At last it looks like this case is going be examined again and hopefully this time without the police and other agencies wearing the goggles of political correctness, although I reserve the right to be slightly cynical about whether that will indeed happen.
“Police are reopening their investigation into the unsolved murder of 14-year-old Charlene Downes on the 10th anniversary of when she was last seen alive.
Charlene went missing on November 1, 2003 and her body has never been found.
During the 2007 trial of a Jordanian takeaway owner and his Iranian business partner, who were both acquitted of Charlene’s murder, the court heard the teenager was one of a number of young white girls who gravitated to Blackpool’s fast food outlets to have sex with older men.
Prosecutors claimed her body was chopped up and had “gone into kebabs”.
The two men received compensation of more than £230,000 after being found not guilty.
A new senior investigating officer has been assigned to Charlene’s case full-time along with a team of specialist officers.
They will also investigate the disappearance of 15-year-old Paige Chivers in August 2007.”
Good to see that the Paige Chivers case is also being re-opened again. Let’s hope that this is the opening of a new era of honesty about what has been happening in many of our towns and cities. For far too long the issue of Islamic gangs preying on young girls has been brushed under the carpet, for ‘community cohesion’ reasons. Without honesty about what has been, and is still going on, how is it going to be prevented in the future?
We must no longer deny the connection between the more troublesome parts of the Islamic ideology and these sort of offences, nor the fact that slavery, including sex slavery, is still practised in the Islamic world in places like Mauritania and Yemen. There are people out there who are working against the horror that is Islamic grooming gangs, including a few in the Islamic community, but they are but few and often have a theological and cultural mountain to climb.
This sickness of Islamic grooming has devastated many families across Britain, and it is long past time that this issue was aired and aired properly.
There must be a Public Enquiry into the Islamic Grooming Gang phenomena, and also into the extent of collusion by the Police, Social Services, Local Government and any other body or individual, state or non-state. This should cover both willing collusion, such as hiding the evidence of the problem, or knowingly making false statements to minimise the extent of the problem, and should also encompass those who stayed silent for reasons of ‘career progression’ or who kept schtum for fear of being called a ‘racist’ for bringing up the subject.
To those who call for a clear out at the top of the offending agencies and departments, I’d say that is not enough. It’s no use sacking someone high profile such as Joyce Thacker and leaving at that, that’s just a token gesture, the rot will still be underneath, it’s not enough to decapitate the offending agency. It must go much further than that.
What needs to be done is a thorough public exposing of what seems like an incredibly large amount of ‘desk criminals’ in our public services, too many it seems have just stood by, whilst hundreds of girls and young women were raped and abused.
It has to stop, the stables need to be thoroughly hosed down.
Previously from here on this case