Posted on | November 26, 2010 | 6 Comments
At home, Abid Saddique and Mohammed Liaqat, both of whom were married with young children, were considered clean, upstanding family men as well as devout Muslims.
But once they left their front door and their wives behind, they turned into vodka-swilling, cocaine-binging paedophiles who spent every available moment randomly targeting young girls on the street, befriending them, and then horrifically abusing them.
The 28-year-olds were at the head of a 13-strong gang who would film the assaults on their mobile telephones. . . .
The victims, aged between 12-18 . . . were predominantly girls with a troubled background.
They would pick their victims up night and day and from anywhere — at train stations, on estates, in the city centre, walking home from school. . . .
In one incident, Saddique, who was convicted of 14 of the 29 charges he faced, was accused of engaging in sexual activity with a 12-year-old in Derby’s picturesque Darley Park, while his accomplice Liaqat, who was convicted of 10 crimes of the 18 charges he faced, had sex with a 14-year-old in the BMW.
Another time, a 14-year-old girl was filmed having sex with three of the gang in a hotel room as cheers ring out.
The group faced 75 charges between them relating to twenty six girls, but police believe there are many more victims who have not come forward. . . .
Read the rest. Is this a triumph of multiculturalism? The Daily Mail has mug shots of the gang members and, although most of them have names like Faisal and Mohammed, one of their members was Graham Blackham (pictured). The gang also had diverse victims, the Daily Mail reports:
Up to 100 ‘vulnerable’ girls may have been groomed, abused or supplied cocaine . . .
[Derbyshire Police Detective Sean Dawson] said that although all of the victims were white except for three mixed-race girls and two Asians, the men were ‘out for whatever sex they could get’ and did not care what race their victims were. The oldest victim was 18 but most were aged between 14 and 16. . . .
Many attacks were filmed on mobile phones as ‘trophies’.
UPDATE: Another angle from the Telegraph:
A SCHOOLGIRL, who was in the care of the city council when she fell victim to a gang of Derby perverts, had been groomed and sexually abused by another man only months earlier, the Telegraph can reveal.
The youngster was placed in a children’s home by Derby City Council for her own protection after police arrested Ansar Hussain, who targeted her when she was just 13.
But despite being under the supervision of social workers, she fell into the clutches of evil Abid Mohammed Saddique and Mohammed Romaan Liaqat – the ringleaders of a gang who raped and abused 27 girls.
UPDATE II: Just now discovered that Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs had this story yesterday, viewing it as an example of “Islamic supremacism.” Pamela also highlights points I had omitted: The two 28-year-old gang leaders were “both British-born and of Pakistani origin with an arranged marriage.”
UPDATE III: Most of the victims were from broken homes. One victim explains what that meant to the predators: “[T]hey knew the difference between a girl that goes home to her family at the end of the night and a girl that doesn’t. I didn’t have anyone to protect me or look after me and thought they were going to look after and care for me.”
UPDATE IV: Watch this news video from ITN/Telegraph:
Doesn’t the social-worker woman talking about “therapeutic intervention” seem . . . off-target?
Let’s hypothetically transpose this situation: Suppose that a bunch of British men had been accused of gang-raping girls in Pakistan. Would the TV news in Islamabad be interviewing social workers talking about “therapeutic intervention”? No, they’d be interviewing imams talking about “death to the infidels.”