After the convictions of Mohammad Rostami, 37, Mehdi Zare, 32 and Amin Kaveh, 35, on a string of sexual exploitation offences, a spokesperson for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) stated:
“These men have been found guilty of the most heinous crimes against vulnerable girls, plying them with drugs for their own sexual gratification … The multiple convictions show a calculated operation of grooming girls for sex and then threatening violence in an attempt to stop their victims speaking out.”
Mehdi Zare (left) and Mohammad Rostami
Amy’s family has connected with MARIAS and asked us to share the following account from Amy;
Seven years ago, when she was 14 years old, Jade was sexually harassed, intimidated, humiliated and almost raped by a local gang of Muslims.
Police and Social Services provided zero assistance.
Thankfully, she escaped, but — as the above map shows — many, many other innocent British girls have not. In fact the above map is just the tip of the iceberg.
“… police, social services … did not help at all. And because of this, multiple girls have been abused and raped by this gang time and time again,” writes Jade.
She briefly shares her personal story with MARIAS.
Thank you for your resilience and courage, Jade. And for joining the effort to put an end this travesty.
I wanted to write a message to get my point across. Yes, everyone knows it happens with white men . But grooming gangs of Muslim descent are a whole lot different. There’s more than one man, there are many, many men that pass girls around. I’ve seen it happen – there are things they do.
I was now living in a mostly Muslim area, whereas before that I had lived in other places which were mostly white. I have no problem with either as I have a mixed-race family.
It was peaceful and lovely at first in my new area as I was right by my friends and it was fun. Until one day me and my friends went to a canal, right at the bottom of my street. My friends and I were 14 at the time.
There were a gang of Muslim men that looked to be between 17 and 30. They had said hello and were being polite, so we started being friendly back. One came over, picking me up from behind and shouting “fresh white P****’”.
I was disgusted and told him to put me down — which he refused to do. So in the end one of the other lads told him to put me down. They still wouldn’t let us walk off, they had been pulling on our arms, trying to give us vodka and asking us to join them at a party. We said no. At no point did these men ask for our ages.
“We were harassed (and) called dirty white trash, white whore …”
“Sharia … should not be allowed to operate in the UK.”
Shazia at18yo. Forced to marry under Sharia in the UK.
I had followed (Toni Bugle, founder of MARIAS) on Twitter for quite a while before we started speaking. She asked if I lived in the UK and from there we began to DM (“direct message”), exchanged mobile numbers and then spoke on the phone.
I wanted to share my experience, as I believe it is important for others who are still suffering to know that they are not alone and to also show that Sharia cannot and should not be allowed to operate in the UK.
I was forced into a marriage at the age of 18 (Ed: Shazia is now in her 40’s). The nikkah took place in my family home. It was obvious that I was not happy to be forced into the marriage but the molvi didn’t care. My father had decided I was to be married and his decision was gospel. The molvi didn’t give a damn about my feelings or my refusal to say ‘I do.’
The marriage was going ahead whether I agreed or not.
Forced into a marriage to a man much older than I was who made it clear, from the start, that he married me only for the red passport was hell. What else could it have been?
My mother told me I would grow to love him. Grow to love a man who raped me? Grow to love a man who raped me so violently one night that the next day I ended up in hospital?
Third wave feminists … are turning a blind eye to the atrocities going on in the Middle East and Europe.
I have been learning and reading about the impact of Sharia law in both the East and the West. The level of misogyny in various cultures and religions, particularly Islam, is appalling. With the recent influx of unvetted migrants from the Middle East into Europe and North America, the western world is crumbling economically and safety cannot be guaranteed. The reason I felt compelled to write about this topic is because facilitating it is what’s causing women, native and foreign alike, to suffer indefinitely.
The thing is, these atrocities to women are not limited to women living in the Middle East.
MARIAS supporter, Fozia Rashid: Influence of Sharia is growing across UK & Western countries.
“… why would a non-Islamic country continue to allow these illegal (Sharia) courts to operate alongside the British legal system?”
Every 7 seconds a girl under 16 is forced into marriage… 16 years ago I was that girl, forced
into marriage, literally at gunpoint, by my uncle in Kashmir.
The attitude of the British Government now is exactly what it was 16 years ago.
They say Sharia has no basis in English law, so there’s no need to declare it illegal.
In which case how did what happened to me … actually happen?
After my forced marriage, on returning to the UK, immigration services told me that if my
marriage was not registered in this country, it would not be valid. It was never registered.
And yet after a long fight against the UK legal system, including my own solicitor, at the age
of 21 I had no choice but to accept a divorce through the UK courts. This was despite my
attempts to get the marriage annulled, as it should have been.
Therefore, in this instance, Sharia clearly took precedence over UK law.