Jack Straw, the former home secretary, has sparked a fierce row over his claim that some British Pakistani men regard white girls as “easy meat” for sexual abuse.
While it is gratifying at last that an MP has broken cover and spoken out about these despicable acts, and the perpetrators; the fact that the man was Home Secretary and knew full well about this problem and did nothing, takes something away from his stand. How many young girls could have been saved had he spoken out earlier, or better yet done something about this problem when he was Home Secretary?
We can criticise you, but don’t criticise us
There have been a series of these cases, and in each case the girls were predominately white and aged between 11 and 16, and the men were predominately Pakistani Muslims and it is right that Jack Straw, and many others are highlighting this problem.
“We need to get the Pakistani community to think much more clearly about why this is going on and to be more open about the problems that are leading to a number of Pakistani heritage men thinking it is OK to target white girls in this way.”
As is typical however, as soon as a white man mentions Muslims or Pakistani’s or any other ethnic minority in a negative way, the usual suspects come out of the woodwork to defend the indefensible. First it was the Muslim MPs, who stand by fellow Muslims regardless of what they have done (see the endless posts on Dodgy Dizaei), trying desperately to deflect the blame. Khalid Mahmood, MP for the predominately Muslim area in which I used to live, came out first stating:
“There are Asian men who will do the same thing to Muslim and Pakistani girls. They are indiscriminate and will take the chance wherever they can.”
Yet, as far as I know, there has not been one single Muslim or Pakistani girl victim from any one of the 3+ gangs prosecuted this year. Or is he implying in some veiled way that Muslim and Pakistani girls don’t give the men that chance? He then went on to add:
“Rather than just whinging about it, he should have sorted it out by educating his community over the last 30 years while he’s been MP.”
Bizarrely mad dog Mahmood seems to be blaming Jack Straw and the community of Blackburn for the whole thing! Talk about generalisations and making sweeping statements!
Next up was Parliaments most corrupt MP, although there are some recent contenders for that title, Keith ‘backhand’ Vaz. The man who tried to stop a Judge from investigating his friend/sponsor and who told the Solicitors Regulatory Authority that they should not investigate any lawyers that were brown. Vaz said:
“I don’t think this is a cultural problem … I don’t think you can stereotype an entire community.”
Before promptly trying to sweep the whole issue under the carpet that now doubles as his loft insulation.
It is this kind of nonchalant attitude that gives the green light to the sick deviants that commit these crimes. If their own community refuses to deal with the issue and the white community dare not, what’s to stop them?
When the pot can’t call the kettle black
Another of the usual suspects that gets wheeled out for anything Muslim is one Mohammed Shafiq, head of the Ramadhan Foundation who said:
“And for Jack Straw, a former home secretary, to suggest that this somehow is ingrained within young Pakistani men, I think is quite dangerous.”
Yet this is the man who when wheeled out for a soundbite earlier in the week said:
“There is a perception that some of these young men do not see white girls as equal, as valuable, of high moral standing as they see their own daughters, and their own sisters, and I think that’s wrong. It’s a form of racism that’s abhorrent in a civilised society.”
He may not use the phrase ‘easy meat’ but he basically said the same thing as Jack Straw, so why is he now criticising him for reiterating his own views? Is it because like Mahmood and Vaz, he cannot tolerate criticism of his community from anyone white?
It is clear that their communities are rife with problems, terrorism may have gotten the headlines but these gangs of child abusers have been carrying out these acts for more than a decade, ignored because of certain liberal do-gooders turning a blind eye for fear of stirring up racist feeling, despite the obvious irony.
Unfortunately the Muslim community does not turn on its own, not for terrorism, as the police and Government have found despite massive campaigns and very large donations, and not for this. They may not openly condone it, but they will take no actions to eradicate it.
Let’s be honest, to pass around these girls, pimp them out and transport them around the country requires a lot of organisation and a lot of people to help out. This means that many people were, and still are, turning a blind eye to this at best, at worst getting away with it. The fact is that the Muslim community isn’t too concerned, as those affected are not Muslim.
The irony of course is that the political party that first drew attention to this back in 2004, was the BNP. They were then criticised for scaremongering, racism and accused of attempting to politicise a one-off tragic case.
In 2004 the Channel 4 documentary Edge of the City, which explored claims that Asian men in Bradford were grooming white girls as young as 11, sexually abusing them and passing them on to their friends, was initially withdrawn from the schedules after the BNP described it as “a party political broadcast”, and the chief constable of West Yorkshire police warned that it could spark disorder.
Yet is seems that the BNP were right all along, this wasn’t a one-off but a systemic problem, either caused by, or exacerbated by, Muslim Pakistani culture. And as for race not being an issue, were a white only gang targeting only Pakistani Muslim girls, you can be sure that there would be a huge uproar, spearheaded by the likes of Khalid Mahmood, Keith Vaz and of course the Guardian, and it would most certainly be considered racially motivated.
When is a Paedophile not a Paedophile? When he’s brown
Another shocking aspect of this case is not only the fact that prowling the streets on the look out for white only victims apparently does not make it a racially motivated crime, but that these men are apparently not considered paedophiles. Even Jack Straw goes on some bizarre defence of them targeting girls as young as 11:
“These young men are in a western society, in any event, they act like any other young men, they’re fizzing and popping with testosterone, they want some outlet for that,”
Bizarrely backtracking and implying that it isn’t their fault, but our own culture that has corrupted these poor men. Other young men don’t seek out 11 year old girls to abuse, despite testosterone fizzing and popping around their system too; apparently most young men outside of the Pakistani Muslim community are brought up better.
Amazingly these men were not viewed as paedophiles, despite grooming these girls by following them home from school, offering them presents and lifts and generally behaving like every other white paedophile gang ever convicted. Not one of the girls was over 16, yet for some reason they were not considered paedophiles, fuelling further this misguided belief that only white people can be paedophiles; for those of other ethnicities it seems that grooming and raping children is all just fun and games.
Jack Straw did this himself when he said:
“…overwhelmingly the sex offenders’ wings of prisons are full of white sex offenders…”
In a country that is 80-90% white Jack, that really shouldn’t be a surprise, what is surprising is just how high the disparity is between Asian sex offenders and white sex offenders, and that this truth has been staring police forces, MPs and Governments in the face for some time.
In Derbyshire alone, where these crimes took place just 0.5% of the population is considered to be Asian, 98.5% white, yet the sex offenders convicted in 2007/8 were 87.7% white and 5.7% Asian, so despite only 1 in every 200 people in Derbyshire being Asian, 1 in 20 sex offenders are Asian. Meaning that in Derbyshire at least, Asians are committing ten times more sex crimes than they should be responsible for, for their percentage of the population.
Even more interesting is that more than half of those (2.9%) considered themselves Pakistani, just 1% were Indian.
A troubling statistic indeed and one that doesn’t include the 13 or so men involved in this case. South Yorkshire also has a similar problem, just 2.6% of the population is Asian, yet 7.2% of sex offenders were Asian in 2007/8, compared to 95% and 82% respectively for whites. And once again almost half considered themselves to be Pakistani (3.2%) again compared to just one percent being Indian.
Nationally 6% of the population are classed as Asian, 87% white, yet nationally 8.5% of sex offenders are Asian, just 77.9% are white.
Clearly Jack Straw’s attempt at implying that whites were somehow much more likely to be sex offenders isn’t true at all indeed whites commit far fewer sexual offences than they should be for such a high proportion of the population, moreover Pakistanis are committing far more sexual offences than they should, and far more than their Indian counterparts.
We have to assume that this is some cultural problem, regardless of what the likes of Mahmood, Shafiq and Vaz would have us believe. Rather than pointing the finger at people like Jack Straw, as community leaders, they should be looking in the mirror for answers, not relying on others to resolve the problem for them. Besides, let’s be honest, Muslim communities are hardly a shining bastion of integration, on the contrary they baulk at any attempt to incorporate other cultures into their communities and scream about intolerance.
We can also assume that such people would be extremely vocal had a similar problem manifested itself within the Jewish, Polish or Sikh communities.
Culture, what culture?
Another alarming aspect of this case is that these men were not first generation immigrants who viewed white people as some alien sub-human race. These men who born here, brought up here and lived their whole lives here.
They view Western/white culture as morally bankrupt and devoid of any substance not because that is what some Imman in some backwater village in some far off nation has told them, but because of how they have been brought up and what they have seen.
I remember during my days in Perry Bar, Khalid Mahmood’s constituency, having a conversation with a Pakistani Muslim gentlemen about culture and heritage, where he pointed out to me that ‘white people have no culture’. Obviously I pointed out to him that he was being ridiculous and that he was surrounded by white culture, to which he replied:
“Really? Because when I look around I see Muslim shops and businesses, I am surrounded by Muslims wearing Muslims dress and speaking languages other than English and on the corner of this very street is a Mosque named after the leader of a Muslim nation. Even your own youths imitate others cultures, especially black culture. Where is your culture?”
At the time I didn’t really understand the significance of what he’d pointed out to me, I merely told him that he was being short sighted before we moved onto something else, but now I realise that he was right.
When the first generation of immigrants arrived here they wanted to be part of British culture, but unfortunately they still resented British people. This resentment has been passed down through the generations and rather than arriving here and finding a wonderful culture and having it imposed on them, they found that British culture shrank away from them.
Appeasements were made in order to make them feel more welcome, at home, literally. They were told that they didn’t have to adapt, that they were the guests and that we would adapt to suit them. Moreover, the liberals and Empire apologists who were sadly in power, used this time and these immigrants as a stick to beat white Britons with.
As George Orwell stated in 1941:
“England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during ‘God save the King’ than of stealing from a poor box.”
British culture was seen as shameful, associated with too many wrongs and so carefully and deliberately supplanted.
Is it any wonder then, that when these immigrants arrived and found nothing incredible about the nation that had conquered a quarter of the globe, found them limp wristed and ashamed and devoid of any solid culture, or at least any culture that they weren’t prepared to remove or substitute to accommodate their new friends, that the immigrants then allowed their own culture to rush in and fill the void.
Their children then grew to see white people as morally bankrupt, weak and lacking in any identity and culture and as inferior.
Now we can clearly see why the likes of Mohammed Shafiq, Khalid Mahmood and Keith Vaz will not countenance any criticism of their culture or any damage to the illusion of superiority, particularly in regards to morals.
Such things may slacken the pace of the rapid rise of white converts to Islamic religion and culture.
As Enoch Powell said in his Rivers of Blood speech in 1968:
“Now we are seeing the growth of positive forces acting against integration, of vested interests in the preservation and sharpening of racial and religious differences, with a view to the exercise of actual domination, first over fellow-immigrants and then over the rest of the population.”
More than 40 years on, and despite successive generations apparently being exposed to the wonders of British culture, the divisions and differences have never been larger.
If the Muslim Pakistani community and other immigrant communities see white people and white culture as weak, inferior and merit-less, who should we blame, them, or ourselves?
Islam the illusion of respectability
Further evidence of this perception of their religion/culture being superior and commanding more respect and influence than Western culture and how ingrained it is on the minds of young Pakistani Muslims was demonstrated by the men themselves.
When they were arrested they had short hair, no beards, dressed in Western clothes and behaved like Westerners, at least outwardly. Since their arrest the men have grown beards and began dressing in Muslim clothes and giving an outward appearance of being pious and devout.
As if this, and the fact that they are married men, would somehow convey to the Judge and the jury, they were either good men corrupted by an immoral Western society, or that as devout Muslims, they could not possibly have carried out such acts. Such is the power of their culture in their own minds.