My God!! Jack Straw is (almost) on the money.
When one of the last 20 years’ most slithery and self-serving politicians speaks up about a muslim issue unfavourably, then it must be pretty bad. Particularly as a former Home Secretary, he inevitably has had access to all sorts of information about crime in the UK, and cases that have not/did not reach the court room. Here’s what the Human Colonoscopy (copyright Littlejohn), said:
“‘There is a specific problem which involves Pakistani heritage men… who target vulnerable young white girls.
‘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.’
‘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, but Pakistani heritage girls are off-limits and they are expected to marry a Pakistani girl from Pakistan, typically.
‘So they then seek other avenues and they see these young women, white girls who are vulnerable, some of them in care… who they think are easy meat.
‘And because they’re vulnerable they ply them with gifts, they give them drugs, and then of course they’re trapped.”
….and here’s what Martin Narey (retiring chief exec of Barnardo’s, member of the UK Government’s Child Protection Review Panel, Director General of the Prison Service (1998), first Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service (2004), one of three Permanent Secretaries in the Home Office and the first Commissioner for Correctional Services in England and Wales, leading the Probation Service, Prison Service and Youth Justice Board…so he should know) said:
….street grooming was “probably happening in most towns and cities’ and was not confined to the Pakistani community.
‘I certainly don’t think this is a Pakistani thing. My staff would say that there is an over-representation of people from minority ethnic groups – Afghans, people from Arabic nations – but it’s not just one nation.”
Precisely, the other groups mentioned are not all Pakistani. But they are all muslim.
This is not about race or necessarily about religion, but it is about the mix of a religion (islam) and the culture it engenders. It might range from public stoning, beating and mutilation of women (too many examples to cite many of them here, just Google it) to a curious phenomenon that The Knife first observed whilst at medical school.
The muslim lads, mostly Pakistani, but not exclusively so, all tended to hang around together. Very few had girlfriends, and conversation – obviously rarely fuelled by booze – would often revolve around women. The discussions would have rapidly turned Polly Toynbee and Germaine Greer to violence.
Women were routinely referred to as ‘slags’ and the like, with their main function being sexual. Insight into female psychology was absent, and was often along the lines of “she’s gagging for it” etc etc. The men very rarely had friendly chat with women, it just didn’t happen. When I asked a muslim friend why they all went on like this, he candidly explained that they were all expecting arranged marriages, dating was frowned upon, and because they were medics, they knew that they’d be offered physically attractive intelligent wives. They couldn’t be bothered getting to know the women as friends, and it was all “a bit of fun”.
Porn was popular though. One of The Knife’s acquaintances worked in Quetta, Pakistan in a Red Cross hospital in the nineties. He routinely treated badly injured Taliban from Afghanistan civil conflicts. Many of them, young lads, who’d been closing down girls schools etc the week before, would head into the bazaar as soon as they could, to catch up on hardcore porn. Once they had fully recovered, off they went on their religious mission.
My point in all this is not a blanket condemnation of islam. However, it is a valid point of criticism, and for once in his life, Jack Straw is right.
Society continually finds sexism where it doesn’t exist in any serious way, and often ends up handsomely compensating “aggrieved” complainants. Here, on the other hand, are numerous ruined and damaged young lives, unprotected because of the obsession with avoiding offending a cultural minority, something Jack has plenty of reason to be shifty about.
But as St Luke wrote:
there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
ps. Great point by Ed West at Telegraph blogs:
“they are expected to marry a Pakistani girl from Pakistan”. And why is that, then? Is it because restrictions on these fetching marriages were lifted by the Home Secretary in 1997, a certain Mr J Straw? It has been well known for many years that this practice has retarded social cohesion and led to widespread abuse, especially of young British girls who are forced to marry elderly relatives, one of the reasons Asian women have a suicide rate four times that of their white sisters.
So if some young men are not living in “western society”, it is because Labour’s immigration policy has made it easier for Pakistani village life to be transferred into late-modern, post-industrial, post-Christian European decadence, an uncomfortable combination at best.”
OK then, a bare pass for Jack after all