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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

'Asian' Man Tried to Kidnap Teenage Girl in Derby

From This is Derbyshire:

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl was grabbed by a man who tried to kidnap her as she walked home in Derby.

Police have been carrying out house-to-house inquiries into the incident, which happened in Chain Lane, Littleover.

Officers say a dark-coloured car pulled up beside the girl and a man wound down the window and asked for directions.

He then started asking personal questions.

When the teenager tried to walk away, the man got out and grabbed her but she managed to break free, run off and then call police. A police spokeswoman said the girl was left shocked by the attack, which happened at about 9.50pm on Friday.

She said: "We are asking any witnesses or anyone with information about this incident to contact us."

Residents were shocked at news of the attempted abduction.

Angela Rushton, 54, who has lived in the road for four years, said: "Chain Lane is quite a busy road so I'm surprised someone had the time or chance to do this.

"But if it was late at night there might not have been that much traffic about.

"She's a very brave girl to have fought him off and got away and it's a good job she did."

Another resident, Sarah Warren, 42, said: "I've lived in the area for a few years and it's very shocking to hear about something like this.

"It makes you realise how important your children are and how you need to protect them.

"I've got an 11-year-old son who goes to his friend's house up the street and I always walk him there and back.

"He's the most precious thing in the world to me and all it takes is a 10-minute walk to keep him safe. With your kids, you can't be too careful."

David Nichols, head teacher at Littleover Community School, said he would be warning children.

He said: "Now that we are aware of what happened we will be letting our pupils know. We will be warning them to be extra-vigilant if they are out walking on their own, especially late at night."

Officers have been working with the girl to compile a photo-fit of the suspect, described as being of Asian appearance, about 30 years old, about 5ft 7in and chubby. He was wearing a dark T-shirt and trousers and a dark baseball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0345 1233333.


DP111 said...

Strategies of Denial

"In opinion poll after poll, Muslims in Western Europe show an astonishing willingness to admit to their support for suicide bombing, and for other forms of terrorism, not even in distant lands, but within the very countries they live in, and of course , given the likelihood that many will hide their real feelings, the true numbers would likely reveal still greater Muslim support for violent Jihad. But even those who support Jihad – the 'struggle' to remove all obstacles to the spread, and then the dominance, of Islam – through non-violent means (as: the Money Weapon, campaigns of Da’wa, demographic conquest), are a menace to the wellbeing of Infidels and their institutions. Those who have studied Islam know that Muslims are taught to offer their loyalty, their sole loyalty, only to Islam, as a faith (in Islam, what is worshipped is Islam itself), and to fellow members of the Umma, the Community of Believers. Islam is centered on an inculcuated division of the world between Believer and Unbeliever, Muslim and Infidel, and on the notion that between the two a state of permanent war, if not always of open warfare, must exist between the two. It makes no sense to expect Muslims to ignore this, to somehow push it to one side. Too many people, easygoing or fearful, choose to rely on examples of outward affability, in circumstances that require it – living in an Infidel nation-state where one does not yet have sufficient numbers to show one’s true feelings – instead of on study, not endless but at least detailed enough, and prolonged enough, of Islam – enough, that is, to give the student a grasp of Islam’s texts and tenets, and the effect of Islamic teachings, reinforced in a thousand ways outside of madrasa and mosque, on the minds of its adherents."

(Hugh Fitzgerald's long, excellent essay is available at 'New English Review' - 'Featured Articles'.)


DP111 said...

There a couple of posts by Max Normal on Jihad Watch, that brought me to tears.


Read it please.