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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/07/2018
Summary: 

The government received information detailing the extent of grooming gang activity in Rotherham 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 1,500 girls and young women may have been abused in the

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/07/2018
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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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/12/2017
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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.

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  • 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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
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.”

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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 ‘multiple perpetrators were arrested for grooming a 13-year old-girl for sex but were not charged by the Crown Prosecution Service as the CPS considered the girl to have consented and that the perpetrators reasonably believed from the victim’s actions that she consented and was over 16 years old’.

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 of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
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 1,000 girls abused over a 40-year period.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
30/05/2018
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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 called forgovernment research into why the abuse is taking place. The MPs, who

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.

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