Gangs raping and sexually exploiting vulnerable white young girls ‘is an Asian problem’, top Crown prosecutor admits

| June 8, 2012 | Comments (0)
  • After a spate of cases Nazir Afzal says it is impossible not to notice ‘that the perpetrators were Asian and the victims were not’
  • In the last year several gangs have been prosecuted for targeting young, vulnerable white girls and abusing them
  • Home Affairs Select Committee to take evidence on the issue next week after urgent hearing called


    Yes, there is a problem within the Asian community, but it should be pointed out it is within the Muslim community where much of these problems are to be found. Of course, to say this is not the ‘politically correct’ thing to do. However, the statistics show this is a major concern that needs to be tackled and not treated as some minor issue.

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Stand: Crown chief prosecutor for the north west Nazir Afzal has admitted the exploitation of white girls is an ‘Asian problem’

Daily Mail – The sexual exploitation and grooming of young vulnerable white girls is a ‘particular problem in Asian communities’, one of Britain’s top prosecutors admitted for the first time today.

In a year when several paedophile gangs were convicted of raping and prostituting victims in north west England, Nazir Afzal says it is impossible not to notice ‘that the perpetrators were Asian and the victims were not.’

The Chief Crown Prosecutor for the region added that ‘cultural baggage and the status of women among some men in these communities contributes to their disrespect for the rights of women.’

It was claimed last month that fears they would be branded racist meant that police and social services left one group free to rape up to 50 white girls, and Mr Afzal said today he would not ‘turn a blind eye.’

It came as the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee announced yesterday a day of evidence next week because its members and chairman Keith Vaz are ‘very concerned by the recent cases of child exploitation.’

The Labour MP for Leicester East has previously said: ‘I do not think it is a race issue.’

In these disturbing recent cases most victims were white, aged between 13 and 16, many were from vulnerable backgrounds or the care system, and the majority were plied with booze and drugs before being systematically abused.

Speaking to The Times today Mr Afzal said: ‘Exploitation happens in every community but these cases demonstrate that group grooming is a particular problem in Asian community. I will not turn a blind eye to crimes in any community.’

He spoke out as two Asian men, Mahfuzur Rahman and Abdul Hannan, were convicted of raping or sexually assaulting four young white women in their area after they picked them up and got them drunk.

In an originally botched prosecution in 2009, victims gave detailed evidence about being violently raped by Rahman before charges were dropped because evidence was said to lack credibility.

Once the case was abandoned, Rahman was free to target a 17-year-old from a nearby children’s home, plying her with vodka before sexually assaulting her at his flat.

His other victims were also violently raped or assaulted while very drunk.

And when he was finally arrested and charged with rape again last year individuals close to the case said Rahman told officers: ‘Rape? Which one?’

While last month a sex grooming gang of nine were all jailed, and two set to be deported, after they plied teenagers with alcohol before abusing them in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

The men – who are all from Pakistan, apart from one who is from Afghanistan – groomed and ‘shared’ the young white girls because they were vulnerable, and abused them above takeaways and shops

But during the trial it came out that the authorities could have stopped them two years before their sickening crimes were finally uncovered.

In an interview with MailOnline last month Former Labour MP for Keighley Ann Cryer, who has campaigned on the issue of Asian sex gangs and also preventing forced marriage, said that the authorities did ignore complaints in this case because they were ‘petrified of being called racist’.

‘Forces have been accused of being institutionally racist. That sort of thing sticks,’ she added.

‘If you do say things like that about any police force then they will be majorly careful to avoid being being put in line for criticism like that. It may well be that they then steer clear of the tragic events that we are talking about. All because they want to be politically correct.’

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