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Pakistani-origin sex gangs target white girls in UK: Report


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12.12.2017

Sofian Khan

According to an anti-extremism think tank, gangs of Pakistani-origin men target white girls with alcohol and drugs before sexually abusing and raping them as due to their Asian heritage, they fail to integrate within the British society.UK-based Quilliam group, who ran the study calls for greater government support to help integrate British Pakistani people into the modern UK society. “We began thinking we would debunk the media narrative that Asians are overrepresented in this specific crime. But, when the final numbers came in we were alarmed and dismayed. For both of us being of Pakistani heritage, this issue is deeply personal and deeply disturbing,” said one of two authors of the report called ‘Group Based Child Sexual Exploitation: Dissecting Grooming Gangs’, Muna Adil.Quilliam looked at over 58 grooming gang cases identified in the UK from 2005 – 2017, which led to 264 convictions for grooming. Their study showed that 84% of the convicted were men of Asian origin and mostly of Pakistani. “There has been a lot of coverage of grooming gangs recently, ranging from the politically correct, who don’t want to talk about it, and the bigots who want to use it for hate. Not talking about it doesn’t make the problem go away, and letting bigots hijack the debate creates further division in society. We as a society need to tackle this head on,” noted chief executive of Quilliam Haras Rafiq.“The notion that certain cultures are out of bounds when it comes to criticism is not just misguided and misinformed, but often allows the most vulnerable individuals from society to continue to be victimised and abused,” the report added.Since the 2011, groups of men of Pakistani Origin mostly have been prosecuted for organised sex-grooming crimes against hundreds of girls across cities of England like Rochdale, Rotherham and Birmingham – reports Hindustan Times.


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