Gangs of Asian youths in the north of England are out of control, claims a Labour MP. Ann Cryer, who represents Keighley in West Yorkshire, says youths, mostly men, are resorting to turf wars and totally disregarding the law. And she has criticised leading representatives of the Asian communities in the north of the country for burying their heads in the sand and not acknowledging there is a problem.
The Weasel has long tried to argue that Asians pose a specific problem in the UK, and yet, all you ever get if you bring this up is the glib taunts of "racism" and that the majority of Asians are yada yada yada etc. Well, if you define racism properly, as identifying certain ethnic groups as culturally and socially different, then I suppose I am a racist. But it is a debate stopper. If you apply this definition you end up doing what the Police and the Government and Asians themselves have hitherto been doing and simply ignored the truth that certain groups pose specific social problems.
Not any more.
Jack Straw has waded in.
Of course, one "leading" Muslim trotted out the usual blind denial:Former home secretary Jack Straw has said some UK Pakistani men see white girls as "easy meat" for sex abuse.The Blackburn MP was speaking after two Asian men who abused girls in Derby were given indeterminate jail terms.
He said there was a "specific problem" in some areas where Pakistani men "target vulnerable white girls".
But Keith Vaz, chairman of the home affairs select committee, said it was not a cultural problem and it was wrong to stereotype a whole community. (BBC)
Obviously there is still a problem that the people with whom these criminals share their culture, religion and social values. Interesting though, that it is a former Labour Home Secretary who has raised the issue. And he is not alone. The Police are now reluctantly adimtting it.
Police and social services have been accused of fuelling a culture of silence which has allowed hundreds of young white girls to be exploited by Asian men for sex.
Agencies have identified a long-term pattern of offending by gangs of men, predominantly from the British Pakistani community, who have befriended and abused hundreds of vulnerable girls aged 11 to 16.
Experts claim the statistics represent a mere fraction of a 'tidal wave' of offending in counties across the Midlands and the north of England which has been going on for more than a decade.
A senior officer at West Mercia police has called for an end to the 'damaging taboo' connecting on-street grooming with race.On-street grooming: CCTV footage shows Mohammed Romaan Liaqat and Abid Mohammed Saddique, who were jailed last year for a string of sexual offences in Derby, cruising the streets in a BMW
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Edwards said: 'These girls are being passed around and used as meat.
'No one wants to stand up and say that Pakistani guys in some parts of the country are recruiting young white girls and passing them around their relatives for sex, but we need to stop being worried about the racial complication.'
And that was a police officer. And it is not just trafficking that has an ethnic angle. A former gang member and whistleblower said:
the Muslim network is vast and stretches up and down the UK, so they can shift drugs extremely quickly. That makes the money-making potential of a Muslim gang a hundred times that of a British or European gang.
So, then let's just continue to put our fingers in our ears and sing "la la la, I'm not listening" Oh, and next time you get on an airplane, who are you going to be most nervous about, a little old white lady or somebody wearing a bag over their head?