Why Aren’t Liberals Flogging Rotherham Pakistanis Over Their Rape Culture?
Over the past 16 years more than 1,400 young girls between the ages of 12 and 16 living in Rotherham, England have been groomed for sexual exploitation on an “industrial scale.” This according to social workers, police officers, residents, and the victims themselves whom the Daily Express recently interviewed.
These 1,400 young girls have been the victims of rape, torture, abduction, and forced prostitution—but that’s not even the worst of the news. The worst? British authorities have been knowingly letting it happen now for years.
The reason, while appalling, is unfortunately not surprising: An independent inquiry into who was running these child sex rings found that an overwhelming majority of the perpetrators were Pakistani men, and that, because of this, authorities feared accusations of racism if they pursued prosecution.
Their fears aren’t entirely without foundation. The British Muslim Youth (BMY) organization has openly encouraged British Muslims to “cut ties” with authorities over what they perceive as an “unprecedented level” of Islamophobia.
While an update of the independent inquiry suggests authorities have slightly improved their response to these child sex abuse allegations in Rotherham, social workers who have been working with victims since the original report was released are openly questioning whether much has changed.
In addition to British authorities taking little action regarding this shocking level of criminal activity within their communities, the media coverage in the British and international press has been relatively sparse.
Hm, Victime Blame Much? Large-scale sex attacks by migrants from the Middle East are not only happening in Britain. At a train station in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve as people gathered to celebrate the arrival of 2016, gangs of North African and Middle Eastern men raped, beat, and groped more than a thousand women. Unlike Rotherham, this occurrence did garner the world’s attention.
The message seems clear: If a white guy in his home country assaults a woman, it suggests an entire “rape culture” that needs to be addressed. But when Muslim migrant men from Third world countries assault a woman, it demonstrates our “lack of cultural sensitivity,” and to even remotely suggest that elements in their culture and religion are a contributing factor to their abuse of women is xenophobic and bigoted.