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Rotherham: when police and criminals collude to rape poor white girls

by | 25th, February 2016

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How does the media report on the imprisonment of three Hussain brothers Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras? The men groomed and raped children for nearly 20 years in and around Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Some of their victims were aged 11 when their torture began.

This was a family business. The brothers’ uncle Qurban Ali was convicted of conspiracy to rape.

Their victims were forced to perform sex acts, often on several men at a time, and store guns and drugs.

‘Jessica’ was abused by Arshid Hussain when she was 14. She tells the BBC :

“At first he was really nice, he paid me compliments and took me to nice places. But then he started being very controlling, he isolated me and I wasn’t allowed to do anything without his permission. It became that the only person in my world was him. I remember my family was really trying to get me out of it but I just thought they were against me. [Hussain] said it was because they were jealous and they didn’t want us to be together. I believed him.

“There were times when I actually thought he was going to kill me – that became on a daily basis. There were lots of people scared of the Hussains, not just children like myself. The police didn’t help – they just saw me as a child with an attitude problem. I was being mentally, physically and sexually abused. And they just left me with him.”

The Daily Star , which one supported the EDL, focuses on two other criminals:

“Sex Gangs: 2 Women Pimp Girls –  Asian brothers raped kids”

Karen MacGregor, and Shelley Davies forced girls into the gang’s clutches. MacGregor white; 58 was convicted of conspiracy to rape. Davies white; 40 is guilty of false imprisonment and procuring  a victim to become a prostitute.

The Mirror (Page 9): “Abuse victim ‘free; as five found guilty.

Jessica says the gang “might have had up to 2,000 victims”.

Mentions of anyone’s ethnicity in the paper’s report: none. To the Mirror , race played no part in crimes that went on for decades.

The Express (Page 2): “Facing prison, Asian brothers who raped girls”

Asian is a wide-ranging term. Would you call the victims’ European?

And speaking outside court Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, warned British Pakistanis against “burying our heads in the sand” over the problems of child abuse within the community.

Not Asian. Pakistani.

He said: “The sad reality is that in the case of on-street gang grooming, there is an over-representation of Pakistani men.

“Until British Pakistanis accept that this is a problem for our community we will not be able to eradicate this evil. Burying our head in the sand as the usual response is not good enough.”

Mr Shafiq, who said he was distantly related to some of the defendants, paid tribute to the victims who came forward and said he will never stop campaigning against “these evil people”.He said: “This is not a white conspiracy dreamt up by the far right, or victimisation of the Pakistani community, as some claim. This is a concerted effort by a minority of Pakistani men who have groomed, abused and raped young white girls.

“This is a form of racism and we shouldn’t hesitate to condemn it. Blaming or deflecting attention away from the evil men who carry out such actions is despicable.

“Just remember these were someone’s daughters or sisters. If you choose to ignore it then you are subjecting others to the threat of these groomers.”

Mr Shafiq also called South Yorkshire Police a “failed force” and called for officers who failed the victims to face justice.

Daily Mail (Pages 20-21): “Sex monsters who ruled a town”

How? Didn’t the police know?

At least 54 police officers operating in and around Rotherham are accused of turning a blind eye to more than a decade of horrific child abuse by gangs of Asian men. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating 194 allegations against officers who are said to have ignored the desperate pleas of terrified schoolgirls while they were being repeatedly raped…

The police ignored the poor and the young. They judged them to be willing victims, hard-nosed slags and slappers who knew what they were getting in to. That’s the allegation. The girls were worthless. Did police and thieves share a common view of the victims?

Victims say at least one constable molested girls. Others are said to have tipped off

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