Britain’s Sex Gangs (Dispatches)

Between 1997 and 2011, 56 men in the UK were found guilty of rape, child abduction, indecent assault and sex with a child.

Earlier this year, when the statistics were first revealed, much of the media coverage focused on the fact that of these 56 men, 53 were of Asian origin, the majority Pakistani.

Some have used this to support racist arguments, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, people like former Home Secretary Jack Straw were told that simply bringing attention to this fact was ‘offensive’. More offensive than not bringing attention to it!?

What was less widely reported was that 50 of the 56 men were Muslim.

Is it also ‘offensive’ to point this out? Or would it be more offensive to not look at why there is evidently a particular problem within the Muslim community?

What’s more important? Brushing over the fact that the majority of these offenders were Asian or Muslim to prevent anyone from getting ‘offended’, or getting to the root of the problem in the hope that no more young women have to face these horrors?

In order to prevent these problems we need to understand them. Neither race nor religion provide the full picture, but they will never be understood if it is impossible to discuss the issues without being called all manner of names (you know, the usual ones – ‘racist’, ‘fascist’, etc, etc – it’s really getting old).

Luckily, Channel 4’s Dispatches programme (which aired on Monday), was willing to discuss these things. There was no mention of the role that the prophet Mohammed’s ‘perfect example’ may have had in influencing these men to choose such young victims (Mohammed himself wed a 6 year old when he was in his fifties), but we couldn’t have Channel 4 being accused of ‘Islamophobia’ could we?

Whilst the documentary is certainly worth a watch, there’s clearly still an atmosphere of silence about those parts of Islamic ideology that are ‘problematic’ (and that’s putting it as diplomatically as possible).

You can watch the documentary here using the Channel 4′ On Demand’ service (4OD).

Unfortunately, the documentary makers did take time to criticise the EDL, claiming that we are ‘exploiting’ these problems and putting us in the same category as the British National Party (and at times not making it all clear whether those speaking were EDL or BNP).

In what way are we exploiting these terrible things? We just want them to stop. And when an important variable – the religion of the perpetrators and the undercurrent of radical beliefs in the Muslim community – is not being discussed, then clearly important information that could help the authorities target offenders and prevent further attacks is missing from the discussion.

Of course, that’s reflective of the greater discussion about the role of radical Islam in Britain today. But is standing up for freedom of speech really a case of ‘exploiting’ harrowing statistics like these?

We’re not a political party. We’re not the BNP. We’re not looking to attract votes. So to what possible end could we be exploiting these problems?

Presumably, the programme makers wanted all important factors to be considered, so that in the future we stand the best possible chance of preventing these horrible crimes.

But that’s exactly what we want as well. What else could possibly be more important?

The programme ends by lamenting that much more needs to be done to raise awareness of the problem. Well we’re doing our bit: please watch.

(Unable to use the 4OD viewer? The documentary is also available here).

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10 Comments on Britain’s Sex Gangs (Dispatches)

  1. http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/horrifying-muslim-girls-forced-to-undergo-female-genital-mutilation-with-no-anesthetic/
    WELL THIS IS WHAT THEY DO TO THEIR OWN MUSLIM FEMALES SO WHY WOULD THEY NOT DO IT TO OUR GIRLS. GANG RAPE IS ALREADY HAPPENING AND MOST ARE GETTING AWAY WITH THIS.
    I SAY BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THESE ABUSERS IN OUR COUNTRY.
    WE NEED TO NOTE FOR A PARTY TO GET OUR LAND BACK TO OLD ENGLAND BEFORE THIS INFESTATION. Only a new govermment can do this. WITH CAMERON CALLING US SICK THEN HE AND HIS CRONIES ARE A NO HOPER!
    Have a look at the British Freedom Party.

    • Lisa, good job on refering people to the Barenakedislam website. I refer people to it myself, especially when confronted with Islam sympathizers and defenders. Good luck to you, from the USA.

  2. I viewed this program a couple days back and am in agreement with Pyrus. I felt that the report was very provocative and highlighted the sophisticated manipulation used on young girls. These men are just the tip of the iceberg, dig a little deeper and human trafficking will be found. They are extremely organized and well versed in their abuse of children. They fit the profile of criminal pedophiles. The father that makes the excuse that it is the girl’s and their parent’s fault that the abuse goes on, illustrates the ingrained cultural sickness that exists within the Islamist cultures. I agree also that the EDL was misrepresented.

  3. If the EDL is exploiting the situation then lets hope we all become exploiters and get the truth of these figures out into the general public. To many times the gutless spineless media “whitewash” these attacks and therefore are in effect condoning said attacks instead of fighting for justice for the poor victims, but then again hacking into some vacuous celebs phone is more productive . What an indictment on the media, and this country, that such things are happening.

  4. I sent in a letter to all of the boughs and to the City of London itself. Out of the many sent letters, I received a few auto-replies and have not heard anything from anyone. I will resubmit them in the very near future, though they appear to want to sweep these ongoing atrocities under the rug, rather, than to protect the UK’s young.

    I’ve re-posted it here in the states many times, the issue, and will continue to do so, as well, but it appears to me the American media is more interested in the events of the day in their own cozy homes, which is as much as a travesty of justice as the UK’s government response of no response.

    God forgive us all, as it is our duty as a free people to protect our women and children.

  5. In America, we bring law suit after lawsuit against the muslims, and we inundate our politicians with email and snail-mail, as well as phone calls. It works, but not well enough, so we keep on hammering.

  6. The bottom line is this… Muslim men are being raised to believe this kind of action is ok… what is the common ground here ? EDUCATION!! These men that once were children are being educated by the imams in their mosques, and the books they use to educate are called the Quran !!! it is as obvious as the nose on your face, but those who deny this fact such as the authorities and our government are just simply lying…

  7. in the quran it says that they can take anything they want from the none believers their god grants them that rite. they can take out women, our money, basicly anything they want. just a thought for everyone to think about. i would also like to point one thing out for everyone. we love have secular nations rite but do we understand that if muslems were ever alowed to be in a position of great power they would turn our beloved secular society into an islamic one. look at their countires none of their countires are secular infact almost all islamic countires put islam as their state religion. the down fall of freedom will not be the asimaltion into a different culture or a conquering by a distant enemy but by an ideology that masquerades as a religion our world will end when there are fewer none muslems then there are muslems.

  8. How on earth does a man so completely lacking in wise judgment – I’m speaking of Jack Straw – get to lord it over the electorate? I remember this ambitious weasel before he as Home Secretary for way back in 1968 I saw him give a speech at some student demo or other. He came across as an eejit then and some things never change for as Home Secretary he was still an eejit. People like Straw are not fit to govern us.

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