It certainly took long enough, but Asian groups are finally speaking up and out against the smears, libels, and defamation made against them by sharia-compliant media and timid government officials.
I have, for years, called out the media and political elites' use of any and every label to avoid the 800 lb. jihadi in the room. In the UK, Asian is the euphemism for Muslim. In France it's "youth" or "immigrant youth" (despite being second or third generation); in Denmark it's "immigrant." In the US, the enemedia identifies jihadists and terrorists by nationality (as if that were relevant). Nationality is as relevant as the color of the underwear bomber's drawers.
The silence of the media lambs is adherence to the blasphemy laws under the sharia: do not insult or criticize Islam.
The scores of men in these child sex trafficking gangs were Muslim; the teens and tweens sexually trafficked were non-Muslim. It is not about race or "white girls." What color were the Hindu girls or Sikh girls that were preyed upon? Islam is not a race, it's an ideology. Identifying the men as "Asian" (an insult to actual Asian people) or Pakistani (no Pakistani Christian, Hindi or Sikh men were involved) is continuing the cover-up of the Islamic practice of subjugation, oppression and persecution of non-Muslims under the sharia that sanctions such behavior.
Complaints over use of 'Asian' label in grooming cases BBC (of all places) May 16, 2012 (thanks to many Atlas readers)
Groups representing Sikh and Hindu communities have complained about the term "Asian" being used to describe the men involved in grooming trials.
Earlier this month, nine men were jailed for being part of a sex ring in Rochdale which groomed girls for sex.
The groups said the men involved were "almost always of Pakistani origin" and the term "Asian" was inaccurate. The Ramadan Foundation has said grooming is "a significant problem for the British Pakistani community".
The joint statement was released by the Network of Sikh Organisations UK, The Hindu Forum of Britain, and The Sikh Media Monitoring Group UK.
It says the reluctance of the media and the government to discuss the "disproportionate representation of Muslims in such cases" and the fact victims are "almost always non-Muslim girls" is adding to the cause of far-right groups such as the BNP.
Adding to the cause of the BNP? Are they serious? The facts are the facts.
It said blanket use of the word "Asian" was "unfair to other communities of Asian origin".
"We believe that in this case the government itself is sanctioning the use of term Asian as a way of clouding responsibility," the groups say.Stifled debate
The groups say sex gangs have targeted Hindu and Sikh girls but the cases are rarely reported as they seldom reach the courts.
The statement says: "We believe that political correctness stifles debate and will not facilitate a frank and mature discussion or solutions to get to the root of why the above pattern is emerging in these crimes and how to help find a solution to the problem.
"We will not be able to do that if we mask the identity of those involved based on misguided views of 'protecting a vulnerable community' of the perpetrators and not looking at the vulnerable community of victims."
Last Week Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of The Ramadhan Foundation, said: "There is an over-representation [of Asian men] amongst recent convictions in the crime of on-street grooming [and] there should be no silence in addressing the issue of race as this is central to the actions of these criminals," he said.
He said community elders were "burying their heads" over the issue and police and local councils should not "be frightened" to address the problem, as there was "a strong lesson that you cannot ignore race or be over-sensitive".
On Monday, the chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Trevor Phillips, said the race of the men involved could not be ignored and it was "fatuous" to deny racial and cultural factors.
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- Another Muslim Gang Busted in "Second Child Sex Ring" of young non-Muslim girls
- More Muslims Jailed for Raping, Grooming Tween girls, 40 More Sought
- British Judge: "Targeted because they were not part of your community or religion": Judge blasts sex gang
- UK Child Sex Trafficking Trial: Nine Muslim men guilty of exploiting non-Muslim schoolgirls for sex and prostitution after plying them with vodka and drugs