A survivor of a Muslim grooming gang in Rotherham said she had reported her rape to the authorities when she was 13 years old, but police did nothing for her and told her to not talk about the ethnicity of her attackers.
In an interview, the survivor, Emma, said:
“I actually reported my abuse 14 years ago. I went to the authorities, my parents did. I sat and gave video interviews with the police, I was willing to work with them.
“But as soon as I said the names, I was made to feel as though I was racist and I was the one who had the problem.
“I was specifically told not to comment on the ethnicity of the perpetrators.”
She stated that she was told “numerous times” by the police and social workers not to mention anything about race.
“I knew I wasn’t racist, but I felt like that was used as a way to silence me.”
Asked by Ms. Hopkins how that made her feel at the time, Emma said: “My perpetrators made me feel like I was in the wrong and they [police and social workers] fed into that. And I felt like: ‘Maybe my perpetrators are right. Maybe it’s not them that’s got the problem, maybe it’s me’.”
Groomed from 12, Emma told LBC listeners she was a virgin when she was raped at age 13. Detailing that the rapes happened regularly, she described one occasion where she was locked in a property and sexually assaulted by multiple men.
The Muslim gang then began blackmailing the now teenaged Emma, threatening to gang rape her mother if she told her parents.
“That was my life,” she said.
After reporting the incident to the police, the rapes continued because police said it was “[her] word against his”. Police also lost the clothes she had been raped in, leaving no physical evidence of the crime.
She found herself abused and raped by other gangs. She went back to the police at age 14 but they told her there wasn’t enough evidence. She was only saved when her parents decided to move out of the country.
“Nobody wanted to stop it, and that was the only way they could stop it,” Emma said.
Ms. Hopkins told Emma that other parents of victims of Muslim grooming gangs had moved their daughters abroad, saying moving girls to different parts of the country was ineffective as the rape gangs are “networked between cities”.
The Rotherham child sex abuse scandal is the biggest child protection scandal in Britain’s history, where, since the late 1980s, police and social services failed to protect girls from predatory grooming gangs made up of Muslim men for fear of being labelled racist, leading to institutional cover-ups.
But, even after all of this came to light, people are still trying to cover up the race/religion of the gang members. A new BBC drama Three Girls is coming out. It tells the story of three children from Rochdale targeted by a gang of Pakistani and Afghani origin Muslims.
Guess what was not mentioned in the trailer or any press releases…
If you said Islam, you would be correct.