The Truth about Gang Rape in the U.K.

Bruce Bawer is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center and the author of “While Europe Slept” and “Surrender.” His book "The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind" is just out from Broadside / Harper Collins.


First of all, let me make it clear that I’m no fan of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Born in Uganda, she’s a British Muslim columnist who contributes regularly to the left-wing Independent, supports the Liberal Democrats, and has a habit of saying unpleasant things about white men. Her opinions on the issues of the day are, by and large, pretty much what you’d expect them to be given her religious, professional, and political affiliations. (Example: she complained on Question Time that Osama bin Laden hadn’t been given a proper burial.)

Still, I had to give her a cheer – not two or three cheers, mind you, but one – for an article that ran in the Daily Mail on Thursday.  It was occasioned by a new report from the British government’s Office of the Children’s Commission (OCC) summarizing the results of an investigation into the sexual abuse of young girls by gangs and groups. The report, noted Alibhai-Brown in her Daily Mail piece, “concludes that agencies that should have helped” many of these abused girls either “didn’t hear their stories or look after them as they should have.” Yet the OCC itself, Alibhai-Brown charged, was burdened by its own version of the same hear-no-evil affliction: as she put it, the authors of the report, headed up by Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz, “try hard to side-step some difficult facts and even warn the rest of us from going where they have chosen not to tread.”

Alibhai-Brown illustrates her point by zeroing in on this sentence by Berelowitz & co.: “Perpetrators come from all ethnic groups, and so do their victims – contrary to what some may wish to believe.” In response to which Alibhai-Brown offers this comment: “Yes, we know they come from all backgrounds. But that rather cutting second line is directed at people like me who believe that in some British cities – especially in the North of England – circles of sexual hell for young girls are run by gangs of Muslim men (most of Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage) who mostly prey on white girls….To generalise their crimes, and lump them in with all the other abusers across the country, is to deny what the victims of these men and their families are saying about the abuse that has gone on.”

Indeed. Of course, the OCC’s statement about perpetrators coming “from all ethnic groups” is yet another example of the handy PC dodge whereby the link between Islam and pretty much any of its more horrific aspects can be swept away by means of a simple rhetorical formula.  For example: “Honor killings occur in a wide range of religions.” Or: “Female genital mutilation is not an exclusively Islamic phenomenon.” Or: “The practice of forced marriages is not restricted to Muslim families.” All true – and all cynically designed to avoid the uncomfortable statistical reality, and to protect the speaker from being accused of racism or Islamophobia. (It’s no surprise that ITV’s brief online account of the OCC report actually made that insipid truism its headline: “Report: Child exploiters ‘come from all ethnic groups.’”)

“The report,” notes Alibhai-Brown, “points out that 28 per cent of the victims they found were of black and Asian background. But it doesn’t state what it should have: that some of the worst long-term abuse is carried out by mainly British Pakistani men targeting lost young white girls, often from troubled or poor families….The children are neglected and hungry for love. The men offer treats, car rides and kebabs, then drugs and alcohol; and then they corrupt them.” Alibhai-Brown argues that while authorities fear “that the racial aspects of child sex gangs will be hijacked by groups such as the English Defence League,” it is important to “confront some of the values that drive such men to prey on white females” and to look squarely at “some Asian cultural assumptions that make the paedophiles feel no guilt or shame about what they do.”

Exactly which “values” and “Asian cultural assumptions”  is Alibhai-Brown talking about? Alas, she doesn’t say. That’s where her article ends: with a gutsy-sounding call to face up to “values” and “Asian cultural assumptions” that, it appears, she would prefer not to identify at the present juncture.

What to say about this? Well, first of all, anyone who is genuinely interested in facing up to the truth of these matters needs to stop talking, as Alibhai-Brown does incessantly in her article, about race. This is not about race but about religion – not about black and white but about Muslim and infidel. Alibhai-Brown wants to be seen as bravely pulling back a curtain on an ugly reality, but her repeated reference to dark-hued men and “white girls,” and her use of that cowardly, dishonest (and, alas, ubiquitous) British euphemism “Asian” is nothing more than a way of skirting the truth – namely, that the “cultural assumptions” at work here aren’t “Asian” – aren’t Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian, or Thai – but Islamic. As she and most of her readers well know, countless Muslim boys are brought up to view infidel females as little more than whores whose “immodest” attire makes them legitimate targets for physical assault. Most Westerners who are seriously concerned about these matters have long since learned that the Koran itself condones such conduct, and that in cases of rape it is the victims, not the perpetrators, who are considered the guilty parties. These repulsive facts have been widely known in Europe for many years now.

For heaven’s sake, as long ago as September 6, 2001 – I’ve cited this article before, and I’ll cite it again – the social anthropologist Unni Wikan told the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet that it didn’t surprise her that 65 percent of rapists in Oslo were “non-Western men” (that’s the Norwegian version of “Asian”), because, as she explained, “many immigrants” (that’s another euphemism – she’s not talking about immigrants from Canada) “think that Norwegian women are sending them signals that they want sexual contact.” Wikan, while serving up a rather pro forma-ish acknowledgment that rape is “never acceptable,” went on to make it sound, well, pretty darn acceptable. Noting that “rapists in most Muslim countries are hardly punished” and that most people in those places “feel that women are responsible for the rape,” she argued that “it’s reasonable for immigrants to bring such attitudes with them when they move here.” Their misunderstandings, in short, are “understandable.” By contrast, the naivete of many Norwegian women about Muslim views on rape is not understandable but, contrarily, “startling”; those women, Wikan insisted, “must realize that we live in a multicultural society, and adapt themselves to it.”

Wikan’s position – she actually declared that Western women raped by Muslim men are partially responsible for their own fate – may have been reprehensible, but in retrospect, at least, one has to admire her frankness about the Islam-rape nexus. But then, that Dagbladet article appeared before 9/11 – a full five days before. Since that fateful day, the willingness of Westerners in the public eye to connect these particular dots has declined significantly. Back in 2007, for instance, the London Times reported that a number of “Asian” men in Britain were forcing their attentions upon perhaps hundreds of “white girls as young as twelve,” but that the police weren’t doing anything about it because they feared “upsetting race relations.” “Asian,” “white,” “race”: how stubbornly determined the Times was to avoid the topic of Islam! Then, in 2010, as Alibhai-Brown herself points out, a police report noted that “gangs of Asian males” were “exploiting young white females,” one of whom told the Daily Mail at the time that most of these gangsters “are Asians of Pakistani origin. But very few of the authorities will say this.” And in this context, needless to say, virtually none of them would breathe the word Muslim.

So it goes, year after year. All that changes is the incidence of these crimes, which continues to climb along with the population of European Muslims. And year by year the government reports keep coming – providing a pleasant illusion that something is actually being done, even as they persist in delicately sidestepping the one little detail that explains everything.

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  • Mary Sue

    Rape Apologism comes to Britain and Norway. Gloria Steinem would be proud. [/sarcasm]

  • Chezwick

    Which is why the Hindus and Sikhs of Britain have demanded the media refer to them by their RELIGIOUS affiliation…because they don't want to be associated with Muslims under the common rubric of "Asian." Our refusal to face the truth about and even utter the word "Islam" when confronting the social pathologies of such a religion….is nothing short of Orwellian in its scope and essence. No one who recognizes this can possibly justify supporting leftist political parties that perpetuate such a destructively obfuscative state of affairs.

  • boon doggle

    What can you expect, from the type that tolerated Jimmy Savile and his ilk. They wouldn't recognize a gang rapist or a paedo until a hand went up their skirt or down their pants, let alone what causes that behaviour…… because in a large part it is their tolerance, which they consider the best part of themselves, and their type, that is to blame. Cowards.

  • curmudgeon

    the solution is laughably easy. the enemies of society decry the disproportional representation of "asians", who consider rape acceptable, among rapists. "acceptable" among a population being invaded and tyrannized by foreign invaders would be to deport all the invaders. all of them, both foreign and home-grown. any society in the world except white cowards in europe, north america, and australia would already have evicted the invaders. dont whine about the cost. for less than the cost of a years welfare jizra payments to the invaders, they could all be shipped to some country they love, to be coddled by people they approve of.

    • daniela metz

      curmudgeon the problem with that is you got people here in the states like the black caucus ovomit and others that pass laws that make it easy for thugs and welfare hoes from hatti to come here by the millions, we can not only get rid of the rif raf we bring in millions more every year including the mexicians that live on the government tit, and instead of getting rid of laws that reward the idiots for overpopulatin they tax the workers more and take veterans benefits away

    • Mary Sue

      where are all the feminists (particularly radfems) who whine about "rape culture" in the West? They should be objecting to the EVEN WORSE (and more like actual) "Rape Culture" in the Muslim world!

      • jakespoon

        Mary Sue; if the radfems(good term) complained about muslims and their penchant for rape,well,that would make them racist. As long as it's not happening to them,but to someone else,complaining would be intolerant. And you must tolerate the intolerable,or you're a bigot. They just can't tolerate conservatives.

        • Mary Sue

          yeah everybody should be free to practise their religion even if it's sexist, apparently (except when it's conservative christians!)

        • Litesp33d

          Islam is not a race. It is a colour blind religion and the Koran allows you to own slaves of any skin colour.

          • jakespoon

            Equal opportunity,huh.

          • Mary Sue

            Islam is not a race but for some reason the followers of the Religion of Peace™ were calling people who disagree with Islam "racists".

  • daniela metz

    this is exactly what blacks have turned many of our schools into, raping fields for the very young girls and bulling the boys or both. our schools have turned into crime infested crap holes of intimidation every since they started the busing and crap like that

    • Ghostwriter

      That's one of the most appalling things I read,Ms. metz. Not every black person does this. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for even writing such a disgusting post.

      • Drakken

        The disgusting thing is, she is right. The truth unfortunately is quite brutal and unpleasant.

    • Ghostwriter

      Drakken,I've gone to school with blacks. They aren't all like you describe. Many of them were nice. What Ms. metz described wasn't the truth but her own prejudice. And shame on you for cheering on that type of prejudice. She was wrong,not right. It's sad that the two of you don't see black people as human beings. Maybe,if you've ever met or known black people,you'd see my point. Also,this sort of idiocy gives slime like Dennis X more ammo to attack all whites and all conservatives as bigots. You two are fools. When you meet up with or get to know a black person,let me know. Not all of them of the violent criminals you think they are. Or are either of you too bigoted to see the stupidity of what you two are saying?

  • curmudgeon

    in the entire history of islamic conquest, which includes little things like a christian opening the gates of alexandria to the muslims for money, and a christian engineering the construction of the guns for the conquest of constantinople, there is no more shameful episode than the crime of bill clinton, who sent american forces to yugoslavia to enforce islamic ethnic cleansing (THATS GENOCIDE, BY THE WAY). if a nominally christian leftist dhimmi would commit such a crime, what can we expect from an acknowledged muslim leftist in the same seat of power? britain and france could have some qualms about doing the right thing and exporting their invaders, because america might go to war against them to enforce islamic conquest, just like the criminal clinton did to the serbs, except for one thing. uk and france have nukes, and have nothing to fear from cowardly americans. so why are not uk and france sending home the invaders whose intention is to genocide the english and french? do they desire to have their children enslaved, then murdered?

    • heapologia

      Before you call Americans cowardly, you should first come from a country that has sent hundreds of thousands of troops to war against these Islamic extremists, like the US has. Britain and France in recent years have done a fraction of the work in those hell holes that the Americans have, and usually in far less volatile regions of the countries. The US's Islamic problem is far less than that in France and the UK, so you'd best remember who your friends are when you're up to your necks in Sharia and only we North Americans can help you.

      • wasicu36

        Are you serious? "We North Americans" have our troops patrolling with UNLOADED weapons in Afghanistan, we were too polite to use heavy bombers to pound sand into the ratholes like Fallujah in Iraq, and now we've re-elected a muslim appeaser in chief who's happiest with his face in the saudi king's crotch. Sharia will probably be forced on us here by DC politicians next year!

      • Dave Behrens

        I’m from the USA, and we are cowardly. And stupid. Obama is a Muslim, no doubt, and just re-elected president.

        I live in New Jersey, within site of the FORMER Twin Towers. When they went down, the Muslims in Paterson, NJ were openly celebrating in the streets and giving out candy.

        America is in the ‘bread and circuses’ phase of our democracy. I give it 20 to 40 more yeads until ultimate collapse..

        • Drakken

          I am afraid economic collapse is going to happen a lot sooner than that.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        heapologia ABKAR!

        Screw Eurabia.

        • jakespoon

          Eurabia,right!

      • curmudgeon

        i am an american taxpayer, and i do refer to the american government as cowardly. our government does not have the courage to even call our mortal enemy its real name–islam. it cowardly insists that we are not at war with islam, and aids and abets islam, including the savage crime of genocide committed by clinton and his europan stooges in yugoslavia. our cowardly government refuses to protect its own population from invasion, not only by hispanics, who only want to take our country, but by muslims, who want our souls. yes, cowardly. craven. dispicable.

  • patsjc

    Excellent article! The US should learn a lesson from Europe. What is the matter with the UK calling Muslims Asians. Most Asians in the US are intelligent, well-educated law abiding citizens – not the scum they don't call Muslims in the UK. We have a similar problem in the US – Obama will not call radical Islamists by their correct name but calls them extremists instead.

  • Western Spirit

    The US isn't even learning the lessons of it's own PC. Political Correction is responsible for multi-culturism that is absurd. If human beings want to believe something, no matter how absurd, as the Brits are doing to excuse the Immigrates of Islam, they will believe it and make up all kinds of rhetorical dodges to make what they believe believable.

    No wonder people have been enslaved for most of their history. People believe fables and have a real aversion to the truth and truth when followed leads to a holy God. The word holy is the reason for the aversion.

    So people prefer fables to the truth and the rest is history.

  • UCSPanther

    It's crimes like these that really aggravate racial tensions, and no amount of PC will hide this.

    The only way that it can be dealt with is if everyone involved steps up to the plate, admits collectively that there is a serious problem and takes measures to deal with it accordingly and appropriately.

    Instead, they are burying their heads in the sand, and that can only end badly.

  • LindaRivera

    PROTECT CHILDREN! END MUSLIM IMMIGRATION! Tommy Robinson is a POLITICAL PRISONER in London for protesting!

    Free Tommy Day http://britishfreedom.org/free-tommy-day/

    Gatestone Institute: Muslim Persecution of Christians: August, 2012 “We do not want infidels in this area”
    Egypt: The nation’s jihad organizations dropped leaflets calling on Muslims to kill Christians wherever they found them…
    Ivory Coast: Muslim rebels “massacred hundreds and displaced tens of thousands” of predominantly Christian supporters of Laurent Gbagbo…
    Syria: Some 12,000 people were blockaded in the predominantly Christian town of Rableh by anti-government forces; they killed several people trying to leave and refused the entry of food and medical supplies… by Raymond Ibrahim October 4, 2012 http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3382/muslim-per

    Muslims burn down our places of worship and continually mass slaughter Christians and other non-Muslims.

    Western ruling elites response to Muslim hate, destruction, violence, murder and mayhem is to keep importing as many millions of Muslims as possible into our countries to facilitate merciless Muslim jihad and the massive Muslim gang rape of many THOUSANDS of British non-Muslim children. Human rights activist, Tommy Robinson is imprisoned for protesting.

    STOP the Muslim rape jihad of Britain’s children and FREE TOMMY ROBINSON!
    We are all Tommy Robinson!

    Not only are huge numbers of Muslims imported, non-Muslims are forced via their taxes to financially support Muslim males and their harems of multiple wives and very large numbers of children.

    OUR TREASONOUS LEADERS ARE RAISING UP ENTIRE MUSLIM ARMIES IN OUR WESTERN COUNTRIES TO WAGE JIHAD AGAINST US.

    Join the European Freedom Parties and European Defense Leagues!

    Join EDL (English Defence League)
    Join British Freedom! Britain's last great hope! http://britishfreedom.org/

  • LindaRivera

    Muslims wage rape jihad on hated infidel females throughout Europe and other countries. UK ruling elites stomp on our children who are offered up as a sacrifice to Islam.
    Ruling elites ALLOW and are COMPLICIT in the cruel massive Muslim rape jihad against many thousands of Britain’s defenseless children. Angels weep. GOD HELP THE CHILDREN!

    South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council Are Complicit in Child-Rape
    …thousands of predominately Pakistani Muslim gang rapes of white English girls in the Rotherham area… http://britishfreedom.org/south-yorkshire-police-

    British Schoolgirl’s Testimony – Muslims Threaten Children With Violence & Rape Outside School Daily http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO1yN-eKjmo

    Muslim Gangs Drug & Rape Children All Over The UK – Britain Finally Starts To Wake Up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLzhI7rEYqE

  • Stuart Parsons

    I cannot believe that Muslim gentlemen would groom and rape girls. Muhammad is the example they follow and he and his me never raped anyone. They also gave up coitus interruptus when Muhammad advised it.

    • jakespoon

      Excuse me,but I'm missing the sarcasm here.

    • Mary Sue

      Oh yes he did. Statutory on Aisha.

    • Mary Sue

      Imams are some of the worst Rape Apologists around, with the victim-blaming BS. Such as saying it's a woman's own fault if she's raped and comparing a woman to a piece of "uncovered meat". That's disgusting and it's upholding Rape Culture.

  • Drakken

    Just wait until one of those wogs rapes the wrong mans child. They must be paid back in their own bloody coin, or they will continue to do this with impunity. Reminds of a few years back where 8 muslim turks raped the wrong girl in Cologne, they were arrested and let go a few days later, they found the turks floating in the Rhine minus a few parts. Until we as westerners are willing to do what is neccessary to stop these savages, this will continue.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    It seems obvious that there needs to be a new way to elect leaders and protect society from
    subversive colonists from Islam. I understand that if a female member of my family was raped,
    that the offender or offenders would be made to pay for the crime and in such a fashion that
    they could never again do the deed. Muslims act the way they do as seeing no resistance to
    their criminal conduct it is a free pass to sexual depravity or any other conduct evil motivates
    them to. When the Brits wake up hell will play out, if not hell will be their home…………William

  • johan

    This shows how uncivilized and uncultured these Muslims are. The big problem is that they are invading the western countries and bring with them many wives. This is islam, their prophet Mohammad set an example with all his wifes one as young as 9 and he raped her.

  • Tabris

    Everybody can talk and complain about atrocities caused by Muslims until the cows come home. A simple root cause analysis makes it clear that all these problems originate from the teachings of Islam.
    Unless you deal with the root cause, these atrocities will never be solved and Islam will be a menace to this world indefinitely.

  • US Muslim

    "Most Westerners who are seriously concerned about these matters have long since learned that the Koran itself condones such conduct, and that in cases of rape it is the victims, not the perpetrators, who are considered the guilty parties."

    Really? Please point out where in the Qur'an such nasty things are condoned. I must have missed it every time I read the entire Qur'an cover to cover.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      US Muslim, Did your "prophet" "MARRY" and 9 year girl named Aiesha?

      Please describe the 19 people who hijacked 4 passenger planes on 9/11/01 and flew them into builidings.

    • litesp33d
    • JoJoJams

      It's not just the koran and sharia. It's also the EXAMPLE of your "holy" prophet who had slaves and sex slaves. Not to mention married Aisha when she was 6 and consummated that marriage (after years of "thighing" her) when she was 9. What amazes me is the idiocy of so many muslims who actually think their "prophet" a good man and an example to follow! If he tried to get his made-up religion going in this day and age, performing the acts and deeds he did, he would be imprisoned for pedophilia, slavery, rape and robbery. Ans this is based on your OWN twisted "scriptures"!! You people are truly perverted in the mind to think mad mo was some kind of "holy" prophet! Sheer lunacy and foolishness!

    • Mary Sue

      are you reading it in english or arabic?

  • Georgina

    “must realize that we live in a multicultural society, and adapt themselves to it.”

    Too true, start carrying a weapon girls! Oh yes, and some form of combat training would not be amiss, particularly how to disarm a knife carrier.

    • jakespoon

      Best way I know to disarm a knife wielder is to jump back two paces and pop him with a 230 grain jacketed hollow point,maybe two. Double tap.

    • Mary Sue

      it's too bad britain banned handguns. :(

  • http://twitter.com/LordLindley @LordLindley

    I think a pistol is required and shoot any muslim who comes near you whilst screaming. Plead attempted rape threats & you'll get away with it if arrested.

  • LindaRivera

    In the most shocking betrayal ruling elites have colonized our countries
    with millions of Muslims who are instructed to mass murder non-Muslims.
    It is satanic.

    Koran 9:5 “Kill Jews and Christians wherever you find them”.

    The Koran is held to be “true from eternity to eternity” (Sam
    Solomon, former professor of Sharia law). To deny any verse in it is
    punishable by death (Manual of Islamic Law o8.7(7)). That death penalty
    can be inflicted by anyone without retaliation, because the offender is
    “someone who deserves to die” (Manual o8.4).

    Many clerics and politicians openly instruct killing of all Jews and Christians:

    Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt, the highest Muslim religious authority in the world –
    “Muslims must kill non-believers wherever they are unless they convert to Islam.” Citizen Warrior, 20 June 2011.

    Selim Panni in Bangladesh projects Jews and Christians as true evils
    and preaches killing them or raping female members of Jewish and
    Christian societies as a “divine task”. Tea and Politics, 24 November
    2010.

    Ahmad Abu Halabiya, a Hamas MP and GMJ International Central Committee member –
    “Have no mercy on the Jews, no matter where they are, in any country.
    Fight them, wherever you are. Wherever you meet them, kill them.”

    Ayatollah Khomeini –
    “Those who know nothing of Islam pretend that Islam counsels against
    war. Those (who say this) are witless. Islam says: kill all of the
    unbelievers as they would kill you all.” Logan’s Warning.

    “A religion that does not include [provisions for] killing and massacre
    is incomplete. … Killing is the same as mercy.” Jihad Watch, 26 December
    2011.
    Abu Hafs Al-Masri Brigades, Madrid bombers (who killed 202 commuters) –

    “Kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they
    have driven you out; for internal strife [Fitna] is worse than killing.”
    Koran 2:191.

  • LindaRivera

    Our treasonous leaders have colonized our countries with many millions of Muslims in order for Muslims to OBEY the Quran and wage jihad against us and conquer our countries.

    Abu Baseer in London: “One of the goals of immigration is the revival of the duty of jihad and enforcement of power over the infidels. Immigration and jihad go together.

    Founder of Islam, Mohammed: “I have been made victorious with terror”, “Wage war on the infidel and kill them until Islam is dominant” (Koran 8:39)

  • johan

    Hello US Muslim. I also read the koran and found so much garbage and really, really unfit to read, I then burned the satan book.

  • Valmont

    Dammed I'm making a case for this as hard as I can somewhere (secret), but I need reliable numbers guys. Anyone? It's not allowed to come form so called "biased sites" as well. I need help obtaining numbers!

  • Isaac G.S.

    This is a fascists hate blog and should be banned from the internet…

  • Kent Mason

    Stop letting the beasts into your country!

    • obloodyhell

      Stop rendering the women helpless by denying them firearms with which to protect themselves.

      They didn’t call it “Mr. Colt’s Great Equalizer” because it made ice cream available to all.

  • edl

    England your woman and children are being raped by Wogs. EDL NOW!