It’s Not About Colour, It’s About Freedom & Equality

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“Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things? Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, leading and not trying to control: this is the supreme virtue.” (Lao Tzu)

We are a diverse, multi-cultural world. We are all a part of a global community that we all help shape…We are one people that cannot be separated by religion, colour, creed or race.
You may worship as you choose, but as soon as you infringe on the religious freedom of others, there’s hell to pay… Equality is a two-sided coin. That means Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Christians and Muslims have to respect each other with equal measure. There is no ‘one true religion’…There are only paths to self-realisation. Paths that we should be able to choose freely ourselves, according to what resonates deep within us.

Islam does not differentiate. Like the Christians of old or the Sith…Islamics deal only in absolutes. Since the religious system abandoned concepts that allow critical thinking and independent judgement, it has become a religion of genocide. An archaic, outdated system that still strives to take all things for themselves and rewrite our history to make it theirs.

How long can a religion based on femicide last? How long until there’s only a few hundred thousand women? How long until there’s just a handful? In every religious state, women are prized possessions. Yet, in those that view them as second class citizens, a large majority of women are kills before they even reach the end of puberty. In more civilised areas, they are given to suitors as children and are simply discarded or divorced once they are too old for their acquired tastes. Generally, this happens between the age of 15-16. Approx. 4-6 years after they were forced into a sexual relationship.

In 2013, men outnumbered women on the planet by roughly 58 million, according to the World Bank. In January 2015, men outnumbered women by 60 million. In fact, China has around 50 million more men than women, and India 43 million. This accounts for 76% of the male surplus worldwide. Russia have it totals up as a global excess of 60 million. Countries in the Arabian peninsula are the most unbalanced. (Qatar was is of the most extreme examples, with women making up less than one in four of the population)

Only one year later, this dynamic has radically changed. One year later, men now outnumber women by approx. 110 million, as a result of millions of unnecessary deaths, involving women. (Due to the lack of statistical data in certain countries, this number represents a gross estimate of how the global population has changed from the end of 2015 to the beginning of 2016) This radical shift has many contributing reasons, such as the preference of men over women, which leads to gender selective abortions and female infanticide. However, the root cause behind this worsening gender imbalance, as a whole, is femicide (which includes honour killings, executions, massacres, stonings, beheadings etc.)
In Arab countries, men heavily outnumber women as a control factor. The protocols that women are not permitted to leave their homes unaccompanied were originally intended for the use of religious scripture during wartime. It has no use outside of the Jihad, which leads us to my next point. During an Islamic takeover, women represent the future generations of the enemy. The customs of radical Islam is to rape and kill or force women to breed in captivity. Regardless of their skin-colour or country of origin, the freedom of women is at great risk with the rising influence of Islam over the West.

Before the migrant crisis, every second murder of a woman (in Germany) was committed by a spouse. Every fourth women is suffering from or experienced domestic violence… The migrant crisis is bringing all of this to light by showing us where we are headed, if we do not get our priorities straight. Yes, women have equality in the West, but we still earn less…Our vote is ignored just as intently as that of a man. Worse yet, we are abandoned even by our gender.
Each time we stand up for the religious freedom of Islam, as women, we are betraying our own kind. In other words, we dishonour and disrespect the heritage of every woman, who has come before us. Women, such as Curie and Nightingale, made astonishingly great strikes for womankind, and how have we repaid them? By taking all the freedom that we have fought for, and using it to abolish our democratic rights!

How many women have died to protect the freedom of all women? Not as many as are about to once again.

Historically, each time men outnumber women across the globe, there are socio-economic repercussions. What accounts for this current growing imbalance is the surplus of young, unmarried male migrants. Not to mention that Islamic leaders across the world are encouraging 4+ children. Countries, in which contraception and childlessness are punishable offences, greatly contribute to this massive population growth by adding to numbers that are already unsustainable.

Hypothetical: A friend of mine asked me about a week ago, “what would happen if radical Islam were to take over the planet?” The global number of women would be significantly reduced within less than a year. During the first year of a religious takeover, the casualties would be extremely high. Millions, if not billions would easily lose their lives for being outnumbered from the beginning. In the second, there would be a period of coercing conformity. Again, millions would die for either failing to do so, being unable to and from general maltreatment. Religious commitment can be very much like a compulsion… It wouldn’t matter if they knew that they’d be killing the last woman on Earth, they wouldn’t be able to help themselves. It’s that obsessive compulsive nature and lack of forethought, which could drive the number of (men and) women down to less than a million in very short time. Not to mention the global institutionalisation of peadophilia as well as underage marriage that’d contribute to the death of billions annually. If that level of femicide continued unchecked on a global scale, in less than 3 generations, there would only be a handful of women left…until the point where the majority of men could spend an entire lifetime without ever having laid eyes on a woman.

As stated in one of my earliest posts, an overwhelming majority of women under Sharia Law do not reach the end of puberty. Often they do not reach an age, at which their body can handle pregnancy. Simply because some women menstruate at a younger age does not mean their bodies are equipped to deal with pregnancy. Maturing is a complex process for men and women alike. In fact, the rate of complications is astoundingly high. That notwithstanding, the earliest age to facilitate a pregnancy with a manageable success-rate is 14, but the death-toll in medically unequipped countries is considerable in comparison to the West. As a side-note, in a rape culture, medical services are more equipped to deal with underage pregnancy. Considering the number of 14 year olds that abort or carry the child to term in the United Kingdom is the highest in Europe already without an unrestricted migrant flow.

Benefits Fraud: All over the world, pensioners receive payments without the need to attend the. Jobcentre or Welfare offices on a weekly basis. As decent as that may be for an elderly lady with only one decent working hip, there’s only one problem: Anyone can sneak in, dispose of the body and keep cashing the checks…And this is exactly what has been happening few and far between. Contrary to popular belief in Western societies, as the age of a sex offender goes down the age of the victim goes up. This often does not apply to crimes of opportunity.

Child Abduction: Since the surge of economic migrants, the number of attempted and actual abductions on playgrounds, school properties and the open road have risen exponentially. Do not let your child or teenager go out on their own! And even if you accompany them, anticipate trouble. The current locations to beware of are playgrounds, schools, swimming pools, beaches, hiking paths, mountain walkways and other family destinations.

Younger and older generations need to pull together avert more hate crimes aimed towards women. We are mothers, wives, sisters and daughters…and we need to stand together, because deserve the right to be safe inside our homes and step outside our front door without fear of victimisation…without becoming a target of cultural gender-bias.

Divorce And Child Abduction

There were 118,140 divorces in 2012. That equals a couple divorces every 5 minutes.

The number of couples divorcing went up in the aftermath of the recession, according to the latest official figures, which show 13 divorces happened every hour in 2012. There were 118,140 divorces in 2012, up 0.5 per cent on 2011, the Office for National Statistics said. Almost half of these occurred in the first 10 years of marriage. Older people are now more likely to divorce than before, while the numbers of marriages ending amongst those in their early twenties has gone down. The number of women aged 60 and over divorcing is up more than three per cent since 2011, to 6,026 women. Amongst men the increase is 2.8 per cent, to 9,703. Meanwhile, the number of under-20s divorcing is at its lowest since 1963, with just two men and 25 women granted a divorce in 2012. Analysis by statisticians at ONS said the recession and its aftermath might explain the overall rise in divorces. The statistics authority said: “One theory suggests that recession could contribute to a rise in partnership break-ups because of increased financial strain, changes in employment and related lifestyle changes… In addition some individuals may believe they will get a more favourable divorce settlement if their income is currently low.” Couples waiting for the economy to pick up may also have played a part, according to ONS, since the economy came out of its double dip recession in 2012. ONS said: “An alternative theory suggests that partnerships would be less likely to dissolve in an unfavourable economic climate because of an increase in family solidarity during difficult times and the need to postpone marital break-ups until the economy, and the value of their home improves.” The rise goes against a general trend of declining divorce numbers over the last decade, which has happened alongside a reduction in the numbers marrying in the first place. The number of divorces in 2012 is still almost a fifth lower than it was a decade earlier. Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive of Relate, said: “We are saddened by the news that the number of divorces has risen slightly in 2012, especially as they had been in decline for the past few years. However, it’s important to remember that divorce figures only capture part of the picture of our relationship health. For example, we hear anecdotally that more couples are now living together because they can’t afford to separate, and we know that the number of couples in cohabiting relationships has increased. Divorce rates don’t tell us the full story for these couples. “What matters to us is the quality of a relationship, rather than status. Ultimately, people’s happiness and wellbeing is of paramount importance and strong couple relationships are proven to be an important part of that.

According to ONS projections, it is expected that 42 per cent of marriages will now end in divorce. One in seven divorces was registered as happening as a result of adultery and almost half of couples dissolving their marriage had at least one child under-16. Compared with 2002, divorce rates in England and Wales are higher in 2012 for men aged 50 and above and for women aged 45 and above, while divorce rates for below those ages are lower. The mean age for men ending their marriage is 44.7 years-old, up from 44.5 in 2011. For women it is 42.2, up from 42.1 years in 2011. Divorce lawyer Marilyn Stowe said she was not surprised to see divorce numbers increase. “I believe the economic situation, with the UK falling in and out of recession, has played a key role: a greater number of businesses go into liquidation when a country emerges from recession, and in my experience this principle applies to marriages too. Couples will struggle through times of adversity as best they can, but eventually find that despite their best efforts, they simply can’t go on any longer.” Women in their late twenties had the highest divorce rates of all female age groups, with 23.6 divorcing per thousand married women aged 25 to 29 in 2012. This continues a pattern seen over the last two decades. The change in the age that people are most likely to end a union is in part because people are getting married later in life and a trend for people remarrying, according to ONS. Almost one in ten divorces were for people who already had a previous marriage.

Lack of Child Disappearance and Parent Divorce Statistics

Countless parents struggle after their child has gone missing, especially if there are no leads to follow up the case. Certain relationships remain strained but eventually find their way back to one another, whereas the majority does not. Often relationships are under enormous pressure during the stage, in which there is still hope that child will be found. Hope can almost act like a paralyzing agent, perpetuating a state of helplessness that drives anger and sadness. In cases, in which the child is missing, yet presumed dead, the divorce is much more likely. Although within the UK, where a child disappears every 3 minutes and almost none are discovered alive or even shortly afterwards, it is not far fetched to assume that the divorce rate is closely affected by the rate of child abductions. Consequently, in cases, in which the child has been found dead or has been missing for years, the parents either grow apart or grow closer together, as it may. Yet, the death of any child shakes the relationship beyond return. Apart from shame, guilt and blame, countless parents struggle to live with their partner afterwards due to their conscious and unconscious association with the child. Certain individuals harbor aggression, whereas others become stuck and are unable to move forward. There are numerous obstacles within the parents life after the incident that put a strain on the relationship, yet one thing is often neglected. Due to the sudden nature of the abduction or even homicide, the grieving process is often complicated and prolonged for longer than necessary. Why is there an entire shade over the statistics of missing children as well as related divorce statistics within the United Kingdom? The first inference would be that the crime is committed by individuals that represent a domestic threat. The second would be that these individual must be in a position of power that permits them anonymity and/or immunity from conviction. Technically, the modern day bloodsuckers of our time. They hunt our children at night for their sweet innocence, hiding behind groups of hired thugs. Not literally sucking them dry, yet the children would perhaps agree with the analogy, considering the hours of torture before their inevitable death to avert detection. Conclusively, the lack of either statistics leads me to believe that there are clear common denominators between the abduction of a child and the subsequent divorce of the parents, which are evidently interlinked due to the complete lack of governmental evidence thereof. This is often the case with information related to child disappearances.

Loss of a Child – Where do all the Children go?

A child disappears every 3 minutes within the United Kingdom. Yet, it is increasingly complex to gain access to child abduction statistics. Truth be told, every year another paedophile is burnt alive, shot or stabbed due to vigilante justice. How did this happen? Countless priests and offenders formerly convicted of sexual child abuse are merely relocated and continue to fill up their closets with childrens skeletons, while those in charge of them seem to be above the law.  Another major issue that persists within the UK there exists no set definition of child. Unofficially, individuals consider anyone under the age of 18 to be a child. However since there is no set law, children around the age of 16 or 17 often feel independent and consequently act that way legally. Thus, the enquiry “how many missing children are there within the UK?” remains unanswered.
Child Sexual Abuse
Official police statements reveal that every 3 minutes a child is reported missing. This is equivalent to 20 children vanishing every hour, 480 children every day, 3360 children every week, 14’880 children every month…That equals a minimum of 175’200 children per annum.
According to NSPCC statistics, A sum of 18,915 sexual crimes against children under 16 were recorded in England and Wales in 2012/2013. 35% of all sexual crimes (53,540 sexual crimes in total) recorded in England and Wales in 2012/2013 were sexual crimes against children under the age of 16.
In 2012/2013 the police in England and Wales recorded:
5,156 offences of rape of a female child under 16.
1,138 offences of rape of a male child under 16.
4,171 offences of sexual assault on a female child under 13.
1,267 offences of sexual assault on a male child under 13.
6,634 offences of sexual activity involving a child under 16.
176 offences of abuse of children through prostitution and pornography.
373 offences of sexual grooming.

192 offences of abuse of a position of trust involving a child under 18.
More than one third (39%) of all rapes recorded by the authorities in England and Wales in 2012/2013 were committed against children under 16 years of age. In addition, over 23,000 sex offences against children aged under 18 years in England and Wales between April 2012 and March 2013 were recorded. Conversely, 40,345 individuals were registered as sexual offenders in England and Wales on 31 March 2012. 29,837 of these offenders are on the Sex Offender Register for sexual offences against children. In consequence, 941 previous child sex offenders on the Register  have re-offended within that year. According to the NSPCC, 60-70% of child sex offenders target girls only, about 20-33% boys only, and about 10% children of either sex.
“The majority of perpetrators sexually assault children known to them, with about 80% of offences taking place in the home of either the offender or the victim.”
There is no single source of statistics for the number of children who are killed by another person in the UK.
NSPCC statistics state “Killings of children by a natural parent are committed in roughly equal proportions by mothers (47%) and fathers (53%), but where the child is killed by someone other than a [birth] parent, males strongly predominate”. “The proportion of child homicides in which the perpetrator is a parent is exceptionally high among infants”. For example between 1995 and 1999 in England and Wales, 80% of homicide victims under one year old were killed by a parent.
Child Mortality Rate
Five children die unnecessarily every day of conditions such as asthma, meningitis and pneumonia as the NHS care for young people is “badly organised and dangerously inadequate”, the leader of Britain’s 11,000 specialists in children’s health warns. About 2,000 children a year lose their lives due to an array of problems, which results in the UK possessing one of the worst death rates among children up to the age of 14 in Europe, the president of the Royal College of
Paediatrics and Child Health informed the Observer.
The Guardian reports “The WHO’s mortality database for last year shows that the UK had by far the highest number of the 6,198 yearly excess child deaths compared with Sweden across the 14 nations –1,951 in all. That was more than twice the number in France (962) and more than that in other similarly sized countries such as Germany (815), Italy (683) and Spain (545)”.
According to the RCPCH, overall child mortality has declined by over 50% in last 30 years:
• Injuries are the single biggest cause of child deaths
• Young maternal age remains a risk factor throughout childhood Additionally, efforts to prevent deaths in children must focus on improving the quality of care for children with chronic conditions including their families. According to a major, recent study into child mortality launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH). The study is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership, as a part of the Clinical Outcome Review Programme: Child Health Reviews -UK (CHR-UK) project. It uses death registration data for UK children between January 1980 and December 2010, examining key areas such as multiple morbidity, child injuries, birth weight and maternal age to assess the risk factors for child deaths. With two thirds of children dying with chronic conditions (approx. 40%  neurological conditions) researchers state further information is required on the proportion of children that suffer from chronic conditions which are terminal in order to improve end of life care for these children and their families. “Today’s report also shows that despite a decline in the overall child mortality rate and a decline in deaths due to accidents, injury remains the most frequent underlying cause of death, accounting for between 31%-48% of deaths in children aged 1-18 years. The number of children dying from intentional injuries, such as self-harm or assault, has not changed in over three decades.”
Child Abduction
According to the Guardian, a 2004 Home Office research study examined 798 police reports of child abduction in England and Wales in an effort to map the situations that lead to children being taken. Just over half of the cases examined were attempted abductions. Of the total, 56% (447) involved a stranger, of which 375 were attempted abductions and 72 were successful. A further 23% (183) of all reported abductions were parental, usually in circumstances a child is entangled in custodial disagreements. In recorded cases of abductions and attempted abductions by strangers, motives for the offence are largely unrecorded, however the Home Office document states, it is “reasonable” to presume numerous to be sexually motivated, as the most common scenario, involving a male offender, attempting to entice a child into a car or physically attempting to drag a victim from a public place. Data collection on missing children is neither co-ordinated nor centralised, which complicates ones capability to understand the scale of the problem. Reports made by law enforcement agencies, child services and other organisations are recorded differently at local, national and international levels. Researchers are forced instead to gather information from missing persons data and related crime reports such as those on trafficking, grooming and abduction. In 2009-2010 there were approximately 230,000 reports of missing children under the age of 18. Research conducted in 2003 suggested that 8% of children and young people reported missing had been forced to leave. This included stranger and parental abduction and being thrown out of home. Abduction by a non-custodial parent is an offence under Section 1 of the Child Abduction Act 1984. The principal source of annual child abduction statistics in England and Wales is taken from crime records published by the Home Office. Figures for Northern Ireland and Scotland are not annually reported in this document.
Privatisation of Childcare
In my professional experience, consisting of years of employment within the social care, I can attest to the varied conditions within the system, yet overall they appear to be lacking and unfavourable in numerous matters.
According to an article published in July 2013, the British government plans to allow outsourcing firms to bid for contracts to manage social services for vulnerable children in England, while dropping laws allowing the removal of companies that fail to do the job properly. A number of firms have expressed an interest in proposals that would permit them to bid for contracts managing foster care and other childcare services. Labour stated the plans would remove legal provisions that allow councils to remove a firm that has failed to meet national minimum standards. They would also relax the rules governing independent inspections of services that place and monitor children that are looked after by the state. Concerns have emerged after the two of the biggest outsourcing companies in Britain, Serco and G4S, were found to have overbilled the taxpayer by charging to tag numerous offenders that were dead or in prison. Lisa Nandy, the children’s minister, stated the latest plans would result in Britain’s most vulnerable children at the mercy of an unregulated private sector. She contacted the regulatory reform committee, which is considering a draft legislative reform order, urging it to reject the government’s plans. “For the government to consider outsourcing a sensitive service such as foster care to the private sector, when we have just seen with G4S and Serco how a profit motive can have disastrous consequences for the public purse, is madness.” she explained “The proposals remove many of the checks and balances required to ensure the safety of children whilst introducing the unchecked unpredictability of the market. They should withdraw their proposals now and think again.”
Nandy’s letter outlined the reform order would remove the requirement for direct registration and inspection by Ofsted for providers of social services by amending the provision which imposes it. “It appears to remove the obligation for a national minimum standard relating to the fitness of providers and any mechanisms for removing providers who fail to meet these standards. The implications are potentially very serious and could have a profound impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the country.”
A Department for Education spokesperson revealed that even legal requirements would be removed under government planning, inspections and a national minimum standard for providers would be covered by councils’ existing obligations. The DfE thereafter wisely remarked “It was nonsense to suggest that private-sector and voluntary organisations cannot provide good-quality services for children” and that the suggested change in policy was first explored under the last government. Trial runs in six areas in which the private sector was involved, inspected by Ofsted, were set up as a response to concerns that social workers were overburdened and unable to dedicate enough time to supporting children in care. However, the evaluation, published last year, displayed mixed results, yet no better outcomes for children in social care. In addition, the study, published last year in the Children and Youth Services Review, concluded: “While the independent sector is often the setting for innovation, the public sector continues to function as a repository for a wide range of expertise and resources. It is also more likely to offer continuity of knowledge, skills and care and, in this respect, it may be better placed to respond to the uncertainly that characterises the needs of children in out-of-home care.”
Paedophilia and the Removal of Children
The recent accusation of paedophilia, involving a Coronation Street celebrity. As the fourth actor within the series, this accusation was plastered all over the Sun and the Mirror. Ultimately, it was revealed that he was participating in an extramarital affair on the dates he was accused of having molested a young girl between the age of 4 and 8. Consequently, it was published in an article of the mirror that the mother of the child had orchestrated the entire event in association with a paedophile ring. The actor was subsequently cleared of all charges. Coincidence or a single phenomenon? I think not.
According to the Dailymail, one of the country’s leading judges insists the Press must be allowed into family courts to prevent miscarriages of justice. Sir James Munby, head of the family courts, stated that without “the jealous vigilance of an informed media”, families will inevitably suffer irreversible injustices. Yesterday, he cited two cases in which social workers wrongly seized children from their parents as “a dreadful warning” of what can occur when courts operate behind closed doors. Sir James, the president of the Family Division of the High Court, also called for the opening up of the Court of Protection. The secretive court, which settles the affairs of those that have lost the capacity to decide for themselves. He explained, the routine ban on journalists at its hearings must be removed. His is phonecall seven months after the Daily Mail revealed that a judge at the Court of Protection had secretly ordered a woman to be jailed as she defied his ruling by trying to get her father out of a care home, in which she thought his life was in danger. Wanda Maddocks was imprisoned without her name or any details of her contempt of court being made known to the public, and without a lawyer to represent her. Senior judges later proclaimed that no human should be jailed in secret.
A recent article by Dave Bohon in the New American’ displayed that legalizing pedophilia is a continued effort which, thanks to certain conservative groups such as Liberty Counsel and the American Family Association are coming to light. Matt Staver of the pro-family Liberty Counsel has rightly pointed out: “if reclassifying pedophilia was merely an ‘error,’ it would have been caught in the ‘decade’s journey.’ Whether it is classified a ‘sexual orientation’ or a ‘sexual interest,’ any effort to legitimize pedophilia will provide pederasts with all the arguments they need to remove age of consent laws, and children will suffer.”
Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, a 63 year old, recently explained what he described as a “child-rape assembly line” among sects of fundamentalist Jews. A member of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidim fundamentalist branch of Orthodox Judaism, Nuchem designs and repairs mikvahs in compliance with Torah Law. The mikvah is a ritual Jewish bathhouse used for purification. Devout Jews are required to cleanse themselves in the mikvah on a variety of occasions: women must visit following menstruation, and men have to make an appearance before the High Holidays such as Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Many of the devout also purify themselves before and after the act of sex and before the Sabbath. On a visit to Jerusalem in 2005, Rabbi Rosenberg entered into a mikvah in one of the holiest neighborhoods in the city, Mea She’arim. “I opened a door that entered into a schvitz,” he told me. “Vapors everywhere, I can barely see. My eyes adjust, and I see an old man, my age, long white beard, a holy-looking man, sitting in the vapors. On his lap, facing away from him, is a boy, maybe seven years old. And the old man is having anal sex with this boy.” Rosenberg stated “This boy was speared on the man like an animal, like a pig, and the boy was saying nothing. But on his face, there was fear. The old man looked at me without any fear, as if this was common practice. He didn’t stop. I was so angry, I confronted him. He removed the boy from his penis, and I took the boy aside. I told this man, ‘It’s a sin before God, a mishkovzucher. What are you doing to this boy’s soul? You’re destroying this boy!’ He had a sponge on a stick to clean his back, and he hit me across the face with it. ‘How dare you interrupt me!’ he said. I had heard of these things for a long time, but now I had seen.”
The child sex abuse crisis in ultra-Orthodox Judaism, like that in the Catholic Church, has produced its share of shocking headlines in recent years. In New York, and in the prominent Orthodox communities of Israel and London, allegations of child molestation and rape have been rampant. The alleged abusers are schoolteachers, rabbis, fathers, uncles and figures of male authority. The victims, like those of Catholic priests, are mostly boys. Rabbi Rosenberg believes around half of young males in Brooklyn’s Hasidic community, the largest in the United States and one of the largest in the world, have been victims of sexual assault perpetrated by their elders. Ben Hirsch, director of Survivors for Justice, a Brooklyn organization that advocates for Orthodox sex abuse victims, thinks the real number is higher. “From anecdotal evidence, we’re looking at over 50 percent. It has almost become a rite of passage.” Ultra-Orthodox Jews that speak the truth about this continued abuse are ruined and condemned to exile by their own community. Dr. Amy Neustein, a nonfundamentalist Orthodox Jewish sociologist and editor of Tempest in the Temple: Jewish Communities and Child Sex Scandals, revealed the story of a series of Hasidic mothers in Brooklyn that complained that their children were being preyed on by their husbands. In these cases, the accused men “very quickly and effectively engage the rabbis, the Orthodox politicians, and powerful Orthodox rabbis who donate handsomely to political clubs.” The goal, she told me, is “to excise the mother from the child’s life.” Rabbinical courts cast the mothers aside, and the effects are permanent. The mother is “amputated.” One woman befriended by Dr. Neustein, a music student at a college outside New York, lost contact with all six of her children, including an infant she was breastfeeding at the time of their separation.
Seven years ago, Rabbi Rosenberg started blogging about sex abuse in his community and opened a New York City hotline to field sex abuse complaints. He has posted appeals on YouTube, appeared on CNN, and given speeches across the US, Canada, Israel, and Australia. For this he is reviled, slandered, hated, feared. He receives death threats on a regular basis. In Yiddish and Hebrew newspapers, advertisements taken out by the self-described “great rabbis and rabbinical judges of the city of New York” have denounced him as “a stumbling block for the House of Israel,” “a public rebuker and preacher of ethics” who “persists in his rebelliousness” and whose “voice has been heard among many Jewish families, especially young people in their innocence drawn to listen to his poisonous and revolting speeches.” Leaflets distributed in Williamsburg and Borough Park, the centers of ultra-Orthodoxy in Brooklyn, display his bearded face over the body of a writhing snake. “Corrupt Informer,” reads one of the leaflets, followed by the declaration that Rabbi Rosenberg’s “name should rot in hell forever. They should cut him off from all four corners of the earth.”
NBC News reported that nearly 400 children were rescued and 348 adults arrested following an expansive and “extraordinary” international child pornography investigation by the Canadian police. The three-year project, named Project Spade, began when undercover officers with the Toronto Police Service Child Exploitation service made contact with a Toronto man allegedly sharing “very graphic images” of child sexual abuse in Oct. 2010, Toronto Police Service Chief William Blair stated at a press conference. Police stated their investigation revealed an entire child film production and distribution company in Toronto operating via the web site azovfilms.com. The site was run by 42-year old Brian Way, distributing images of child exploitation to individuals across the globe. Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, head of Toronto’s Sex Crimes Unit, stated that they enlisted the help of the United States Postal Inspection Service since countless of the videos were being exported to the U.S. and began a joint investigation. After a seven-month long investigation, officers executed search warrants across the city of Toronto including at the business, located in the city’s West End. Investigators catalogued hundreds of thousands of images and videos of “horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst they have ever viewed,” Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said at the press conference. Police seized over 45 terabytes of data from the $4-million business that distributed to over 50 counties including Australia, Spain, Mexico, Sweden and Greece.
As a result of the investigation thus far, 50 people were arrested in Ontario, 58 in the rest of Canada, 76 in the United States, and 164 internationally. What was most alarming, Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said, was that many of the arrests were of people who worked with or closely interacted with children. Among those arrested were 40 school teachers, nine doctors and nurses, six law enforcement personnel, nine pastors and priests and three foster parents, she said. Citing a particularly egregious example, she explained police found over 350,000 images and over 9,000 videos of child sexual abuse in the home of a retired Canadian school teacher. Certain images were of children known to the man and he was also charged with sexually abusing a child relative. The inspector said an indispensable aspect to the success of the operation and the rescue of 386 children from child exploitation was the expansive cooperation between Toronto police and organizations worldwide. “This confirms that when we work together regardless of the borders that divide us we can successfully take down those who not only prey on our most vulnerable but also profit from it,” she said. Police said the children were “rescued from child exploitation” but did not give more details. Way was charged with 24 counts, including possession of, distribution of, and importing and exporting child pornography. The police, however, concluded that the investigation is ongoing and more arrests could follow.