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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

Some statistics: http://www.pmclauth.com/sentenced/Grooming-Gang-Statistics/Gangs-Jailed?widget=BASIC&start=1&limit=1000

 

  • 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: 
    04/12/2018
    Summary: 

    ROTHERHAM Borough Council has defended paying more than £1 million to lawyers representing it in the face of claims from child sex abuse survivors — far more than has been paid out in compensation. A response under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that law firm Forbes Solicitors have racked up costs of £1.15 million as of last month. Just 12 of 81 cases have been settled so far and, while the council would not reveal the sums paid, solicitor David Greenwood, who is acting for almost all the survivors, said the total awarded by the council and South Yorkshire Police amounted

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    30/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Rochdale Council has been accused of blocking a major child abuse inquiry, Politicalite Campaigners from Parents Against Grooming, a grassroots organisation of parents who have been affected by the child grooming scandal in Rochdale have been consistently campaigning for a full inquiry into the role played in covering up abuse by Rochdale Borough Co

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    01/12/2018
    Summary: 

    Sikh girls in Birmingham and the West Midlands were subjected to decades of abuse by grooming gangs despite pleas for help, a shock report claims. And members of the Sikh community turned vigilante when the police and other authorities failed to act on their concerns, the authors of the study allege. Entitled “The Religiously Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of Young Sikh Women Across the UK”, the report has echoes of the 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    29/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Children have been performing sexual favours in return for new trainers, gifts and alcohol, Ilford police confirm. Around 100 Met officers along with outreach workers and immigration officials descended on Ilford town centre last week to disrupt criminal activity and raise awareness about sexual exploitation. The victims are from diverse backgrounds, including middle-class families and children in the care system and some residents have moved neighbourhoods to remove their children from the exploiters clutches. Det Insp Laura Hillier said there is a preconception that older m

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    26/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Children from across the UK falling victim to abuse after being placed in Birmingham care homes are NOT being counted in the city’s official CSE figures. The youngsters are classed as ‘out of borough kids’ and their ordeals are only officially recorded on a  (CSE) register by their home authority. Critics claim the system means the full picture of 

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    26/11/2018
    Summary: 
    • Predominantly Pakistani men have been grooming girls for decades, report says
    • Muslim men in gangs allegedly abused young Sikh girls and passed them around 
    • Politically correct police 'recklessly ignored' the grooming gangs, study
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    22/11/2018
    Summary: 

    Councillors in Kirklees have been invited to a secret meeting to discuss the run-up to a  that has . But there have been calls for next Monday’s private

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    15/04/2015
    Summary: 

    The ex-protection worker says she repeatedly raised concerns about men taking girls away but her boss told her to "let them go".

  • 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: 
    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: 
    18/01/2016
    Summary: 

    Rotherham Council ‘blackmailed’ a woman for speaking about being a victim of child sexual exploitation by threatening to take away her children, a court heard.

  • 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: 
    Spain
    News Date: 
    11/08/2018
    Summary: 

    There is a surge in crimes and rape committed by Moroccans across all of Spain, none of which has been reported in mainstream media, and even less so in the state television company

  • 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: 
    13/07/2018
    Summary: 

    A Birmingham victim of grooming gangs has revealed how she was raped and abused by more than 70 men – but only two were ever brought to justice. Kate Elysia tells in a harrowing new book titled No Way Out how she considered suicide after first being targeted by the sex attackers while an 18-year-old student. What followed was years of abuse from men in Birmingham and the West Midlands, abuse which left her addicted to drugs and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • 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 

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  • 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: 
    22/03/2018
    Summary: 

    A woman who was trafficked into prostitution by another teenager at her care home when she was just 13 has revealed how everyone around her - from police to staff to teachers and social workers - shockingly turned a blind eye. Zoe Patterson's book Trafficked Girl is published today and details how she was sexually abused and raped by older Asian men while living at a Midlands care home, often being forced to have sex with multiple men on a nightly basis. When she first admitted to a social worker what was happening, she was laughed at and the only real response from staff at the u

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