Muslim leader of underage sex-trafficking gang gets 22-year sentence

He’s definitely a Muslim, according to the UK Telegraph:

Taxi driver Shabir Ahmed, 59, was already serving a 19 year sentence from May for conspiracy, two rapes, aiding and abetting rape, sexual assault and sex trafficking. His domineering temper earned him the nickname “Daddy” by the white teenage victims.

The ringleader, who called the judge a ‘racist b——‘, was one of nine men jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for a total of 77 years for passing round the youngsters and plying them with drugs and drink.

[…]His victim, who cannot be named, revealed Ahmed once made her kneel on the floor in a pose called the ‘chicken’, with her arms threaded through her legs and touching her ears, before striking her on the back with a cricket bat.

The girl, now an adult, claims she was repeatedly raped over many years. He left her never wanting to have sex again or get married.

The girl said when she was first raped she was so young she needed to stand on a chair to reach a sink.

She said: “I remember reading about the time the Roald Dahl book ‘The BFG’, and it described a person screaming and no sound came out – it was like that.”

She said the “shame” meant she did not tell police until March last year when she heard Ahmed was being investigated over the grooming case.

The court heard during one rape attack she muttered under her breath :”sex maniac”. Ahmed giggled: “Yes, that’s what I am!”

Rachel Smith, prosecuting, told the jury of six men and six women, two of whom were Asian: “Ahmed was violent and controlling.”

Ahmed told the court he was a standard-bearer for “targeted and weakened British Muslims”, and claimed the police were anti-Muslim

He said of the Rochdale grooming trial: “We were all innocent. My only crime was to be Muslim. Not of the majority race.”

In May, Ahmed and his eight co-defendants were jailed for their role in a child-sex ring.

After that trial, Judge Gerald Clifton called him an “unpleasant and hypocritical bully” and told all the nine men they were driven by “lust and greed”, adding: “You treated the victims as worthless and beyond respect.”

Takeaway worker Kabeer Hassan, 25, was given a total of 12 years for rape and conspiracy. Taxi driver Abdul Aziz, 41, got 18 years for conspiracy and sex trafficking; Dad-of-five Abdul Rauf, 43, was jailed 12 years for conspiracy and sex trafficking; Mohammed Sajid, 35, got 12 years for rape, conspiracy, sex trafficking and sexual activity with a child.

Married Adil Khan, 42, was jailed for 18 years for conspiracy and sex trafficking. Taxi driver Mohammed Amin, 45, was caged for six years for conspiracy and sexual assault while cabbie Abdul Qayyum, 44, was jailed for five years for conspiracy. Hamid Safi, 22, was jailed for four years for conspiracy and sex trafficking.

Is this sort of child-rape compatible with Islam?

In Christianity, men aren’t allowed to have sex with anyone unless they are married to them. Marriage is for life, and you only get to marry one person. So you have two choices: a self-sacrificial lifelong marriage or lifelong chastity. If you had sex with someone you aren’t married to, then you’re not doing Christianity right.

I have female friends who are in other religions like Hinduism and Judaism and Buddhism and atheism. And my goal for those women (and the men, too!) is to get them into a relationship with God through the person and work of Jesus Christ.That is the goal that Christians have for people outside of their religion: to get them to freely love God because they are convinced that it is rational to do so. We are trying to change the other person’s mind. We use reasons and evidence to do that.

When I read the Bible, I find that there is a model and specification for dealing with non-Christians in the New Testament.

Here are some tips for dealing with non-Christians:

  • listen to their their concerns
  • find answers to their questions through study
  • write to them
  • give them books to read
  • give them lectures and debates to watch
  • do stuff for them to make their lives easier
  • don’t send mixed signals by getting romantic
  • try to share in their daily triumphs and defeats
  • protect them from threats and coercion
  • share food, water and shelter with them if they need it
  • just let them come along with me when I am doing stuff
  • etc.

When I think about how to get along with peaceful non-Christians, I think of the parable of the good Samaritan. Someone cannot consider your case for Christianity if they are sick or dying. If you want someone to listen to your reasons, you have to serve them first and earn the right to be heard. The book of James makes the same point – you have to take care of a person’s physical needs as a way of acting out your belief that they were made to know God. Even if the person isn’t willing to listen to you, you still have to treat them well, because this is how you imitate the love that God has for everyone.

I think that most of the women that these Muslims go after are fatherless, and that’s why they are so vulnerable. I am really at a loss to understand how anyone who claims to know God could look at a fatherless woman and see her as prey. Fatherless women are not prey – they are children of God made to know him, and made to achieve things for him. They are like the widows and orphans that the Bible is always encouraging us to take care of, because their condition of fatherlessness was not something they chose. They are victims. And we must treat them as victims, and heal them and build them up. The first thing I think of when I think of a fatherless woman is how to build her up so that she is in a good place to consider reasons and evidence that might persuade her to become a Christian.

I believe that everyone was made to know God in Christ, and that’s the basis for how I interact with people of different faiths. They all have value because God made them. They were all made to know God. They are not there for me to use and abuse. God would not be happy with me if I didn’t do everything possible to point them toward him and to help them along. That’s what he wants me to do with them.

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