ISBN [Print] 9781910711125
ISBN [Epub] 9781910711132
Profits from sales of this book will go
to charities supporting similarly abused children,
including those in the British Pakistani Muslim
The facts of this book call on supposed feminists
to rally in support of these tragically abused girls,
to offer support and aide. I wait with baited breath.
Interview with the author
Q. What made you want to write
A. There are two reasons, the
one that started me off, and the one that has made
the book a compelling expose. Circa 2010 I began
following Christopher Booker's column in the Sunday
Telegraph. He was exposing acts of kidnapping by
social services, and secretive closed courts, where
both parents and children were not allowed to speak.
The reported facts are referenced in the book. It
was a place to begin.
But there was a second thing that occurred, the
exposure of the Muslim grooming gangs. It was horrendous.
I decided to write this book because I became aghast
at the way very young Christian girls were being
systematically abused by (mainly) Muslim Pakistani
men. And today in May 2017, new cases are still
coming to light. There are tens of thousands of
these girls, maybe hundreds of thousands, many of
them under the age of thirteen.
The key was when I realised a majority of the groomed
girls came from care homes, and I asked myself if
there was a link. It seemed impossible there was
not. So I combined real life press reports with
fictional characters, and the result was the first
rough draft of Domicile.
Q. You chose an unusual format,
A. Hmm. Susan, my content editor
suggested writing it as an interview, and that gave
rise to the container that is Bilty Steadman. That
name also has a reason.
Perhaps a year passed as I finished other books,
before savagely pruning Domicile, and inserting
Bilty. During the interim, the Jay Report was published,
which I read, and something was nagging me.
The upshot was, I asked myself two questions:
1. How much money was being made out of these girls,
and by whom?
2. What is the population of Rotherham?
I did the maths, using figures in the public domain,
and the answers were astonishing.
Q. What else Jonno, I know you
A. The role and power of Pakistani
'Landlords' in these Muslim ghettos. Does anyone
seriously believe that all these events in neighbouring
towns all over the country are not related in some
I do not. To date, not one person has thought to
ask if there is or are controllers of these grooming
gangs, the Landlords that take the big money. Think
about it, and then think deeper.
It is obvious, that on a national scale such as
this, there have to be mafia-like bosses running
Q. What else is stated in the
A. Always the agent provocateur,
the characters examine if there should be degrees
of rape, as with murder. I suggest you read the
chapter concerned and join the discussion. One category
a character suggested, was rape by misadventure.
I chuckled when I wrote it, but doesn't that just
about sum up what may happen to a girl on a drunken