It’s a shocking revelation. Authorities in the UK ignored a child-trafficking ring — and the beating, terrorizing, and sexual abuse of children. And it was for a very troubling reason:
The perpetrators were Muslim.
The Associated Press details the abuse:
About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday....
Report author Alexis Jay cited appalling acts of violence between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham, a town of some 250,000.
... The report described rapes by multiple perpetrators, mainly from Britain's Pakistani community, and how children were trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated.
"There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone," Jay said. "Girls as young as 11 were raped by large numbers of male perpetrators."
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