Lord Ahmed, described as a ‘controversial member of the House of Lords’ by mainstream commentators, has been charged with two counts of attempted rape of a young girl and another of indecent assault of a boy under the age of 13.
Nazir Ahmed, to give him his proper name, provides ample vindication of stereotypes.
He was born in Pakistan before moving to the United Kingdom in 1968. He then grew up in Rotherham, before joining the Labour Party aged 18.
These latest charges involve events alleged to have taken place in Rotherham between 1971 and 1974.
This is not the first time Ahmed has found himself on the wrong side of the law. In 2007 he killed a man through dangerous driving, but was sentenced to just 12 weeks’ imprisonment and a 12 month driving ban.
In 2006 he was alleged to have threatened to mobilise ‘10,000 Muslims’ to prevent Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders from travelling to Britain to attend a private event in the House of Lords.
And just a month prior to this latest indictment, Ahmed was accused of ‘using his position in the House of Lords to have sex with vulnerable women’. Needless to say, he was given a peerage (position in Britain’s Upper House) by Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1998.
Two other men, Mohammed Farouq, 68, and Mohammed Tariq, 63, both from Rotherham, have also been charged in this latest episode.
One suspects that what we think we know about the rape of young English children by Pakistani men hardly constitutes the tip of the iceberg.