They like to help. Help child rapists, that is.

Caption: The expression you wear when you successfully fight for the rights of a child-rapist.

Virtue-signalling: To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral you are than everybody else.

Of all the many fashionable left-wing causes, immigration seems to be the one where its advocates? propensity for virtue-signalling is not merely useless, but demonstrably malign.

?Asylum seeker advocates? in Australia weep and wring their hands when Coalition governments sharply put the brakes on the people-smuggling trade. Yet, their preferred policies not only flooded Australia with illegal arrivals and filled detention centres to bursting, but led to over a thousand deaths by drowning.

?Migrant rights? virtue-signallers in the UK are no less moronic and hypocritical, and just as stupidly pernicious. Quote:

Officials escorting Yaqub Ahmed on a flight from Heathrow to Turkey were forced to abandon his deportation when around a dozen holidaymakers who felt sorry for him angrily intervened shortly before take-off.

At one stage during the astonishing episode, filmed on mobile phones, one traveller complained: ?They?re separating him from his family?, while others chanted ?take him off the plane?.

When harassed security guards caved in and walked 29-year-old Ahmed off the Turkish Airlines flight, he was seen thanking those on board for their support as they cheered and applauded.

One person was heard declaring: ?You?re free, man!? End of quote.

No doubt these mush-brained leftists were absolutely chuffed with their little selves. The soylent grins on their flabby visages as they triumphantly posed for the phone cameras speak volumes. It would have been less than surprising had they all gathered on the tarmac for a celebratory circle-jerk.

But, as Nigel Farage said, in 2016’s Munk Debate, ?you think migrant rights are more important than female rights in our community. Frankly, shame on you?. Quote:

But the passengers who thought they were doing a good deed were unaware that the man they were defending had been sentenced to nine years in jail for his part in a vicious gang rape of a teenage girl ? and that another member of his gang later fought for Islamic State in Syria?Ahmed and three other youths preyed on a 16-year-old stranger after she became separated from her friends during a night out in London?s Leicester Square, in August 2007.

In a planned attack, they lured her back to a flat in Crouch End, North London, by pretending her friends were waiting for her there ? then gang-raped her. End of quote.

An 18-year-old is not a ?youth?; he?s a legal adult. His and his rapist buddies? victim was legally a child. Quote:

Ahmed, 18 at the time of the rape and living in Clerkenwell, North London, is thought to have been granted refugee status after arriving in Britain from war-torn Somalia as a boy.

He was released from prison after serving little more than four years, and lived in a halfway house in North London until recently. Because he had been jailed for such a serious crime, the Home Office ordered his deportation, which led to him being placed on the flight to Istanbul last Tuesday afternoon.

He received a temporary reprieve because of the impromptu intervention of passengers. End of quote.

So, a vicious child-rapist repays the generosity of the country which granted him sanctuary, by perpetrating a brutal crime against a child. Of course he should be removed immediately.

Not only did a plane-load of cretinous snowflakes stymie justice for a child, they actually imposed an even greater financial burden on the country whose generosity he so brutally repaid. Quote:

Ahmed is now believed to be in an immigration detention centre while officials try to place him on another flight out of the UK, but this process could take months particularly if his lawyers use his temporary reprieve as an opportunity to appeal against his deportation.

Last night, Tory backbencher Philip Hollobone, who has tabled bills to speed up the deportation of foreign criminals, said: ?We need to deport these people and members of the public should not be allowed to obstruct the proper course of justice.

?Officials accompanying the deportee need to react appropriately to passengers who do not know what is going on. To simply walk off in the face of passenger confusion is not good enough.?

Harry Fletcher of the Victims? Rights Campaign said: ?This deportation was clearly in the public interest. Sitting deportees in the general passenger area of a plane is wrong and leads to this kind of ill-informed protest.? End of quote.

At least there?s still some natural justice: Quote:

The youngest member of the gang, Ondogo Ahmed, travelled to Syria to fight for Islamic State just months after he was freed from jail. He is thought to have been killed a few weeks later. End of quote.