are as bad as ever
Here is a recent article from the Express in Britain. Note that they take pains to never mention the word "Muslim", even though well over 90% of the men involved are Muslim. They try to make it out to be simply a matter of men from one particular area - Mirpur in Kashmir - who have this disturbing attitude to non-Muslim girls. That is to say the problem is cultural, not religious you see.
One would think though that if people from a certain area do indeed have special difficulties living in the West without inflicting enormous pain on others then those difficulties would have to include their religious beliefs as these are fundamental to a person's worldview. Particularly as so many of the comments made by the men (if I can use that term) to their victims are religious in nature. And also because hardly any of the 1400 girls were themselves Muslim - a few Hindus, some Sikhs, but overwhelmingly white kafirs. Not important apparently.
Then, we are hit with the thoroughly eerie spectacle of a Muslim advocacy group telling all Muslims, not just those people of a non-specified religion from Mirpur, to completely cut ties with the Police - unless they need a Cop of course:~
The British Muslim Youth (BMY) is protesting the perceived persecution of Muslims in the aftermath of the town’s shameful scandal.
In a message posted online the group ordered fellow Muslims to immediately cut all ties with law enforcement or face being made pariahs in their own neighbourhoods.
British Muslim Youth (BMY) warned its members would not be “held responsible for acts of personal self-defence” and said it could no longer trust South Yorkshire Police because of the ongoing "marginalisation and dehumanisation" of Muslims.
Note that British Muslim Youth states on its website that: "The very essence of BMY is to promote the real teachings of Islam; those of Peace, Harmony, Unity and Tolerance."
Is that what this is called?
So are you following this? A Muslim group who, they say, represent the true peaceful teachings of Islam are claiming discrimination for the extra scrutiny Muslims are justifiably receiving because the overwhelming proportion of abusers were proven to be Muslim. So the real victims are Muslims. Furthermore, Muslims will not be held responsible for employing violence - which is obviously in complete accord with the "peaceful, harmonious and tolerant" teachings of Islam - against whomever they might feel threatened by or with other non-compliant Muslims. Because Racism.
What are these people talking about? Is it just me or is there a kind of schizophrenic denial of reality happening here? Remember the girls? You know, the poor kids who've had their lives ruined. The real victims. Maybe it's time for BMY along with all other Muslims to acknowledge that they have a genuine problem here. Nothing will change without admitting to the problem.
ROTHERHAM ABUSE SCANDAL: Horrific reality of 'industrial scale' child grooming revealed
GROOMING of young girls by gangs of predominantly Kashmiri men is still occurring on an “industrial scale” in Rotherham because authorities are failing to tackle an organised child sex crime racket, an investigation by express.co.uk has uncovered.
Express.co.uk has pieced together shocking testimony from victims, campaigners and local residents in a large-scale investigation series being revealed throughout this week.
They all told us how police and the local council is still "failing" thousands of vulnerable girls.
It reveals how organised, criminal gangs of paedophiles are still using the town as their own personal fiefdom, peddling underage girls for sex as part of a multi-million pound crime empire.
The men are predominantly from the city of Mirpur in the disputed region of Kashmir, on the border between Pakistan and India.
Express.co.uk has chosen to refer to the abusers as Kashmiri or Mirpuri after hearing how many mainstream British Pakistanis are disgusted by the actions of a few men from those communities.
[Graeme: disgusted, or embarrassed? There is a difference. Remember that the mastermind of the Paris attacks was a resident of Molenbeek in Brussels and was surrounded by sympathetic Muslims who protected him from authorities. With the classic demarcation of the "Other" in Islam - the House of Islam and the House of War and the doctrine of Loyalty and Enmity - being bedrock assumptions of the Islamic culture of the criminals in this story, is it so unelievable that something similar may have occurred here? Remember that the former head of the UK's Equalities and Human Rights Commission has said that: "For a long time, I too thought that Europe’s Muslims would become like previous waves of migrants, gradually abandoning their ancestral ways, wearing their religious and cultural baggage lightly, and gradually blending into Britain’s diverse identity landscape. I should have known better."]
Today an investigation by this website lifts the lid on the shocking scale of abuse still going on in Rotherham, two years after a landmark report into the scandal ruled police and council workers had ignored the issue for fear of being branded racist.
Professor Alexis Jay's astonishing probe revealed at least 1,400 girls were groomed by sex gangs between 1997 and 2013, and unearthed a series of scandalous failings by local authorities.
A recent follow-up report, published by Professor John Drew in March, concluded that the police are now “adequately” tackling child grooming and that historic failures had been “isolated”.
But testimony, pieced together from independent sources, paints a starkly different picture of the authorities’ response.
A number of people who gave evidence to Professor Drew’s inquiry expressed open dismay at his findings and told us the grooming of girls is as bad now as it has ever been.
And many have told Express.co.uk of their outright anger the police and local council workers have not done more to crack down on the grooming gangs.
One victim, who we have called Ellie to protect her identity, said: "Raping of white girls by these men is still going on. Some, I know, have had to wait months before they're even asked to give a statement [to the police]. It's shockingly bad still."
In light of the scandalous failings of South Yorkshire Police (SYP) to tackle child sexual exploitation the Government sent in the National Crime Agency (NCA) to oversee the inquiry.
The investigation – called Operation Stovewood – is currently probing more than 7,000 lines of inquiry.
But Ellie said: "What have the National Crime Agency been doing for the last 18 months with their £10million? No arrests yet? We're feeling desperate and disheartened."
Another girl, going under the pseudonym Lizzie, said: "I know a few girls who have come forward recently and been told they are being racist and I know a lot that won't come forward and to be fair I can't blame them.
“Nothing has changed, not in the slightest. It's still the same scale as before."
She added: "It doesn't shock me anymore because I'm used to hearing it. You hear it on a daily basis, about new girls on a daily basis.
"All you can do really is help them, and I wouldn't advise people to go to the police because they don't do anything. I'd rather take it into my own hands."
A third victim said: "It's just as bad as it was before because they just don't care - they don't want to tackle it.”
In shocking testimony the father of one girl who was raped by the criminal gangs told how packs of young Kashmiri men linked to her abuser still turn up outside his home to intimidate the family.
One of the ways the grooming gangs were able to get away with their crimes for so long was due to a coordinated campaign of witness intimidation, which made the girls and their families too scared to speak out.
Recalling a series of incidents which took place in March this year, he said: "Every night for 13 nights out of 14 between midnight and 1am we had people coming and knocking on the door saying it was takeaways. We don't really eat takeaways, and when we looked through the spy hole they had no food and you could see a car full of Asians.
"We had my granddaughter for the day nine weeks ago and we took the dog for a walk. On the way back I noticed two BMWs full of Asians.
“We were going past and we heard them saying something, but we just ignored it. We got across the road and all of a sudden we started hearing this abuse 'you white bastards, don't think your daughter is safe', things of that nature.
"There was no one else in the street so it was obviously aimed at us. The next moment this big Pakistani guy with a shaven head - he was wearing some sort of robes - put his arm out of the car window and he was waving a tin of lighter fuel shouting 'we will see, we will see'.”
He added: "These groomers, these paedophiles are still running this town and the police are still doing what they were doing back in the day - nothing. Children in this town are at risk now and it's appalling.”
His comments were echoed by a former social worker who helps victims of abuse. They agreed grooming is still happening on an “industrial scale” and said new girls are still coming forward every week with harrowing tales.
They said: "We've seen slight improvements - and I emphasise the word slight - but I don't think they've come fast enough and I sometimes have to question if we've got to a stage where if we don't hear too much about it it's going to go away.”
In many instances the abuse is so open that neighbours in the town are aware it is going on.
But they say they feel powerless to act because of police indifference and the vice-like grip the criminal grooming gangs have achieved.
A concerned resident told Express.co.uk he regularly saw cars full of abusers kerb crawling in the area around his home, adding it is an open secret taxi drivers still target local schools at home time in the hope of picking up young girls.
The man - a former university lecturer – said he was “furious” grooming is still going on so openly despite the public outcry.
He said: "It's not stopped and I'm furious about it. It's rampant and it's very, very wrong.
"I've seen the young men and they are like dogs on heat outside the house, they won't go away. They are outside a white girl's house, the kid is screaming in the kitchen, the men want to get in and screw her but the police aren't interested.”
And one local source told this website: "Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is definitely still going on. There's a segment of the Rotherham population that still believes itself to be above the law, and all of those people expect to be found not guilty if they end up before the courts."
Rotherham MP Sarah Champion said abuse is “still going on” in the town and that she still gets new girls coming to her on a regular basis, although the numbers have dropped off.
She said: “These are new cases, these are ongoing cases, these are live cases. What I’m seeing is there’s a lot people coming forward with peer on peer abuse and it’s not so much the older Pakistani man that I’m hearing as a perpetrator.
“We shouldn’t accept it’s an inevitability. We’ve got young people growing up not knowing what consent is, so I’m not surprised the age range is starting to drop.”
Lawyer David Greenwood from Switalskis solicitors, who has represented dozens of girls abused by Rotherham’s grooming gangs, said there are now six “splinter groups” of paedophiles operating in the town.
He added: “I strongly feel this is happening today in many towns across the country. You’ll be able to find parents who are complaining to the police and not being taken seriously, and who are suffering the frustrations that the parents were suffering in Rotherham 15 years ago.
“Some police forces are good at dealing with missing persons and some not so good. Some forces aren’t good at teaming up missing persons reports with this kind of suspicious grooming activity.”
Campaigner Anne Marie Waters [Graeme: I've featured her here and here], who carried out her own investigation into the Rotherham sex attacks, said the child grooming business is as booming as ever, adding victims who felt let down by the police and social services are "too scared" to speak out.
She said: "Everyone I spoke to agreed on the fact that it's still going on whether it was child abuse victims, police, councillors - nothing has changed.”