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At Sheffield Crown Court throughout September and October, eight men sat in the dock accused of rape and other sexual crimes against four girls, three aged 13 and one 16. The case resulted in five being convicted and three acquitted. All of the eight defendants were Pakistani Muslims and the girls white British. Does this matter? Not for the reasons the British National Party would have us believe, but it is nonetheless significant. 

Razwan Razaq, 30, his 24-year-old brother Umar, Muhammed Zafran Ramzan, 21, Adil Hussain, 20, and Mohsin Khan, 21, were sent to prison for between four-and-a-half to 11 years. 

The crimes were committed in and around Rotherham, a fairly typical south Yorkshire town. Although unemployment is fairly high, Rotherham is now also a popular summer visitors' destination when All Saints Square is transformed into a seaside beach. Every month, there is a farmers' market that sells produce from local farmers and traders, and Jamie Oliver's TV series, Jamie's Ministry of Food, tried to teach the town's inhabitants to establish healthy eating as part of daily life.

But many parents are concerned far more with the safety of their children than with organic food. Rotherham, along with many other towns, cities and villages in northern England has become infected with the vile activities of criminal gangs using children as currency. While child sexual abuse occurs in every community and culture, what is happening in Rotherham and elsewhere in Yorkshire and Lancashire is organised pimping of girls by Asian gangs who trade their victims for cash and favours.

"These men all know and trust each other," says Jane, the mother of one of the victims. "They don't abuse these girls because they are Muslim, but because they are criminals who think they are above the law."

Although there is no hard evidence of financial gain in the Rotherham case, child protection professionals tell me that the pattern in such cases is that the girls are traded for cash as well as favours between criminals. A number of the gangs operating in the region have found that the sharp drop in the price of drugs has led them to losing considerable income, and that selling girls is increasingly filling the gap.

Jane's daughter Sophie (not their real names) was a happy, ordinary 12-year-old until she met a group of adult males who would control every aspect of her life. Before she escaped, a year later, Sophie had been raped by the gang members as a way of "breaking her in" and then passed around various other men for sex. 

The methods used by the pimps are sophisticated and sinister. First, the girls are identified in locations, such as parks, schools, leisure facilities and shopping malls after which boys of their age are sent to befriend them. After a friendship is established, the boys introduce their contacts to young men whom they often describe as cousins.

Then the grooming process gets really under way. The young man will take the girl out in his car, give her vodka, cigarette and cannabis, and take her to venues she would not normally experience until older. 

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March 30th, 2016
12:03 AM
Stop using the terms "Asian" and "Muslim". Please be SPECIFIC. These were PAKISTANIS. There is a problem with treatment of women and rape in this community in particular. You don't see Indonesians, Malaysians, Bangladeshis, Turks or Iranians involved in these activities, even though they can be classified as both ASIAN and MUSLIM. You need to get to the root causes of this sick mentality, and you can only do it with FULL UNDERSTANDING of this particular demographic. Otherwise you will be targeting the wrong group of people, and alienating many otherwise normal groups. The fact is, certain geographic regions display problematic behaviour with women → e.g. the Arab + North-African countries + Pakistan. This is where the real issue lies.

February 27th, 2016
11:02 AM
Well, Islam and muslims have followed their scriptures as much as abusing non muslims, treating women as sexual objects and committing ethnic cleansing are concerned. Some other obligatory stuff which is the good stuff, doesn't get followed up. Worst thing is, muslim communities are very closed. They don't let anything out. I can't believe no one in the community knew what was going on for decades! Whole community is a shame onto itself and have nothing to contribute to the British society. As it is British Pakistani's are most unemployed, running off to ISIS and commit more fraud per capita than anyone else.

February 15th, 2016
3:02 PM
Its sad to see these women journos defending Muslims and repeating the age old misleading idea "this has nothing to do with Islam". The fact is that these journos have never once read the Quran and the way it wants women to be treated. Yes, Muslims are a minority in the west. But that doesn't mean that they have to be protected against all crimes, by default. No. If Islam teaches violence, simply ban it. So is all other religion. The Catholic church was riddled with pedophilic priests. The church took notice of it, accepted the fault and excommunicated the faulty. The trials are going on now too. But somehow the Islamist roam free under the protection of the leftists and sadly the feminists must be the first raising this issue and questioning Islam and the silence of Muslims. This is politics at its worst. Please be kind to these young girls. I am an Indian. So, don't call these perpetrators "Asian Gangs". They are Pakistani Muslim men. At least, they are Muslim Gangs. If you can't call them what they are, then you just haven't even recognized the problem. And of course, you wont even find a solution.

The Truth From America
February 14th, 2016
2:02 AM
Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and hundreds of other countries are not as stupid as European Countries. It comes down to oil and the previous power of Europeans. Due to Europeans controlling the world I believe there is an effort to weaken Europeans because of what they are capable of. Also, to appease oil producing nations Europe has been letting in the savages. The three Abrahamic Monotheistic Religions are all fake and diffused from the Middle East. The problem is that people are so sick of Christians because of how stupid they are, they are willing to let in Muslims.

October 27th, 2015
6:10 AM
I met a woman from Bradford in the early 80's and she told me and I for one could not and did not believe her. I was wrong but the facts like for instance the holocaust are so extreme one can't envisage a human being to commit them. Islam is a religion and race does no come into it, fact. These crimes against young people are common in the muslim world.

July 25th, 2015
8:07 PM
People outside of UK reading these threads now wonder what the question of race is to which you keep referring. Can anyone explain? Geneticists consider middle-eastern state Asian race. When the blogs point to Pakistanis, not Asians, what does that mean? I fear America is next to be subjected to this-- the political correctness that allows white British children to be raped and used as sex slaves is unbelievable and downright evil. That police don't have the balls to arrest child rapists because the complaintant gave the race of the perpetrators in the police report??? That kind of sick, apologetic mind-set now persuades the States since Ovama has been president. So are our kids next?

July 25th, 2015
1:07 AM
When will people realize that islam is NOT a race? If 92% of these grooming gangs are Muslim then it is high time to report this. I say deport any immigrant who commits a crime.

March 16th, 2015
8:03 PM
The hypocrisy of these Pakistani Muslims is the thing that really causes the outrage - the view that Islam is in some way morally superior, when in reality the men drink themselves stupid and groom under age girls for sex. Perhaps the fundamentalist extreme views of elements of the UK Muslim community are born more out of guilt than religeon, because they know they harbour the true monsters and beasts within. It feels like a cancer within the fabric of the UK society and the UK culture as result is A&E!

March 4th, 2015
10:03 AM
I first heard about this underage grooming and sexual exploitation and its high level of occurrence in England from English expatriates in South Africa when I lived there in 1985. That's 30 years ago. After I moved to UK 15 years ago, no one here believed me. Western European countries appear not to be affected as much and in some, one case will cause a real stir.

February 12th, 2015
6:02 PM
Let me explain how their minds work. Firstly, unfortunately, many of these Muslim boys who have been taught wrongly and are under the false impression that it's okay to do what they're doing because the girls are non-muslim with low morals. Their minds are blow by pornography. Secondly, they love young girls because women their own age won't have them because they are losers. Rule number one - tell your daughters to keep clear of these blokes at all costs and give your girls a more stable and loving home life where they are taught to value and respect themselves, not to emulate the likes of the Nicky Minaj and company ;-)

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