The Rotherham sex grooming gang case has been widely reported on already.
The Muslim gangs preyed on young troubled British girls, drugging, raping and prostituting them. The authorities covered it up, suppressed inquiries within the police, threatened concerned family members and spent a lot of time shouting, “Islamophobia.”
When the case finally broke up, it tore apart one British city. And it keeps escalating.
Investigators are working to trace a total of 426 grooming gang members who abused an estimated 1,500 victims in Rotherham.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013 has so far resulted in 13 convictions, as prosecutions continue.
The operation, codenamed Stovewood, could cost £90m if the government continues its current funding until 2024.
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The NCA has so far identified 151 “designated suspects”, and has listed 275 others who it has not been able to name. It is currently running 22 separate investigations under Operation Stovewood, with around 290 victims engaging with officers.
Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Nabeel Kurshid, Iqlaq Yousaf and Tanweer Ali, all friends from Rotherham, were found guilty alongside Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, Asif Ali and ‘X’, a man who cannot be named for legal reasons. They will be sentenced later this month.
The court heard that the seven men befriended the girls, with some leading them to believe they were their boyfriends, before passing them around to be sexually abused by multiple offenders
The men would ply the girls with drugs and alcohol and threatened them with violence or being transported and abandoned in an unfamiliar location if they didn’t comply with the sexual demands.
One of the victims told the trial how she had sex with “at least 100 Asian men” by the time she was 16, and another described how she was gang-raped in a forest and threatened with being left there.
And all this is just in Rotherham. So let’s get some context here.
Rotherham had 236,438 (91.9%) White British and 20,842 (8.1%) Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) residents in the 2011 Census.
The largest BME community is Pakistani & Kashmiri who numbered 7,912 in 2011 or 3.1% of the population.
That’s 426 out of some 8,000. Let’s say that half are women. A sizable percentage of Muslim settlers tend to be children.
But let’s assume at least 3,000 adult Muslim Pakistani and Kashmiri males, the general makeup of the grooming gangs.
Some of the abusers may have come from outside Rotherham. These cases date back many years.
But what percentage of the Muslim male population was involved in the sexual abuse of these girls? Over 10%? What percentage knew?
This is very preliminary. I haven’t done any in depth research or confirmed any numbers. I may do so in a follow up article, but these are hard questions, and they need to be asked.