ANNE MARIE WATERS’ SUNDAY COLUMN
Grooming Gang Cover-Up Continues
Sunday April 26th 2020
The British Parliament provides a facility for the public to post petitions which, if they gain over 100,000 signatories, will be put before the House of Commons for debate. At least that is the theory. In reality however, petitions are ignored if they are politically inconvenient – 100,000 signatures or not.
When it comes to political inconvenience, there is little as troublesome as grooming gangs. “Grooming gang” is the commonplace title used to describe a particular phenomena – groups of grown men who groom young people (befriend and exploit vulnerable girls who are generally alone in the world – most being in “the care” of local authorities). The girls are groomed for rape, and rape is what they get.
In Britain, grooming gangs are known to operate everywhere from Rotherham to Glasgow to London to Telford to Manchester to Newcastle to Oxford to Birmingham. All over the UK the story is the same. Gangs of men get hold of underage girls, rape them repeatedly, then traffic them around the country to be raped again and again.
But surely, you may be thinking, surely a government would prevent this, especially when it is happening in plain sight? What can be the reason that this horrible crime has gone on for decades in the UK unpunished? One word: Islam.
The rapists are almost always Muslims and the victims almost always white British girls. This is race-hate crime committed against whites by non-whites. If this is admitted, then the government would have to admit that is has allowed mass migration, in to Britain, of people who will do us great harm. It can’t admit this, not because it feels any shame, but because admitting it may lead to far-reaching political opposition to further mass migration that will do us harm, and preventing that is the government’s priority. The borders must stay open no matter how much rape it will lead to.
Now the Conservative government is refusing to publish the latest report in to the grooming gang scandal. It has also refused to debate the issue despite the 100,000+ who signed a petition. The message from the Tories as exactly as it was from Labour; Islam first, raped children irrelevant.
Let’s take a look at how this all started.
The grooming gang scandal, the most shocking child abuse revelation in our nation’s history, exploded on to public consciousness in 2014 with the publication of the Jay Report. Commissioned by Rotherham Council, Professor Alexis Jay’s report in to child sexual exploitation in that town would shock the country. The report estimated that a staggering 1,400 children had been sexually abused by Muslim gangs in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. This was acknowledged to be a conservative estimate.
The report fully recognised that the men involved were almost exclusively Muslim and the girls white. It also recognised that police had done nothing to prevent these rapes for fear of being accused of “Islamophobia” or “racism”. The injustice was so stark that instead of arresting rapists, police arrested parents of victims, or even victims themselves. The Labour Council, fully dependent upon the Muslim vote, kept quiet as well. Why stir up all this trouble and risk alienating the imams and the block votes they deliver? Rotherham’s girls were sacrificed to Muslims. They were sacrificed to Islam, and they were among 100,000s of girls across the UK who were in exactly the same boat.
After Rotherham, it was like a domino effect; town after town, city after city, the truth began to emerge. Rochdale, Oxford, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Telford, and elsewhere. The press, having ignored these gangs for years, suddenly began reporting on them. The police, having done the same, suddenly began making (token) arrests. In a short time, the public became aware of what the state had known all along; they had been completely betrayed in the name of “diversity” and “multiculturalism”. The betrayal was so bad, so evil, that it involved allowing children to be gang-raped.
The British public is angry. It may be about to get angrier.
Labour v Conservative
It is well known and widely accepted that the worst towns for incidence of grooming gangs are those controlled by Labour. This is for a couple of reasons. The first of which being that Labour areas are often high immigrant areas. The reasons for that are obvious. Labour depends on the immigrant or minority vote and so its areas are filled to bursting with that demographic. In many areas, the dominant minority groups are Muslim, and Labour has aligned itself so completely with Muslims that it cannot possibly offer any criticisms. Labour tags on to all the Muslim causes; “Palestine”, the defence of Iran and other brutes, and the obligatory anti-Semitism.
It is also well known that Labour councils looked away while children in their care were shared by rapists on a nightly basis. Labour governance then is clearly disastrous and will never face this problem. But what of the Conservatives? In short, the only difference is rhetoric, the reality is exactly the same.
In 2018, then Home Secretary Sajid Javid caused a storm when he tweeted these words:
These sick Asian paedophiles are finally facing justice. I want to commend the bravery of the victims. For too long, they were ignored. Not on my watch. There will be no no-go areas
Something happens in the public mind when senior politicians say things like this; people believe that politician is on their side and will finally make change. But sadly it almost always stops with words, action is rarely close behind.
What he said was also untrue. The rapists weren’t “Asian” but “Muslim”. They’re not “facing justice” now any more than they have been. The situation in Rotherham is worse than it was before the Jay Report.
Finally, the word “paedophile” is a something of a red herring here. These men don’t see themselves as paedophiles, the difference is, they don’t see the girls they’re raping as children. In Islam, a girl is a grown woman at the age of 9 (as per the example set by Mohammed) so raping a 13 year old isn’t deemed paedophilia – this is an enormous gap between the Western and Islamic view of girls that governments don’t want you to know about.
Despite the outcry about his language, Javid somewhat persisted. He said it would be wrong to ignore the “ethnicity” of the perpetrators. But again he was either mistaken or deliberately muddying the waters. The issue isn’t ethnicity (except the race hate crime against whites), the issue is religion. The religion of Islam teaches its adherents utter contempt for non-Muslims (on every page of the Koran). The hatred for non-Muslims is matched only by the hatred for women. Imagine then Islam’s teachings on non-Muslim women. It is as terrible as you might expect, and the Koran explicitly permits the rape of non-Muslim women by Muslim men. It is indisputable. That’s why it is kept under wraps, even by a Home Secretary desperate to look like he is tackling the subject.
Javid wasn’t to last at the Home Office, but before his departure, he ordered a review of the characteristics of grooming gangs. He did so in response to requests by Labour MP for Rotherham Sarah Champion. Champion is the sole Labour MP to take this matter seriously, and for her trouble, she lost her front bench job. Is it any wonder MPs are so reluctant to show moral fortitude? When they do, they’re punished. Back to Javid, his investigation was indeed carried out, only for its findings to be buried.
The MP to follow Javid in to the Home Office, and its current boss, is Priti Patel. Patel started off well and was initially popular, partly because she produced the toughest (though not nearly tough enough) immigration proposals seen from a Home Secretary in many years. However, the shine is beginning to dull because Patel, despite apparent efforts on her part, has not been able to publish the results of Javid’s review in to the ethnicity of grooming gang offenders.
Upon taking control at the Home Office, Patel insisted that the results of Javid’s investigation be made available to her. Press reports suggested that the Home Secretary was “battling” with her own officials for access to the report, apparently with no success.
Both Patel and Sarah Champion spoke openly about this, which prompted a Westminster petition for the release of the report. In no time at all, the 100,000 signature threshold was met. But there would be no debate, that was simply ignored. Instead, the government issued the following response by email:
Child sexual abuse is a truly horrendous crime that shatters the lives of victims and their families. This Government has made it our mission to protect the most vulnerable in our society, and we will continue to work tirelessly at every level to protect children, support victims and stamp out offending.
Our approach is simple: we will do everything in our power to help those at risk and to leave offenders with no place to hide.
First, we have improved support for those who have suffered this appalling crime. We have increased funding for specialist local services for victims of sexual violence from £8 million to £12 million a year. Those affected have our unequivocal support, so we have also doubled our Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse fund to £1.2 million, to help charities do more to help people across the country.
Second, the vile offenders preying on our children must face justice. The Home Office continues to support and drive improvements in the police response to child sexual abuse. We have prioritised this horrific crime as a national threat to ensure offenders face the full force of the law and provided significant Police Transformation Fund investment to improve the police response. Group offending must be eradicated, and we continue to provide Special Grant funding to forces carrying out major child sexual exploitation investigations.
Last September, we announced an additional £30 million to strengthen our mission to take down the worst offenders and safeguard and support victims. We continue to look for ways to do more and are developing a cross-government Child Sexual Abuse Strategy to ensure the whole system works for victims. The Strategy will set out how we will work across all sectors – including government, law enforcement, safeguarding and industry – to stop offenders in their tracks, and to help victims and survivors rebuild their lives.
Group-based child sexual exploitation is a particularly repugnant form of abuse that has a devasting impact on villages, towns and communities, particularly where it has gone on for years. These unthinkable crimes tear neighbourhoods apart and leave lasting scars that go beyond the direct victims. Extremists may also seek to exploit legitimate concerns to sow further division. The Government will continue to challenge these views and to help communities unite.
Child sexual abusers come from all walks of life, and from many different age groups, communities, ethnicities and faiths. Abuse is abuse, and misplaced sensitivities must never be allowed to put any child at risk. We are clear that police forces must continue to fully investigate these heinous crimes whenever and wherever they occur, and to ensure that anyone found responsible is prosecuted.
To help end this terrible form of abuse, the Home Office has been investigating the characteristics of group-based child sexual exploitation. It is right, proper and routine for the Government to carry out internal fact-finding work as part of policy development, as we do across a range of crime threats. Any insights gained from this important internal work will be used to inform our future action to end this devastating abuse, including the forthcoming Strategy.
Our research will help us better understand offending, to help prevent these vile crimes. Key findings will inform our own work, action at a local level, and law enforcement action to catch those responsible for this horrific abuse.
As part of our work, we have completed a review of existing literature. We have spoken to investigators and safeguarding professionals to better explore the challenges in investigating these crimes and their understanding of the offenders and victims of group-based child sexual exploitation.
The Government appreciates public interest in this matter and shares the nation’s outrage and determination to end this atrocious form of abuse. Mistakes have undoubtedly been made in the past and must never be allowed to happen again.
We will continue to work relentlessly to understand and end all forms of child sexual abuse. The most vulnerable in our society deserve our protection and we will work tirelessly to keep them safe and to bring their tormentors to justice.
Note the repeated use of words like “atrocious”, “vile” and “unthinkable”. Yes the government wants us to believe how horrified it is. Not horrified enough to tell the truth though.
This response could have been written by a left-wing think-tank, or even the Labour Party. The Conservatives are clearly no different. They too want to protect the open borders (primarily) and the lie of multiculturalism that inevitably follows.
The government response goes to great pains to point out that abuse happens in all communities and across all faiths, but that was not the point of this investigation. The point was to investigate the characteristics of the grooming gangs (i.e. that they are Muslims) but this does not form the basis of the reply – it has been entirely whitewashed.
As for Patel herself, she has gone silent. No sooner had she ordered that this report be made available than bullying accusations were made against her. This prompted an internal investigation in to her behaviour and the grooming gang issue was shelved.
One of two things has happened here. Two Home Secretaries in a row promised to uncover the truth about grooming gangs, but neither actually managed it. Why is this? Is the Home Secretary genuinely unable to have this information published, or were they just making the right noises with no intent to follow it up? Either answer is alarming, and in the end, will make no difference to the victims of these gangs.
There is still no justice, there is still no truth, the only certainty going forward is that the rape will continue, and both Labour and the Conservatives will continue to cover it up.
Anne Marie Waters
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