Pakistanske gjenger lokker mindreårige hvite jenter inn i sexmisbruk og prostitusjon. Fenomenet er utbredt. Bare i Blackburn er 385 jenter gitt beskyttelse de siste to år. Saken har en rasistisk-sexistisk side som gjør den eksplosiv. Det gjør ikke saken bedre at både politi, hjelpeapparat og myndigheter trår varsomt og nølende. Også enkelte muslimske talsmenn sier at politiet må gripe inn. Ellers går det ut over hele gruppen.
Sex-slaveri av jenter under den seksuelle lavalder er ekstra opprørende. I dette tilfelle er det voksne menn som utnytter jenter i 14-årsalderen og yngre. Daily Mail har tatt for seg problemet og skildrer skjebnen til to jenter:
At 13, Emma still played with dolls and loved nothing more than walking with her pet spaniel, Mollie, through the fields next to her home on the outskirts of Leeds.
Her blonde hair was cut in a little girl’s bob and she had never kissed a boy.
The highlight of her week was Saturday, when she would meet friends at the local shopping centre while her middle-class parents, Jack and Carol, went to Tesco.
Yet by her 14th birthday, that innocent childhood was over.
Emma had been raped and sexually abused in the most grotesque manner by 54 men from all over Britain.
‘It feels as if one minute I was playing with dolls, the next I was a sex slave,’ she told me this week.
‘I was wearing my favourite candy-striped ankle socks when I was first raped. Afterwards, my white coat was covered in blood.’
Emma remembers every detail. Two of those ‘friends’ in the shopping
mall were teenage boys, Niv and Jay, who were being used by a criminal gang to lure naive local girls into an underage sex ring.
They introduced Emma to older relatives, in their 20s and 30s, who said they wanted to be her friends, too. They plied her with vodka, cigarettes and cannabis spliffs.
‘I thought I was having a great time. I had no idea the men were part of a gang,’ she says now.
‘They were more exciting than my school friends. I began to meet them every day after school before catching the bus home.’
With rap music blaring, the men drove her around Leeds in a expensive cars, including a Bentley with personalised number plates. They bought her cheeseburgers at McDonald’s and gave her a new mobile phone.
One, 24-year-old, Tarik, took a particular interest in her. He was the gang’s ring leader – and one day he imposed his authority on her in the most brutal fashion.
He led Emma to a patch of wasteland near the bus station and raped her.
The whole episode was watched by a group from the gang who, laughing, recorded the attack on their mobile phone cameras.
Afterwards, Emma was left to pick herself up, try to wash the blood off her clothes in the nearby public lavatory, and catch the early evening bus home.
Hvis dette hadde vært en enkelt historie hadde det vært ille nok i seg selv. Men det er ikke det. Den danner et mønster: bestemte miljøer av «asiatiske» menn, som oftest muslimer med pakistansk bakgrunn, velger seg ut mindreårige hvite engelske jenter. De spiller rett og slett ut en masse av sine kulturelle hangups på mindreårige. Derfor har sakene en viss smitteeffekt:
Many schoolgirls – some aged just eight – all over the north of England are falling prey to gangs who groom them to be lucrative sex slaves.
It is an organised crime which police say reaps four times more money for these gangs than dealing in drugs.
This week, a privately educated schoolgirl forced into sex slavery at 14 gave evidence in court against nine men, who were jailed for her ‘sustained sexual abuse’ over many months.
She was picked up in 2008 by Asad Hassan, 27, (photo) while walking through Rochdale, a former cotton-mill town in Greater Manchester.
He took her to a nightclub and gave her vodka before his friends, Mohammed
Basharat, 27 (photo), and Mohammed Atif, 28, drove her to a private house and all three had sex with her.
The daughter of a professional couple, she was then passed around from man to man, as Superintendent Paul Savill, of Greater Manchester Police explained after the case.
‘The level of abuse was beyond belief. She was a commodity, beaten, threatened
and sexually exploited.’
Det er ikke til å komme forbi at mennenes jakt på mindreårige hvite jenter har en rasistisk side. Men Storbritannias fasade er så preget av de politisk korrekte at man har problemer med å si det høyt. Det gjør problemet større og gjør det mye farligere.
As with Emma, the experience of this girl has a very uncomfortable racial element to it, which is often not spoken about.
In both cases, they were white girls and the gang members were Asian.
Emma says: ‘Most of the men running the sex slave gangs in the north of England are Asians of Pakistani origin. But very few of the authorities will admit this.’
Is she right to say so? If she is, why are so few people in officialdom willing to discuss the issue?
Selv Daily Mail-journalist Sue Reid må forsikre leserne om at de fleste asiater, dvs. muslimer er lovlydige mennesker, og at seksuell utnyttelse finnes i alle miljøer. Men det spesielle med de muslimske miljøene er 1) at sakene har en rasistisk-kulturell komponent – at muslimene ser ut til å nyte at det er hvite jenter og 2) at det ikke er god tone å påpeke dette opplagte faktum, hvilket i seg selv tyder på et tilleggsproblem: det offisielle samfunnet har utviklet sperrer mot å benevne krefter som truer det. Man vil ikke se problemet for hva det er. Uoffisielt gjør man det, men tausheten gjør at problemet ikke blir grepet fatt i: det blir ikke omtalt for hva det er, og det blir ikke motarbeidet på riktig måte.
3) Det har selvfølgelig «miljøene» registrert, og de utnytter denne svakheten til det fulle.
But it’s also true that, during this investigation, I encountered a reluctance to comment on the racial element of these dreadful crimes.
One charity — Risky Business, operating in Rotherham — refused to answer any questions on the racial make-up of the gangs, although, with the help of Emma herself, it counsels scores of white girls who have been sexually exploited by Asians.
At another charity, Coalition for the Removal of Pimping, based in Leeds, the chief executive Gillian Gibbons said: ‘This is a crime committed by men. We are trying to work in their communities to change their attitudes to women. I cannot comment on the race of the criminals involved.’
So it has been left to the mothers of the victims, former local MP Ann Cryer and some Asian youth workers to highlight the problem.
The mothers say that political correctness and a fear of being branded racist is at the heart of the taboo.
One mother from Yorkshire, whose 13-year-old girl was lured into sex slavery, told me: ‘Almost every man found guilty of grooming under-age girls in this part of Britain is Asian, and everyone knows that.’
‘I think the police are over cautious about this issue because they fear being branded racist. That is wrong. These are criminals that should be treated as criminals whatever their race.’
It was Ann Cryer who provoked a storm when she blamed traditional Asian culture for these kinds of attacks.
Seven years ago, she said: ‘It’s a fact that all the victims of these terrible crimes are white girls, and all the alleged perpetrators are Asian men.
That is significant and needs to be addressed.
She later added: ‘The family and cultural norms of their community means the Asian men are expected to marry a first cousin or another relative. Therefore, until the marriage is arranged, they look for sex.
‘There is also a problem with the view Asian men have about white girls. It is generally fairly low.’
Det er ikke sunt for muslimske miljøer at deres menn kan ta ut sine seksuelle frustrasjoner/lyster og at det kobles opp med forakten for vestlig kultur og vestlige jenter i særdeleshet. Det farver miljøenes holdninger til vestlige kvinner generelt. Noen muslimske representanter ser faren.
Mohammed Shafiq, director of the Lancashire-based Ramadhan Foundation,
a charity working for peaceful harmony between different ethnic communities, has gone further.
He says: ‘I think the police are over cautious about this issue because they fear being branded racist. That they fear being branded racist. That is wrong. These are criminals that should be treated as criminals whatever their race.’
Meanwhile, another Asian youth worker — himself a reformed former pimp — told the Mail that while the gangs’ main aim was to make money there were also cultural issues at play.
‘Asian men in these gangs believe white girls have low morals compared with Muslim girls. They believe they wear what they describe as slags’ clothing showing their bodies, and deserve what they get.’
Problemet er omfattende.
Scotland Yard estimates that 5,000 British-born children are today under the control of sex-slave gangs across the UK. At least ten towns on both sides of the Pennines face the problem.
In Blackburn alone, 385 young girls have been offered protection after being sexually exploited by men in the past two years.
There have been 63 charges against men suspected of giving them drugs, alcohol and presents in return for sex.
En annen side ved den seksuelle utnyttelsen er at mennene ikke har noen frykt for å ta kontakt med jentene når de er hjemme og true foreldrene på livet. Det er foreldrene som ender opp med å måtte flytte, og gjerne under nye navn. Dette skjer i et europeisk land anno 2010.
Men det er ikke bare foreldrene som er redde. Frykten gjenspeiles i medienes og politikernes frykt for å bli kalt rasister. Bare det å slå opp bildene av gjerningsmennene og beskrive dem føles ukomfortabelt. Noen går fra å være redde til selv å bli aktive forfølgere av rasisme, og spiller rollen som voktere og moralpoliti. Det ser vi mange eksempler på også i den norske debatten. De oppfører seg som dommere som går rundt med gule og røde kort. Ingen vil bli utvist. Man lukker derfor øynene og later som om det er vanlig kriminalitet. Når sakene kommer opp skreller man vekk alt som henger sammen med kultur, religion og holdninger. Det som kunne satt sakene inn i deres rette sammenheng.
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