UK child abuse purge has only just begun scratching the surface says Rochdale grooming gang prosecutor Nazir Afzal:
A lawyer who nailed the Rochdale grooming gang says Britain’s child abuse purge has “only begun scratching the surface”.https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uks-child-abuse-purge-only-22262943
Ex-chief crown prosecutor Nazir Afzal says targeted child abuse is “an enormous issue”.
And he blasts an eight-year wait for a government report into Asian grooming gangs.
Mr Afzal, speaking after the Sunday Mirror’s award-winning exposé of the Telford abuse scandal, says: “We have an enormous issue to address. We’ve only begun scratching the surface.
“We have the highest conviction rate in our history. We went from a very low base to substantial success, but let’s not be complacent.
"Three million adults say they were abused as a child. Three million. That means, in every classroom, a child is being sexually abused or has been.”
Mr Afzal had a panic alarm fitted at his home after death threats from both Muslims and far-right thugs.
A practising Muslim, he sparked fury in the Rochdale abusers’ Asian community when he prosecuted a paedophile gang – and nine men were jailed in 2012.
Victims were “failed for decades”, he says. Mr Afzal was played by ex-EastEnders actor Ace Bhatti in BBC drama Three Girls, about the Rochdale scandal.
He has written a book on his life and is in talks for a film. He told the Media Masters podcast: “Survivors put their trust in me. I hope I repaid their trust.”
Child abuse is a stain on humanity, from whatever background or community it takes place in. But what really infuriates me is how the British Pakistanis up north find 'outrage' when pedos amongst them have been prosecuted and jailed. In civilised societies you'll find jubilation when paedophiles are prosecuted. Such is the warped morality of large numbers of British Pakistanis that they see it as an affront to their 'honour' that paedophiles have been found and prosecuted. I would've thought that someone from the Pakistani community who prosecuted the Rochdale gang like Nazir Afzal did would've helped save them some face, but no, he gets attacked by the people from his own diaspora. Fucking eww, it's sick and embarrassing.