Thursday, August 28, 2014

Race Played Part In Rotherham Sex Abuse Scandal, Muslims Outraged

Remember the Rotherham sex abuse scandal?  Where 1,400 white girls- in a town of 250,00- including some as young as 12,  were groomed and sexually exploited by mainly Pakistani Muslim males?  This had been going on for 16 years (between 1997 and 2103) and there are now reports that the authorities did little about it because they were afraid of being called racists. Only five men were convicted in 2010, with jail terms ranging from a mere 4 to 9 years, even though it turns out many more were not investigated or prosecuted.  In other words, it was far more widespread than officials were willing to admit- because the "crimes had 'cultural characteristics...which are locally sensitive in terms of diversity'"

Woah, so does this mean that because they believe some ethnic groups find it "culturally" okay to rape young girls, nothing should be done about it in the name of diversity? They didn't want to ruffle feathers?

Well, apparently the Pakistani community is outraged, and rightfully so.

Muhbeen Hussain, founder of Rotherham Muslim Youth Group, told the Daily Mirror on Wednesday that Muslims are disgusted that justice was not done — leading to some 1,400 children being sexually exploited over a 16-year period, mostly by Pakistani men.
"Race, religion or political correctness should never provide a cloak of invisibility to such grotesque crimes."
The woman who released the report, Alexis Jay, claims it's a global problem:

"..demand for this kind of sexual activity with children is on the increase and that is validated across not just the UK but Europe and worldwide."

And it's not just Muslims, though one would think that since Muslims hold themselves to a higher moral authority there would be fewer cases involving child sex abuse.

Javed Khan, head of a children's organization dealing with vulnerable kids, had this to say:

"No one should ever be frightened to act decisively because of fear of being seen as racist or politically incorrect."
That's all well and good, however, if the U.K. is anything like the U.S., organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations have forced people to say and do nothing for fear of being labeled racists or Islamophobes.

They should be outraged, not just by the inaction of Rotherham officials, but the fact that there are so many members of their community who are pedophiles.  But it's another good start.

Source: Al Arabiya

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