Excerpted from WND: The U.K.’s Express has pieced together shocking testimony from victims and local residents in a large-scale investigative series that shows nothing has been done to stop the horrific sex crimes being perpetrated by Pakistani Muslims against British school girls in the town of Rotherham.
Media reports of the rapes originally surfaced in 2014, and eventually the truth came out that more than 1,400 school girls had been lured into sex by “grooming gangs” between 1997 and 2013. The gang members passed the girls off one to another for their own sexual gratification. Some were as young as 11 years old and almost all were 17 and younger.
WND last reported on the situation in April when it interviewed Peter McLaughlin, author of a landmark book “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal.”
While the British politicians and press finally relented and stopped denying that the girls had been systematically abused by the “Asian gangs,” as they called them [never using the word “Muslim”], the true scope of the problem was exposed by McLaughlin. He reported that the same type of gangs exist in almost every city with a significant Muslim minority across Britain and Wales and that the number of abused female children is at least 100,000.
But now the Express has become the first mainstream British newspaper to take up the story in a serious investigative way, albeit still focused solely on the single city of Rotherham. The paper interviewed scores of victims and related their stories, something the media until now has refused to do.
“They all told us how police and the local council is still ‘failing’ thousands of vulnerable girls,” the Express reported. “It reveals how organized, criminal gangs of pedophiles are still using the town as their own personal fiefdom, peddling underage girls for sex as part of a multi-million pound crime empire.”
The male abusers are predominantly from the city of Mirpur in the disputed region of Kashmir, on the border between Pakistan and India, the paper reports.
“Today an investigation by this website lifts the lid on the shocking scale of abuse still going on in Rotherham, two years after a landmark report into the scandal ruled police and council workers had ignored the issue for fear of being branded racist,” it further reports.
A report published by Professor John Drew in March concluded that the police were now “adequately” tackling child grooming and that historic failures had been “isolated.”
But testimony, pieced together from independent sources and exposed by the Express, shows quite a different reality.
“A number of people who gave evidence to Professor Drew’s inquiry expressed open dismay at his findings and told us the grooming of girls is as bad now as it has ever been,” the Express reports. “And many have told Express.co.uk of their outright anger the police and local council workers have not done more to crack down on the grooming gangs.”
Victims speak out
One victim, who the Express called Ellie to protect her identity, said: “Raping of white girls by these men is still going on. Some, I know, have had to wait months before they’re even asked to give a statement [to the police]. It’s shockingly bad still.”
The most disturbing thing about the Express revelations is the fact that almost no arrests have been made to date due to what the Express calls “scandalous failings” of the South Yorkshire Police (SYP) to tackle child sexual exploitation the Government sent in the National Crime Agency (NCA) to oversee the inquiry.
The investigation – called Operation Stovewood – is probing more than 7,000 lines of inquiry.
But Ellie told the Express: “What have the National Crime Agency been doing for the last 18 months with their £10million? No arrests yet? We’re feeling desperate and disheartened.”
Cops tell white girls they’re ‘being racist’
Another girl, going under the pseudonym Lizzie, said: “I know a few girls who have come forward recently and been told they are being racist and I know a lot that won’t come forward and to be fair I can’t blame them.
“Nothing has changed, not in the slightest. It’s still the same scale as before.”
Lizzie’s was one of a number of testimonies the newspaper heard detailing how abuse is going on in plain sight, with victims, campaigners and neighbors all able to direct this website to the areas where the grooming gangs operate freely in the terraced streets.
She added: “It doesn’t shock me anymore because I’m used to hearing it. You hear it on a daily basis, about new girls on a daily basis.
“All you can do really is help them, and I wouldn’t advise people to go to the police because they don’t do anything. I’d rather take it into my own hands.” Keep reading