Great Britain is in the throes of a rape and pedophilia epidemic unlike anything the country has experienced in living memory.
The number of so called unlicensed minicab related rapes is snowballing to such an extent that a British judge has issued a warning that no woman can expect to be safe while traveling in a minicab.
Reliable statistics on taxi and minicab rapes nationwide are difficult to obtain, and Freedom of Information requests seeking accurate data on minicab-related sexual assaults are routinely denied (here and here).
However, a much acclaimed report produced by the London Metropolitan Police Service estimates that on average there are a total of 1,125 sexual assaults, including rapes, each year involving minicab drivers in just London; this works out to approximately 22 sexual assaults against women by minicab drivers each week in England's capital city alone.
Moreover, according to a report entitled, "Ending Violence against Women and Girls in the UK," published by the Home Office in March 2013, only around one in ten women who experience serious sexual assault report it to the police. As a result, one can infer that the actual number of taxi rapes across Britain as a whole is far greater than many are willing to admit.
Apart from a few high-profile cases, these rapes are rarely reported by national newspapers in Britain, apparently because the politically incorrect crimes are not deemed to be newsworthy.
But a survey of stories buried deep inside local newspapers shows that (unlicensed and licensed) minicab related rapes are occurring in all parts of England, Wales and Scotland on an almost daily basis.
In a recent case in London that was reported by national newspapers, Mohamed Hacene-Chaouch, 46, was sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a 24-year-old female passenger in his minicab. Hacene-Chaouch -- an Algerian married father of five -- assaulted the woman after she got lost in Soho, central London.
The woman, who had been celebrating a friend's birthday and had become inebriated, told the jury that the last thing she remembered was being in the back of a car and being taken to an ATM machine. She said she drifted in and out of consciousness but woke up inside the car in front of her east London home to find Hacene-Chaouch raping her. Although Hacene-Chaouch denied the allegations, the crime was filmed by local CCTV cameras.
Judge Wendy Joseph at the Old Bailey accused Hacene-Chaouch of being a sexual predator and said: "It must have been clear to you that she was helplessly and hopelessly drunk. She trusted you to take her safely home. She was clearly vulnerable, she was obviously helpless and in your power, and I regard this as a significant feature." Joseph added: "I haven't heard a single word of remorse in any way, shape or form."
Hacene-Chaouch -- who was acquitted of an almost identical attack in London in 2004 -- showed no emotion and stared straight ahead as the judge read the sentence. But as he was told he would be banned from working or seeking work as a taxi or Private hire driver for 10 years, he gestured to his wife, who was watching the proceedings in the public gallery, and shouted: "Allah is great! I am innocent!"
In East London February 6, police said they were looking for an "Asian" man accused of sexually assaulting three women in his minicab, around the Canning Town district.
In Clapham, Salam Rahman, 27, and Mohammed Elahi, 26, were jailed for nine years for gang-raping two female passengers, one of whom was a 26-year-old newlywed. In Clapham, south London, Atiq Rehman, 20, tricked a 22-year-old woman into thinking he was a legitimate minicab driver. Rehman, an illegal immigrant from Pakistan who was twice refused asylum in Britain, raped the woman for 45 minutes while asking her how many children she wanted to have.
Assadullah Razaq, 31, was sentenced to eight years in jail for raping a 28-year-old female passenger. The defense attorney said that Razaq, an Afghan refugee and a married father of three, admitted to having sex with the woman, but maintained it was not rape. His attorney said Razaq came to Britain after being tortured by the Taliban, and that something had affected his mental state.
The Egg Club, King's Cross in central London, police said they were looking for a Turkish minicab driver who raped an 18-year-old passenger after driving her to a remote location. After the attack, he took her to Gloucester Place in Westminster where he pushed her from his car and left her lying in a gutter.
Non Enforcement of illegal plying for hire from TfL, is Totally Failing London.
Source: Gatestone Institute, International Policy Council