UK: The truth about 'Asian sex gangs'
Via the Guardian:
In January 2011 the Times proclaimed a "conspiracy of silence" around groups of Pakistani men sexually exploiting white British girls. Political correctness and fear of appearing racist had trumped child protection, the paper claimed.
Soon the terms "Pakistani" and "Asian" were being conflated, much to the disgruntlement of other British Asians and a heated media debate ensued around the "Asian sex gang" problem.
Jack Straw demanded the Pakistani community take responsibility, while BNP leader Nick Griffin gleefully decried "Muslim paedophilia", campaigning with natty slogans such as "Our children are not halal meat". The EDL were regulars at major trials: either in the courtroom taking notes or outside spitting hate.
The defendants in question are at most nominally Muslim. Practising Muslims certainly aren't supposed to have sex with children. But race has proved a contentious and enduring feature of this crime's coverage
Via the Telegraph:
In recent years police forces and social work departments across Britain have generally failed to tackle it for fear of being seen as racist.
Instead, they have cited official figures that paint a more generalised picture of sex gangs springing up in a variety of ethnic communities.
But the reality is that in pockets across Britain vulnerable white teenagers are being groomed and then trafficked to satisfy the cravings of Asian men, the vast majority of them Pakistani.
Via the Manchester Evening News:
A Muslim group said the Rochdale sex grooming scandal has exposed a section of the British Pakistani community who believe ‘white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused without a second thought’.
Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of campaign group the Ramadhan Foundation, insisted race was central to the crimes and blasted Muslim community elders for ‘once again burying their heads in the sand’.