But the underlying problem is cultural, not criminal.
The UK’s Daily Mail reported last week that the British government is introducing a new criminal offence for teachers, social workers and counsellors who turn a blind eye to child sex abuse. Although that is too little, too late for the untold numbers of needless victims of sex “grooming” and trafficking rings, it’s a step in the right direction for the future. Unfortunately, the heart of the problem is not so much criminal as cultural.
The government apparently decided to act following an official report on the notorious case of more than 1400 child victims of sexual abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. Children as young as 11 were raped, tortured, abducted and trafficked to other cities in England predominantly by gangs of British-Pakistani Muslims.
Even more disturbing, if that can be imagined, is that the investigation into the case found that not only were authorities aware to some extent of the abuse, but that they did nothing about it. They ignored evidence and pleas about the abuse because the victims described the majority of the perpetrators as “Asian” men, which is how the British media commonly refer to Muslims. In an England seized in the grip of multicultural intolerance, authorities were paralyzed by the likelihood of being condemned as racists if they took action against Muslim suspects.
Similar abuse occurred in Rochdale, Greater Manchester until another “Asian” ring was busted in 2012. Nine Muslim males eventually were convicted of rape and sex trafficking and jailed for a total of 77 years. They had “groomed” white girls as young as 13, passed them around the group for sex, and kept the victims quiet with alcohol, food and small sums of money. Again, police and social workers ignored or suppressed the abuse rather than be accused of racism.
But now the British government plans to introduce a new criminal offence of “willful neglect” of children suffering abuse, similar to existing laws in Northern Ireland, Australia, the United States and Denmark. The new offence will apply when there has been a failure to act when a court determines that a “moral duty” to do so existed. This is in addition to a separate mandatory reporting law that would apply in schools, hospitals, churches, and sporting clubs. “It is about making sure that the professionals we charge with protecting our children – the council staff, police officer and social workers – do the jobs they are paid to do,” said Prime Minister David Cameron.
He continued: “I am sending an unequivocal message that professionals who fail to protect children will be held properly accountable and council bosses who preside over such catastrophic failure will not see rewards for that failure.” That “proper accountability” translates to a jail sentence of up to five years or an unlimited fine.
Child sex abuse will also be prioritized as a national threat by British authorities. In addition, the government is establishing a new national helpline for whistleblowers who work in relevant professions.
But will that be enough? The Daily Mail earlier reported that dozens of offenders are still at large because the police simply aren’t bothering to arrest them. Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner issued a report listing a jaw-dropping 13,000 child sex abuse cases in the last six years, of which only 1,078 offenders were convicted. A social worker whistleblower claimed that the police have put a “cap” on the number of child sex offenders they would arrest, and that during the 2012 case, police were “obsessed” with convicting just nine of the criminals while allowing many more to remain on the loose.
In any case, the most problematic aspect of this issue is cultural, not criminal. Cameron commented that
we have all been appalled at the abuse suffered by so many young girls in Rotherham and elsewhere across the country. Children were ignored, sometimes even blamed, and issues were swept under the carpet – often because of a warped and misguided sense of political correctness. That culture of denial which let them down so badly must be eradicated.
Indeed it must. Good for him for acknowledging what is truly at fault here: institutionalized political correctness (which, to echo Cameron, is “warped and misguided” at its core) and a culture of denial – denial about the damage wrought in England, and on the continent as well, by multiculturalism and Muslim immigration. That is the issue that must be wrestled with: the cultural guilt that has been inculcated in white Britons from decades of multicultural conditioning, a guilt that many in law enforcement and social work can’t overcome even when the lives of children are at stake.
It’s going to take more than just establishing a new criminal offense to break free of this psychological straitjacket. Five years’ incarceration is a serious incentive to be more forthcoming about the sexual abuse of children going on under your nose, but multicultural indoctrination runs deep, and British Muslims and their progressive allies know well how to manipulate that guilt with dreaded charges of racism and the mythical “Islamophobia.” During the trial of the Rochdale gang, the ringleader shouted in court, “Where are the white people? You have only got my kind here.” His threatening behavior, including calling the judge a “racist bastard,” got him removed from the courtroom.
After the trial, the British media and officials rushed to deny the Islamic roots of the grooming rings. “Why the Rochdale ‘Grooming’ Trial Wasn’t About Race,” read a headline in The Guardian. What was it about, then? “The strong preying on the weak,” was the Guardian’s vague explanation. A report issued by the Deputy Children’s Commissioner downplayed the preponderance of Muslim men involved in sex grooming gangs. “I can understand why she is afraid of being called a racist… but this is about protecting young victims,” said former MP Ann Cryer.
And until Westerners shake off that fear and cultural guilt, we will continue to be taken advantage of, and there will continue to be young victims. Another law on the books won’t be enough.
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