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« on: May 03, 2016, 02:35:49 PM »

Sad for London to become "Sadique" (Sadist, in French), with Liaisons Dangereuses to Extremist Islamists, AntiSemites, etc...

Many "Socialists"' recent Trend to Beg for Muslim Migrants' Minorities to give their Votes, after they Lost control over Workers, led them so far that they push, more and more Lobbyists of Muslim Groups who pursue an Agenda of rampant Islamisation, (often Funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and/or Turkey, etc), to Top Jobs at various Public Authorities, without any consideration for the feelings and/or the Fate of People who risk to be submitted to their "Bumpy" Administration.

F.ex. the Declining German PSD gave both Posts of the Party's "Secretary General", and of the Country's "Minister for Integration" (sic !) to Turkish Migrants, (without any consideration for the Fragile People that they oblige to seek Social and Cultural Inrtegration under the Power given to a Lobbyist from Turkey whose President notoriously vociferates against that, accusing it to "Assimilate" Migrants : An aim that he believes to be a "Crime", obviously preferring Cultural "Ghettos")... German Voters replied, in recent Elections, by Throwing that kind of PSD to the Lowest ever Level in its History.

Similar Facts, mutatis-mutandis, are seen, in various concrete forms, on a National and/or Local level, recently also in several Other Countries, (f.ex. France, the UK, etc), provoking Abstentionism and/or a Boost for Rightist so-called "Populist" Parties.

But the case of the Brittish "Labour" Party's choice for its Candidate to the Top Job of next London's Mayor, breaks all Records, both on a Highly Symbolic, and also Practical field, to the detriment not only of the UK Capital City's inhabitants, but even to other European Citizens, with a heavy Mediatic and Psychological Impact Worldwide :

 - A Pakistani-origin Muslim Lobbyist, who likes to be called ... "Sadiq", (by his unfortunate First Name), whose Parents had the Chance to immediately find a Permanent Job at the Brittish Public Administration, and even an afordable Housing at a big Social Flat with "3 Bedrooms", (inevitably reminding that "Beatles" version of their "Get Back" Song which asked a Local "Labour Candidate", after seeing "many Pakistanis at Council Flats" since 1969: -"What is the Plan, and tell us, Where it's at ?" Comp. another version :, inside an Expensive London, (full of Cultural and Educational Advantages, Political and other Contacts, etc), and who has been repeatedly Denounced recently for Many Personal contacts, Links, Social and Business or Political Relations with an awful lot of more or less Dangerous Islamist Extremists, since Many Years, even openly declared Terrorists.

Such Revelations, which have provoked a Growing Controversy in the Brittish Media recently, were followed, these last Days, also by a Parallel Series of Explosive Findings and/or New Facts Denouncing several Middle oreven Top Level "Labour" Politicians for "Anti-Semitic" Views and Propaganda at the Media and other Public Fora, (including, f.ex., Calls for all Israelis to be Massively Deported to the USA, or Anouncements that the NAZI regime would have Initialy plotted Together with Zionists a concrete Project towards the Creation of an Israeli State by Transferring Jews from Europe and Establishing them at Palestine, etc), which has already obliged the Labour Party, facing an Unprecedented Scandal, to "Suspend" 1 Councelor, 1 MP of Pakistani origin, and even former London's Mayor Ken Livingston !

Concerning the case of Labour's Candidate to this Thursday's Election for the new Mayor of London, Mr. Sadiq Khan, ("Sadique" meaning "Sadistic", in Languages as the French, etc), among Many and Various concrete Accusations already Published in the UK by various Media, both a few Months ago, and, particularly, during the latest Weeks and Days, (most Easy to find at the Internet by a simple Search), considering f.ex. the Long List of alleged concrete "Facts" Denounced by a "Conservative" Publication, it gives the Shivers to any Honest Reader just to think that, at least some among those (Repeated, almost Systematic, all through Many Years) Extremist Islamist Liaisons and/or Frequentations, even Involvements, together with seriously suspected or openly declared Terrorists, might be True...  (See, f.ex., Facts cited at : ).

At this Crucial point, when Time is Short, at least One Thing appears to be Sure : - After the Latest Public Debate by all the Candidates to the Top Job of London's Mayor, including, naturaly, on all these Public Accusations, Mr Sadiq Khan's replies, reportedly were almost an astonishing Aknowledgement and Admission of those damned Facts as being basicaly True: Apparently, he only Interpreted some Doubtful Meetings and Frequentations otherwise, (without Denying them), opr Tried to Find some Pretexts, Justifications, etc., and/or simply asked to be "Excused" for having underestimated, overlooked, or neglected to check, beforehand, such Dangerous Liaisons, (See, f.ex. : ).

=> Therefore, given also the Polls published shortly before all these Scandals arrive at the forefront of the Media, both Londoners themselves, and many Millions of other European Citizens, as well as a lot of People Worldwide, really Risk to find soon themselves Facing the Worrying, "Sad", and really "Sadistic" Spectacle of an Important, Historic and Prestigious EU Capital City like London, (where the Memory of the Double 2005 Deadly Bombings at the Public Subway Metro, killing defenseless Civilians still remains at People's Memories), to be Governed (including its Municipal Police, Public Transports, Social and Cultural services, etc) by someone Seriousy Suscpected to be an Agent of a Muslim Minority Lobby from abroad with an Agenda of rampant Islamisation, and a Frequent Contact, Pal or Collaborator (f.ex. Serving them as Lawyer, etc) of Extremist Islamists or even openly declared Terrorists...

At any case, as Romans notoriously used to say, since the Ancient Times, -"It's not enough, for Cesar's Wife to BE Honest. Cesar's Wife must also LOOK Honest !"

>>> Let's Hope that our Brittish Friends who live and Vote in London, won't like at all, (and certainly canNot afford, particularly in front of the present Serious Challenges), neither to be, not even to Look as ...naive Masochistes.

=> NO to ..."Sadiq (Sadist) London" ?  (To paraphrase Mr. Khan's pompous Website).  Simply because that Important EU Capital City deserves and can find much Better than that.

A fortiori, when People have a Wide symbolic Choice, between "Sadi(sm)", and much more nice Names, evoking ... "Gold", "White", "Pigeon", and even "Berry", (to paraphrase the Names also of the 4 Other main Candidates : Goldsmith, Wittle, Pidgeon and Berry, respectively of the Conservative, UKIP, Lib-Dem. and Green Parties), among various other Alternatives.


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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2016, 03:26:45 PM »

This interesting article shows how many British and other People feel about various possible dangers which might be provoked by a so blatant Islamisation of London, (a a result of the 10+ years of Mr. Bliar's destructive policies, which modified the composition of the population, aggravating the errors committed already in the Past also bny previous, mainly Labour Governments), unless the Voters wake up at the last minute, (considering also the fact that Polls are often grossly Misleading in several important UK Elections):

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Mr. Sadiq's real Agenda is Sadicaly Obvious from his own Website,
pompously called : ..."Sadiq.London", (which Sadly reminds "Sadist London")...

He looks Favorable to the Islamic Scarf, (while, on the Contrary, he turns his Back against London Women who are dressed in a Traditional British/European style)...

=> In fact, it all looks as if, his Real Intentions might be better expressed openly, with a tiny, small addition to his own website :

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After a Minority of only 44%, out of another Minority of just 45% of participants among Registered Voters (i.e.  only about ... 19 %  of Londoners !) for a Mayor Election, (set up, for the 1st time, by Mr. Bliar's former "Labour" Government, back on 2000),  let Mr. Sadiq Khan get that job in London, (that USA's "Drudge Report" calls now "Londonistan"), despite many Questions about his past contacts with several Extremist Islamists, even acknowledged Terrorists, which remain still Pending, as the British Press reminds today,

=> our British Friends, obviously, would be well advised to read the premonitory book of anti-establishment French writer, ("Goncourt" 2010 Prize Winner), Michel Houellebecq (real name, = Thomas) : "Submission", ("soumission", in the original), which was, by an astonishing "coincidence", published the Same Day that ISIL - inspired Extreme Islamist Terrorists attacked and killed  "Charlie Hebdo"s Journalists and Jewish Civilian People in Paris, back on January 7, 2015, while the Weekly Satirical Magazine had just printed and circulated its latest Edition with a Frontpage almost entirely focused on that Houellebecq's new book !



 On 7 January 2015, the date of the Charlie Hebdo shooting, the novel "Soumission" was published. The book describes a future situation in France (2022), when a Muslim is ruling the country according to Islamic law. On the same date, a cartoon of Houellebecq appeared on the cover page of Charlie Hebdo and the caption, "The Predictions of Wizard Houellebecq.".[7] In an interview with Antoine de Caunes after the shooting, Houellebecq stated he was unwell and had cancelled the promotional tour for Soumission.[8]"


"Submission (French: Soumission) is a novel by the French writer Michel Houellebecq.[1] The French edition of the book was published on 7 January 2015 by Flammarion, with German (German: Unterwerfung) and Italian (Italian: Sottomissione) translations also published in January.[2][3] The book instantly became a bestseller in Italy, Germany and France.[4][5] The English edition of the book, translated by Lorin Stein, was published on 10 September 2015.[6]

The novel, a political satire, imagines a situation in which a Muslim party upholding traditionalist and patriarchal values leads the 2022 vote in France and is able to form a government with the support of France's Islamo-Leftist Socialist Party. The book drew an unusual amount of attention because, by a macabre coincidence, it was released on the day of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.[7]


On 5 January 2015, French president François Hollande announced in an interview for France Inter radio that he "would read the book, because it’s sparking a debate".[11]

The author appeared in a caricature on the front page of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015, the day when the offices of the newspaper were attacked by masked gunmen who killed eight Charlie Hebdo employees. The title on the cover was: "Les prédictions du mage Houellebecq : en 2015, je perds mes dents, en 2022, je fais ramadan." (English: "The predictions of the sorcerer Houellebecq: In 2015, I lose my teeth. In 2022, I observe Ramadan.")[12]

On the day of the publishing of the book and hours before the attack on Charlie Hebdo, Houellebecq said in an interview for France Inter radio:

“   There's a real disdain in this country for all the authorities... You can feel that this can't continue. Something has to change. I don't know what, but something.[13]"  

>>> For the English Translation of the book, see :


"Submission by Michel Houellebecq: This provocative novel charts France's plunge into Islamism"

"Charlie Hebdo Paris massacre: Magazine featured 'Islamophobic' Michel Houellebecq novel"  




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It's not just Foreign Policy and legitimate, Today, Security Concerns, Womens' Freedoms, etc., but also elementary Human Rights, even of fragile Children, that might be at Stake, as many Recent Horrible Scandals hae just revealed in several other UK Cities, (even Oxford !). F.ex. :

... Ce que révèle l'élection de Sadiq Khan à la mairie de Londres

Par Alexandre Devecchio  Publié le 06/05/2016 à 19:44
FIGAROVOX/GRAND ENTRETIEN - Sadiq Khan, candidat travailliste à la mairie de Londres, est devenu le premier maire musulman d'une grande capitale occidentale.

Essayiste française, Laetitia Strauch-Bonnart habite à Londres. Elle décrypte les raisons d'une victoire très symbolique.

"... une petite minorité, au sein du Labour, montre une certaine tolérance à l'égard de l'antisémitisme. Les récentes déclarations de Ken Livingstone, l'ancien maire de la ville, qui a fait de Hitler un sioniste, l'ont bien montré. Même si Khan a aussitôt condamné Livingstone, l'épisode a été dévastateur pour le Labour et a quelque peu nui à la campagne de Khan, d'autant qu'il y a dix ans, Khan et Livingstone avaient des opinions bien plus proches, notamment sur Israël. La politique identitaire est toujours à double tranchant.

Ainsi en 2006, élu député, Khan était l'un des signataires d'une lettre au Guardian qui attribuait la responsabilité des attentats terroristes - comme celui du 7 juillet 2005 à Londres - à la politique étrangère britannique, notamment son soutient à Israël. Cette position et l'ambiguïté passée de Khan ont forcément créé un soupçon en sa défaveur.

Question : Sadiq Khan a été accusé d'affinité avec les islamistes. Est-ce le cas? Ce soupçon a-t-il pu jouer en sa défaveur?

- Il est très difficile de répondre à cette question. Les activités professionnelles de Khan - il était avocat spécialiste des droits de l'homme - l'ont, dit-il, mené à côtoyé des représentants de l'islam radical, voire à dialoguer avec eux lors de débats. Mais comment distinguer ses obligations professionnelles d'une possible tolérance indue?

On observe surtout un changement d'attitude depuis dix ans. En 2004, il a par exemple participé, en tant que candidat à la députation pour le Labour, à une conférence avec cinq extrémistes islamistes, organisée par Friends of Al-Aqsa, un groupe pro-palestinien qui a publié des travaux du révisionniste (selon les termes du Guardian) Paul Eisen. A cet événement, les femmes devaient emprunter une entrée distincte des hommes! La même année, président des affaires juridiques du Muslim Council of Britain, il a participé à la défense de l'intellectuel musulman Dr Yusuf Al-Qaradawi et nié le fait que celui-ci soit un extrémiste. Il est pourtant l'auteur d'un livre, The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam, où il justifie la violence domestique à l'égard des femmes et soutient les opérations martyres contre les Israéliens.

Cependant, pendant la campagne électorale, Khan n'a cessé de condamner l'extrémisme, et demandé la suspension de Livingstone après ses remarques antisémites. Il est aussi haï par certains radicaux car il soutient le mariage gay. Ce changement d'attitude est-il pure tactique ou est-il sincère? Inversement, sa supposée proximité ancienne avec certains radicaux était-elle sincère, où là encore tactique? Dans tous les cas, je ne crois pas que Khan cautionne l'extrémisme. En revanche, il représente une voix assez commune à gauche - surtout dans ce que j'appelle «la gauche du ressentiment» représentée par Corbyn, que Khan a d'ailleurs soutenu en septembre dernier pour son élection à la tête du Labour: celle qui consiste à expliquer les attitudes des extrémistes et des terroristes par la seule et unique faute de l'Occident. Ainsi en 2006, élu député, Khan était l'un des signataires d'une lettre au Guardian qui attribuait la responsabilité des attentats terroristes - comme celui du 7 juillet 2005 à Londres - à la politique étrangère britannique, notamment son soutient à Israël. Cette position et l'ambiguïté passée de Khan ont forcément créé un soupçon en sa défaveur".

Question : Londres est-elle la ville du multiculturalisme heureux?

- "Oui et non! Tout dépend ce que vous entendez par multiculturalisme. Si vous pensez à la diversité des nationalités représentées à Londres, il y a en effet quelque chose d'admirable dans cette ville et sa capacité à faire vivre ensemble des personnes d'origines différentes.

A Tower Hamlets, beaucoup de femmes sont voilées de pied en cap, suivies de près par leurs maris. La difficulté qui en découle est à la fois anecdotique et majeure : vous ne pourriez pas, si vous en aviez envie, engager la conversation avec elles, car ce voile crée une barrière.

Mais quand on parle multiculturalisme en Europe aujourd'hui, on le prend dans un sens plus politisé, celui de la complexe relation entre la population d'origine, chrétienne ou athée à coloration chrétienne, et les populations plus ou moins récentes de confession musulmane. En Grande-Bretagne, en apparence, tout se passe bien. Les musulmans modérés sont tout à fait intégrés. Ce qui est assez problématique - comme dans d'autres villes européennes -, c'est l'existence de quartiers entiers où le séparatisme identitaire est visible. C'est le cas dans l'Est de London, notamment dans le borough de Tower Hamlets. 30% de la population y est musulmane, concentrée dans des council houses.

En 2014, l'ancien maire, Lutfur Rahman, a été limogé après des soupçons de fraude et de favoritisme communautaire. A Tower Hamlets, beaucoup de femmes sont voilées de pied en cap, suivies de près par leurs maris. La difficulté qui en découle est à la fois anecdotique et majeure: vous ne pourriez pas, si vous en aviez envie, engager la conversation avec elles, car ce voile crée une barrière. Situation rare en France, elle est très fréquente ici. Et pourtant ce quartier abrite l'une des meilleures universités de Londres, Queen Mary University, qui brasse des étudiants du monde entier. Les populations se côtoient donc sans se parler, sans se connaître. Difficile d'y voir un multiculturalisme heureux - ni malheureux d'ailleurs: c'est bien plutôt un multiculturalisme de l'indifférence.

Question : L'insécurité culturelle que traverse la France est-elle aussi une réalité en Grande-Bretagne?

- "Les Britanniques ne parleraient jamais, comme nous le faisons, d' «insécurité culturelle». A mon sens, l'insécurité culturelle à la française vient autant du sentiment d'une menace extérieure que d'une perte de confiance dans notre propre modèle. Les Britanniques, malgré la présence de cette «gauche du ressentiment», sont moins enclins au dénigrement de soi. Ensuite, leur interprétation des faits diverge de la nôtre. Beaucoup de Britanniques ne voient aucun mal à la séparation que je viens de vous décrire - pour eux, il s'agit simplement de l'expression de la volonté de certains musulmans attachés à leurs traditions. Tant qu'ils respectent la loi, pourquoi leur en vouloir? Pendant longtemps, la mise en garde vis-à-vis d'une supposée trop faible intégration des musulmans est restée l'apanage des conservateurs britanniques les plus traditionalistes.

Le multiculturalisme commence cependant à perdre de son lustre. Deux séries d'affaires retentissantes, depuis 2014, ont bouleversé le pays: d'abord celle du «Trojan Horse» en 2014 et 2015, où furent découvertes des tentatives concertées de mettre en œuvre, dans plusieurs écoles de Birmingham, une philosophie et des pratiques islamistes ou salafistes.

>>> Pire, on a mis a jour dans les dernières années de nombreux cas d'abus sexuels sur mineurs, perpétrés par des «gangs» dont les membres étaient d'origine musulmane. Ce fut le cas à Rotherham entre 1997 and 2013, où 1400 jeunes filles ont été violées. Cinq hommes d'origine Pakistanaise ont été condamnés. On a découvert des horreurs similaires à Rochdale, Derby et Telford. Le cas le plus récent est celui d'Oxford, où un groupe de sept hommes, entre 2006 et 2012, a exploité sexuellement 300 mineures, avec une violence parfois épouvantable.

La multiplicité des cas est frappante. Surtout, tous les membres des Gangs étaient à chaque fois d'origine Musulmane, et les jeunes filles - âgées parfois de 12 ans - blanches. C'est pourquoi depuis 2014, date où les premiers Rapports officiels ont été publiés, on s'interroge sur une éventuelle motivation ethnique des agresseurs. Par ailleurs, dans de nombreux cas, on a constaté que la Police et les Conseils Locaux avaient tardé à prendre au sérieux les plaintes des victimes, quand ils ne leur riaient pas tout simplement au nez. Aujourd'hui, les autorités émettent sérieusement l'hypothèse que cette timidité et ce déni pourraient provenir de la crainte de la police et des conseils locaux de se voir, à l'époque, accusés de racisme. Ces épisodes sont absolument dramatiques, et en même temps, ils sont peut-être le début d'une prise de conscience salutaire que la tolérance multiculturelle s'est muée, dans certains cas, en aveuglement".      

 Rotherham: a putrid scandal perpetuated by a broken system

Level of abuse uncovered by Alexis Jay appears to make this South Yorkshire town the nation's sex exploitation capital

By Randeep Ramesh

Tuesday 26 August 2014 22.20 BST Last modified on Wednesday 27 August 2014 08.26 BST

The putrid mess that oozes from the 160 pages of Alexis Jay's report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is so thick that one gags rather than read the words.

Children in the town were systematically identified by gangs as vulnerable, seduced with drugs and drink, brainwashed into believing they were in a relationship with an adult and then used for sex, often raped before sometimes being trafficked to nearby cities to work as prostitutes.

The brutal violence that surrounded this depraved process was shocking. Children who refused to acquiesce to ever more macabre demands were doused in petrol, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and told they would be next if they told anyone.

While some of this will be familiar to a British public which has been appalled by the revelations tumbling out of high-profile child abuse cases since 2010, Jay's report lays bare a mephitic hole in Yorkshire.

Over 16 years, she says, a "conservative estimate" is that 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town. Girls as young as 11 were gang-raped by men.

This level of abuse appears to make Rotherham the nation's child sex exploitation capital. If the town's experience was replicated across the country, England would have 19,000 children criminally abused by gangs every year. The children's commissioner thinks that at the moment the figure is about 2,000.

It's not as if there was a lack of evidence of a growing problem on Rotherham's streets.

Internal reports from a decade ago revealed "links between child sexual exploitation and drugs, guns and criminality".

Schools raised the alert about children being picked up "by taxis, given presents and mobile phones and taken to meet large numbers of unknown males".

What allowed these crimes to continue was not just that abused children were cowed into silence or mentally enslaved by older men, but that even when they spoke out they were met by a culture of disbelief from the authorities.

Time and time again, police and social workers appear to talk of mothers being unable to deal with children "growing up".

In one instance, a girl of 12 was groomed, raped and then trafficked. The authorities "blamed the child … for placing herself at risk".

In another case an 11-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted, then a year later found drunk in a car with a suspected abuser who had taken indecent pictures of her on his phone. She was declared to be at "no risk of sexual exploitation".

Many of the children came from poorer backgrounds and troubled homes and were in care. The suspicion is that council officials and police officers considered them part of an underclass who were not so much the victims of crime as authors of their own misfortunes.

That the local administration and police knew about the problems and chose not to prevent them clearly shows something is rotten in Rotherham.

Even today, young people are afraid to use taxis in the town, preferring to catch buses than be taken on the "longest, darkest route home" and be peppered with "flirtatious or suggestive" conversation about sex.

What made South Yorkshire perhaps more politically charged is that in many cases the victims were underage white girls and the perpetrators were Asian men.

There were other abuse cases – in Oxford and Telford – with the same mix of ethnicities.

The far right had a field day with slogans which cast Muslim men as dangerous paedophiles. The tabloids leapt on remarks made in 2012 by the judge in a widely reported Rochdale case, Gerald Clifton, who in sentencing nine Asian men for 77 years for abusing and raping up to 47 girls said: "I believe one of the factors which led to that is that they [the victims] were not of your community or religion."

Andrew Norfolk, the Times's dogged and brilliant reporter who broke the story in Rochdale, has always said the "overwhelming majority of child abusers in this country are white men acting on their own".

However, his own analysis was that race was important to discuss because council staff feared "treading into a cultural minefield".

The report accepts that the concern of being labelled a racist did mean people pulled back from probing too deeply.

However, there must be an acceptance that perpetrators were criminals rather than Muslims. Surely the crime of a young girl being raped should have led officials to act, whatever the colour of the skin of her assailant?

What is clear is that the rot is more than the sum of individual abuses. It is the perception of a cosy, indifferent bureaucracy – social workers, councillors and police officers who could not face up to do something about terrible crimes partly because of their prejudices about the poor and partly because they were concerned about being labelled as prejudiced against Asians.

The effect is that the scandal goes beyond its shocking details and raises the question: just how are poor and vulnerable children being looked after in England?

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Rochdale child sex ring

Rochdale grooming case: nine men jailed for up to 25 years each

Serious sexual abuse, including rape of vulnerable teenage girls, took place between 2005 and 2013

 Eight of the nine men jailed on Friday: (top row L-R) Abid Khan, Afraz Ahmed, Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain, David Law; (bottom row L-R) Kutab Miah, Mohammed Dauood, Mohammed Zahid and Rehan Ali

Frances Perraudin @fperraudin

Friday 8 April 2016 15.40 BST Last modified on Friday 8 April 2016 22.00 BST

Nine men have each been sentenced to up to 25 years in jail for a catalogue of serious sexual offences against teenage girls in Rochdale, exposed following widespread media coverage of grooming cases in the area.

The men were found guilty last month of abusing their victims, aged 13 to 22, between 2005 and 2013. The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges during two separate trials at Manchester Minshull Street crown court, which lasted a total of 15 weeks. A 10th man pleaded guilty and was sentenced last September.

During the sentencing, Judge John Potter said the fact that the women, now in their 20s, had given evidence was a testament to their “bravery, courage and fortitude”. Three of the victims were present in court to watch the sentencing and the public gallery erupted into applause when the sentences were read out.

The principal victim in the case, who was abused by all of the defendants, walked into a police station in 2012 claiming to know about “Rochdale grooming”, after news emerged of the convictions of a number of Asian men for grooming white girls for sex.

The victim reported that when she was aged 14 and 15 she was repeatedly sexually groomed by a large number of men from the Rochdale area. The victim – described by prosecutors as an “extremely vulnerable young woman” who had had a difficult home life and a learning disability – said her phone number had been passed around and that hundreds of men would ring her wanting to meet for sex.

The 10 men were charged as part of Operation Doublet, a police investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of teenage girls by men in Rochdale. The operation has led to more than 100 people being arrested and questioned, the majority of whom had links to Rochdale.

Many of the offences date back 10 years and were first reported shortly after they were committed. In some cases the victims decided they no longer wanted to cooperate with police inquiries, while in other cases the police decided not to pursue the allegations. The victims were later approached by detectives to give evidence after the principal complainant came forward in 2012.

During the trial’s opening, the prosecution told the jury that even in the relatively short period of time since the offences had taken place “the whole of society has a much greater understanding of child sexual exploitation”.

Det Ch Insp Jamie Daniels, the senior investigating officer for Operation Doublet, said it had been an extremely complex case and commended the victims for their bravery. “Only with their support have we arrived at this point,” he said. “The process can be emotionally demanding and traumatic for the victims and we do not underestimate the courage this took.”

He said child sexual abuse was more than a criminal issue. “It is a social problem that we are working closely with our partners to tackle on many levels. Criminal investigations and convictions allow us to remove the offender but there is a huge amount of work behind the scenes. These are victim-led investigations and the long-term wellbeing and care of those victims is of paramount importance.”

In a statement read out to the court on Thursday, one victim said her experiences had been eating her up inside and that it was hard to describe the “brilliant relief” that came from telling someone. “After all these years something had been done. My head was clear and I could start to move on,” she said of the guilty verdict.

Afraz Ahmed, 33, of Rochdale, was found guilty of various sexual offences, including rape, conspiracy to rape and sexual activity with a child. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail. Another defendant, 40, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted of rape and attempting to abduct a child. He was sentenced to 23 years.

Choudry Ikhalaq Hussain, of Rochdale, was convicted in his absence of rape, sexual activity with a child and conspiracy to rape. The 38-year-old, who left the country during his trial and is currently believed to be in Pakistan, was sentenced to 19 years.

Mohammed Dauood, 38, of Burnley, was convicted of rape, sexual activity with a child and sexual assault. He was sentenced to 16 years in jail. David Law, 46, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, was convicted of conspiracy to rape and sentenced to 11 years.

Rehan Ali, 27, of Blackley, and Kutab Miah, 35, of Rochdale, were both found guilty of rape and sexual activity with a child. Ali was sentenced to seven years and Miah to nine.

Abid Khan, 38, of Liverpool, and Mohammed Zahid, 54, of Rochdale, were both found guilty of sexual activity with a child. Khan was sentenced to six and a half years and Zahid to five.

The 10th man, Mahfuz Rahman, 29, is serving a five and a half year sentence at Garth prison, having pleaded guilty in September to three counts of sexual activity with a child.

A spokesperson for the NSPCC child protection charity said the victims in the case had shown “a great deal of bravery to speak out, particularly the young girl who walked into a police station after seeing coverage of other child abuse cases in the Rochdale area and told detectives her grim story. This sends out a strong message that other victims of abuse can feel confident they will not be ignored and will be taken seriously.”    



Rochdale child sex gang ringleader appeals against deportation

Shabir Ahmed tells tribunal his trial was ‘institutionally racist’ as he resists efforts to deport him to Pakistan

 Shabir Ahmed, who has lived in England since the age of 14, faces deportation after his conviction for child sex offences.

Press Association

Tuesday 16 February 2016 23.46 GMT Last modified on Tuesday 16 February 2016 23.57 GMT

The ringleader of a Rochdale child sex grooming gang cited human rights laws as he launched an appeal against deportation from Britain.

Shabir Ahmed, 63 – described by a judge as a “violent hypocritical bully” – has written to the European court of human rights (ECHR) claiming his convictions for child sex offences were a conspiracy to “scapegoat” Muslims.

Ahmed, serving 22 years in jail, was convicted in 2012 of being the ringleader of a group of Asian men who preyed on girls as young as 13 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

The girls were plied with drink and drugs before they were “passed around” for sex.

He appeared before an immigration tribunal, sitting at Manchester crown court, on Tuesday to appeal against the decision by home secretary Theresa May to strip him of his British citizenship, the first stage in the deportation process.

Three judges will decide on Ahmed’s appeal, as well as on appeals by three other men who were part of the same gang and who also face deportation.

Ahmed told the court: “She [Theresa May] says all her trouble is coming from Muslims, yet she’s the biggest trouble causer in the world.”

He said he was convicted by “11 white jurors”, adding: “It’s become fashionable to blame everything on Muslims these days.”

Vinesh Mandalia, representing the Home Office, told the tribunal May had exercised her right as home secretary to deprive Ahmed of British citizenship “if it is conducive to public good”.

Mandalia said Ahmed’s appeal against the deprivation of his British citizenship included an appeal to the ECHR against his criminal convictions.

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This second appeal had been acknowledged by the ECHR, but that did not mean the court would hear his case.

“He explains simply on human rights grounds the conviction is unsafe on the basis it was a conspiracy by everyone involved,” Mandalia said.

Ahmed’s appeal states his trial was tainted and a miscarriage of justice as it was “institutionally racist” and made Muslims into “scapegoats”.

Mandalia said: “The public interest weighs heavily in favour of the secretary of state, to ensure those granted the benefits of British citizenship, however that comes to arise, know the responsibilities that go with it.

“And if you get involved in very serious organised crime, then one of the consequences of that is that they will be deprived of their British citizenship.”

He said Ahmed, who first came to Britain in 1967 when aged 14, is a British citizen. But he would not be rendered stateless as he retains Pakistani nationality.

Three-times married Ahmed told the court he had four children living in the UK, had lived here for nearly 50 years and had £83,000 in a UK bank account.

Ahmed was given a 19-year sentence at Liverpool crown court in May 2012 for a string of child sex offences, including rape.

He was also jailed for 22 years, to run concurrently, in July 2012 for 30 rape offences against another victim.

Tribunal judge Michael Clements reserved his decision on Ahmed and the appeal of a second man, Qari Abdul Rauf.

Taxi driver Rauf, 47, was released on licence last year after serving half of a six-year sentence for trafficking a girl, aged 15, in the UK for sex, and for having sex with her himself.

A tearful Rauf, who also acted as a religious studies teacher at a mosque in Rochdale, asked through an Urdu interpreter for the tribunal to show him “mercy” and said he “wanted a second chance”.

Two more men convicted of child sex offences in the Rochdale case, Abdul Aziz and Adil Khan, are set to have their appeals heard in Manchester on Wednesday.

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