Anorak | A race of paedophiles: Todros Grynhaus, Muslims in Rotherham and institutional failure all over

A race of paedophiles: Todros Grynhaus, Muslims in Rotherham and institutional failure all over

by | 21st, May 2015



Peadophiles are not all Muslim. I know. It’s a shock for those of you read the Daily Mail and quote it in the manner of a man who has read only one book. But it’s true. You see, a nonce is no great respecter of family honour, race, religion and colour. A peadophile is just a human being with a sick mind who damages lives.

It’s unfair to target only  Mail readers. It was in  The Times , for instance, that Melanie Phillips spoke thus of grooming gangs in Rotherham:

“It’s not Pakistani Christians, Hindus or atheists who are involved in these crimes. Nor is it just white girls who are targeted: Sikhs have been complaining for years that their girls are attacked by Muslim men… in Muslim society women are treated as inferior people, and non-Muslims are widely regarded as trash”.

What of tribal mores? She says nothing. What of going after the most vulnerable white girls in the care of a failing system who were ignored by an unaccountable police force and others in power who lived by a culture of denial? What of Asian girls in the home?

When you focus only on the criminal’s religion you downplay and deny all other factors. You reduce the argument to us and them. You appeal to the racist.

And so an article in the  Jewish Chronicle. A   Jewish man who abused two girls aged 14 and 15 has been brought to book.

The conviction of paedophile Todros Grynhaus will encourage more victims to report abuse to police, according to a senior figure in the strictly Orthodox community. Grynhaus is facing a “substantial” jail sentence after being found guilty of seven charges of sex abuse against two teenage girls this week. The 50-year-old teacher-turned-businessman is a well-known figure in Salford’s Charedi community.

A source says:

“It [the conviction] has also created a backlash against meddlers who wished to suppress truth in this matter.”

A relative of one of Grynhaus’s victims says that “by standing and facing her abuser in a courtroom, she has been empowered to rebuild her own life and become stronger. The relief of knowing that a perpetrator can never do to anyone else what they’ve done to your family member is

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