Cambridge, England is best known not only as the home of the world renown Cambridge University, but also as a hotbed of left-leaning politics. But now the arch-typical liberal college town is making headlines for a number of incidences that the Labour Party and the politically correct academics on campus may want to just go away
While over 300 Libyan troops were sent to the east of England for intense military training by one of the globe’s premier fighting forces, one liberal politician has slammed the training as “The whole programme seems to have been a disaster from beginning to end.” As reported by the Breitbart.com news portal on May 16, 2015, and also by the Agence France-Presse (via Yahoo News) on May 15, 2015, five drunken Libyan soldiers ran riot in the English city of Cambridge last October, raping one man while sexually assaulting four teenage girls.
Yet that’s far from the entire story which include a whistle blower accusing the government of covering up that the Libyans actually took control of the British Army base. Great Britain’s Channel Four Television reported late last year that an anonymous whistle blower identified only as “John” that the Army’s Bassingbourn Barracks 10 miles outside of Cambridge was rife with drunken riots, attempted murders and at least one attempted rape by the supposed cream of the crop of the fledgeling Libyan National Army.
Accused of raping a man in Cambridge last October 26, Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, were recently found guilty and sentenced to a 12-year stint in one of Her Majesty’s Prisons. With the name of the victim withheld from the public, the man was identified only as someone in his 20s who was walking home the night of the attack after attending a wedding.
Prosecutor John Farmer said the drunken duo “behaved like two hunting dogs who had seen a wounded animal.” Under cover of night, the two took turns to rape the man while the other held him down. The victim initially told police “I cannot believe what I’m saying, they raped me. It was horrible, I feel horrible. Don’t say anything to my mum.’
Describing his attackers as “animals” he added, “I was trying my hardest. I was trying my hardest and they were like overpowering me.” The man also told officers: ‘They were horrendous, they weren’t human. They weren’t human people. They were horrendous people, they were sick people.
While Great Britain outlawed the death penalty decades ago, the victim voiced an opinion that’s recently been gaining popularity in the British Isles. The victim plainly stated, “They don’t deserve to live, they shouldn’t be alive.”
In a separate incident the same night, Khaled El Azibi, 19, admitted guilt to two counts of sexual assault, and was jailed for 12 months, while Naji El Maarfi, 21, was jailed for 10 months after confessing to three counts of sexual assault and one of indecent exposure. Mohammed Abdalsalam, 28, plead out to two counts of sexual assault, one count of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior and was also sentenced to 10 months.
Reportedly, the trio accosted four teenage girls, attempting to force themselves on them and groping them, attempting to put their hands up their skirts. The three resorted to assaulting the teens when they resisted their unwanted advances.
While the troubles at Bassingbourn Barracks may not have been known to the general public, an anonymous whistle blower known only as John told Channel Four that civilian workers and Army instructors from the Royal Scottish Regiment were ordered not to speak to the media. Yet John felt honor-bound to tell the world what was happening on the base.
“They did whatever they wanted whenever they wanted, and instead of being an army to train them, the British were reduced to babysitting them to limit the damage,” John told Channel Four’s International Editor Lindsey Hilsum. More than one individual has clandestinely relayed to Hilsum that drunken riots and related breakdowns in discipline were so commonplace on Thursdays, that night of the week was unofficially dubbed “riot night”.
While no one’s named names as of yet, someone in a position of authority in the British government continually authorized army mini-vans to take Libyan soldiers into Cambridge to purchase essentially as much alcohol they could carry. However, it appears that booze wasn’t a requirement when it came to a total lack of discipline on the part of the Libyan troops. As related by John, “If they didn’t like the food or the training they rioted or went on strike.”
Yet it was Thursday that remained particularly vicious. As he stated matter-of-factly, “A bunch of militiamen were in control of a British Army base in the UK”. A typical Thursday night would see the Libyans “Go ’round building by building breaking fire alarms,” he said. “They attacked the shop on the base. They broke into the communal areas, stole laptops, destroyed furniture and sprayed the whole place with fire extinguishers.”
Not done yet, whistle blowers also stated that women employed on the base “were terrified because the Libyans would insult them and on one occasion threatened a woman who had reported them for taking pictures of her without permission”. John also disclosed that one of the Libyan officers told him he didn’t think there was such a thing as rape in the UK because British women “have sex outside of marriage”.
And the Libyans had quite a history of turning on each other. “I saw one guy stab another in the neck but luckily it was with a butter knife so it didn’t penetrate,” said John. “When they were drunk a few guys pinned another down and attempted to rape him… I know that they were arrested, and I think they were deported. The victim’s cousin was also sent back because he retaliated and stabbed one of the perpetrators.”
Labour Member of Parliament Madeleine Moon, a member of the Defence Select Committee, said she feared the whole issue stemmed from three government departments, namely the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office, all involved but with none in charge. “We need to know who was making what decisions… The whole programme seems to have been a disaster from beginning to end” she said.