Reactions to stories about Muslim grooming gangs in England by Jay Knott (09/17/14) ⇌ (Islamophobia/Islamophilia)
On August 26, 2014, professor Alexis Jay released a report into the grooming of hundreds of girls as young as eleven by gangs of men in the English town of Rotherham. The men's names were over 90% Muslim. It has subsequently emerged that the phenomenon of grooming, rape, and prostitution of non-Muslim girls is
ignored by the authorities
denied by the establishment for fear of causing racial tensions
“This week it also emerged a council researcher attempted to raise the alarm over sex abuse in Rotherham more than a decade ago - but was threatened, told to 'never, ever' repeat the allegations, and put on a diversity course... She said: 'And her other response was to book me on a two-day ethnicity and diversity course to raise my awareness of ethnic issues.'”
From less than a year ago: Unite Against Fascism organized a protest to “defend multicultural Rotherham”: http://uaf.org.uk/2012/10/400-celebrate-multicultural-rotherham-and-oppose-the-edl/.
Hiding among the few liberals of integrity are other famous lefties who had a role in covering for the rapists: "Ann Cryer said that Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, was among those who had challenged her for speaking about the issue."
Denial from the British institute of race relations: http://www.irr.org.uk/news/grooming-an-open-letter-to-nick-lowles/
In reply to Nick Lowles: http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/blog/nick/grooming-an-issue-we-cannot-ignore-2349
The Guardian back in 2012 – “Practising Muslims certainly aren't supposed to have sex with children”: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/may/08/asian-sex-gangs-on-street-grooming and “First, we have the white offenders, who typically offend alone. So far, nothing new: the lone white male is the norm for UK child sex offences. Second, however, there are Asian offenders, many of whom are of Pakistani origin. They seem much more likely to offend in groups, lending their abuse a curiously social dimension”.
The BBC reports on the campaing to suppress a documentary about Muslim rape gangs in 2004:
The Independent: relationship between Asians and grooming tenuous http://hkesvani123.blogspot.com/2013/07/mosque-sermons-wont-prevent-further.html
23 Aug - just before Alexis Jay's report - Police criticised the Times article, saying: “South Yorkshire Police deeply regrets the decision by The Times newspaper to publish an article about an ongoing, complex and highly sensitive investigation into matters of historic child sexual exploitation."
More denial, from October 2012:
Murder of white people by non-white people deleted from Wikipedia: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100229154/the-murder-of-stephen-lawrence-and-the-strange-case-of-the-missing-wikipedia-entries/
http://uaf.org.uk/2014/09/justice-for-the-victims-of-child-sexual-exploitation-we-will-not-let-the-racists-divide-us/– we will not let the racists divide us from the rapists.
Channel Four exposed the problem of Muslim child rape gangs. Now, the liberal TV channel is trying to make up for this by giving equal weight to this problem, and the problem of “racism”: http://www.channel4.com/news/beyond-rotherham-scale-of-child-sex-exploitation-across-uk
"We live in a racist society in which people who are not white are not seen as individuals but are held to be collectively responsible for the actions of their ‘community’." - http://antifascistnetwork.org/2014/09/13/anti-fascist-network-statement-on-the-far-right-and-the-rotherham-scandal/ Alexis Jay got it wrong!
Suzanne Moore, Jonathan Freedland and Zoe Williams of the Guardian haven't heard the news:
An important component of the help given by the left to Muslim rapists is its confusion of race and religion. The right-wing English Defence League, on the other hand, carefully make the distinction, criticizing Islam, not people from south Asia. Unite Against Fascism responds by calling this “racist”.
This is a masterpiece of evasion, from Nazir Afzal, the Muslim in charge of prosecuting child exploitation cases in England and Wales:
"But as Nazir Afzal, the chief crown prosecutor in charge of sexual violence and himself of Pakistani heritage, put it, “There is no getting away from the fact that there are Pakistani gangs grooming vulnerable girls.”". No shit.
Another slippery character is the head of the children's charity Dr. Barnado's. His name is Javed Khan. Watch him squirm when challenged about his failure to prevent his co-religionists raping children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bscZyOeBpW4.
Afzal and Khan are in positions of authority in the UK in... guarding children from sexual exploitation.
http://uaf.org.uk/2014/09/justice-for-the-rotherham-abuse-victims-dont-let-the-racists-divide-us/ "The EDL have seized on the appalling child abuse to engender racism against Muslims." In fact, the EDL were among the first to raise the issue, forcing journalists, and eventually, the authorities, to take notice. The EDL is not the slightest bit racist, and by the way, Islam is not a race.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28963158 - "when we do talk about people coming from a particular ethnic origin, we need to look at the wider statistical context".
Socialist Worker on Rotherham – political correctness is not to blame: http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/38884/Rotherham+child+abuse+-+blame+cops+and+the+cuts%2C+not+political+correctness
Diane Abbot and Yasmin Alibhai Brown defend political correctness and Islam:
The organization Unite Against Fascism, which helped undermine information about, and opposition to, Muslim child-rape gangs:
“The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry revealed that the police and other institutions are ‘institutionally racist’ and African, Caribbean and Asian people are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Therefore it is unlikely that the crimes in Rotherham were not addressed properly due to the social and cultural background of the perpetrators.”
The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry didn't “reveal” anything – it invented the unanswerable charge “institutional racism”. (See the report “Racist Murder and Pressure Group Politics” [PDF]). This is one of the reasons the police were deterred from investigating the Muslim child-rapists.
Unite Against Fascism calls the EDL's claims about Muslim sexual exploitation racist myths. These claims are neither racist, nor myths, because Islam is not a race, and the claims are true.
“The EDL’s attempts to spread racist myths about sexual exploitation must be exposed and challenged. They seek to blame one community for society’s problems. The EDL does nothing to protect the victims of sexual violence. Sexual predators and paedophiles exist in all communities, as do their victims.”
In lying about, and attempting to suppress, one of the few organizations to open the lid on the Muslim rape gangs, Unite Against Fascism helped perpetuate the abuse.
The Guardian belatedly tries to make amends, reporting on aspects of the cover up which the right-wing press has covered for two weeks: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/09/researcher-rotherham-abuse-feared-for-life-police-visit
Socialist Worker appeals to us not to let the Nazis divide us: http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art/38935/After+Rotherham+abuse+horror+-+dont+let+the+Nazis+divide+us
It's not the Nazis, it's the Nazirs we have to worry about! (See below).
"Yesterday Lord Ahmed, who has lived in Rotherham for most of his life, said it was now up to the ‘mosques and community leaders’ to teach ‘moral and ethical values’ lost to the younger generation."
This gives the impression that the Muslim community is capable of changing its culture of shame, solidarity and cover-up. Maybe Nazir Ahmed, along with Nazir Afzal and Javed Khan, is another slippery defender of criminals with the same religion as himself. Perhaps Islamic culture privileges solidarity between its members over submission to universal values such as telling the truth. One should certainly be free to investigate this possibility without being charged with “racism”.
"Victims were not targeted because they were white" say the man in charge of the child exploitation wing of the Crown Prosecution Service, Nazir Afzal. Unlike his statement “there is no religious basis for the abuse in Rotherham”, this is technically correct. Non-Muslim girls of Indian origin were targeted too. They were targeted because they are not Muslim. Nazir doesn't say that. The Guardian helps him: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/03/nazir-afzal-there-is-no-religious-basis-for-the-abuse-in-rotherham
But the Telegraph demolishes him:
The idea that the cover-up had anything to do with “political correctness” is “ludicrous”, says the Guardian:
“I'm very clear in that child abuse is not a party-political issue. There have been massive failings everywhere from Oxford to Rochdale and Rotherham to Peterborough. But Ukip want to politicise it.” says MP Simon Danczuk.
That's not true. If, as Labour MPs have admitted, political correctness was one of the causes of the failure of the authorities to crack down on the Muslim rape gangs, while removing children from UKIP-voting foster parents, it is a very party-political issue.
The BBC is not at all skeptical of the sincerity of the Muslims it interviews:
"In the name of what community cohesion and political correctness? Not in the name of my community," said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of British Muslim Youth.
""I'm truly disgusted to see such a report in my home town of Rotherham.
"The fact these guys were predominantly Pakistani heritage men should not be a reason for providing a cloak of invisibility."
Muhbeen Hussain, founder of the Rotherham Muslim Group: "There is nothing in the Pakistani or Muslim culture that condones such actions...we are asking for prosecutions"...
"I'm a Muslim and if I saw a Muslim person doing something like that then they would not be a Muslim to me."
Andrew Norfolk, Revealed: conspiracy of silence on UK sex gangs, the Times, January 5, 2011:
The Sunday Times in 2007: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/article72310.ece
The Independent in 2001:
The EDL clearly explains how the media's description of the Muslim child-rapists as "Asian" distracts from the role of their religion in encouraging the abuse, and slanders non-Muslim Asians:
Twelve years ago Australian media mentioned ethnicity in relation to rape gangs (Lebanese). The Netherlands tackled the issue (see Easy Meat) http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2002/s607757.htm. The British authorities refused to learn from their experience.
The US media is also reticent about criticizing Muslims: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kristine-marsh/2014/09/09/us-nets-joins-british-authorities-hushing-muslim-sex-abuse-scandal
How the Socialist Workers Party helped enable the Muslim child-rape gangs in Rotherham: http://libertygb.org.uk/v1/index.php/home/root/news-libertygb/6557-gordon-jelley-the-swp-s-rotherham-social-worker-on-muslim-sex-grooming-gangs
Dan Hodges is right to criticize the denial of the left and powerful Muslims like Javed Khan. But he's wrong to say it's about race. The left are circling the wagons because of the rapists' race. But there is no evidence that their race made them rapists. It's much more likely that their religion is part of the cause.
Breitbart-London doesn't beat around the bush: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/27/Muslim-gang-rapists-are-springing-up-everywhere-Why-can-t-we-be-honest-about-it
A brilliant article from an American magazine considering all points of view: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/rotherham-is-everywhere/
Even the liberal Huffington Post admits the connection between diversity and paedophilia: http://m.huffpost.com/uk/entry/5750560?1409650724
Allison Pearson in the Telegraph:
Child protection group describes cover up: http://www.channel4.com/news/abuse-scandal-is-a-vastly-wider-issue-than-rotherham
This is devastating. Well done Channel Four. But: “Professor Jay's report concedes that concerns expressed by several councillors that raising the issue of ethnicity could be "giving oxygen" to racist perspectives that could attract extremist political groups and threaten community cohesion were valid to some extent, given the targeting of Rotherham by groups such as the English Defence League.” So "to some extent", professor Jay thinks, it was understandable for the authorities to allow Pakistanis to rape minors, so as not to help the people protesting against them. To what extent, she doesn't specify.
The authorities covered up for murder as well as rape: “the council's safeguarding children board tried to avoid making public a serious case review into the death of 17-year-old Laura Wilson”.
The Silence of the Feminists: http://www.reddit.com/r/TumblrAtRest/comments/2f3dpa/feminists_ignore_actual_rape_culture_in_rotherham/
Ukip today accused Labour of "sacrificing the innocence of children" to the "altar of multiculturalism" as it attempted to politicise the Rotherham sex abuse scandal and win votes from disillusioned Northern Labour voters. In an outspoken and stinging attack Ukip's Yorkshire MEP Jane Collins claimed political correctness had allowed young white girls to be "gang-raped, beaten and threatened at gunpoint" by Muslim men in the town. Ms Collins, who will contest Rotherham at the general election, said Labour politicians who had run the town for years "were morally corrupt and discredited" and dubbed them "liberal lefties to afraid to act through their own political selfishness".
Finally, a series of links about grooming minors from a Sikh organization: