The BBC, allegedly one of the most respected broadcasters in the world, tweeted a question on Sunday asking if the criticism of Muslim child grooming gangs was racist.
There is a problem with grooming gangs in Britain, mostly because nobody wants to tackle the problem in case they’re deemed ‘racist’.
The Rotherham case is the most famous example of this absurd politically correct thought process.
It was first documented in the 1990’s but took twenty more years until five British-Pakistani men were convicted of sexual offenses against young girls between the ages of 12 and 16. The five that were convicted were not the ringleaders, meaning the gang could still operate.
An independent inquiry by Professor Alex Jay concluded at least 1,400 children, most of whom were young white girls between the ages of 11 and 15, had been sexually abused by the Rotherham gang, that mostly consisted of British-Pakistani men, between 1997 and 2013.
“The utter brutality is what shocked me most,” Jay said in an interview with The Telegraph. “It is really hard to describe it – the horrible nature of the sexual acts and the brutality of the controls these girls were subjected to. There was a vast amount of truly horrific material. I was taken aback at how callous, how violent, the operations were.”
“These were girls of 11 and 12. They were children. The violence was worst,” she continued. “Petrol dousing was used as a form of intimidation. Oral and anal sex were so often a means of control and punishment. It was truly frightening that people in our country could be doing that.”
It took whistleblower Jayne Senior fifteen years to bring the details of a Rotherham sex ring to light, as detailed by The Sun.
Senior has slammed political correctness for the part it played in keeping justice away from the Rotherham Gang.
“It was a race issue and obviously what we didn’t want to do was make it a race issue,” she said of the Rotherham case. Senior also agreed that instead of alerting authorities to grooming, people shrink away and stay silent to avoid being called racist.
The MP for Rotherham, Sarah Champion, echoed Senior’s words when she said: “People are more afraid to be called a racist than they are afraid to be wrong about calling out child abuse.”
After all that has happened, the BBC decided to tweet this out on Sunday.
Our first conversation today – is our response to grooming gangs racist? Let us know your thoughts – #bbcsml.
— BBCSundayMorningLive (@bbcsml) August 20, 2017
The tweet quickly received responses from users of the social media site.
Statistics do show that Pakistani men are disproportionately involved in child abuse – FACT #bbcsml
— claire humphreys (@clarise121) August 20, 2017
— Gareth Littlefield (@Littlefield173) August 20, 2017
Thousands of white girls suffered because of this question. I can't believe you've asked this after it was BBC that commissioned 3 girls.
— 父Working Class Man父 (@WestHamMatters) August 20, 2017
To be fair we kind of knew they were after the historical cover ups @bbc that have been uncovered in recent years
— mrlee (@mrleeb1983) August 20, 2017
What a disrespectful thing to do to all those girls and families that have been affected by this. BBC are so out of touch
— Charles (@chaz8su) August 20, 2017
I honestly feel embarrassed for the person who comes up with these discussion topics.
— Ana Bergamini (@inglesonline) August 20, 2017
— Joe Dandan (@JoeDandan) August 20, 2017
THAT'S your first conversation? Maybe we should care a bit more about the wellfare of children than political points.
— Breeze (@beezball38) August 20, 2017
What a shameful organisation this is.
— David Swift (@dswift352) August 20, 2017
Get a spine BBC, they are, MUSLIM GROOMING GANGS. It's not racist to call these predators out for what they are, Your lack of courage shows
— Lynne Hooker (@lynnemorvirat) August 20, 2017
Its appearing like people give more of a shit about things people say than people raping women and children. The left wing media r fucked up
— Mark Henderson (@dude1979) August 20, 2017
The BBC is a disgrace with a long history of protecting child abuse. You knew about these gangs for over 10 years. Where was Panorama?
— english rose (@redrosieroo) August 20, 2017
"Our conversation today is: should the Powers that Be use the R-word to shut down an important conversation?" – fixed
— UKIP North London (@UKIPNL) August 20, 2017
No. They were breaking the law and should be in jail. Moreover those who hid it (inc @BBC) are also culpable should be jailed
— John Smith (@JohnRealSmith) August 20, 2017
Let's not offend anybody while they groom our kids. We don't want to appear rude. We might hurt their feelings.
— Jetnor Martika (@JetnorMartika) August 20, 2017
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