On the 17th December 2018, hosted by Lord Pearson in the House of Lords, the #1400 Campaign was launched to help the survivors of the rape gangs blighting Great Britain. A number of speeches and harrowing testimonies were given, and here is a transcript of the speech delivered by AltNewsMedia’s Shazia Hobbs.
It has been four years since the Alexis Jay Report was released. David Cameron who was Prime Minister at that time said that what the report revealed regarding child sexual exploitation “was a national threat akin to terrorism and a major civil disorder.” He also stated that anyone with responsibility for children who ignores the problem could face 5 years in jail. He described this as being on an industrial scale and promised a plethora of solutions.
I read the Jay Report last year and I cried. I cried knowing that what was happening all those years ago in Rotherham was still happening today not just in Rotherham but in Rochdale, Oxford, Newcastle, Telford – the list of towns and cities keeps on growing, the number of victims keeps on increasing yet the help that was promised for this national threat is nowhere to be seen.
I wanted to make sure this country feels the full impact of what it has covered up and what it is still covering up. And that is the rape and trafficking of children by Muslim rape gangs.
I want to shame the successive governments from both right and left who covered up the industrialised rape of our children. I want to shame every single person whose job it was to protect our children. And who failed.
Soon after reading the report I was introduced, to Elizabeth, a Rotherham survivor. Over a period of time our friendship developed and this year she finally saw some justice as one of the many paedophiles who abused her was found guilty and given a pitiful custodial sentence.
Elizabeth has been left with a life sentence and counselling and therapy could help alleviate and allow her to deal with the many issues that arise from that abuse and begin the healing process. However Elizabeth was told by her GP that she would be placed on a waiting list when she sought help for counselling. When she rang me to tell me this I was angry, disgusted and heartbroken that these girls had been through horrors that we cannot even begin to imagine and then refused any help. Failure after failure.
Where is Esther Rantzen with her helpline for the victims of Muslim rape gangs? Where are all the politicians? The people in power who can and should be protecting these children? Where are they?
Why has it taken two mums who have no knowledge or experience in safeguarding roles, no positions of power or a six-figure salary, to set up the first national helpline?
Elizabeth and I set up the #1400 helpline because we wanted to provide immediate access to young people who are in crisis, who are being abused or have been victims and have no one to call. Can you imagine being 11 years old and being caught up in that hell and having nowhere to turn?
They have no one to call because statistically it has been proven that when they did call the police or the safe guarding agencies they were ignored, called prostitutes and told it was a lifestyle choice. Adults whose job it was to protect, telling children that they are consenting to being raped by up to 50 men in one night, being raped by broken bottles, being so drunk that they pass out, only to wake up and find themselves being raped.
I invited high profile Muslim voices to attend today hoping they would turn up. and yet at the same time knowing they wouldn’t even reply. I wanted them to acknowledge this problem.
Where are the Muslims? We are telling them there is a problem in their community; they know there is a problem. The children in their community are not born with a special shield that protects them from sexual predators. So where are they?
When the institutionalised paedophilia in the Catholic Church was exposed, everyone was appalled and rightly. Everyone wanted to help these children and people left the Catholic faith disgusted by the behaviour of these men of God.
So why is it when Elizabeth and I set up #1400 we were met with no offers of help and support and instead we were met with cries of racists and far right.
What is the difference here? Children are being raped!
I began on this journey because I was raising awareness about the abuse and rape of Muslim children because what these paedophiles do to white children they are doing to Muslim children too. They rape the children in their community in the same way as the white paedophiles do it, in secret. They rarely pass the Muslim children amongst their relatives and they rarely report it because a raped girl is a shamed girl and who will want to marry her?
I come from the same background as these paedophiles and I know the shame and honour code. I also know the depth of mistrust of white people in that community and how they view women and girls. I am the ‘gori’s daughter’ and I was raised to believe that white people are trash. I also know only too well of how racist they can be.
I also know only too well of the institutionalised paedophilia in Islam. This is ignored and accusations of racism are thrown at anyone who dares to discuss it. No one is allowed to speak about it without being reminded about Jimmy Saville, the Catholic Church and the fact that white men are the highest ratio of sexual predators, which makes sense because we live in a white majority country. Yet when the ratio of Muslim men being over represented in the rape gangs is shown as fact then Jimmy Saville pops back up out of his grave.
It’s time to stop discussing racism and Islamophobia and it is time to start discussing the rape of Britain’s children.