Mothers send sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime

Re: Mothers send sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime

Postby jra » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:42 am

ATXn;D wrote:
Cannydc wrote:
Dinkydoobie wrote:"British teenagers are being sent by their parents to Somalia, itself recovering from a series of terror attacks, because of concern that the police cannot protect them from knife crime.

Representatives from north London’s Somali community say hundreds of children have been flown to Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya because of rising concerns over drug gangs and county lines, the criminal networks that use children to transport drugs from cities to the provinces.

In a series of interviews, Somali mothers who arrived in London after fleeing their country during its 1990s civil war told the Observer that many of their sons had asked to leave the UK because of drug gangs and the threat of violence."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... nife-crime

The state of London. How bad is it when people are fleeing to Somalia lol


Makes a nice change to sending their daughters to Somalia to have their genitals sliced apart with a rusty razor blade, then sewn up, with no anesthetic...


Xenophobia much :wink:


I'm willing to bet that illegal FGM has been carried out in the UK as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_ge ... ed_Kingdom
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Re: Mothers send sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime

Postby jra » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:51 am

Dinkydoobie wrote:
Grafenwalder wrote:Other than being the capital i'm not sure why people obsess over London as the total knife crime figures outside London is much higher than in.

With help from organised crime gangs branching out instead of competing in the city.

It's also not true that knife crime is higher outside of london. homicides with a knife as the weapon are higher per 100,000 in other areas but knife crime is 3 times higher in London than anywhere else.


That's not teally what Raven said though is it. Total knife crime figures outside of London mean the total for the whole of the rest of the UK.
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Re: Mothers send sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime

Postby Cannydc » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:47 am

ATXn;D wrote:
Cannydc wrote:
Dinkydoobie wrote:"British teenagers are being sent by their parents to Somalia, itself recovering from a series of terror attacks, because of concern that the police cannot protect them from knife crime.

Representatives from north London’s Somali community say hundreds of children have been flown to Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya because of rising concerns over drug gangs and county lines, the criminal networks that use children to transport drugs from cities to the provinces.

In a series of interviews, Somali mothers who arrived in London after fleeing their country during its 1990s civil war told the Observer that many of their sons had asked to leave the UK because of drug gangs and the threat of violence."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... nife-crime

The state of London. How bad is it when people are fleeing to Somalia lol


Makes a nice change to sending their daughters to Somalia to have their genitals sliced apart with a rusty razor blade, then sewn up, with no anesthetic...


Xenophobia much :wink:


Perhaps you should read a bit more before making such childish comments.

"Most girls in Somalia experience genital mutilation." "The father of a 10-year-old girl who died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia has defended the practice."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wor ... 40fea1d912

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44918795
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Re: Mothers send sons to Somalia to avoid knife crime

Postby Niv » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:22 pm

jra wrote:
ATXn;D wrote:
Cannydc wrote:
Dinkydoobie wrote:"British teenagers are being sent by their parents to Somalia, itself recovering from a series of terror attacks, because of concern that the police cannot protect them from knife crime.

Representatives from north London’s Somali community say hundreds of children have been flown to Somalia, Somaliland and Kenya because of rising concerns over drug gangs and county lines, the criminal networks that use children to transport drugs from cities to the provinces.

In a series of interviews, Somali mothers who arrived in London after fleeing their country during its 1990s civil war told the Observer that many of their sons had asked to leave the UK because of drug gangs and the threat of violence."

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... nife-crime

The state of London. How bad is it when people are fleeing to Somalia lol


Makes a nice change to sending their daughters to Somalia to have their genitals sliced apart with a rusty razor blade, then sewn up, with no anesthetic...


Xenophobia much :wink:


I'm willing to bet that illegal FGM has been carried out in the UK as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_ge ... ed_Kingdom


It has indeed.

On 1st February 2019, Britain lodged it's first successful conviction for FGM, it has in fact been illegal here since 1985. A mother and her partner were charged with performing the procedure, although only the mother was found guilty. The Judge has stated she would receive a "lenthy" sentence. He was true to his word, she was sentenced to 14 yrs on 8th March 2019.

There are also steps being considered to amend the Childrens' Act in order for the Courts to be able to issues Protection Orders if they think a girl is at risk of FGM.
Sadly, backbench Conservative Sir Christopher Chope, blocked a FMG related Private Members Bill passing it's Second Reading in the House of Commons. :shake head:
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