SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) — DESPITE being warned by trial judge Mushtaq Khokhar not to reveal his previous convictions to the jury, Shabir Ahmed ignored the advice.
Throughout the trial Ahmed told at jurors that his convictions in the child sex scandal had been a “conspiracy by the police, English Defence League (EDL), British National Party (BNP) and social services” and added that he had instructed his barrister, Simon Nichol, to appeal the sentence.
Ahmed said: “I will never accept that verdict here or tomorrow.
“Myself along with my countrymen were convicted — this was conspiracy by the police. It had nothing to do with justice.
“Let’s pick on the weakest segment of the community — the Asian community. We were all innocent.
“This was the Rochdale grooming case. The girls were already selling their bodies. No Pakistani went knocking on the doors in Heywood saying ‘have you got any young girls, can we have sex with them?’”
He went on to complain that he and his colleagues had been arrested, questioned and released over six months without being charged.
“Then all of a sudden they concocted something else and I got charged. My only crime was to be Muslim — not of the majority race,” he added.
He complained at being taken to Liverpool — a city having its “hands red with blood of the black people, a city that traded in slavery, took on slaves and dumped black slaves in the sea.” —www.shafaqna.com/english/