FEAR of seeming racist is now almost as dangerous as racism itself, as a report into child trafficking in a British town showed this week.
But even more shameful is the cowardice of authorities, too scared of seeming “racist” to admit predominantly Pakistani gangs were responsible: “By far the majority of perpetrators were described as ‘Asian’ by victims, yet throughout the entire period, councillors did not engage … with the Pakistani-heritage community.
Lawyer for 15 girls abused in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 say officials missed opportunities to prevent crimes.
Obfuscation Via Euphemism:
“Asians“? Oh, you mean blokes from China, Japan and/or Korea? (Scaramouche)
How can they hope to confrontÂ the exploitation if they’re still hiding behind the “Asian men” euphemism?
Obviously, they can’t. And the effort to disguise the provenance of these “Asians” is so revolting thatÂ a local Muslim can’t help but condemn it:
Professor Alexis Jay’s report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, said:
“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.”
This has left the leader of a Muslim organisation in Rotherham furious.
“In the name of what community cohesion and political correctness? Not in the name of my community,” said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of British Muslim Youth.
“I’m truly disgusted to see such a report in my home town of Rotherham.
“The fact these guys were predominantly Pakistani heritageÂ menÂ should not be a reason for providing a cloak of invisibility.”
Asia is a huge continent, and euphemizing “Pakistani” as “Asian” can cover a multitude of sins. There is no way, however, thatÂ the craven Rotherhamers would ever deploy the “A” word had these gangs been comprised of sexual predators whose last names were/are Lee and Kim.
UK’s Anjem Choudary Justifies Beheading of James Foley
British cleric Anjem Choudary told theÂ Clarion ProjectÂ that reports linking him to Abdel Majed Abdel Bary, the British rapperÂ identifiedas the Islamic State terrorist who beheaded American journalist James Foley, are false. However, he did endorse the atrocity and thecaliphateÂ declared by IS.
Choudary denied ever meeting Bary or his father, an Al-Qaeda member involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa who wasÂ extraditedÂ to the U.S. in 2012 from Britain. Choudary said his group did protest the elder Bary’s prolonged detention in the United Kingdom since 1998.
He also rejected press reports that his organization radicalized Bary. Choudary said no one in his group ever mentioned meeting Bary and that he’s confident someone would have discussed it if they had.
Choudary told theÂ Clarion ProjectÂ that the beheading of Foley by the Islamic State is permissible underÂ shariaÂ (Islamic) law.
“Muslims who abide by theÂ shariaÂ and follow the jurisprudence do not make a distinction between civilians and army,” he said.
“This fellow was not just a civilian of America. He was a journalist,” he stated. Choudary said journalists are responsible for attacking Muslims, including the Islamic State, in the media.
Choudary justified the beheading and attacks on civilians by pointing to the “Battle of the Trench” in Islamic history. He said that Mohammed, the prophet of Islam, targeted an entire Jewish tribe due to the actions of a few leaders. All 700 mature men of the tribe were executed.
The specific act of kidnapping and execution was also justified by Choudary. He said thatÂ shariaÂ permits only three options for handling hostages: ransom, exchange or death.
Choudary also expressed support for the Islamic State’s declaration of a caliphate. “There is no doubt in my mind that the criteria for thekhalifahÂ [caliphate] have been met,” he said.
Choudary’s inflammatory rhetoric and willingness to appear in the media gives him high visibility, but it is unclear how many British Muslims agree with his preaching. He would not say how many members he has in his organization.
One of the leading anti-fascist organization’s in the UK,Â Hope not Hate, called Choudary’s group al-MuhajirounÂ “the single biggest gateway to terrorism in recent British history.” Â Michael Adebolajo, 28, who killed British soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich on May 22, 2013 was a student of Choudary andÂ attended meetings of his groupwhich is now banned.
Choudary himself claims his group is the “most active [Islamic] movement in Britain” and that it has “huge” support in Europe. When asked how many Muslims participate in his demonstrations, Choudary said an estimate of “hundreds” would be too low.
Abdel Majed Abdel Bary is the product of an Islamist ideology and a radical Muslim subculture in the United Kingdom. All those who preach the foundation for Bary’s acts bear responsibility for them, regardless of whether there was direct communication.