Islamophobimania: British police fail to investigate Muslim child sex gang for fear of being called racist
British Children’s Minister Tim Loughton recently announced a new plan to target child sex trafficking: investigate the conditions in residential childcare homes. The announcement comes after a trial that shocked Britain, wherein nine Muslim men were convicted of trafficking and raping dozens of non-Muslim British children.
While Loughton’s proposed initiative is necessary and laudable, the childcare homes are only half the problem. Initial findings suggest that childcare homes are often "clustered” in high-crime areas which bring the children into contact with high levels of criminal activity and registered sex offenders.
Loughton’s plan focuses on measures to protect children before crimes happen but fails to address the egregious failure of police and social workers to investigate the long-term abuse of children that had already occurred.
For more than a decade, police were aware of of child trafficking and gang rape groups in the Pakistani Muslim community but failed to take action because they were afraid of being labeled racist.
The nine men found guilty received a total of 77 years in prison for rape, aiding and abetting rape, conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, sexual assault, and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Alleged ringleader Shabir Ahmed was already on the sex offender registry, and yet the police failed to protect children from him. Two other defendants were acquitted, and a twelfth alleged gang member jumped bail and fled to Pakistan in 2011.
The gang members used drugs, alcohol, gifts, and flattery (proven effective for luring females with low self-esteem into abusive situations) to lure 47 identified girls, some as young as 13, into their sex ring. The girls were regularly given to multiple men a day. At least one victim was forced to have sex with 20 men in one night.
Despite the plethora of evidence against them, the convicted rapists claim the investigation was based solely on racism and Islamophobia. Ahmed, a 59-year-old father of four, called the judge a "racist bastard” after the judge accused the defendants during sentencing of targeting young white girls because the girls were not part of their "community or religion.” At least one defendant intends to appeal based on a claim of racism. (...)