1400 Campaign

Press Release

Anne Marie Waters, leader of the For Britain Movement (www.forbritain.uk), attended the launch of the 1400 Campaign in the House of Lords on December 17th. Hosted by Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the launch event was chaired by Janice Atkinson MEP. Speakers included the campaign’s founders Shazia Hobbs and “Elizabeth”, a survivor of the Rotherham rape gang atrocity.

Press Release

Anne Marie Waters, leader of the For Britain Movement (www.forbritain.uk), attended the launch of the 1400 Campaign in the House of Lords on December 17th. Hosted by Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the launch event was chaired by Janice Atkinson MEP. Speakers included the campaign’s founders Shazia Hobbs and “Elizabeth”, a survivor of the Rotherham rape gang atrocity.

The 1400 Campaign, named to reflect the recognized number of girls abused by primarily Muslim gangs in the Yorkshire town of Rotherham, will provide the first national helpline for those suffering the rape and exploitation that continues across the country.

Hobbs, an outspoken ex-Muslim and campaigner for women abused by Muslim men, spoke candidly about her experience growing up in a Muslim community in Britain. Herself a survivor of forced marriage and rape, she described the contempt for white girls and women so pervasive in Islamic communities in the UK. “White girls are seen as trash” she told the gathering of activists in a House of Lords committee room.

Shazia is unique in several respects - she is the sole public voice speaking out about the rape and abuse of Muslim children, and the complete lack of discussion surrounding it. “All children deserve protection from rape and abuse” she said. For Britain agrees, and we will fight the political battle to make this a reality.

Attendees also heard from “Elizabeth”, one of the recorded survivors of the Rotherham rape scandal. “Elizabeth” had been groomed at school and suffered years of sexual assault at the hands of Muslim gangs. 

The foster-mother of Gemma Roberts, another of the 1400 girls raped in Rotherham, also spoke, alongside Jayne Senior MBE, who told the audience that child sexual exploitation (or CSE) is still just as prevalent today, across the country, as it was prior to the Jay Report.  That report by Professor Alexis Jay, released in in 2014, uncovered the terrible truth that at least 1400 girls had been sexually abused by predatory gangs in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.  

Also in attendance were representatives of the National Anti-Grooming Alliance.

For Britain wholly supports the 1400 Campaign and urges others to do the same. It is vital that we speak out against these terrible crimes, and we commend the courage of the women of the 1400 campaign and those who attended Parliament to offer their support.  Further information can be found under the Twitter hashtage #the1400campaign

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