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First Muslim Senator Keeps California a Sexual Abuse Sanctuary State

In California, it’s okay to shoplift or solicit sex from a minor. Both are misdemeanors which means that they’re hardly even worth prosecuting.

That’s why less than 10 miles from the dark dome of the California State Capitol building, the state’s inferior copy of the U.S. Capitol, lies the ‘Blade’ where children are sold into sex slavery.

One study estimated that there were over 13,000 victims in Sacramento, the state’s capital, in past years. That included an estimated 1,600 minors: some as young as only 12 years old.

And the numbers are incomplete because many will never be freed since the perpetrators, those who sell and solicit them, continue to be protected by California’s political elites. Little girls are being sold outside into sex slavery within driving distance of the Capitol building with the complicity of the legislators comfortably and profitably running the state on the inside.

California’s pro-crime policies helped decriminalize soliciting minors for sex, along with shoplifting and many other crimes, and activists have been trying to criminalize it again. After several rounds of legislation were blocked by California pro-crime leftists, Senate Bill 1414 appeared to be on the verge of sailing through. A bipartisan piece of legislation, it already had a promise of support from Gov. Newsom and conservatives and anti-trafficking groups behind it.

But by the time that Sen. Susan Eggman took to the Senate floor and blasted her party, the pro-crime contingent had successfully managed to undermine the child protection bill yet again.

“I’d like to say as a progressive, proud member of this body for the last 12 years, I’m done. I’m done with us protecting people who would buy and abuse our children. I’m done,” she fumed.

“I don’t want to send more black and brown men to prison. I don’t want more people in prison, but I don’t want people buying girls. I don’t want people buying little girls anymore. I’m tired of saying it’s okay and that we have to protect the men who do it.”

Who was protecting the men buying little girls? Sen. Eggman’s colleagues.

Those colleagues allegedly included Sen. Aisha Wahab, the first Afghan or Muslim senator, who had joined with her political allies to amend Senate Bill 1414 to protect those soliciting 16-year-olds for sex. Worse still, the process weakened the punishment for child predators.

“Today, the Senate Public Safety Committee refused to pass my bill to send child sex buyers to prison. Instead of making the buying of kids a felony with prison time, the committee forced me to take amendments I didn’t agree with and watered down my bill to allow a fine or minimum county jail time,” Sen. Shannon Grove, a Republican who was behind the bill, spoke out.

Previous compromises with pro-crime Democrats had already weakened the penalties so that only two-time offenders with an age difference of at least ten years would end up on the sex offender registry, but Sen. Grove drew the line at protecting those who solicit 16-year-olds for sex. The ‘hostile’ amendments were added anyway.

Sen. Wahab shut down efforts to bring more witnesses to testify in support of the bill.

“Solicitation is not trafficking. Solicitation is not prostitution. Solicitation is a verbal request of an action in exchange for money that is usually sexual in nature,” the first Afghan Muslim politician had argued.

And the resulting bill, according to Sen. Grove, allows child sexual solicitation to “still be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by as little as 2 days in jail OR up to a $10,000 fine.”

“Are you forcing these amendments on me, Madam Chair?” Sen. Grove had asked.

“Most likely, yes,” Sen. Wahab retorted.

And that made them ‘hostile amendments’ which protected men buying young girls.

It was fitting then that Sen. Aisha Wahab was named after the historical Islamic figure of Aisha, the 7-year-old ‘child bride’ of Mohamed, the founder of Islam, whom he married and raped.

Protecting sex predators was the latest controversial move by Sen. Aisha Wahab who had only been elected in 2022, but has managed to infuriate community members with some ugly moves.

Wahab, who claims to be the “First Afghan Woman in the Nation to Be Elected to Public Office”, had previously advanced a ‘Hinduphobic’ ‘caste discrimination bill’ targeting Hindus. Indian-Americans in Wahab’s district responded to the Anti-Hindu effort by the only Muslim senator with a recall campaign that was, like a number of such community efforts, sabotaged by the Democratic political machine which had protected the radical Muslim leftist politician.

“It’s disappointing to see that this is their third attempt, based on the fact that I carried a bill about civil rights and they’re not happy with it,” the Muslim politician blasted Hindus.

Joining the Hindu recall effort were district members upset over Wahab’s support for criminals. And they say that her tampering with efforts to protect children is only the latest example of it.

Sen. Aisha Wahab had previously run for Congress and has her sights set on national office. Meanwhile the sex trafficking in the victims, whom Sen. Wahab cruelly abandoned, goes on.

While Muslim ‘sex grooming gangs’ are something that Americans tend to associate with British cities, a Justice Department report had previously warned about sex trafficking across the border involving not only Latin American gangs, but “Iranians, Pakistanis, Iraqi, Saudi, Russian, and Somali facilitators.” Most are traditionally groups that share Sen. Wahab’s Islamic religion.

One interview described a, “bunch of pimps” with “infrastructure like a gang” with “Saudis mostly, one is Iranian and one is Pakistani.” That resembles similar setups involving Muslim sex grooming gangs operating in the UK.

How bad is America’s ‘sex grooming gang’ problem? We may never know because California continues to serve as a ‘sanctuary state for sexual abuse. After a prolonged battle to crack down on sex trafficking, a crackdown on sexual solicitation has been averted thanks to Sen. Wahab.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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  1. Of course we know what Afghan culture thinks of this activity, but if we decriminalize it here, what does that say about our own society? As a native Californian, I am ashamed of my state.

  2. As a human I am ashamed that my species has and tolerates individuals like Wahab.


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