A few recent stories are worth reading one after another. The first:
The leader and deputy leader of far-right group Britain First have been found guilty of religiously aggravated harassment.
Paul Golding, 36, and Jayda Fransen, 32, were arrested over the distribution of leaflets and posting of online videos during a gang-rape trial.
Fransen was convicted of three counts of religiously aggravated harassment. Golding was found guilty of one charge.
Judge Justin Barron threw out three of the charges, while Fransen was found guilty of three and Golding of one.
He told the court the pair were “well-known”, “controversial” and “generate their own publicity”, but his verdict was based “solely on admissible evidence heard in court”.
He said their words and actions “demonstrated hostility” towards Muslims and the Muslim faith.
Austrian activist Martin Sellner of Génération Identitaire and his girlfriend, American author and YouTuber Brittany Pettibone, have been detained by airport police in England for nearly three days.
There is a photo of a letter that Pettibone supposedly received from the Home Office doing the rounds on Twitter: I don’t know if it is genuine, but I sincerely hope not.
The government has banned Canadian right-wing activist and journalist Lauren Southern from Britain, being held at Calais just days after Austrian activist Martin Sellner and author Brittany Pettibone were refused entry at Heathrow.
This refusal also apparently came with a letter. Is it bogus? I don’t know. Lauren Southern has a habit of making shit up.
Up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to child sexual exploitation in Telford over a 40-year-period, according to a Sunday newspaper.
An investigation by the Sunday Mirror gathered allegations of abuse in the Shropshire town said to include cases involving girls as young as 11 who were drugged, beaten and raped.
Allegations reported to date back to the 1980s are said to have been mishandled by authorities, with many perpetrators going unpunished, while it was claimed similar abuse is continuing in the area.
Telford’s Conservative MP, Lucy Allan, has previously called for a Rotherham-style inquiry into the allegations and called the latest reports “extremely serious and shocking”.
So who was running these rape gangs? Well The Guardian isn’t saying but it does give us a link to this story concerning similar happenings in the same area:
Seven teenage girls – one as young as 13 – were groomed into child prostitution with offers of alcohol, drink and cash by nine men in a sex-trafficking ring which centred around a small Shropshire town, a court has heard.
Three of the men, brothers Ahdel Ali, 23; Mubarek Ali, 28; and Tanveer Ahmed, 39; are accused of acting as “pimps” and exploited their victims. Others, including Abdul Rouf, 34, and the oldest defendant Mohammed Younis, 59, used their homes as brothels to allow men to engage in sexual activities with the girls, the court heard.
It’s another Rotherham, isn’t it? I wonder what the police and social services were doing all this time? Turning a blind eye through fear of being called racist?
Last December I noted that the some in Britain were seeking to ban Donald Trump from visiting the UK while at the same time mooting plans for returning ISIS fighters to be given housing at public expense. Back then I asked:
This raises the following question: are these people acting with a sizeable backing of the British population?
If not, and they keep going in this direction, eventually they’ll end up hanging from lamposts with their flesh carved off.
If they are, and the British people are actually on-board with this, then the country is absolutely, well and truly, down-the-road fucked.
The four stories I link to above suggests we’re going to find the answer relatively quickly.