Tim Dieppe writes about the latest revelations of the ‘worst ever’ child grooming scandal in Telford where hundreds of young girls have been raped, beaten, sold for sex, and some even killed.
The front-page headline of the Sunday Mirror last week read “‘Worst ever’ child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even Killed over 40 years, as authorities failed to act.”
The story is a somewhat familiar one, with white or Sikh British girls, some as young as 11 years old, being drugged, raped and beaten by ‘Asian’ sex gangs over an extended period of time. In this context, ‘Asian’ is a euphemism for ‘men of Muslim background, predominantly Pakistani’. It is familiar story because of the exposures of similar sex gangs in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxfordshire, and various other places.
Fear of ‘racism’
The Mirror conducted an 18-month investigation and found that as many as 1,000 children could have suffered at the hands of sex gangs since the 1980s. Victims say that the abuse of young girls is ongoing today.
The investigation found that social workers knew of the abuse in the 1990s, but police took a decade to launch a probe. Authorities failed to keep details of abusers from Asian communities for fear of ‘racism’. Council staff viewed the abused children as ‘prostitutes’ instead of victims. Police failed to investigate one recent case five times until an MP intervened.
Just last month, an inquiry raised the number of victims in Rotherham of child sexual exploitation to 1,510. The number of victims was previously estimated to be 1,400. This in a community of 260,000. Telford’s population is 170,000, and the scale of abuse there is feared to be the most brutal and long running of all.
The Scapegoating of Rotherham
In his book about the grooming scandals, Peter McLoughlin explains how Rotherham was the designated scapegoat for these rape gangs. The Jay Report was an inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. The Casey Report also focussed on Rotherham. These investigations resulted in the entire council cabinet resigning and the government taking over. But Rotherham is not the only place where this has been taking place and where local government and other officials have been turning a blind eye in the name of political correctness. Why have there not been similar inquiries into child sexual exploitation in Bradford, Oldham, Oxford, Rochdale, Bristol, … , and Telford? If the councils in these cities were held to the same standards, then they should all be resigning. Rotherham is a convenient scapegoat to hide the full scale of the abuse elsewhere.
Predominantly Muslim convictions
Peter McLoughlin has compiled a list of all the grooming gang convictions since 1997. To date 275 of the 317 people convicted have Muslim names. This means 87% of the convicts are of Muslim heritage and most likely self-identify as Muslim. Given that Muslims are only 5% of the population, this would mean that a Muslim man is some 127 times more likely to be convicted as part of a grooming gang than a non-Muslim.
The Islamic Connection
The Casey Report makes clear that the child exploitation in Rotherham was carried out by men largely from the Pakistani Heritage Community. They are mostly Muslims. Victims of these grooming gangs have frequently reported that they were given an Asian name and told to read the Qur’an which also demonstrates the extent of Islamic influence.
Use of sex slaves by Islamists is now well known, whether it is by Boko Haram taking girls captive, or by ISIS fighters, or other Islamic groups. These groups justify their actions by reference to the Qur’an:
“O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves [part] of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused.” (Quran 33:59)
Women and girls are to cover up if they do not intend to invite abuse. In this way, non-Muslim girls who do not cover up are seen as inviting abuse.
Slavery is also discussed in the Qur’an, and slave women are described as “those your right hand possess.”
“And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess.” (Quran 4:24)
This means that Muslims are permitted to rape female slaves – even if they are married. This teaching is even clearer in the Hadith:
“O Allah’s Messenger! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interruptus?” The Prophet said, “Do you really do that? It is better for you not to do it. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.” (Bukhari 3:34:432)
Here, Muhammad’s followers are concerned that the value of their female slaves might deteriorate if they became pregnant after being raped. Muhammad advises against using coitus interruptus to avoid pregnancy.
Multiculturalism to blame
I have recently written in more depth about multiculturalism and how it is based on the idea that all cultures are equal. In the worst examples of the doctrine of multiculturalism being applied, those convicted of serious crimes are excused because of their culture. In one case in 2013, A Muslim man in Nottingham who raped an underage girl was spared a prison term after the judge heard that the man had been taught in an Islamic faith school that women are worthless. Here Islamic values are being used by a judge to no prison sentence child rape. This undermines the fundamental principle of one law for all.
What is even more problematic is that Islamic values are rarely mentioned as a factor in explaining these rape gangs. There is a conspiracy of silence even at the cost of more girls being raped. Until we recognise the strong Islamic cultural factors involved, we will not be able to properly tackle this problem. Multiculturalism and political correctness continue to prevent us from properly protecting young girls.
Government denies Islamic connection
This week, Lord Pearson asked a question in the House of Lords about the Islamic connection with these rape gangs. Replying on behalf of the government, Lord Young said:
“There is nothing in the Koran that encourages the sort of activity the noble Lord has referred to. … Islam, like all world religions, does not support, advocate or condone child sexual exploitation. Indeed, respect for women is inherent in its faith.”
This is classic multiculturalist nonsense according to which all religions are basically the same, and all are forces for good in the world. If only that were true, but it is demonstrably false. Many Muslims would disagree with Lord Young. He should try reading the Qur’an for himself. I recommend starting with Surah 4 for what the Qur’an says about women.
How many girls sacrificed?
How many girls have suffered at the hands of these rape gangs? We know it has been going on for over 40 years, and still more details keep coming out in more locations. Only last month I saw a formal letter from a school warning parents about an Asian man looking suspiciously at young girls on the way to and from school in greater London.
Thousands of girls have been sacrificed on the altar of multiculturalism. Teachers, police officers, social workers, schools, local authorities, and others have turned a blind eye for fear of being called ‘racist’, even though criticising a culture or a religion is not strictly racism. Denial of the Islamic connection is a denial of truth and a denial that contributes to the perpetuation of these crimes. Multiculturalism and political correctness have a lot to answer for. How many more girls will be sacrificed to these ideologies?