The beautiful mosaic of British diversity isn't quite so diverse in certain areas.
The vast majority of men convicted of grooming young white girls – 84 per cent – are of Asian origin, according to a report to be published this week.
The study by the renowned counter-extremism think-tank Quilliam says that of these, seven in ten are believed to be of Pakistani-Muslim heritage.
Asian gangs have deliberately abused white girls because they hold entrenched racist attitudes towards them as being ‘easy targets’ for sex, according to the report, which is based on the testimonies of convicted Asian men during court hearings.
The study – likely to provoke controversy – is written by two British Pakistani authors, who say they hope it will encourage their community to ‘take responsibility’.
The Quilliam report studied all court cases involving grooming gangs in England and Wales between 2005 and 2017. It said that 58 gangs had been prosecuted in that period, with 264 individual convictions.
There are obvious conclusions to be drawn here. And the authorities will do everything possible to see that they aren't drawn. But the problem is simple. It's always been about Muslim rape culture.
In the Ashfield rapes, four Pakistani brothers raped eighteen women and girls. Their father urged that his sons be pardoned because they “did not know the culture of this culture.”
One of the brothers appealed his sentence arguing that he had committed the rapes based on cultural differences with how Pakistani girls behaved. The older brother said in court that only now that he had gained a "better understanding of Australian culture" did he finally realize that rape was wrong.
Explaining why he had raped one girl, he said, “She was not related to us and she was not wearing any Purdah, like she was not… covered her face, she was not wearing any headscarf.”
Purdah refers to the practice of keeping women isolated and locked up at home. The Hijab and the Burka are forms of mobile Purdah; clothing that acts as a symbolic "partition" keeping women "fenced in" even in public.
The father of the rapist brothers said of the victims, "What do they expect to happen to them? Girls from Pakistan don't go out at night.”
And when enough Pakistanis migrate to their country neither will Australian girls