Six members of a gang who preyed on under-age girls in Rochdale, Greater Manchester have become the first in Britain to be convicted of sex trafficking. All the men were Muslim; all the victims were white. Yet were are asked to believe this:
Commenting on the case, Greater Manchester Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood denied that it was about race. He said: "It is not a racial issue. This is about adults preying on vulnerable young children. It just happens that in this particular area and time the demographics were that these were Muslim men."
Perhaps Mr Heywood would like to explain why some spokesmen for the Muslim community don't agree with him. Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, says: "There is a significant problem for the British Pakistani community, there is an over-representation amongst recent convictions in the crime of on-street grooming, there should be no silence in addressing the issue of race as this is central to the actions of these criminals."
And Jerome Taylor, religious correspondent of the Independent and a specialist in South Asian politics, has tweeted this:
Sadly, the far right will dominate the debate over sex-grooming gangs because of left's refusal to see the issue as race/culture specific.
But it's not just the Left's failure. How did the police manage to leap in one generation from a racist canteen culture – overtly and disgracefully hostile towards blacks and Asians – to disingenuous political correctness?
Rochdale grooming trial: Police accused of failing to investigate paedophile gang for fear of appearing racist
Police and social workers were last night accused of failing to investigate an Asian paedophile gang for fear of being perceived as racist, allowing them to prey on up to 50 young white girls.
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