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The Problem With Rotherham: 1,400 Abused Girls Makes For A Good Headline

by | 27th, August 2014

ALL papers lead with news that 1,400 girls were sexually abused in Rotherham, Yorkshire. The news is full of chilling testimonies delivered by grown women. They talk of being gang raped when below the age of consent (some as youing as 11), kept compliant by drugs, gifts, drink and threats of murder against them and their families and being ferried about the country to sex parties. Some children picked up from schools.

The rapists were mostly gangs of Asian men. The victims were mostly white girls.

The police treated the victims with contempt. The council ignored the allegations.

Yesterday the leader of the council, Roger Stone, resigned his post because of what he called “historic failings”.


Alexis Jay



This latest barrage of child abuse news comes from a report commissioned by Rotherham council. It deals with event between 1997 to 2013. Professor Alexis Jay, a former senior social worker who led the investigation into child abuse in Rotherham, says “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”.

The ones that did tell were ignored. Police did not investigate. There were no prosecutions. The rapists were above the law. Or, worse, they were part of the system.

The report states:

“By far the majority of perpetrators were described as Asian by victims. Some councillors seemed to think it was a one-off problem, which they hoped would go away. Several staff described their nervousness about ­identifying the ethnic origins of perpetrators for fear of being thought racist. Others remembered clear direction from their managers not to do so. Several councillors interviewed believed that by opening up these issues they could be ‘giving oxygen’ to racist ­perspectives that might in turn attract extremist political groups and threaten community cohesion.”



Monsters: Zafran Ramzan, Umar Razaq, Adil Hussain, Mohsin Khan and Razwan Razaq


In 2010, five Asian men in 2010 after they were found guilty of abusing teenage girls:

Zafran Ramzan, 21, was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl in her own home and two counts of sexual activity with a child. The other four men were convicted of sexual activity with a child.

Razwan Razaq, 30, was jailed for a total of 11 years. Umar Razaq, 24, for four and a half years. Both Adil Hussain, 20, and Mohsin Khan, 21, were sentenced to four years in prison. The five, who are all from Rotherham, have been placed on the sex offenders register.



Rotherham abuse 1400



The Sun and Mail blame the “PC Brigade” for the girls’ continuing plight.

The Sun says:

THE gang-rapes of hundreds of children by Asian predators were ignored by council officers for fear of being branded racist, a report revealed yesterday. At least 1,400 kids were “horrifically” abused in Rotherham, South Yorks over 16 years.

Asian rapists were protested for fear of triggering a race war? The Sun Says columns adds:

THE systematic rape and abuse of at least 1,400 children in Rotherham is a hideous, monstrous scandal. The pitiful response from the Labour council and police who chose to let it happen is unforgivable.
They knew about it for years. But the Left-wing council let it go on because the rapists were Asian.

Senior officials ordered worried staff to downplay it for fear of being accused of racism.

Think about that. They prioritised political correctness over the gang-rape of children.

Councillors doubtless feared upsetting Labour-voting Muslims too.

For their part, the police treated the victims many of them white girls from care homes and troubled backgrounds “with contempt”…

Rotherham, Rochdale, Derby, Oxford: grotesque child rape scandals allowed to fester through paranoia about racism.

When will the police and Britain’s Left-wing politicians put child safety before political correctness?


Sue Reid notes in the Mail :

In the politically correct culture of modern Britain, police, councillors and social services chiefs were terrified of being accused of racism if they highlighted crimes by racial minorities.
Instead, they shamefully blamed the girls for being out of control, wilful young teenagers who eagerly consented to sex with men old enough, in some cases, to be their fathers or even grandfathers in exchange for a ‘good time’.

Even the fact that the grooming gangs referred to their victims as ‘white trash’ did not seem to provoke a murmur of alarm from those in authority.

The Mail says more on race:

At least 1,400 girls were left to be abused by Asian men because the authorities were too scared to admit there was a race issue, a report said yesterday. Over a 16-year period, children as young as 11 were sexually exploited by gangs of men – most of them of Pakistani origin. But police and council officials suppressed evidence of the crimes because they feared being labelled racist.

No-one in authority addressed the issue of race.

The Times looks at the prevailing culture, which was not all that PC:

Evidence was also found of a “macho, sexist and bullying” culture within the town hall. Female social workers were advised by senior managers to wear short skirts if they wanted to make progress in their career.

The Independent focues on the place.

But what about the journalists? The Times highlights why we need a free Press:

When a serious case review was ordered into the 2010 murder of Laura Wilson, 17, the council’s safeguarding children board tried to withhold it from publication. The board, ordered to publish by the government, produced a report with heavy redactions that concealed information about the ethnicity of adults who had been suspected of grooming her for sex from the age of 11. It also hid details of care professionals’ involvement with the girl from the age of 11 to 15.

When the council discovered that The Times intended to publish information about care workers’ knowledge of Laura’s involvement with “Asian men”, it sought at great expense a High Court

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