Anorak | Rotherham and Halifax: 25 men on trial at Calderdale Magistrates Court were not fuelled by Islam

Rotherham and Halifax: 25 men on trial at Calderdale Magistrates Court were not fuelled by Islam

by | 13th, February 2015

Writing in the Times , Andrew Norfolk lists the names of the 25 men on trial at Calderdale Magistrates Court “accused of dozens of child-sex offences including multiple rapes, all of them allegedly committed against the same girl”.

Aged from 23 to 42, the men are said to have subjected the young victim to 50 sex crimes over a three-year period when she was aged 13 to 15. They appeared before magistrates in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on charges including rape, sexual assault, sexual activity with a child, conspiracy to commit sex crimes and the internal trafficking of a child for sexual exploitation.

All 25 defendants were charged last week after a complex, multi-agency criminal inquiry that began more than two years ago and grew into West Yorkshire police’s biggest child sexual exploitation investigation.

The alleged rapists are: Haider Ali, 39, Hedar Ali, 35, Mohammed Asim Janjuha, 33, Mohammed Ramzan, 34, and 37-year-old Khalid Zaman.

Ataf Ali, 32, is charged with voyeurism for allegedly making a recording of the child during “a private act”. He, Mr Ramzan, Mr Zaman and Mohammed Fiaz Askar, 32, are accused of conspiracy to commit sexual offences against the girl…

In addition to their alleged sex offences against the child, five men are also accused of supplying her with illegal drugs. They are Mr Zaman, Haaris Ahmed, 31, Mansoor Akhtar, 23, Akbar Hussain, 29 and Fasil Mahmood, 35.

Others facing sex charges against the girl are Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 41, Zameer Asif, 24, Tauqeer Butt, 29, Amaar Ali Ditta, 25, Furqaan Ghafar, 30, Aftab Hussain, 35, Sikander Ishaq, 30, Tahir Mahmood, 42, Arshad Majid, 24, Sikander Malik, 30, Christopher Mulqueen-Bennett, 36, Aesan Pervez, 26, Talib Saddiq, 29, and Azeem Subhani, 23.

Tahir Mahmood is additionally accused of sexually assaulting a second female victim. The 25 men were bailed to appear at Leeds Crown Court on February 26.

Andrew Norfolk makes no menion of the accused’s race, relgion nor skin tones. And that is correct. We do not yet know the facts.

The bigots would have it that the sexual appetites of Pakistani gangs were fuelled by Islam. That’s a malicious untruth. British Islam must not be caught and ripped apart by the right-wing racists and Left-wing idealists.

But compare the Times’s fact to the Daily Mail :


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The motivations for individual episodes of child abuse can be many. But the emphasis on “Asian” suggest that the race lies at its core. Rce was the driving force. But what is more important much more in the case of Rotherham is that over a lengthy peroid, people in power knew of

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