If there has been a more revelatory post on the issue of the ‘heart’ of Rotherham’s problems, it is this post?
Clearly, when cover-ups are the order of the day, we have no hope of putting an end to the culture of secrecy.
This example is particularly egregious, involving, as it does, a serving police officer, the Mosque committee and Councillors, Saghir Alam and Taiba Yasseen!
Total ‘dereliction of duty’ by all concerned, would be one conclusion?
“It’s been alleged that Imam Ashiq had been abusing under age children at the mosque and he has fled the Town/Country and the committee helped him to move out of town.
They even helped him to sell his house on Broom Valley Road.”
“Members of the Mosque Committee: PC Arif Ghulam Chairman, Secretary Karamat owner of FastFours taxis, Former Councillor Mahroof Hussain and Behari food store family.”
Others who are alleged to have been party to the cover-up:
“Chairman of Council of Mosques, Councillor Saghir Alam and Councillor Taiba Yaseen are keeping this undercover, as they feel it’s going to shame the community.
What would they do if there own brothers or sisters were victim to these horrendous crimes?
Saghir needs to resign from his position with immediate effect.
We’ve seen what happened when some people of the community covered up offences such as CSE.”
These activities, many of them illegal, have yet to be reported to the authorities. Why on Earth not!! Their dereliction of duty towards the victims and their families is incredible, given the community leadership roles, all those involved in this sordid tale, occupy.