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Yet another Shropshire Muslim jailed over sex with schoolgirl.

Yet another Shropshire Muslim jailed over sex with schoolgirl. | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

By Karl Foulkes - An ex-taxi driver and fast food worker who paid to have sex with a Shropshire schoolgirl has been sentenced for a paltry two and a half years imprisonment at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

 

Mohammed Islam Choudhrey was thought to have paid over £600 to the teenager in the course of a just a few months.

He had admitted a charge of paying for the sexual services of a child between January and December, 2009.

Judge Michael Challinor told Choudhrey that he had ‘cynically used the young girl for sexual purposes’.

He stated Choudhrey’s actions had been relentless and the harm to the Telford teenager was enormous.

Incredibly Judge Challinor believed that Choudhrey was not part of the usual filthy Muslim predatory gang and that he had actually been KIND to the victim !

The judge said “But the offence is serious and the age difference makes you dangerous to young girls who must be protected,”

Choudhrey, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, Telford, was made the subject of a Sex Offences Protection Order for the next seven years.

The judge directed that a second accusation of paying the girl for sex should lie on the file.
Miss Deborah Gould, prosecuting, said that Choudhrey’s plea portrayed a prolonged course of conduct over a period of several months.

She said that Choudhrey met the vulnerable girl, when she was 16 and he would shower her with food, alcohol and cannabis and that the teenager had already been heavily abused by two other men who were manipulating her and using her as a prostitute.
Choudhrey then became a client, paying £50 each time.

Defence for Choudhrey, Mr Denis Desmond said his client had not corrupted the girl and had treated her well and gave her gifts. The money came at later dates.

He said Choudhrey had been oblivious that the other men were getting the cash from the girl.

Mr Desmond said that as a consequence of the case Choudhrey had been disowned by his family and ostracised by the local Muslim community.

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Gang of eight 'Asian' men held after dawn raid on suspected Home Counties paedophile ring

Gang of eight 'Asian' men held after dawn raid on suspected Home Counties paedophile ring | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Eight men held after dawn raid on suspected Home Counties paedophile ring
* Eight men arrested between age of 20 and 28 in High Wycombe, Bucks
* Teenage girl told police she'd been raped and abused for five years from 12
* Detectives believe ring could be responsible for abusing several other girls

A gang of Asian men were arrested during pre-dawn raids yesterday on suspicion of being part of a Home Counties paedophile ring.
The eight suspects were hauled from their homes at around 5am by 100 officers after a three-month investigation into child exploitation.
Police carried out the raids after a teenage girl told them how she had been raped and abused for five years from the age of 12.

Although only one victim has come forward so far, detectives believe the paedophile ring could be responsible for abusing several other girls.
Officers are understood to be investigating claims that one of the 10 homes in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, which were raided was used to host parties where girls were abused.
The victim who has come forward is understood to have told a social worker how she was ‘handed around among the men’ for five years.

Three months ago the girl, now 16, felt confident enough to give police an official statement revealing the extent of the abuse she suffered.
She told how she was groomed by a man who she believed to be her boyfriend before he callously passed her to other men in the paedophile ring.
Detective Superintendent Rob Mason, of Thames Valley Police, said the nature of the allegations were ‘at the most serious end of the sexual abuse scale’.

‘She was sexually abused by that male but he also subsequently introduced her to a number of his associates and the sexual abuse continued,’ he said.

‘We are anxious to identify the full scale of the abuse that has occurred.’
Last night neighbours living next to one of the homes that was raided claimed it was often used for wild late-night parties by Asian men.
The modest terrace home in a quiet cul-de-sac was broken into using a police battering ram at 5am yesterday.
Forensic experts spent most of the day collecting evidence from the house while a van of uniformed officers remained nearby.
One neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, said: ‘There were groups of them, Asian men, who would drive up in nice cars - BMWs and Mercedes - and have parties there.

‘They didn’t live there. I don’t think anyone was living there. They just used the house for parties. The men looked well off. I feel sick thinking about it.’
All 10 men, aged between 20 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of committing various sexual offences against the girl.

The investigation, codenamed Operation Ribbon, was led by Detective Chief Inspector Vince Grey who made an appeal for other victims of abuse to come forward.
He said: ‘With this particular victim, she’s mainly discussed actions involving herself, not going into any great details in terms of other persons, but we believe in terms of what she told us that there will be other victims.
‘She’s been extremely brave and courageous in coming forward in the first place. Obviously we can’t imagine what she and other victims have gone through.
‘She’s come forward and she’s indicated what offending has happened to her, who’s been involved in that, and over what time period.’
The officer added: ‘We will not tolerate child exploitation in Thames Valley and today’s warrants are part of a lengthy investigation spanning many months.

‘We believe that it is likely that there are more victims who have not yet spoken to the police and would like to encourage anyone who is a victim to come forward and speak to us.
‘Our number one priority is to protect the victims, both their identities and wellbeing in such cases.’ The teenage girl at the centre of the alleged paedophile ring has now been taken into care.

Steve Baker, Tory MP for High Wycombe, said: ‘The alleged offences are utterly vile and I’m sure everyone will join me in condemning them.
‘The whole of Wycombe will stand against these despicable crimes irrespective of the ethnicity of the offenders.
‘But we must remember that people are innocent until proven guilty.
‘And it must not be forgotten that we have learnt from bitter experience in the past weeks, months and years that paedophilia is not confined to one segment of society.’
The arrests are the second high profile investigation into suspected child sex gangs which Thames Valley Police has conducted.
In March officers from the force made a string of similar arrests in Oxford during an investigation called Operation Bullfinch. Nine men are expected to face trial next year.

 

'She was sexually abused by that male but he also subsequently introduced her to a number of his associates and the sexual abuse continued. We are anxious to identify the full scale of the abuse that has occurred' - Detective Superintendent Rob Mason, Thames Valley Police

'There were groups of them, Asian men, who would drive up in nice cars - BMWs and Mercedes - and have parties there. They didn’t live there. I don’t think anyone was living there. They just used the house for parties. The men looked well off. I feel sick thinking about it' - Neighbour

 

 

 

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Dentist jailed after terrorist material and recipes to make explosives found on computer in £500k Hazel Grove house

Dentist jailed after terrorist material and recipes to make explosives found on computer in £500k Hazel Grove house | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
A dentist has been jailed for two years for having a catalogue of terrorist material on his computer.

 

Dr Umer Farooq, 34, was said to have an interest in manuals on explosives, guns, poisons and unarmed combat beyond that of curiosity. He pleaded guilty to 14 counts of possessing material likely to be useful in terrorism.

The Old Bailey was told this included copies of al-Qaeda magazine Inspire, the Terrorist Handbook Of Explosives, and other documents.

John Sandiford, prosecuting, said the Pakistani national had been doing a two-year Masters degree course in public health at university in Wrexham, North Wales.

He was soon to go back to Pakistan when in June police raided the £500,000 home of a family member where he was lodging in Bramhall Moor Lane, Hazel Grove.

His computer files had been encrypted and officers were only able to access them after finding a reference in another computer.

Timothy Green, defending, said most of the material was freely available on the internet.

But Mr Justice Fulford said: "He had some worrying interests. He had been reading or posting terrorist-related material for some time - even such matters as records of nuclear sites in the United States.

"He may not be a terrorist in that he has not been actively involved in terrorist acts but he is, in his interests, a fellow traveller."

Farooq was served with deportation documents and will be sent back to Pakistan after serving his sentence.

Detective Superintendent Mark Smith said: "We may never know the true intent behind Farooq's actions. Only he knows why he accessed materials on how to construct viable explosive devices.

"However, I do want to reassure people that we did not discover any evidence of genuine attack-planning, nor anything to suggest that Farooq was planning to construct such a device. It might have been pure fantasy on his part for whatever reason, but I want to stress there was no threat to any of our communities.

"I also want to make it clear that we believe Farooq was acting alone. We have no intelligence to suggest he was linked to or belonged to a terrorist cell. Equally, I want to make it absolutely clear there are no suspicions whatsoever about the family members he was staying with.

"We must always recognise the dangers posed by the relatively easy access to these online publications which contain instructions on how to make viable explosive devices from everyday household items.

"That is why the North West Counter Terrorism Unit will always act on credible information that extremist websites are being accessed and we will never hesitate when there is evidence of possible terrorist activity. That is the very reason we arrested Farooq when we did - there can be no delay.

"And anyone who is found to be accessing bomb-making manuals, whether they plan to build them or just out of morbid curiosity, faces a prison sentence."

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Pakistani asylum seeker raped young clubber

Pakistani asylum seeker raped young clubber | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
Pakistan-born Atiq Rehman lured a 22-year-old woman into the back room of a corner shop after she left Infernos in Clapham, south London (pictured).

 

An illegal immigrant who was twice refused asylum in Britain raped a woman before he could be deported, a court heard yesterday.
Atiq Rehman, 20, spotted his 22-year-old victim leaving a club and tricked her into thinking he was a taxi driver.
He then lured her into the back room of a corner shop and attacked her on a mattress for 45 minutes.
Yesterday the Pakistani national was jailed for six years after he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape.
Sentencing him, Judge Usha Karu said: ‘The fear she must have experienced simply can’t be imagined.’
Rehman had applied for asylum in the UK twice last year.
His initial asylum application and subsequent appeal were rejected by the Home Office.
After his rejection, he dropped under the radar of the authorities and may have used a fake name to avoid detection.
In the hours before the attack, his victim had spent the evening with friends at Infernos nightclub in Clapham, south London.
Within minutes of luring her into the shop, Rehman raped her.
He threatened to tie her up with duct tape if she did not stop crying.
He then raped her again before callously asking her how many children she wanted to have.
After the attack on April 29 he threw her out of the shop. The young woman stumbled to a friend’s house in nearby Balham and called the police.

Describing the attack, prosecutor Jeffrey Israel told Inner London Crown Court the victim met Rehman after becoming separated from her friends outside the club.
‘He approached her and she mistakenly thought he was offering a taxi service,’ Mr Israel said.
‘Mr Rehman had keys to open the metal shutters to the shop, and led her through to the back room.

There were two mattresses on the floor, and the woman began to cry. She was scared because she didn’t want to be in that room alone with the defendant.’
During the attack the woman was ‘shouting and crying’ and ‘physically trying to push him away from her’, he said.
‘Throughout, she was shouting at him to stop and trying to escape from him,’ Mr Israel said. ‘She told him she didn’t want to do this, and was begging him to stop.
Rather than stopping, he pushed her on to her back and pulled her arms. She was struggling to get away.’

The owner of the shop, Bilal Akbar, was initially arrested on suspicion of rape, but told detectives he had lent his keys to Rehman, who had fled to Manchester.
Rehman handed himself in to police on May 26, but initially claimed a friend was responsible and he had been wrongly accused.
Later he changed his story and claimed he had consensual sex with the victim. Eventually he pleaded guilty to two counts of rape. However, even in court yesterday he continued to maintain the sex had been consensual.

Judge Karu said his crimes had been compounded by an ‘element of abduction’, the length of the ordeal, and the fact he took advantage of a woman who had been drinking.
The judge ordered Rehman, of Thornton Heath, South London, to be deported on his release from prison. Outside court, investigating officer Detective Constable Lisa Greedy, said: ‘This was an horrific attack by a man who had no qualms in exploiting a woman who he believed to be intoxicated.
‘The fact that he then threatened his victim with violence only added to her trauma.
‘I would like to pay tribute to the victim who showed strength and determination throughout the investigation.’

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Sick Muslim housemaid caught on camera raping one-year-old boy

Sick Muslim housemaid caught on camera raping one-year-old boy | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

She sat on top of baby and stifled his cries with pillow.

 

An Asian housemaid in Abu Dhabi waited for her Arab employer and his wife to go out before laying their one-year-old boy naked on the bed, took her clothes off and raped him, unaware of the hidden cameras installed in the house.

The film showed the maid and the baby both naked as she sat on top of him, ignoring his cries because of pain.

Annoyed by his non-stop cries, the maid then beat the baby and placed a pillow on his face to stifle his noise as she continued abusing him.

She was arrested in the capital.

The prosecutor accused the maid of raping the baby and endangering his life. When she was shown the film, she confessed to her crime.

Quoted by the semi-official daily Alittihad, a prosecution source said the maid faces up to 15 years in jail in line with the federal law meting out such punishment against crimes involving rape of people under 14 years.

“The UAE deals firmly with any thing that endangers children and harms them physically and psychologically..…under the law, the parents bear the responsibility to protect their children against such dangers,” the source said.

“The prosecution office is very much worried about the growing phenomenon of families relying heavily on maids to look after their children…the UAE law considers that parents leaving their child alone with a maid amounts to an act of endangering others’ life…this crime is punishable under law.”

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Islamist terrorism is beginning to demolish political correctness

Islamist terrorism is beginning to demolish political correctness | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

“The simple fact is that Islamic fundamentalists are irreconcilable. To them the US will remain the Great Satan.” This was, of course, a comment on the murder of the US ambassador to Libya.

I wonder if, in the midst of all this horror, we might begin to see signs of hope? I mean, might we at last be beginning to escape the mealy-mouthed world of all that has for long remained unsayable. Perhaps there are, after all, limits to political correctness. I dare to breathe the hope that maybe western societies will not die the death of a thousand euphemisms. I thought I detected signs of this dawning sanity just after 9/11. We were shocked into reality then. And we were geared for war. People expected it. There was a creepy silence in the streets of the City of London. Weekday attendances at our lunchtime Eucharists doubled and tripled. There were reassuring signs of seriousness. Then, within a few weeks, under a barrage of media propaganda telling us that 9/11 had nothing to do with Islam, euphemistic orthodoxy and the fatal disease of appeasement returned.
It has been with us ever since. The Ministry of Truth operated by the Guardianistas and the BBC have delighted in what they call “The Arab Spring,” as if this heralded the advent of “democracy” all across North Africa and the Middle East. As we now learn from events in Egypt, Yemen, Syria, the Sinai – and most recently in Libya – this was always a delusion, a perversion of reality flying in the face of the facts.
The fact is that a resurgent, militant anti-western Islamic fundamentalism is the gravest threat to civilisation. This is bad news of course. But the good news – as evinced in today’s editorial column – is that finally we are being allowed to name this peril for what it is.
Militant fanaticism wherever and whenever it arises has to be resisted and put down. It was defeated at the Battle of Tours in AD 732. At the siege of Malta in 1565. At Lepanto in 1571. It is not so many centuries since the barbarians were at the gates of Vienna. And without our resistance they will soon be there again.
Don’t take my word for all this. As long ago as the 1820s, Samuel Taylor Coleridge described the scene as:


That erection of a temporal monarch under the pretence of a spiritual authority, which was not possible in Christendom but by the extinction or entrancement of the spirit of Christianity: this was effected in full by Mahomet, to the establishment of the most extensive and complete despotism that ever warred against civilisation and the interests of humanity.


Do I learn from this morning’s editorial that we are at last being allowed to recognise and state this truth? If so, then however dark the hour, there are grounds for hope.

 

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Koranimals: Egyptian man beats pregnant wife for taking off veil in heat

Koranimals: Egyptian man beats pregnant wife for taking off veil in heat | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Porto Empedocle (Sicily), August 17 

An Egyptian man brutally beat his pregnant wife Friday after she took off her veil in an attempt to find relief from the scorching heat.

The woman, a 20-year-old from the town of Porto Empedocle in Sicily's southern province of Agrigento, was taken to hospital for treatment.

The man, 19 years old, was stopped by police after the incident and charged with assault.

The couple live in Turin for work reasons and had come to Porto Empedocle on vacation, to visit the woman's parents. According to the woman, whose father is Tunisian, she had asked her husband's permission to remove the veil because she was having trouble breathing. The husband at first responded by yelling at her, perhaps in hope of intimidating her, she said. When she removed the veil, he beat her for her lack of respect and also threatened passersby who tried to intervene on her behalf.

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Pakistan should care for its children not torment them.

Pakistan should care for its children not torment them. | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Mehdi Hasan

Political director of The Huffington Post UK and presenter of Al Jazeera's The Cafe

 

You could not make it up. An 11-year old Christian girl in Pakistan with Down's Syndrome is in police custody, and could face the death penalty, for allegedly burning pages from the Quran.

The girl, who has been identified as Rifta Masih, was arrested on blasphemy charges and is being held in Islamabad pending a court appearance later this month. She was detained by police after an angry mob turned up at her family's single-roomed home in a poor district on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital.

"About 500-600 people had gathered outside her house in Islamabad, and they were very emotional, angry, and they might have harmed her if we had not quickly reacted," Pakistani police officer Zabi Ullah told reporters.

"Harmed her"? Really? I mean, really? What on Allah's earth is wrong with so many self-professed Muslims in the self-styled Islamic Republic of Pakistan? Have they taken leave of their morals as well as their senses? It beggars belief that they should want to hurt or attack a child in the name of a religion based on mercy, compassion and justice.

Some defenders of Pakistan's notorious blasphemy laws - under which anyone found guilty of insulting the Quran or Prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to death - have been keen to highlight the growing number of press reports that suggest Masih may be 16, rather than 11, and may not have Down's Syndrome.

To which the only appropriate response is: so what?

Whether she is 11 or 16, mentally able or mentally retarded is, frankly, irrelevant. For a start, a child is a child and should be treated as such. Pakistani authorities have legal as well as moral obligations. Second, even if this girl did set fire to pages from the Quran - and there is, incidentally, not a single eyewitness to this alleged 'crime' - to sentence her to death for doing so would be, to put it mildly, a grossly disproportionate 'penalty'.

Personally, I've never quite understood why so many of my co-religionists are so keen to kill or maim those who 'insult' Islam, Prophet Muhammad or the Quran. What is behind such rage and, dare I add, insecurity? Is their God so weak, so sensitive, so precious, that He cannot withstand any rejection?

Mine, for the record, isn't. As the Pakistani writer and singer Fifi Haroon noted on Twitter: "You think God needs little old you to protect him from an 11-year-old girl with Down's Syndrome? Think again."

It is worth pointing out that there is a misguided assumption among some Muslims that Pakistani-style blasphemy laws are divinely-mandated. They aren't. They were instituted by Pakistani dictator General Zia ul Haq in the 1980s, says leading Pakistani human-rights lawyer Asma Jahangir, "as a pretext for waging war in Afghanistan and adopting an aggressive stance towards India. By advancing a more orthodox version of Islam, he was able to hold on to a repressive regime and quell any opposition".

Here is the reality: the books of Islamic tradition are replete with stories of how Prophet Muhammad was verbally and physically abused by his idol-worshipping enemies in Mecca. They threw animal intestines and excrement on him; on one famous occasion, a group of homeless children threw stones and rocks at him. Yet he did not have them killed, tortured or detained. The founder of the Islamic faith, it seems, had a much thicker skin than many of its 21st Century adherents.

So far, in Pakistan, no one has yet been executed for blasphemy but, as the Guardian's Jon Boone observes, "long prison terms are common - one Christian couple was sentenced to 25 years in 2010 after being accused of touching the Qur'an with unwashed hands".

Christians have long been a target of Pakistan's ultra-conservative Islamic religious parties and movements. The blasphemy laws, in particular, are used again to criminalise Pakistani Christians on the flimsiest of pretexts; Rifta Masih, perhaps, is just the latest victim.

Of course, some of my co-religionists will soon claim that this latest story is all a Western media conspiracy - against Islam, against Muslims, against poor Pakistan. If only. Listen to Jahangir, who says those accused of blasphemy are "almost always helpless in the face of intimidation and a frightened or biased judiciary... Pakistan's future remains uncertain and its will to fight against rising religious intolerance is waning."

Listen to Zora Yusuf, head of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, who says the law "has been exploited by individuals to settle personal scores, to grab land, to violate the rights of non-Muslims, to basically harass them."

Masih's arrest even provoked Imran Khan, the country's most high-profile politician, to tweet:

"Shameful! Sending an 11yr old girl to prison is against the very spirit of Islam which is all about being Just and Compassionate."

He added:

"Poor child is already suffering from Down's Syndrome. State should care for its children not torment them. We demand her immed release."

Khan is to be commended for his public condemnation of Masih's arrest. It is a bold (dangerous?) move in a land where politicians - such as the Punjab governor Salman Taseer - have been shot dead for speaking out against the barbaric blasphemy laws.

I, for one, am fed up with politicians, mullahs and mobs using my religion to further their own vicious and sectarian agendas. So here's my own very simple message to the bigots, fanatics and reactionaries of the Islamic world: whatever intellectual or theological disagreements we may have with them, the fact is that Christians (and, for that matter, Jews) are our brethren; the Quran respectfully refers to them as the "People of the Book". Nor should we extend our tolerance, compassion and solidarity only to members of Abrahamic faiths while demonising and discriminating against everyone else. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists - all of them are also our brethren. Don't believe me? Listen to the verdict of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib, the great Muslim caliph and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad: "Remember that people are of two kinds; they are either your brothers in religion or your brothers in mankind."

The imprisonment of this Christian child isn't only about Pakistan or Pakistanis. Those of us who claim to be members of a global Muslim ummah cannot be silent when such flagrant human-rights abuses are committed in the name of Islam and in the world's second-biggest Muslim-majority nation. Denial is not an option, nor is turning a blind eye. We have to speak out against hate, intolerance and the bullying of non-Muslim minorities - otherwise we risk becoming complicit in such crimes. "Not in my name" has to be more than just an anti-war slogan.

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Hello America !! Muslim gang rape has arrived in Colorado

Hello America !! Muslim gang rape has arrived in Colorado | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The Gazette:

Colorado Springs police arrested five Iraqi men Tuesday in connection with what they called a “rare” and “horrific” sexual assault on a woman early July 22. The arrests included one man who was a central character in an Army’s sergeant’s memoir of an Iraq deployment.

 

Sarmad Fadhi Mohammed and Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon were taken into custody on suspicion of sexual assault. Mustafa Sataar Al Feraji, Ali Mohammed Hasan Al Juboori and Yasir Jabbar Jasim were arrested on suspicion of accessory to sexual assault. All are in their 20s.

 

Lt. Howard Black, who heads the Police Department’s special victim’s unit, said the severity of the attack made it rare in the city, adding that the woman’s injuries could have been life-threatening.

“We don’t see these types of assaults typically in Colorado Springs,” he said.

And….

Of the five men arrested, Ramadon has the most extensive court record, including one open and one closed motor vehicle case and two protection orders related to domestic abuse, court records show . Sarmad Mohammed is the only other man with a previous Colorado criminal record, having been convicted of careless driving and driving while ability impaired in May 2011, according to court records.

The sexual assault investigation began on July 22, when police were called to the Wildridge at Cheyenne Mountain Ranch apartments on Woodside Lane to investigate the assault. After finding blood spattered in an apartment, the officer went to Memorial Hospital to see the victim.

According to police, the victim, a woman who works nights, said she went to check her mail outside the apartment building about 1:30 a.m. and noticed two groups of men about to fight. She tried to intervene and calm the men down.

Afterward, one of the men invited her to his apartment where there were three other men about 20 years old, police said.

The woman told police she talked with the group and drank “what she believed to be lemonade.” She said she didn’t remember anything after that.

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Muslim woman sues Disney for 'not letting her wear headrag to work'

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In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Monday, Imane Boudlal alleges that when she turned up to work wearing her hijab she was told to remove it, work ‘backstage’ out of sight of customers or go home.

 

A former hostess at a Disneyland restaurant is suing Disney claiming the theme park would not allow her to serve customers while wearing her Muslim head scarf.
In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles on Monday, Imane Boudlal alleges that when she turned up to work wearing her hijab she was told to remove it, work ‘backstage’ out of sight of customers or go home.
The dispute dates back to 2010 when Boudlal, who worked at the Storyteller Café in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, learnt from her US citizenship exam that she could wear her hijab to work.

Having worked at the restaurant for two-and-a-half years, she then started wearing her hijab to work.
However, whenever she did she was told to remove it, work away from customers or was sent home, the suit claims.
She was sent home at least seven times without pay for wearing the headscarf to work, reported the OC Weekly.

Boudlal’s managers offered her a bow-tie bonnet covered with a hat as a compromise but she refused saying that the hat made a ‘joke’ of both her and her religion.
After refusing to wear the bonnet and turning down the ‘backstage’ work, Boudlal was suspended.
She filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2010 and last week received a notice of right to sue.
Boudlal's attorneys also claim that she was taunted the entire time she worked there by her colleagues, who called her 'terrorist,' 'camel' and 'Kunta Kinte,' the name of a slave in Alex Haley's novel, Roots.

Boudlal told her managers about the abuse both orally and in writing, but the managers did nothing, her attorneys told the Los Angeles Times.
Boudlal is being represented by her union, UNITE HERE Local 11, which has been in a bitter fight for years with Disneyland over an expired contract for hotel workers.
Back in 2010, a Disney representative accused the union of distorting the facts in Boudlal's case to distract from the key issues in the contract fight.
'I don't understand why I cannot wear my white scarf that already matches my restaurant uniform, and be left to do my job,' she said to the OC Weekly. 'My scarf doesn't do anything to harm Disney or the guests.'
This is not the first time that a Disney employee has insisted on wearing the hijab to work.
In 2010, Noor Abdallah, then a 22-year-old intern from Chicago, agreed to wear a specially customised Disney-made bonnet as a compromise.

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Teenager suffers fractured skull in assault

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A teenager suffered a fractured skull during an assault in Rochdale.

 

At about 10.30pm on Friday 10 August 2012, a 15-year-old boy was hit over the head with an unknown object.

He suffered a cut to his head and a fractured skull.

The incident happened on St John Street where the victim and his friend, an 11-year-old boy, had earlier been throwing mud at passing cars.

It is believed the offender was in a passing car, a silver or white Toyota Avensis, possibly a taxi, and assaulted the victim after something was thrown at his car.

 

He is described as being Asian, about 5ft 6in tall, of large build with black hair and thick eyebrows. He was wearing a white shirt and black trousers.

 

Detective Constable Ruth Thompson, of Rochdale CID, said: “Clearly the teenage boy should not have been throwing anything at passing cars, mud or otherwise, but there are no excuses for the violent assault that left him with a fractured skull.

“I want to hear from anyone who saw what happened or thinks they know the driver of this car to get in touch.”

 

Anyone with information is asked to call Rochdale CID on 0161 856 4644, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Muslim convert and Traitor Galloway in Bradford monday

Muslim convert and Traitor Galloway in Bradford monday | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
Heres hoping they have an unfortunate encounter on the way to Gaza...

 

BTW Wheres Palestine? Cant seem to find it on a map

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Obama Admits He Is A Muslim

Obama admits that he is a Muslim, bowing before a Muslim king. Obama talking about his Muslim family. Obama quoting from the Koran. Obama defending Islam. Obama visiting a Mosque. And many more clips of Obama and his Muslim connections. Legal Disclaimer: The writers, producers, and editors of this video are not claiming or implying that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, or that Obama said he was a Muslim, rather they are only examining the evidence surrounding the rumor that Barack Hussein Obama might be a secret Muslim.

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Names released in the latest Muslim rape/grooming gang arrests

Names released in the latest Muslim rape/grooming gang arrests | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Police moved in to make a series of arrests earlier this week
Seven men face a series of charges following an operation targeting alleged child sexual exploitation.

The men were detained in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, as part of Thames Valley Police’s Operation Ribbon.

 

Iblal Fiaz, 21, Khasim Fiaz, 22, Kasam Dadd, 23, Mohammed Adnan, 21, Janaid Sharif, 26, Mudasser Hussain, 28, and Mohammed Jubroin Khan, 21, have been charged with a total of 32 offences.

 

They will appear before Aylesbury Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Iblal Fiaz faces 16 charges, including rape, Khasim Fiaz six charges, including rape, and Mr Dadd two charges, including one of rape.

Mr Adnan faces two charges of rape, Mr Sharif one charge of rape, Mr Hussain three charges of rape, and Mr Khan two charges of conspiracy to rape.

A 20-year-old man, from High Wycombe, has been released on bail until 4 December.

Thames Valley Police said earlier this week that an investigation had been started in December last year, uncovering allegations dating back to 2007.

 

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Jobless Telford chef freed despite sex case jail sentence

Jobless Telford chef freed despite sex case jail sentence | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
An unemployed chef who admitted having sex with a schoolgirl at his Telford home has been given a 30-month prison sentence.

 

But delays in the case against 35-year-old Mahroof Khan resulted in him being allowed to walk free from Wolverhampton Crown Court yesterday.

Sentence was imposed after Khan, of Caradoc Flats, Kingshaye Road, Wellington, admitted a charge of sexual activity with a child. Judge Michael Challinor was told that Khan had spent more than 900 days on a monitored tag while on bail – equal to receiving a three-year jail term.

Passing sentence Judge Challinor told Khan he would remain on licence, be on the Sex Offenders’ Register and was disqualified from working with children indefinitely.

The judge ordered two other charges of sexual activity with a child and two of paying for sexual services of a child against Khan should lie on file.

Miss Debbie Gould, prosecuting, said the offence happened sometime in 2008 when the girl was 15. She said at the time the victim had been avoiding school and spent time at Khan’s flat drinking and smoking cannabis.

Miss Gould said the girl had been engaged in sexual activity with other men Khan knew and he was aware of her age at the time of the offence.

Khan, who is married, had only been in the country for a short time.

Mr Paul Williams, for Khan, said his client had previously been a man of good character and had been subject to being on tag for an ‘extraordinary length of time’ after his arrest in 2009.

Mr Williams said his client may also face deportation proceedings.

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Anger at ‘politically correct’ sex gangs report

Anger at ‘politically correct’ sex gangs report | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: REPORT will deny a problem of Pakistani men targeting white girls — for fear of being seen as RACIST...

 

A REPORT on Britain’s child abuse epidemic will deny a problem with Pakistani men targeting white girls — for fear of being seen as racist.
England’s deputy children’s commissioner Sue Berelowitz is to publish the bombshell report next week saying kids are facing abuse in every town and city.
But, in an explosive move, she will not state there is a specific problem with Pakistani men grooming and abusing vulnerable white girls.
Instead, Ms Berelowitz will argue that young girls are abused by men from all ethnic backgrounds.
Police and social services have already been accused of turning a blind eye to sexual abuse by Pakistani gangs in Rochdale, Lancs, and Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
One Whitehall source said: “It’s important we don’t take a politically-correct approach and pretend there is not a real problem here.
“Obviously abuse has been carried out by men from all sorts of ethnic background.
“But that doesn’t mean we cannot say there is an issue about groups of Pakistani men systematically targeting young white girls.”
Ms Berelowitz’s report is expected to paint a bleak picture of the scale of sex abuse across Britain.
Earlier this year she told a Commons committee how mobs of men and boys inflicted sickening attacks on young girls.
She revealed how one girl was repeatedly raped over several days by boys aged 14 and 15.
Her assailants used BlackBerry Messenger to tell pals to join in.
In many cases, the attackers bragged that they were trying to act out scenes they had watched in hardcore porn movies.
Girls as young as 11 were also forced to perform sex acts on large groups of boys for several hours.
And a group of men forced two boys to have sex and then used video footage to blackmail them into luring girls for them to rape.

 

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Horrific 'sexual predator' jailed for only four years

Horrific 'sexual predator' jailed for only four years | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

A sexual predator who lured two teenage girls back to his Rochdale flat and raped one of them was jailed for four and half years today.

Babar Ali, also known as Zakir Mir, 43, of Rathbone Street, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court to raping the 16-year-old girl.

The man plied the girls with alcohol after enticing them back to his home from a night out in Oldham town centre, he then forced one into the bedroom where he subjected her to a vicious sexual attack.

Detective Constable Michael Berger, of Rochdale CID, said: "This young victim was subjected to horrific and prolonged ordeal at the hands of Ali.

"The victim and her friend were persuaded to come to the flat, but once there, Ali demonstrated truly predatory behaviour.

"The victim was quite rightly left deeply traumatised, but she had the courage to contact the police the next day and she put her trust in us to investigate this.

"Without the victim there would not have been a case against Ali so we must pay tribute to her bravery."

The pair caught a taxi into Rochdale and were dropped off on Oldham Road, near a takeaway called Big Chef.

They were met by two men and were taken up to a flat at the back of the takeaway where they were given alcohol.

A short time later the victim was taken to an adjacent room where she was raped by Ali.

The victim and her friend later left the flat and she called the police the following day.

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Another Muslim jailed for sex assault on 8 year old girl

Another Muslim jailed for sex assault on 8 year old girl | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

A “VERY religious man” who sexually assaulted an eight-year-old girl while teaching her the Koran has been jailed, four years after going on the run.

Mohammed Rafique came to the UK from Pakistan as an illegal immigrant eight years ago, Oxford Crown Court heard yesterday.

The 55-year-old had been trusted by the girl’s family to teach her to read the Islamic holy book every night at their house in Cowley.

But during the incident in June 2008, he stripped the girl and sexually assaulted her.

He fled after the attack and appeared on Crimestoppers “most wanted” list for of years before he was caught this July.

Rafique pleaded guilty to one count of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 at the crown court yesterday.

An alternative charge of attempted rape was dropped.

Judge Hall jailed him for four years and told him it was “disgraceful behaviour and a thorough breach of trust”.

The court heard Rafique left a wife and five children in Pakistan to come to Britain in 2004. Prosecutor Jonathan Stone said he was “considered by the family, and indeed locally, to be a learned religious man”.

He said on June 24, 2008, Rafique grabbed the girl tightly by her arms, pulled down her trousers and underwear and forced her on to a bed. The defendant’s semen was later found in the girl’s underwear.

Mr Stone said the victim ran screaming from the room and immediately told her mother.

Reading from the case notes, Judge Julian Hallsaid: “There was a bit of a ruckus with various members of the community turning up.

“When the policing arrived I think the defendant was bleeding.”

Mr Stone said: “‘Head’ and ‘radiator’ were referred to in the statement.

“Mr Rafique refused to leave and told the parents ‘It’s your children, they don’t respect anyone’.”

The defendant initially told police he had hit the girl for not reading the Koran but denied any sexual contact.

Peter De Feu, defending, said his client is a “very religious man” who paid an agent to smuggle him into Britain.

Rafique, of no fixed address, will automatically be considered for deportation.

Det Sgt Sarah-Jayne Beedall, who led the investigation, said: “The victim has been very brave in speaking to police about her ordeal and I hope that the result today will go some way to giving her some closure.

“Rafique has tried to evade justice for some time since leaving the Oxford area while on bail. We believe he has been in various locations around the country until he was traced in Cardiff earlier this year following an appeal on Crimewatch.

“Rafique portrayed himself as a community leader during his time in Oxford and took advantage of his position of trust to attack a young girl.”

 

http://chris-ukorg.org/2012/09/22/mohammed-rafique-oxford/

 

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‘Would-be’ Burnley imam in court over betting shop robbery plot

‘Would-be’ Burnley imam in court over betting shop robbery plot | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

A WOULD-BE imam and another man said to have been part of a plot to rob a betting shop walked free from court after a judge branded them “idiots.”... Published on Monday 10 September 2012 

 

Mohammad Abdul Ghafaar and Wajid Khan, now both 20, were said to have been captured on CCTV “staking out” Tote Sport in Moorgate, Bury, before it was targeted in an armed raid in September 2009, Burnley Crown Court had earlier been told.

Ghafaar, of Merton Street, and Khan, of Kent Street, both Burnley, had earlier admitted to conspiracy to rob the shop, between August 18th and September 2nd 2009. They had owned up during the second week of a recent trial. Neither had any previous convictions.

Ghafaar is said to regularly lead prayers at his local mosque as part of a team of imams and may one day become one himself. His barrister told the court how the defendant had now finished his Islamic training and was beginning to play a role in his community.

The two defendants were each given 52 weeks in jail, suspended for two years, with 200 hours’ unpaid work by Judge Beverly Lunt. Mr Hugh McKee (prosecuting) had earlier told the court Ghafaar and Khan had gone into the shop across the road from the bookies around 10-30am and left about 11-30am. They then entered Tote Sport, one of them picked up a pen and the other got a betting slip, about 20 minutes before the robbery.

Mr Tim Storrie (defending Ghafaar) told the court his involvement in the offence, serious as it was, was “an extreme example of youthful folly.” The defendant’s family was supportive. He had now finished his scholarship training and was often asked to lead mosque prayers. Ghafaar, who had just started a joinery course at college, may be getting married in the not too distant future.

Mr Michael Blakey (defending Khan) said he had matured somewhat since the date of the offence. He had not offended since. The defendant was going back to college in two weeks.

Sentencing, Judge Lunt told the pair they should have pleaded guilty at the very beginning.

“You were idiots,” she said. The judge added in every other respect, the defendants behaved responsibly, properly, were well thought of and were good members of the community and society.

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Oink Oink

Oink Oink | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Pieces of uncooked bacon were scattered at a Staten Island field where Muslims gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan Sunday, and police are investigating it as a hate crime, authorities said Monday.

Organizers found the bacon on a section of the John D'Amato Field, in New Dorp, where about 1,500 people gathered Sunday to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of dawn-to-sunset fasting during Ramadan.

The celebration was not marred by the crime because organizers did not inform those gathered until after the celebration had concluded, said Mohamed Sadeia, president of the Muslim American Society on Staten Island, which organized the gathering, according to the Staten Island Advance. Police investigated the crime before the Eid services began.

Three packages of uncooked bacon were left behind along with a note, which was signed by someone who used a code name and referenced a web site, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Monday. The web site mentioned in the note contained references to the raw bacon, Kelly said.

Observant Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan, and are forbidden to eat pork.

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Pussy Riot Celebrity Hypocrisy

Pussy Riot Celebrity Hypocrisy | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
MICHAEL BURLEIGH: Rimsha Masih, a young girl with Down's Syndrome, is currently locked in an insalubrious adult jail.

 

The jailing for blasphemy of the girls of Pussy Riot led to protests from almost every superannuated rocker one could think of.
There has been no such concern about Rimsha Masih, a young Christian girl who lives in a slum area called Meharbadi on the outskirts of Islamabad. Or rather lived, since she is currently in an insalubrious adult jail in Rawlpindi, apparently for her own protection. Her family have also fled their home, along with about a thousand of their (Christian) neighbours.
Rimsha Mashi is illiterate and has Down's Syndrome; her family are lowly street sweepers. Her offence? While helping her family, she burned a heap of rubbish. Since she cannot read, she did not notice they included a textbook used to teach the Quran. Although few locals were bothered by this, a cleric and two shopkeepers immediately got on the case, inciting an Islamist rent-a-mob. 'What good are your prayers?' the cleric asked 'if your Quran is being burned'. We have seen that kind of incitement so many times - think back to the murderous attacks on all Scandinavians after the cartoons affair.

The girl then had to be arrested to prevent her being killed, for it is the mob rather than the Pakistani state which most ferociously seeks to enforce blasphemy laws.
The police have every reason to fear for Masih's life. In July a mob dragged a mentally impaired man from inside a police station in rural Punjab, where he was being questioned for alleged desecration of religious texts. They beat him to death and burned his body outside the police station.
Other religious minorities in Pakistan also feel deeply unsafe. Last week, 25 Shia pilgrims were taken from a bus by Sunni extremists and gunned down. Hundreds of Hindus have fled to India in recent weeks. The leader of the Ahmadi sect was assassinated in the teeming port of Karachi. Their graves have been desecrated with Quaranic slogans too.
The Pakistani government has not been spared the hand of diabolical fanaticism either. The Governor of the Punjab was murdered by his own bodyguard for questioning the laws on blasphemy. The only Christian in the government, Sahba Bhatti, was killed for calling for reform of these laws.
So far, I have not heard a word from the likes of millionaire socialite ("journalist") Jemima Khan nor any of those who eagerly latched onto the brilliant self-publicists called Pussy Riot, who doubtless, do not deserve to be in jail. When I do, I'll take them at their own estimation as serious people.

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Skipton police issue plea after child sex predator is jailed

Skipton police issue plea after child sex predator is jailed | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

Detectives have made a final plea to potential victims of a predatory paedophile to contact them. Grandfather and self-styled community leader.

 

Grandfather and self-styled community leader Abdul Razaq, 57, of Greenfield Street, Skipton , was jailed for eight years at Bradford Crown Court last week for sexually abusing two children up to 40 years ago.

Razaq “systematically and deliberately” obtained the trust and friendship of a six-year-old boy to persistently abuse him over two years in the mid-1970s.

He selected a ten-year-old girl as his second victim nearly 20 years later.

Police praised the “immense courage” of the two victims in giving evidence which led to Razaq’s conviction.

Yesterday, Detective Constable Alison Whitwell, of Skipton CID, who led the investigation, said there had been a suspicion that there might have been other victims of Razaq, but no one had come forward.

“The big reason why the two complainants in the case came forward was for other potential victims,” said Det Con Whitwell.

“If there are other victims and they have found the strength, from reading about the case, to come forward, we would investigate with the same tenacity.”

Det Con Whitwell said police did extensive work during the investigation within the community, including with victims groups and mosques, but there are no further lines of inquiry unless anyone else were to contact them.

She added: “Coming forward with that kind of allegation falls upon the victims and their families, but justice can be served and the message is that victims will be supported and can carry on living happily within their communities without a backlash.

“The victims in this case were very brave to do what they did, but it has made their lives better.”

Det Con Whitwell reassured the local Muslim community that the offences were confined to the one defendant.

“We have done a lot of work within the community and I am satisfied that this sort of behaviour is not endemic.

“Outside of this case there is not an issue over this within the community,” she said.

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Paki authorities failed to allay minority concerns

Paki authorities failed to allay minority concerns | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
Pakistan news - Pakistan`s leading human rights organisation has expressed "alarm and outrage at the continued exodus of religious minorities".

 

Lahore: Pakistan's leading human rights organisation has expressed "alarm and outrage at the continued exodus of religious minorities" and said that authorities had consistently failed to allay the concerns of these communities despite repeated reminders from civil society.

 

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said in a statement that reports of Pakistani Hindus migrating to India "have been coming from Sindh and Balochistan (provinces) fairly regularly".

 

Spokespersons for minorities have argued that vested interests are threatening and frightening non-Muslim citizens with a view to forcing them to migrate, the HRCP said.

 

"Some of these elements are said to be religious extremists while others have plans to grab the minorities' property. In any case, there is little doubt that the minorities have been driven to despair," the statement said.

 

The continued migration of religious minorities from Sindh and Balochistan is a "reflection of the state's failure to save these citizens from violence, discrimination and disgusting excesses such as the forced conversion of young women", the HRCP said.

 

Referring to the recent conversion of a young Hindu man during the live telecast of a special show to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramzan, the HRCP said this was a "particularly reprehensible and indefensible manifestation of the attitude towards non-Muslims".

 

"HRCP desperately hopes that the government shares its distress in this respect and reiterates its call for the state to address, in consultation with the communities in question, the reasons forcing religious minorities to flee the country," the statement added.

 

The rights body also took notice of the "anger and panic" caused by reports this week that that several hundred Hindus from Sindh and Balochistan were migrating to India and said these feelings had "subsided somewhat after the disclosure that they were on a pilgrimage".

 

"Most of them said they would return to Pakistan while some said they might not," the statement said.

 

Pakistani authorities detained the Hindus at the Wagah land border for almost seven hours yesterday before allowing them to cross over to India after ascertaining that they were going on a pilgrimage.

 

The HRCP urged civil society groups and the media to "keep the spotlight firmly trained on the raw deal" the minority communities were getting.

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Muslim Grooming - The Truth is Here

Muslim Grooming - The Truth is Here | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

As we step up our campaign to raise awareness of the problem of on-street grooming of vulnerable young girls, some of our activists have reported that they still sometimes come across out-of-touch liberal-leftists who still deny that this is happening.

 

To help you counter this, both out meeting the public and in discussions online, here is the newly updated list of court cases involving Muslim men convicted of sex crimes against non-Muslim girls in the UK over the last few years.

And remember, this is only the tip of the iceberg, because we are still only beginning to see the end of a thirty year policy by the Powers That Be of turning blind eyes to this scandal.

The fact that they are at last taking action is a testament to the impact of our efforts to raise awareness of this issue, but there's still a lot more to do, so please do everything you can to pass on this list.

Thank you, on behalf of the victims, and those still at risk.

 

List here:

http://www.bnp.org.uk/news/national/muslim-grooming-truth-here

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More of OUR money down the drain - EU gives Yemen €18m

More of OUR money down the drain - EU gives Yemen €18m | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it

The money is intended to help reform and ease political tensions.
The European Commission said today (7 August) that it has agreed to give Yemen €18 million to help reforms intended to address problems highlighted by a popular uprising in 2011.

The uprising led to a negotiated end to the 33-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, presidential elections in February 2012 and the formation of a transitional government intended to lead the country through to fresh presidential elections in early 2014.

The €18m falls under the 2012 budget and is earmarked for spending by the end of 2013. The money, which will come from the EU's development co-operation instrument, will be spent on equipping and training Yemen's institutions to reform its electoral and legal systems, to develop local councils' capacity to implement development plans, and to help register the population. The civil registry is seen as essential if Yemen is to improve its public services, but the Commission acknowledges that a general perception that registered data are used to control the population might prove difficult to overcome.

The Commission says that the EU has committed around €180m to Yemen since 1990, when the north and south of the country were reunified. Most of that money has been spent on projects relating to food aid and food security (€74m) and economic development (€60m).

The new president, Abd al-Rab Mansur Hadi, was vice-president for 17 years under the old regime, but he has proven more willing to remove officials appointed by his predecessor than many expected.

Hadi faces a major economic challenge – the economy is estimated to have shrunk by more than 10% in 2011 – as well as a significant security threat from Islamist militants, which have fought several open battles with government forces.

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