La Vie en Rose

One in six French citizens sympathizes with the Islamist militant group ISIS. The poll of European attitudes towards the group revealed that 16% of French citizens have a positive opinion of ISIS; this percentage increases among younger respondents, spiking at 27% for those aged 18-24.

Jahangir Akhtar, the former deputy leader of the council, is accused in the report of naivety and potentially “ignoring a politically inconvenient truth” by insisting there was not a deep-rooted problem of Pakistani-heritage perpetrators targeting young white girls. Police told the inquiry that some influential Pakistani councillors in Rotherham acted as barriers to communication on grooming issues.

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