a few minutes ago. 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Did the UK government effectively condone the rape of underage girls by grooming gangs?

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/10/2018
    Summary: 

    Less than 20 percent of the identified 1,523 known victims of historic grooming and rape in Rotherham have been engaged by police. After a jury at Sheffield Crown Court found seven men, six Pakistani-heritage, one of Yemeni-heritage, guilting of the historic sexual abuse of five vulnerable underaged girls in the Yorkshire town, the National Crime Agency, likened to the U.S.’s FBI, also 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    31/10/2018
    Summary: 

    A victim of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal has said her case was not taken seriously after reporting it to South Yorkshire Police. On Monday, of child sex abuse in the largest trial so far following the Rotherham abuse inquiry. Sheffield Crown Court heard a girl was "passed around" and raped by 100 men by the time she was 16 years old, while anoth

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    24/03/2016
    Summary: 

    Rotherham’s , “all barely pubescent”. Senior spent 13 years working for a Rotherham council-funded programme aimed at identifying children at risk of sexual exploitation and she estimates there are more than 1,700 victims: this in a town of just 250,000.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/10/2018
    Summary: 

    An imam who sexually assaulted a young child over a period of 7 years had his sentence increased today.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    27/10/2018
    Summary: 

    Girl, 15, who conceived a son through rape when she was held as a sex slave by an Asian grooming gang had her child taken away by social services and her alleged attacker given a say in his future upbringing 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    27/10/1975
    Summary: 

    CSE in Rotherham 1975

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    20/09/2014
    Summary: 

    The film, My Dangerous Loverboy, was made following reports of vulnerable girls being passed around by groups of men for sex in Yorkshire, claims the producer. An educational film warning schoolgirls about Asian grooming gangs was canned seven years ago by ­officials scared of being branded racist, it has been claimed.

  • Summary: 

    When officials believe all children are at risk, they miss those who are.

    There is an awful familiarity to the guilty verdicts given to 20 men in  in the north of England for raping and abusing girls. These ‘grooming gang’ offences committed between 2004 and 2011, by men operating in the nighttime economy of taxi ranks and fast-food takeaways, are just the latest in a series of similar horrendous accounts of what has been happening on the streets of Rotherham, Newcastle,  and Oxford, among other places.

    ...

    As Barry Sheerman, Labour MP for Huddersfield, put it, ‘No one, local authority leadership, police, many of the people that should have been taking this more seriously earlier, did’. And yet this is in stark contrast with what is going on when it comes to ‘safeguarding’ children from other supposed threats, or from their own families.

    ...

    The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham conceded that cases of child sexual exploitation are a ‘tiny proportion of referrals and contacts to children’s social care, but they constitute a very significant proportion of the children at risk of serious injury and harm’. But between 1997 and 2013, the at least 1,400 girls estimated to have been sexually exploited by grooming gangs in the town were not protected. And yet, over that period, the inquiry report tells us: ‘Inspections frequently commend[ed] the council for its commitment to safeguarding young people.’

  • Summary: 
    • As often cruelty to women happens not only behind closed doors, but in the public square, we can only guess how this display affects both women and men. Sons see how their mothers are treated; this too doubtless informs their behaviour.

    • It is important not to assume that the members of British grooming gangs consider themselves jihadis entitled to capture non-Muslim girls. They do not even appear at all pious. But knowledge of such practices is likely to have some impact on Muslims coming from countries where some form of slavery or indentured servitude still exists.

    • Sadly, in the case of Britain's grooming gangs, religious ideology does not play a role in forbidding child sexual grooming. It is important to examine just how crucial a factor this seems to have been in community silence about them.

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  • Summary: 
    • This reformist activity in the migrant community needs to be encouraged and backed by government resources.

    • "On one level, most imams in the UK are simply using their puritanical sermons to promote the wearing of the hijab and even the burka among their female adherents. But the dire result can be the brutish misogyny we see in the Oxford sex ring." — Taj Hargey, imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation.

    • There are decent Muslims everywhere who work hard to counter all the anti-social and criminal activities in which so many of their co-religionists engage and the theological positions through which they try to justify what they do. But terrorist attacks, anti-Semitic hate speech, and sexual harassment of young white women are real crimes committed by a different kind of Muslim and must be addressed as such.

    • "Women in some communities are facing a double onslaught of gender inequality, combined with religious, cultural and social barriers preventing them from accessing even their basic rights as British residents. And violence against women remains all too prevalent...." — Dame Louise Casey, The Casey Review, 2016.

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  • Summary: 

    The political class’s silence on Muslim grooming gangs is shameful.

    Britain is a country where a politician putting his hand on a middle-class woman’s knee causes more outrage than the sexual abuse of scores of working-class girls by men from Pakistani backgrounds. This is the conclusion we must draw from the  scandals of the past year. Or rather from the striking disparity between what becomes a #MeToo scandal and what doesn’t. A posh  causes media meltdown, Twitterstorms about ‘the patriarchy’, and soul-searching in parliament about men’s wicked behaviour, while the exploitation and rape of working-class girls in towns like Huddersfield provokes little more than an awkward tut of disapproval.

  • Summary: 
    • As far back as 2013, Britain's Attorney General stated in the House of Lords that 27 police forces were then investigating no fewer than 54 alleged gangs involved in child sexual grooming.

    • Last year, Shahid Javed Burki, a former Pakistani finance minister and vice-president of the World Bank, spoke out about the treatment of women in his country, arguing that the low status given to women has had serious social, demographic, educational, and financial effects.

    • This problem is, in some measure, reflected in the UK, where Muslim women (mainly of Pakistani origin) face limitations on their participation in the workplace, in higher education, and even knowledge of the English language -- matters examined by Dame Louise Casey in her 2016 government review into opportunity and integration.

    • Bringing Pakistani attitudes into the UK, often within segregated communities, only serves to perpetuate the belief that women are intrinsically the inferiors of men in all respects.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    11/08/2017
    Summary: 

    The former chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission said it was time to “call a spade a spade”, otherwise the torturous crimes would not be prevented. He accused the BBC of trying to “avoid being accused of stigmatising a community” by failing to address the perpetrators in high profile cases in Newcastle and Rotherham were Muslims who would have “claimed to be practising”. Instead, the BBC this week branded 18 people convicted of grooming and raping girls as young as 13-years-old in Newcastle an “Asian” gang. This was an “evasion” of the truth, Mr Phillips said, add

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/01/2018
    Summary: 

    Sexual grooming of Sikhs girls at Nagar Kirtans by Pakistani Muslim men have been known to occur for over 30 years in the UK where the two communities live side by side. However, one incident at the Moghul Darbar Restaurant finally made the UK police take the issue seriously when several Sikhs went inside the restaurant to beat up the men who groomed a 15 year old Sikh girl.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    05/10/2018
    Summary: 

    Speaking on behalf on the police, Samantha Leek QC said: “It is clear that the institutions and systems in place did not protect those children from abuse. Where abuse did happen, in many cases there were barriers to disclosure by complainants and where disclosure was made, institutions, including the police, did not always respond appropriately.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    17/09/2018
    Summary: 

    In one of the worst reported cases of a British sex grooming gang, a girl who was kidnapped when she was 15 was held by the gang for 12 years until she managed to escape.She remains hunted by the gang. The story of the girl, identified only as Sarah, was made public by , a member of the House of Lords who  works tirelessly for women’s rights.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/02/2015
    Summary: 

    Two local councillors, one of whom is still serving, and a police officer have been accused of having sex with victims involved in the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

  • Summary: 

    Where’s the concern for Labour MP Sarah Champion? Where are the leftists demanding that this female MP stop being harassed merely for expressing her views? Where are the tweets drawing attention to Ms Champion’s plight — the fact that she now  an actual security team because people who hate her political views want to physically harm her? In this post-Jo Cox era, I thought we were all meant to have the backs of elected politicians who are under threat from extremists. And yet when it comes to Champion — just such an elected politician — people seem to be looking the other way.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/12/2017
    Summary: 

     

    The failure of certain parts of the Asian community to integrate into British society has led to gangs of British Pakistani Muslim men​ targeting white women with drink and drugs before raping and sexually abusing them, an anti-extremism think tank claims.

  • Summary: 
    • The approach the British authorities have taken in response to this national disaster appears largely based on countering secondary issues -- most notably, individuals that protest the grooming, including at one point the arrest of parents attempting to rescue their daughter from her abusers.

    • There also seems to be a tacit alliance with much of the media to silence public discourse and, when all else fails, outright suppression.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/07/2018
    Summary: 

    Sarah Champion, the founder of the Dare2Care child abuse campaign, stated that:

    “From my experience and talking to people from all over Britain, this crime is going on in every town and every city. The numbers of both suspects and victims is not a surprise to me. What I’m surprised about, however, is that you haven’t had many prosecutions based on that. If they have identified these 27 people, but nothing came of it, why did they get it so wrong? It’s unacceptable.”

  • Summary: 

    Lucy Allan MP is fighting the good fight in Telford, asking some tough questions about the widespread child rape that was taking place there. Ms Allan and others refer to the systematic rape of children as child sexual exploitation (CSE), and I make no criticism of her for that, but I will stick to the old-fashioned term child rape as I feel it is more accurate.

    Ms Allan asked in Parliament why ‘’.

    I don’t think it is that complex. A 13-year-old was allegedly raped by ‘multiple perpetrators’, and they say they thought she was consenting and over 16. The CPS believe the jury will nod along when these alleged perpetrators say: ‘Yes, we thought she was consenting, this 13-year-old, and we really, really believed she was 16. We all believed, all of us, the whole gang thought this 13-year-old was having a great time.’

    Amazing. A drunken date gone wrong between two 20-somethings at university will see a prosecution before you can say ‘But she invited me back and took all my clothes off.’

    A 13-year-old girl with a bunch of men . . . oh, we think she consented.

    All victims are equal, but some are more equal than others.

     

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    21/06/2018
    Summary: 

    Telford MP Lucy Allan is still looking for answers as to why a grooming gang didn’t face proper justice for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. The victim was ‘deemed’ to have consented, but this should be irrelevant: She was underage and therefore can’t consent. It comes after shocking revelations about the scale of grooming gangs operating in Telford, with as many as  over a 40-year period.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/05/2018
    Summary: 

    A group of 20 MPs have called for concrete action to be taken against “sickening” grooming gangs, as the government was accused of “letting down” thousands of victims of child sexual exploitation in the UK. In a letter to the Home Office noting “alarming” similarities in how the gangs of mostly Pakistani-heritage men operate across Britain, the cross-party group 

  • Summary: 
    • What price has been paid, is being paid, or might be paid at some stage, by all those public officials who tacitly or otherwise allowed these modern-day atrocities to go on, doing nothing to stop them?

    • Families of some of the abused girls related that they had tried consistently to raise the alarm over what was happening to their daughters, but that every door of the state was closed in their faces.

    • If Britain is to turn around the disgrace of its culture of 'grooming gangs', it should start by changing the risk-reward ratio between those who identify these monstrous crimes and those who have been shown to have covered them up.

  • Summary: 

    It is rape of the innocents on an industrial scale. First they came for white, teenage, under class girls in Rotherham, and we did not speak out – because we did not want to be called racist.

    Next they came for white, teenage, under class girls in Oxford, and we did not speak out – because we did not want to be guilty of cultural imperialism.

    Then they came for white, teenage, under class girls in Aylesbury and Bristol and Banbury and Derby and Halifax and Huddersfield and Keighley and Peterborough and Rochdale and Telford and we conducted investigations, appointed commissions and published reports – because we did not want to be called Islamophobic.

    Now they’ve come for white, teenage, under class girls in Newcastle and we have still not learned our lesson – we are still terrified of being labelled Islamophobic.

  • Summary: 

    Halifax, Oxford, Rochdale, Bristol, Telford, Rotherham, Peterborough, Derby, Aylesbury, Newcastle. These are some of the hometowns of girls and women forever traumatised by their shocking childhood experiences at the hands of Muslim ‘grooming gangs’. The perpetrators of these gangs are not groomers. This is a misnomer. As Jules Gomes wrote, this is ‘’. These are rapists and some are paedophiles. And instead of helping these girls our authorities have failed them over and over again. The police, Crown Prosecution Service and social workers have shied from doing their duty, partly due to fears of being accused of racism, and partly due to their own inverse racism in perceiving the girls as ‘white trash’. The fear of naming the religion of the perpetrators of these rape gangs has overcome any sense of accountability and decency towards the victims.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    21/05/2018
    Summary: 

    This is the chilling moment a member of a 13-strong Somali prostitution gang checks into a hotel where he and a friend would rape a 13-year-old schoolgirl three times

  • Country: 
    Netherlands (the)
    News Date: 
    22/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Every year more than one thousand underage Dutch girls are groomed and then blackmailed into sex slavery by young pimps with migrant backgrounds, an investigation has revealed. With gifts, drink, and drugs, so-called ‘loverboys’ will seduce a girl into agreeing to become his sex partner before taking pictures or video footage of the encounter which will then be used as leverage to force her into prostitution, Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/03/2016
    Summary: 

    South Yorkshire Police — the force that turned a blind eye to the  by Muslim gangs in Rotherham — have confessed reporting to the media just a quarter of those charged with child sex offences, blaming a “clerical error”. “It has become clear that, due to a clerical error, incorrect figures were released”, regarding, “data around child sexual exploitation offences since 2013”

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    25/04/2018
    Summary: 
    • The Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) is investigating the officers
    • 'Operation Linden' registered 98 potential cases compared with 62 in 2017
    • 33 officers are said to be currently under investigation for 'potential misconduct'

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Sky News has seen a file of documents given to the Home Office which the local MP claims demonstrates authorities in Telford are still failing to tackle child abuse. MP for Telford Lucy Allan says the evidence she's complied from victims and their families shows "a failure to understand the nature of grooming" by the local police and the Crown Prosecution Service. Last Monday, it was announced that the National Independent Inquiry into Child Exploitation will speak to victims in Telford as part of its Truth Project.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    24/06/2015
    Summary: 

    West Midlands Police knew five years ago that Asian grooming gangs were targeting children outside schools across the city - but failed to make the threat public.Documents obtained by the Birmingham Mail show the force were aware pupils were at risk of  (CSE) back in 2010. The confidential report, obtained under a 

  • Crimes Against Kids

  • Country: 
    Spain
    News Date: 
    24/03/2018
    Summary: 

    Ten Algerian migrant men were arrested in eastern Spain this week after they were alleged to have sexually abused three underage girls by luring them to an apartment offering drugs and money. The ten migrants were brought to court on charges of sexual abuse in the city of Alicante, where they are believed to have sexually molested and assaulted three girls aged 14, 15, and 17, Le Point 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    18/03/2018
    Summary: 

    I’m a Rotherham grooming gang survivor. I call myself a survivor because I’m still alive. I’m part of the UK’s  child sexual abuse investigation. As a teenager, I was taken to various houses and flats above takeaways in the north of England, to be beaten, tortured and raped over 100 times.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    16/03/2018
    Summary: 
    • Pregnant Lucy Lowe, 16, died in a house fire in Telford nearly 18 years ago
    • She was killed by her boyfriend Azhar Ali Mehmood, who was 26 at the time
    • Social services knew he first slept with her aged 14 but did not warn parents
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    14/03/2018
    Summary: 

    Police have been accused of “victim blaming” children who were targeted by grooming gangs in the Telford sex abuse scandal. Officers investigating child sexual exploitation in the town were sent an internal memo telling them “in most cases the sex is consensual [with children aged 11!]”.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/03/2018
    Summary: 

    A schoolgirl fell pregnant six times in four years during Britain's worst child abuse scandal which affected up to 1,000 girls for 40 years. An investigation by the Sunday Mirror exposed the horror - as sex gangs targeted girls as young as 11 who were lured from their families to be drugged, beaten and raped in an epidemic that victims believe is still ongoing.

  • Summary: 

    It’s been six months since the #MeToo movement first took off. For half a year now we’ve had a regular drip-feed of stories drawing attention to the apparent suffering of women at the hands of men. So when this weekend’s  revealed the shocking abuse experienced by hundreds of women and girls in Telford we might have expected the outrage to find a new focus. The news that girls, some as young as 11, were  by gangs of mainly Muslim, Asian-heritage men could have provided further fuel to campaigners. We might have expected shows of solidarity, reminders of the importance of believing the victim, and offers of financial support.

    But no. The abuse in Telford is estimated to have involved over 1,000 girls stretching over 40 years. Young girls in the town were groomed, fed drugs and raped. They were passed between abusers like commodities. Some got pregnant, had abortions and were raped again on multiple occasions. Three women were murdered and two others died in tragedies linked to the abuse. Yet these shocking events have received relatively little coverage. Girls in Telford do not, it seems, deserve frontpage coverage in the Guardian or The Times.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/03/2018
    Summary: 

    British-Pakistani woman has spoken out about the sheer volume of child abuse taking place within her community. : “Every single Pakistani, girls that I know, including myself, have been abused by uncles or someone within the community. “But, it’s all very hush hush. There is a real big problem within Pakistani community.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    11/03/2018
    Summary: 

    An investigation by the Sunday Mirror has revealed Britain’s worst ever grooming scandal, which saw authorities paralysed for 40 years by fears of “racism” accusations as grooming gangs victimised up to a thousand girls in Telford. The left-leaning newspaper claims its  found “abuse on unprecedented levels”, with three women being killed&nbsp

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/11/2014
    Summary: 

    Police in Rotherham were criticised yesterday for the “thuggish and insensitive” arrest of a woman who confronted the man she has accused of grooming, beating and pimping her when she was a child.

  • Summary: 

    In a powerful call Mohammed told Andrew his Pakistani community is “the most racist” and highlighted a problem with grooming gangs. Andrew Castle had been discussing the Operation Sanctuary review which has found that vulnerable women are most likely being "extensively" abused across the UK and ministers need to urgently review sex exploitation laws. Mohammed, who fled Islam, and hasn’t seen his family for 30 years, told Andrew it was time to “call a spade a spade”. He insisted: “The racist behaviour which exists in my community needs to be spoken about and addressed”.

    Mohammed lives in Birmingham. He said: “The British white community are the most tolerant, the most warm, kind people and it breaks my heart that my Pakistani community is the most racist community”.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    23/02/2018
    Summary: 
    • Report into authorities' response to child sexual exploitation in Newcastle
    • Series of trials saw 22 defendants sentenced for rape, drugs and prostitution
    • Review has been hit by just one defendant agreeing to help - who denied guilt

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/02/2015
    Summary: 

    A former Home Office researcher says a bullying culture at Rotherham Council led to her warnings of child sexual exploitation being suppressed in 2002, years before action was finally taken.

     this month by government official Louise Casey concluded the council was not "fit for purpose".

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