According to a new independent report, at least 1,400 white English children were raped by gangs of Muslim men of Pakistani origin in the northern British town of Rotherham between the years 1997-2013.
The New York Times reported last week that, due to racial tensions in the city, social services and civil servants chose to ignore the abuse, not wanting to alienate the Muslim community there.
As per that NYT report,
“It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered. They were raped by multiple perpetrators, trafficked to other towns and cities in the north of England, abducted, beaten, and intimidated. There were examples of children who had been doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight, threatened with guns, made to witness brutally violent rapes and threatened they would be next if they told anyone. Girls as young as 11 were raped by large numbers of male perpetrators.”
One would be shocked and appalled to read about such horrific allegations anywhere in the world. The fact these rapes took place in such an organized fashion in the heart of Great Britain beggars belief.
At the time of the incidents, law enforcement did virtually nothing to deal with the numerous complaints received from broken families. As the report notes, “Police gave no priority to [child sexual exploitation], regarding many child victims with contempt and failing to act on their abuse as a crime.”
A previous report on the type of grooming that was taking place in Rotherham was for the most part ignored by authorities who didn’t believe the allegations.
Even British Home Secretary Theresa May admitted to Parliament that “institutionalized political correctness” contributed to authorities turning a blind eye to the crimes.
Apart from the fact that the rapists were Muslim, and from Pakistan originally, and the victims were all white locals, the police viewed the young girls as undesirables with leanings to drugs and alcohol.
Even though 1,400 girls were groomed and raped by the Muslim gangs, only five men were ever tried and convicted. Their offenses were in relation to just one of the girls who suffered abuse.