Any government, organization, or people group that can’t be freely criticized is an ideal place for corruption to thrive unchecked, particularly over the long term. To determine if wrongdoing or corruption exists in any place, you have to “check” that place. If the place is uncheckable (for any number of reasons), it will inevitably become a soft landing place for crime.
In 2014 the UK city of Rotherham became forever associated with a grisly sex trafficking syndicate almost entirely organized and run by Muslim men and directed against non-Muslim girls, some as young as ten or eleven. Over a multi-year period at least 1400 girls were raped and pimped without any interference from British authorities, despite overwhelming evidence both local and national authorities were aware of the operation and its scope.
The following is the first of a multi-part review of the book by Peter McGloughlin, “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal”. This review, published yesterday in the UK by Anne Marie Waters, describes clearly how fear of “racism” – a word no one seems able to define anymore – enabled a veil of secrecy to hide the screams of hundreds or thousands of terrorized young women for years.
There are at least two takeaways from the tragedy this book details that are worth noting: first, that political correctness has time and time again been an enabling factor for corruption; and second, there is still (so far) a weird silence from the moderate Muslim community in the West regarding these and other gross violations of human rights carried out specifically by Muslims who believe Islam allows them these privileges.
“Easy Meat”, Part One
by Anne Marie Waters • 23 May, 2016
I can’t usually afford the time to write book reviews, but for this one, I had to make an exception. Three in fact; one won’t cover it so this is the first of a trilogy.
Easy Meat1, by Peter McLoughlin, is about as comprehensive a report in to the horrible phenomenon of so-called “Asian grooming gangs” as has been produced. Published earlier this year, it is an in-depth examination in to this dreadful crime where thousands of girls, some as young as 10 years old, were brutally raped, tortured and pimped by gangs throughout England. These gangs were comprised almost exclusively of Muslim men. Most of the victims were white English girls, but Sikh girls were also often targeted.
The grooming gang scandal burst in to public consciousness with the publication of the Jay report in 2014. It described how at least 1,400 girls had fallen victim to these gangs in the South Yorkshire town of Rotherham alone. As McLoughlin explains in some detail, Rotherham was a drop in the ocean. All over England (and Holland) thousands upon thousands of young girls have been raped and pimped for decades, and with absolute impunity. Furthermore, it is still going on.
Such impunity was the result of the inaction of a public sector terrified of being labelled racist if it mentioned the ethnicity of the men involved. The media furore that followed the Jay report did refer to ethnicity however, and shouldn’t have. Ethnicity is not the issue (except in reference to the victims, who are often selected because they are white), religion is the issue – and Peter McLoughlin is not afraid to say so.
He writes: “Despite the experts knowing that not all the Muslims in Britain who do this are Asian, despite knowing that an almost identical pattern of criminality has been going on in Holland (and that the Muslims in Holland who are doing it are from Turkey and Morocco), the experts refuse to look at Islam as a causal factor, even when there is no other cause that can be seen”. McLoughlin points out that even while denying Islam could have been influential in these crimes, politicians and other authorities simultaneously liaised with Muslim “leaders” in attempts to confront them. As McLoughlin asks “Why did the Home Affairs Committee have input from a Sheikh, but not from a Bishop?”
It is the religious identity of these men that the powerful have not addressed. Instead, the issue is deemed to be one of culture, whilst ignoring the impact of Islam in shaping it.
As is argued in Easy Meat “over hundreds of years the stories, morality and principles from the Koran, the Hadiths, and the Sira (The Life of Mohammed) must have passed in to Islam culture. These principles, values and narratives have affected what Muslims view as right and wrong. These things shape their view of the world”. The statement is powerful, owing to its staggering common sense. Of
course Islam and its teachings influence the morality of Muslims, that is a given. It doesn’t mean that all Muslims think or act alike, but Islamic morality is bound to inform the norms of Muslim societies – that indeed is its role.
When they migrate, people do not leave their beliefs behind, and so England finds itself with 100,000s of young men whose morals, and view of women and sex, are informed, to at least some extent, by Islamic teachings and principles. This is precisely why Islam needs to be looked at in the context of the grooming gang crimes, but all relevant authorities simply ruled this out as a possibility.
Peter McLoughlin writes: “Groups like Boko Haram and Islamic State would not be taking young non-Muslim girls as sex-slaves if such behaviour was not found in core Islamic texts as being the behaviour of Mohammed, the founder of Islam”. He points out that those who argue the grooming gang scandal has no relation to Islam never seem able to produce scriptural evidence in support of this. McLoughlin however, has plenty.
Permission for Muslim men to rape female non-Muslims is littered throughout Islamic scripture. A significant verse from the Koran, which refers to female slaves, is this one: We have made lawful to you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom Allah has given to you as prisoners of war’. McLoughlin claims “not only are Muslim men permitted legally and morally to rape their slaves, they are also forgiven if they turn a slave girl in to a prostitute. It is clear, that these kind of Islamic views easily lend themselves to Muslim men seeing women as objects, to be controlled and dominated by men. It would lead them to believe that if some non-Muslim woman within their control could be prostituted, there would be no moral or legal consequences for them within an Islamic world-view.”
Needless to say, he is absolutely right. There is simply no getting away from it, the cultural influence of Islam, and Islamic doctrine itself, must have had an enormous impact on the attitudes of the men involved in rape gangs across England. More and more people now understand this, and on June 4th Pegida will give them a chance to protest.
Pegida will hold a silent walk through Rotherham, the town has sadly come to symbolize these horrors, to register our disgust that this appalling crime has been allowed to carry on, while those charged with preventing it looked on. We will be there because we want justice, we want these rapists punished, and we want girls protected.
I know that as I type thousands of young girls are undergoing exactly this very same torment, and I want our presence to remind them that they have not been forgotten.
Islamic culture, that is culture shaped by Islam to whatever extent, has brought misery to Europe over the last few decades. Sharia, honour violence, jihadism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and rape. In Easy Meat, Peter McLoughlin portrays this methodically. This is not an uplifting or entertaining book, but it is absolutelyessential reading. If you want to know just how widespread this crime has been, and the reasons it occurred, then Easy Meat is where to begin.
It reveals with harrowing clarity just how much Islam has begun to hurt us, and that our leaders and our elite are aiding and abetting in this without shame.
Anne Marie Waters.
Deputy Leader , Pegida UK