Crime

Jack Straw

Following the conviction of two British Pakistani men for serial sexual assault against a number of girls from other ethnic groups, Jack Straw has said:

“Pakistanis, let’s be clear, are not the only people who commit sexual offences, and overwhelmingly the sex offenders’ wings of prisons are full of white sex offenders.

“But there is a specific problem which involves Pakistani heritage men… who target vulnerable young white girls.

“We need to get the Pakistani community to think much more clearly about why this is going on and to be more open about the problems that are leading to a number of Pakistani heritage men thinking it is OK to target white girls in this way.”

Mr Straw added: “These young men are in a western society, in any event, they act like any other young men, they’re fizzing and popping with testosterone, they want some outlet for that, but Pakistani heritage girls are off-limits and they are expected to marry a Pakistani girl from Pakistan, typically.

“So they then seek other avenues and they see these young women, white girls who are vulnerable, some of them in care… who they think are easy meat.”

I am listening to BBC World Service, and Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation reject any links with “religion” but also call for more education amongst young Pakistani men that non-Pakistani girls and women are “of just as much value” as Pakistani girls and women.

I do not know if Straw has a point, or if he is being irresponsible. Anyone? And, please, no comments about the Islamic Prophet being a paedo.

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