Friday, July 22, 2016

Mother and her friend jailed for SELLOTAPING five-year-old son naked in a cupboard while they went to the seaside with his older sisters

  • Boy left home alone for ten hours as mother and friend went to Blackpool 
  • He was stripped and locked in darkened cupboard with just fruit and water
  • Found in his own excrement when the family finally returned at 9.30pm
  • Women worked at a school and were jailed for total of six and a half years 
A mother and her friend have been jailed for Sellotaping her five-year-old son naked in a cupboard while they went to the seaside with his older sisters

The terrified boy was left home alone for ten hours as his 40-year-old mother and her 29-year-old friend - who both worked at a school in Bradford, West Yorkshire - went to Blackpool, Lancashire.

He was stripped, locked in a darkened cupboard in an empty house with only fruit and water and was sickeningly found in his own excrement when the family finally returned at 9.30pm.

The terrified boy was left home alone for ten hours as his 40-year-old mother and her 29-year-old friend - who both worked at a school in Bradford, West Yorkshire - went to Blackpool, Lancashire
The women, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the boy, became close friends after the mother¿s abusive husband walked out of the marriage, leaving her to bring up three children alone
Sent to prison: Both Muslim women showed no emotion as they were jailed - the mother (left) for two-and-half years and her friend (right) for four years - by a judge who criticised their ‘deliberate scapegoating’ of the boy

The youngster was also beaten around the head with a metal pole and hit with a stiletto shoe heel in a prolonged campaign of hatred towards him, Bradford Crown Court was told.

Both Muslim women showed no emotion as they were jailed - the mother for two-and-half years and her friend for four years - by a judge who criticised their ‘deliberate scapegoating’ of the boy.

The women, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the boy, became close friends after the mother’s abusive husband walked out of the marriage, leaving her to bring up three children alone.

Judge Peter Hunt said the friend’s relationship with the defenceless boy was ‘highly dysfunctional’ and he was in fear of her, adding: ‘You meted out punishment to him of a very cruel nature indeed.’

In April 2014 she attacked him with a metal pole, causing a deep gash to his chin and covering his arms and legs in bruises.

On another occasion she hit him on the head with a high-heeled shoe and caused a cut to his scalp which they glued together with superglue.

The judge said that when the family decided to go to Blackpool the friend ‘effectively imprisoned’ the boy in the cupboard.

‘You both went to the seaside for a day out leaving him stranded and helpless in a cupboard in an empty house - this was a wicked thing to have done,’ said the judge.

The boy was put in danger and in failing to intervene to protect her child the mother had been seriously derelict in her parental duties.

The court heard the single mother lived with the victim and his sisters, aged six and ten in a three-bedroom house. Her female friend was a regular visitor.

The older sister told the jury via video link that the three children shared a king sized bed and the empty cupboard was in the same room.

‘Every time [mum’s friend] came to the house my brother was put in the cupboard,’ said the schoolgirl.

He would be Sellotaped inside when they all went out to the shops. She said she was ‘scared’ for him when they went to Blackpool.

This was a wicked thing to have done
Judge Peter Hunt
‘First she told him to take his clothes off and then she put him in the cupboard,’ she said.

On another occasion after school the children were getting ready to go to mosque when the friend attacked the boy with a high heeled shoe.

‘He got a cut on his head, which started bleeding. The blood stopped when they put superglue on it,’ said his sister, who said the woman went to buy glue from the shop and stuck the wound together.

All the children are now living at their grandparents’ home.

 The boy’s mother, who was a teaching assistant, was found guilty of two offences of child cruelty, between August 2012 and April 2014.

Her friend, who was an IT technician, was convicted of two similar charges of child cruelty and two allegations of unlawfully wounding the child.

Barristers for both women said they had lost their good characters and their jobs as a result of their convictions, while the mother had 'lost everything', including her children and her family.

Outside court Detective Inspector Mick Ryan said: ‘These crimes were appalling and cruel and committed against an innocent young boy.

‘He had no means of defending himself from the people he knew and trusted. The family friend inflicted cruel punishment over a long period of time, and his mother who should have been there to protect him, failed and instead was complicit in his neglect.

‘The physical assaults he suffered are beyond comprehension and can only be described as barbaric and vile.’



Muslim Council Of Britain Call For Tory ‘Islamophobia’ Investigation

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Police hunt two 'Middle Eastern' knifemen over attempted abduction of RAF officer at base

  • Serviceman was threatened with a knife outside RAF Marham in Norfolk
  • Two suspects are on the run after fleeing the scene in Ford Galaxy 
  • Police would not comment on whether the incident was terror related 
  • Personnel have been told not to wear uniforms after 'attempted abduction'
Norfolk Police today said they were 'unable to discount terrorism' as a motive for the attempted knifepoint abduction of a serviceman by two men of Middle Eastern decent at RAF Marham.

RAF personnel have now been warned to 'keep a low profile' and told not wear their uniforms in public after the attempted abduction and knife attack outside a military base.

The two knifemen, who were described by police as being of 'Middle Eastern descent', are now on the run after attempting to abduct the airman, who was running outside RAF Marham, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, which is home to jets bombing the Islamic State.

The base was placed on lockdown after the serviceman was approached by the blade-wielding assailants at around 3.30pm yesterday.   

Norfolk Police today described how the victim was a married serviceman in his late 20s who was out jogging when he was approached by two men between 2.55 and 3.26pm on Wednesday.

The first suspect apparently shouted at him and made an attempt to grab him by the shoulder and wrist but the victim successfully fought him off, causing the suspect to fall to the ground..

The second man then approached the victim but on noticing his accomplice on the ground went towards him instead, at which point the victim ran off.

The second man was armed with a military-style knife with a 2.5inch blade which has not been located.

The suspects fled the scene in a dark coloured people carrier and have not been located.

The victim was said to be 'very, very shaken following his ordeal.'  He was not in uniform at the time and was not wearing clothes which would identify him as a member of the military.

Police described the first suspect as being between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 6ft tall, of athletic but stocky build, with dark hair which was long on top and had a well-groomed beard.

He was of Middle Eastern origin in appearance with a dark skin tone and wore dark casual clothing.

The second suspect is described as between 20-30 years old but younger than the first suspect and of a slimmer build.

He was approximately 5ft 10 and clean shaven with short dark hair.

He was also of Middle Eastern origin in appearance and wore a white t-shirt and dark shorts, police said.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: 'I can confirm we are treating this as an attempted abduction and detailed enquiries are being carried out at the scene to establish the full circumstances.

'The motivation for the attack remains unclear at this time, and whilst we are currently unable to discount terrorism, there are a number of other possible hypotheses.

'We are therefore carrying out a thorough investigation to understand what has happened, why and who is responsible.

'Visible patrols continue in the area and officers will be carrying out house-to-house enquiries and detailed searches of the scene in Squires Hill, which remains closed for the time being.'

Det Supt Durham added: 'I'm keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle described above in the King's Lynn area but particularly towards Marham between midday and 6pm yesterday and would urge anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem to them, to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.'

Following the alleged abduction attempt, nearby residents had been told not to talk to reporters via leaflets pushed through their doors.

They were also told not to post anything on social media but said a helicopter had been circling above after the incident and numerous police cars attended the scene.

A 'heightened' police presence remains around an RAF airbase today as officers continue to hunt for the two men who fled the scene in what is believed to be a dark coloured Ford Galaxy. 
Personnel who work at the airbase were advised to be vigilant following the incident.

An internal memo sent to staff by Rich Curzon, in Protective Security at the MoD, said:

'Following a security incident at RAF Marham, it is directed that all personnel keep a low profile and not make themselves vulnerable.

'Specifically, until the threat subsides, no-one is to be on their own on foot, or on a bicycle, within the local area in uniform or clothing which might identify them with the military.'

A further information note to all personnel described the incident as an 'alleged attempted abduction' and explained the incident occurred when a serviceman had been running 'approximately one mile outside of RAF Marham's main gate.'

Police remain around the airbase in the form of 'reassurance patrols' to support local residents who work there.

Inspector Nathan Franklin, of Norfolk Police, said: 'Police have closed the road close to the RAF Marham Airbase.

'A man was approached by two men in the Burnthouse Road and Ladywood Road area and threatened with a knife just before making off in a car like a Ford Galaxy.'

He added that the investigation was ongoing.

An MoD spokesman said: 'We are aware of an ongoing police operation in relation to an incident near RAF Marham.

'It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.'

Forensic expects are expected to work in the area today, which is likely to remain cordoned off.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, Lorne Green said we 'must not draw any conclusions' as investigations are in their early stages.

'The incident is under close investigation at the moment with an open mind,' he said.
'There is nothing at the moment to strongly suggest one motive above another and it is all subject to a very intensive investigation at the moment. *

'Incidents of this kind are very rare in our county and our constabulary, working in co-operation with other forces, are well-equipped to respond to any eventuality of violent crime, regardless of motive.

'There is a very close co-operation between the constabulary and the military police, which is ongoing at the moment.'

Police are believed to have the DNA of at least one of two attackers who tried to bundle an RAF serviceman into a car at knifepoint after he beat one of them so badly he was left with blood on him.

The victim is said to have fought back

The motive for which Norfolk Police said they were 'unable to discount terrorism'.

Reports have surfaced among those living on the base that police have taken a swab of DNA from the serviceman in question after he was left with the blood of one of his attackers on him.

RAF personnel have now been warned to 'keep a low profile' and told not wear their uniforms in public after the attempted abduction and knife attack outside a military base.

The two knifemen, who were described by police as being of 'Middle Eastern descent', are now on the run after attempting to abduct the airman, who was running outside RAF Marham, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, which is home to jets bombing the so-called Islamic State.

Meanwhile a families day being held at RAF Marham today will go ahead as planned, a spokeswoman for the base said.

The ticketed event, which is not open to the public, allows families and friends of servicemen and women to see the base and enjoy displays from aircraft. 

The base is home to four squadrons of Tornado bombers which have been flying bombing raids against Islamic State fighters in Syria since December from a base in Cyprus.

It is also home to almost 10,000 people, including members of the RAF, Navy and Army, as well as the civil service and other staff. 

RAF Marham was originally opened in August 1916 as a military night landing ground on an 80-acre site within the boundary of the current grounds.

The station is one of few large enough for the operation of United States Air Force Boing B-52, and a number of these aircraft visited on exercises in the 1970s and 1980s.

Six Wings and five RAF squadrons are currently stationed at the base, with approximately 4,500 people employed there.

From 2018, the UK fleet of F-35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft will be based at RAF Marham and it is due to be provided with £300m by the Ministry of Defence, for new and enhanced infrastructure.

The aircraft will be operated by 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force (Dambusters) and 809 Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm.

In 2013, Drummer Lee Rigby was killed outside Woolwich barracks, south-east London by two men who said they were avenging the killing of Muslims by British armed forces.

They were later jailed for life.

The UK threat level remains at 'severe' following the events in Nice last week.  

A second military camp has been placed on lockdown after a group of people were seen with a rifle just a day after an attempted abduction outside an RAF base. 

Armed officers and a helicopter were scrambled to Bulford military camp, on Salisbury Plain, at 5pm last night as Wiltshire Police responded to reports of a 'suspicious incident'. 

Mayor of Tidworth Chris Franklin said he had been told by a police officer that a runner had reported seeing three people on a ridge near the camp holding what appeared to be a 'long-barrelled weapon'.


Almost 16 new cases of FGM are reported every DAY in England - with girls aged 5 to 9 most commonly affected

  • Is the first time annual data on FGM has been published by the NHS after bodies were told to record data last year 
  • There were 5,700 new cases of the practice recorded during 2015/16 - more than half of cases reported in London
  • More than a third of women or girls who had their genitals mutilated were from Somalia and 90% were from Africa

More than a hundred cases of female genital mutilation are being reported every week in England 
More than 100 cases of female genital mutilation are being reported every week in England, alarming new figures have revealed.

There were 5,700 new cases of the practice recorded during 2015/16 - the equivalent of 16 a day.

From July 2015 it became mandatory for all hospital trusts to collect data on FGM.

Mental health trusts and GP practices were required to do the same in October of the same year.

Today marks the first time the Health and Social Care Information Centre - which collects official NHS stats - has published annual figures on the practice.

FGM is a harmful traditional practice that involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia.

It is illegal in both the UK and to take a female abroad for the purposes of FGM - and a maximum jail term for carrying out or enabling FGM of 14 years.

The new figures reveal girls aged five to nine were most likely to be victims, while more than half of cases were reported in London.

More than 8,600 women and girls presented at healthcare facilities where staff identified female genital mutilation (FGM) or performed a medical procedure to treat a problem related to it.

In 18 cases the practice was illegally carried out in the UK, the report found.  
Other key findings from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) report, which looked at data from April 2015 to March 2016, include:

  • Women and girls born in Somalia account for more than a third (37 per cent) of newly recorded cases of FGM

  • Other countries with a large volume of cases include Eritrea in Eastern Africa, the Sudan in Northern Africa and Nigeria and the Gambia in Western Africa.

  • Some 90 per cent of women and girls were born in an African country, with a small percentage from Asia

  • Of the total number of newly recorded cases, 43 involved women and girls who said they had been born in the UK

  • FGM was most commonly carried out on girls aged five to nine - 43 per cent of cases


The Health and Social Care Information Centre report showed Birmingham and Bristol were the local authorities with the highest number of newly recorded cases (total attendances are higher because the same women or girls could have multiple appointments)
The Health and Social Care Information Centre report showed Birmingham and Bristol were the local authorities with the highest number of newly recorded cases (total attendances are higher because the same women or girls could have multiple appointments)
Across the whole country, London was the area with the highest number of newly recorded cases of FGM, with 2,940 in total. South of England was the area with the least, with 620
Across the whole country, London was the area with the highest number of newly recorded cases of FGM, with 2,940 in total. South of England was the area with the least, with 620



  •  The report also found:  

    • When it was known what type of genital mutilation the women and girls had endured, 35 per cent had Type 1 – which is where the clitoris is either partially or totally removed.

    • And in 31 per cent of victims, the clitoris and the labia minora – the ‘lips’ that surround the vagina – were partially or totally removed

    • In the cases when it was recorded whether or not the woman was pregnant, 87 per cent of women were when they came to NHS bodies

    • Doctors carried out 145 deinfibulation procedures - an operation to open up a closed vagina - on pregnant women who had been FGM victims.

    • In 18 cases, the FGM was undertaken in the UK, where the practice is illegal
    • This includes 11 women and girls who said they were born in Britain

    • It is known that ten of these cases involved genital piercings - but it is not known what type of FGM was carried out on the remaining woman or girl


    Commenting on the figures, HSCIC statistician Peter Knighton, said: 'This is the first time annual data have been collected and published to give an insight into the practice and prevalence of FGM in England.

    'The resulting data will support the Department of Health’s FGM Prevention Programme and improve the NHS response to FGM by raising awareness, enabling the provision of services and management of FGM, and safeguarding girls at risk.' 

    WHAT IS FGM? 

    Female genital mutilation is the practice in which some or all of the female genitals are removed, typically with a blade or a razor and sometimes without anaesthesia.
    This includes removing the clitoral and the fold of skin above it, and removing labia – the inner 'lips' of the vagina.
    In the most severe form, the inner and outer labia are removed and the opening of the vagina is closed with a small hole so the woman can pass urine and menstrual blood. 
    Sometimes the vagina is then cut open for sex or childbirth.
    Women sometimes bleed to death or can be left with horrifying health effects, such as infections, chronic pain, cysts, infertility and problems giving birth.
    In all there were 8,660 attendances where FGM was identified or a medical procedure for the practice was undertaken, according to the statistics, the first to be published since the government introduced compulsory reporting for NHS trusts and GP surgeries.
    The Royal College of Nursing said more had to be done to end the practice, which has been illegal in the UK since 1985….
    “What these statistics show is that there is still a lot of work to do to eradicate this abuse. A lot has been achieved in the past few years, but these efforts must continue for as long as there are still women and girls subjected to this criminal abuse.”
    The vast majority (87%) of women whose pregnancy status was known were pregnant at the time of attendance, suggesting that this was what led to FGM being self-reported or identified by a medical professional. Self-reporting accounted for 73% of FGM identification, where the identification method was known.
    Women and girls born in Somalia accounted for 37% of all newly recorded cases of FGM with a known country of birth. Of the women and girls with a known country of birth, 90% were born in Africa. Of the total number of newly recorded cases, 43 involved women and girls who said they had been born in the UK.
    More than half of all cases – 52% of newly recorded cases and 58% of total attendances – related to women and girls from the London NHS commissioning region….

    More than 20,000 girls a year are thought to be at risk of FGM in the UK. Medical groups, trade unions and human rights organisations estimate that there are 66,000 victims of the practice in England and Wales.


    Cases of female genital mutilation are skyrocketing in England not because English women are deciding that they wish to be mutilated. FGM is skyrocketing because the Muslim population is skyrocketing, and since it continues to do so, FGM is not going to be stopped in Britain. Instead, it will increasingly become the norm.
    An NSPCC spokesman said: “FGM or female circumcision is usually carried out for religious, cultural or social reasons. But let’s be clear – it is child abuse and it causes long-lasting physical and emotional damage. The practice must stop.” But it won’t, because stopping it would be “Islamophobic.” Here’s why:
    “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is calledkhufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64
    Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75
    “Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: ‘Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.’” — Abu Dawud 41:5251

    “Do not cut severely,” but not “Do not cut.”

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Channel 4 accused of 'tokenism' after putting hijab-wearing Muslim Fatima Manji in anchor's chair the day after Bastille Day truck terror attack

    • Channel 4 News used presenter Fatima Manji to front Bastille Day coverage
    • Minority of viewers took offence to female Muslim presenter wearing hijab
    • Some said it was 'tokenism' on the part of the channel following massacre
    • But hundreds of people have now taken to social media to defend Manji 
    A row has broken out over Channel 4's decision to use a Muslim reporter to front its coverage of the Bastille Day terror attack, with some accusing the show of 'tokenism' and others leaping to the presenter's defence.

    Fatima Manji, who has been with the programme for four years, presented the coverage of the Bastille Day massacre in Nice on Friday night from the studio in London.

    But a minority of viewers took exception to a woman in a hijab hosting the show and took to Twitter to voice their complaints.

    Some accused Channel 4 of 'tokenism' - although Manji and Channel 4 have both said she had been scheduled to work that Friday evening before events in Nice took place. 

    Journalist Fatima Manji, who has been with the programme for four years, presented the Channel 4 News coverage of the Bastille Day massacre in Nice on Friday night from the studio in London
    Some accused Channel 4 of 'tokenism' - although Manji and Channel 4 have both said she had been scheduled to work that Friday evening before events in Nice took place
    Some accused Channel 4 of 'tokenism' - although Manji and Channel 4 have both said she had been scheduled to work that Friday evening before events in Nice took place

    Lithlad wrote: '#C4News use a Muslim in a headscarf to read the news in the studio. Bless their cotton socks.'

    Stevesearcher added: 'Why don't #C4News put a woman in a Burka reading the News and while they are it she should be chaperoned by a male relative beside her!'

    But many more Twitter users leaped to the reporter's defence, accusing those who criticised her role as presenter as 'Islamophobic'.

    Myriam Fran├žois wrote: 'Shocked by this blatant bigotry directed [at Manji] - Muslim journos apparently not objective - only older white males are.'

    Pam Smith said: 'Fatima Manji is very good at presenting the news. What have her clothes got to do with it?'

    Manji (pictured presenting Channel 4 news on Friday) faced some criticism online - but also a lot of support
    Manji (pictured presenting Channel 4 news on Friday) faced some criticism online - but also a lot of support
    But many more Twitter users leaped to the reporter's defence, accusing those who criticised her role as presenter as 'Islamophobic'
    But many more Twitter users leaped to the reporter's defence, accusing those who criticised her role as presenter as 'Islamophobic'

    Hifzha Shaheen added: 'So, basically Muslim communities are to blame for the Nice attack? Much love to @FatimaManji. Keep doing your thing x.'

    WHO IS JOURNALIST FATIMA MANJI?

    She joined Channel 4 News in January 2012 and has worked on a number of stories including NatWest banking problems, Apple unwittingly encouraging phone theft and returning to her own school to look at job prospects for school leavers.
    She previously worked as a reporter, presenter and video journalist for the BBC in the East of England.
    Shalini Austin said: 'Fatima Manji is very good at her job, that is all I care about. Her religion & what she wears is none of my business.'

    Frances Ryan added: 'So bloody sorry to see what you're having to deal with today. You are brilliant x.' 

    Manji wrote on Twitter following the show: 'To those asking, yes my presenting tonight was long planned - had thought it might be a quiet Friday, instead very tragic.'  

    A spokeswoman for Channel 4 News said: 'It is wrong to suggest that a qualified journalist should be barred from reporting on a particular story or present on a specific day because of their faith.

    'Fatima Manji is an award-winning journalist. We are proud that she is part of our team and will receive, as ever, our full support in the wake of [the] comments.'

    Manji wrote on Twitter following the show: 'To those asking, yes my presenting tonight was long planned - had thought it might be a quiet Friday, instead very tragic'
    Manji wrote on Twitter following the show: 'To those asking, yes my presenting tonight was long planned - had thought it might be a quiet Friday, instead very tragic'


    In his column, Mackenzie wrote: 'Was it appropriate for her to be on camera when there had been yet another shocking slaughter by a Muslim?'

    'Was it done to stick one in the eye of the ordinary viewer who looks at the hijab as a sign of the slavery of Muslim women by a male-dominated and clearly violent religion?'

    The press regulator has received more than 800 complaints about Kelvin MacKenzie's piece relating to accuracy, harassment and discrimination. 

    Channel 4 has said that it will complain to the Independent Press Standards Organisation about the completely unacceptable' remarks.

    Would the C4 editor have used a Hindu to report on the carnage at the Golden Temple of Amritsar?
    Of course not.
    Would the station have used an Orthodox Jew to cover the Israeli-Palestine conflict? Of course not.
    So why did they do it?
     The suggestion is that Ms Manji, left, who I don’t blame as she is just a pawn in this TV news game, had been rostered on some time ago and presumably the C4 twerps felt to remove her would cause a bigger row.
    On that basis why didn’t they send her to Nice instead of Snow? Of course, there was a very good reason for that.
    The people of Nice, and the people of France, would view a foreign reporter wearing a hijab in these tense times as massively provocative.

    I’m not sure Muslim reporters in secular France are even allowed to wear headscarves on screen.