Why Warsi is wrong about Pakistani men

The grooming debate took another turn today as Sayeeda Warsi claimed the community was not speaking out against the crime.

She urged Muslim leaders to address the issue and ensure that men who regard white women as “third class citizens” are isolated by their communities.

But is this really the case? And is race really a factor in how these men are behaving?

And what steps should mosques take to highlight this issue? And what steps can they take. It is unlikely that any of those taking part in such acts would listen to somebody at a mosque anyway.

The point is that this is not a race issue but is has BECOME a race issue. And anyone who argues against it is simply thought to be insensitive against the plight of the victims.

This is simply not the case. This is a sick and twisted crime just like everything else.

We all have sympathy with the victims.

It is though time to state the obvious. This is not an issue exclusive to ‘Asians’. It is also not an issue exclusive to Pakistani men.

The vast majority of those men who take part in the sexual abuse of children are not ‘Asian’ or ‘Pakistani’ men. They are white men.

This is a fact supported by evidence.

Every time a white person is arrested does his background, culture and the way he was brought-up play a part in the reports that follow?

Is it wrong to suggest that black men have been passing white women around in their circles for many years? Would a senior politician ever say this in public?

And what is this ‘culture’ of seeing white women as third class citizens?

If there is anything that actually highlights this culture it is Indian Bollywood movies. Scantily clad background dancers tend to be ’white women’.

These films are aired in UK cinemas. Millions watch them on a weekly basis.

And why are there no Indian women dancing at the side of the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches? All tend to be white women.

Where is the uproar?

One can only dare to think what would happen if a Pakistani film featured scantily clad white women dancing behind a lead actor in a shalwaar kameez.

There is indeed a culture of the degradation of women. But it is not just white women I’m afraid.

In every community you will get people taking part in in criminal activities.

These crimes are highlighted everywhere in the community.

It is about time we stopped apologising for the actions of a sick minority.

This is a twisted crime just like everything else.

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11:42pm Fri 18 May 12

Abdul999 says...

The writer misses the point entirely - its not about the colour of the 'groomers' or the colour of the victims. Its not about how many people do it or the number of victims.

It should be a huge shame for the whole Pakistani community that people from their community have been committing this evil crime against vulnerable children.

The deafening silence from the self-appointed 'leaders' speaks volumes. They should have condemned these crimes outright instead of closing ranks with their siege mentality. And the religious leaders should do the same.

After all, what if the victims were Pakistani girls? And what if the groomers were 'white'? Would they have remained silent then??

Its only thanks to the Police that we now know exactly what these men did. But how do we know that there aren't any others? This crime must be eradicated from the Pakistani community forever and therefore it must be addressed loudly and strongly from every sphere of the community. Lets protect all girls, especially the vulnerable, no matter what their colour and build a decent society.
The writer misses the point entirely - its not about the colour of the 'groomers' or the colour of the victims. Its not about how many people do it or the number of victims. It should be a huge shame for the whole Pakistani community that people from their community have been committing this evil crime against vulnerable children. The deafening silence from the self-appointed 'leaders' speaks volumes. They should have condemned these crimes outright instead of closing ranks with their siege mentality. And the religious leaders should do the same. After all, what if the victims were Pakistani girls? And what if the groomers were 'white'? Would they have remained silent then?? Its only thanks to the Police that we now know exactly what these men did. But how do we know that there aren't any others? This crime must be eradicated from the Pakistani community forever and therefore it must be addressed loudly and strongly from every sphere of the community. Lets protect all girls, especially the vulnerable, no matter what their colour and build a decent society. Abdul999

11:41pm Mon 21 May 12

hamid1 says...

The shocking part of this grooming is that it is not just young men or boys that are involved. There is different generations involved and who are all the client.
It seems like there is whole community of men who are involved and not just the ones arrested.
The shocking part of this grooming is that it is not just young men or boys that are involved. There is different generations involved and who are all the client. It seems like there is whole community of men who are involved and not just the ones arrested. hamid1

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