That they took no notice of the abuse is true, but it was nothing to do with being afraid of offending Islam. This narrative is pure racism. The reason they ignored it was because they did not consider the children worthwhile.
There is evidence that the police were not merely complicit in the abuse, but joined in with it.
Calling it fear of being seen as racist is propaganda, to outrage good, (white) people, and also draw attention away from the deliberate destruction of any safety nets the working class might think that they have.
Seems like a bad case of islamophila
I guess that every other report , story or docmentary on this Rochdale muslim
grooming gang horror story must have been reported wrong , even when they reported the facts and conversations that they had held with health, workers , councillors and police offices involved in this whole disgraceful affair.
I suppose that every other report must have been put out with the express purpose to disseminate this pure ' racist ' propoganda - that the story didn't come to light sooner because people didn't want to be called racist .How fortunate we are then that the SWP is here with absolutely no agenda at all to put us right on this story. They did get it right , as almost every story has pointed out , that these were white working class girls from not the best of backgrounds and were seen as not worth the effort of bothering with by some involved. But they seem to have overlooked some facts and aspects for some 'strange' reason.
I suppose that the Labour mp for Keighley,Ann Cryer must have been lying when she recalled in a BBC documentary filmed in 2012 that she had worked with the families of the victims involved, and had been "round at the police station virtually every week" and was "begging" both the police and social services to do something. Cryer said, "Neither the police nor social services would touch those cases. I think it was they were afraid of being called racist." 'Cryer had attempted to reach the Muslim community and persuade it to take action: "I went to a friend of mine, who was a local councillor and happened to be a Muslim and therefore able to represent me to the elders, because I thought it was a good move to try to get those elders involved. I hoped that I would be able to persuade the elders to go knocking on doors and say 'this behaviour is un-Islamic and I want it to stop because I'm going to tell the whole community about you and what you’re doing if you don’t'. Now they weren’t prepared to do that.
The councillors who said that they had clear direction from managers not to identify the perpetrators as coming from an ethnic background must also be lying to promote this racist agenda
British police were still scarred from the Macpherson report of 1999 which was set up following the death of Stephen Lawrence and quite rightly charged them of institutional racism. Following this the police were reluctant to take action that would see such charges directed at them again. Honour crimes etc, were generally not investigated as it was seen as been to culturally sensitive.
When Mohamed Shafiq from the Ramadhan Foundation in northern England spoke out against the gang rape of white girls by members of his own community he received death threats.
A story here , from the Independent that reports on the findings of this years research into grooming gangs carried out by the Quilliam Foundation. An anti extremist think tank made up of British - Pakistani activist and researchers , that states that 84% of grooming gang members are Asian -
I deleted my post that I made first thing this morning , I had just woke up with a terrible hangover, dry, grapey tasting mouth and bleary eyed so I couldn't properly read the SWP articles and thought that I should before posting . What I had said was that SWP article was a crock of shit and I still think it is whereas the article that Duckman posted by philosopher and professor Rogerr Scruton is excellent .
Here's what the lovely Labour mp for Bradford had to say on this issue. She deleted it but someone got a screenshot.