BBC Newsnight guest claims Newcastle grooming gang should not be considered ‘Muslim’
MEMBERS of grooming gangs should not be considered Muslim due to the un-Islamic nature of their vile actions, a high profile member of the community has claimed.
Muhbeen Hussain, founder of the group British Muslim Youth, claimed the sex gang incident was not a Muslim problem in an emotional speech which brought on criticism from controversial columnist Katie Hopkins.
Speaking on Newsnight Mr Hussain said: “Islam is a religion of all cultures.
Mr Hussein’s emotional speech which brought on criticism from controversial columnist Katie Hopkins
“You find Japanese Muslims, you find Indonesian Muslims, in fact, the largest Muslim population in the world is in Indonesia, and to say somehow this is a Muslim problem?
“Let’s have a look at these grooming gangs.
“These grooming gangs were individuals that were using alcohol, using drugs and actually having ‘sessions’ exploiting these young girls.
“I don’t know what’s Islamic about drinking alcohol, drugs and exploiting young girls.”
It is perfectly okay for Muslims to drink alcohol, take drugs and exploit infidel whores. If Muhammad was around, he would do it too. The fact that there are Japanese Muslims has nothing to do with anything.
Mr Azhar said it was time for the Muslim community to address issues surrounding women and sex
Filmmaker Mobeen Azhar, who also appeared on the show, said it was time for the Muslim community to address issues surrounding women, sex and sexuality.
In response to Mr Hussain, he said: “When you hear these stories emerging you wince when you hear Muslim names.
“And as a community, we are really uncomfortable and we are really used to reacting.
Katie Hopkins vented her frustration with the panelists on Twitter
“And I don’t think anyone in their right mind would say ‘ this is a theological issue, they’re doing this because they are good Muslims’.“Of course no one would say that. Having said that we have to acknowledge that sex and sexuality and gender and respect for the opposite gender are issues within certain parts of the diaspora.
“That’s the south Asian community, the Arab community and large sections of the Muslim community.
“These are things that we have to discuss within our communities and we’ve seen this pattern in Newcastle and in Rotherham and we can’t shy away from these issues.”