The individual has since been exposed as a convicted gang rapist who was being deported because of his crime. Officials escorting Yaqub Ahmed on a flight from Heathrow to Turkey on October 9 were forced to abandon his deportation when a few holidaymakers felt sorry for him and started harrassing officials.
One complained, “They’re separating him from his family,” while another screamed “take him off the plane!” Ahmed and three other youths had gang-raped a 16-year-old in London’s Leicester Square in August 2007. He had served only half of a 9-year sentence.
Hundreds however, expressed their outrage after the incident at the “humanitarians” interfering with the deportation. One reader on MailOnline commented: “The police should have been called and all the passengers who were interfering should have been arrested and removed from the plane.”
Another remarked: “Now it will cost a lot more to fly the man back on a private charter! Well done silly interfering, self-seeking, do-gooding idiots!”
The growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the UK come in the wake of the devastation that Muslim grooming gangs have wrought on children. In Rotherham, the case against mostly Pakistani men was the first major prosecution arising out of Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into historical child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town.
More than 1500 victims have been identfied and the inquiry will cost British taxpayers more than €102 million by 2024, the date to which current planning extends, although few officials believe it will be completed by then.
Seven Muslim men were found guilty of grooming and raping young girls, including one who was sexually abused by “at least 100 Asian men” before the age of 16.
In another case making headlines in the UK, Zakaria Mohammed, a 21-year-old black drug dealer from Aston, Birmingham, was sentenced to 14 years in prison after admitting to charges of modern slavery.
Mohammed groomed his victims — a 14-year-old girl and two runaway 15-year-old boys — before making them sell class-A drugs from squalid flats a hundred miles from their homes.
The teens, who were transported from Birmingham to Lincoln to work as “expendable workhorses” in drug dens, were found by police in a drug-infested apartment in Lincoln. The Telegraph reported it was the first time in British legal history that a drug-dealer has been convicted for breaching the Modern Slavery Act by trafficking children.
And in yet another disturbing case, a 51-year-old Muslim cleric who runs Britain’s largest network of Sharia courts, Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, a was recently questioned over allegations that he had raped children.
West Midlands Police are investigating claims by two Dutch women who say they were sexually abused from the ages of 11 and 12 until they turned 16. They were sent to Britain by their parents to be educated by Sheikh Siddiqi’s father, a respected Muslim scholar.
Siddiqi is the head of the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, an Islamic legal service in England. He has denied the claims, which first appeared in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, saying they are part of a campaign to discredit his family.
Last month, Lancashire County Council decisively voted to stop supplying halaal meat from unstunned animals to area schools as of 2019. The decision — 49 to 23 with nine abstentions — will affect 12 000 Muslim pupils in the 27 schools in Blackburn, Nelson, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Hyndburn and Preston.
The Chief Executive of the Lancashire Council of Mosques, Abdul Hamid Qureshi, is angry about the decision and said Muslim pupils should boycott British school meals.