The cat is out of the bag. What was talked about in a hush-hush tone for years is now in the open. Barrister Suella Braverman, Home Secretary in Britain, has made allegations that Pakistani men are trapping white girls and raping them with impunity. It sparked outrage in Britain, especially among the people of Pakistani origin. In addition, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has lambasted them, stating that he will do whatever it takes to root out the gangs operating under the garb of “Grooming Gangs”.
Role of Pak Migrants
While here in Bharat, a non-Muslim girl is enticed into marring with a Muslim boy, in Britain, these criminals go after the virgins. It can be aptly called as Virgin Jihad. There is no question of first marrying them. It is a shock for the British society as whole. Although known for years, but for the political expediency, it was always stated that they were of the Asian origin. It made the Asian society as a whole suspect in the eyes of the British citizens. However, it is too specific this time, isolating the people of Pakistani origin indulging in these crimes. There is no need to hide that they are majority Muslim migrants from Pakistan. Both Suella Braverman and Rishi Sunak have not minced words in spite of knowing that their statements are likely to create severe backlash against Pakistanis in general. At the same time, they have also not bothered to be labelled as Islamophobics. It is in spite of the fact that people in Europe fear being targeted as Islamophobics and that fear has so far kept these heinous crimes committed en mass under the carpet. It is now known that over the decade, thousands of young girls were sexually exploited and they individually and with their families faced the trauma in hiding the social stigma.
Wooing Sikh Girls
Way back in November 2018, The Indian Express printed a news item about the sexual exploitation of young girls by these grooming gangs in certain localities in Britain. These were like Muslim ghettoes. It was also made clear that these were people of Pakistani origin, naturalised in the United Kingdom, for decades or born and brought up there. They trapped the opposite sex, especially the Sikh girls.
The safety of women and girls is paramount. For too long, political correctness has stopped us from weeding out file criminals who prey on children and young women. We will stop at nothing to stamp out these dangerous gangs
— Rishi Sunak, PM United Kingdom
It will be wrong to say that only Pakistani Muslims indulged in these crimes. Muslims of Indian origin may not have been lagging. There is a concrete case of an Indian Muslim, who made Britain his second home. He was a well-known column writer, Hasan Suroor. He was held in the UK for enticing a 14-year-old British girl at the age of 65, sending her objectionable texts, when the British Transport Police said Suroor was involved in “sexually grooming” the girl (The Times of India, November 13, 2015). During a TV interview, Hasan Suroor admitted to offering to buy condoms for the girl. However, in the absence of concrete evidence, he was later acquitted by the UK court. As reported, by 2015, Britain’s crime agency had arrested 660 suspected ‘paedophiles’. So widespread is the chain that now it has come to the stage of exploding the social fabric of the UK. One relief for Hindus in Britain is that they are no more clubbed as Asians to be an eyesore for the British citizens and can have a sigh of relief.
Women as Commodities
What matters most, in this case, is the attitude of these Pakistani men in general towards women. They view them as dirt and feel justified to be exploiting them with no remorse. This is their grooming. In the annals of Islamic history, non-Islamic women were sold in markets as salable commodities. After the war of Panipat, Hindu captive ladies and children were sold in the Kabul market. In recent years, with the rise of ISIS, the whole world witnessed the exploitation of captive ladies with impunity. The members of ISIS handled the Yazidi ladies like exchangeable commodities. In the present case, too, young girls in the UK were treated by these criminals as commodities to satisfy their carnal greed. Why these criminals felt no compunction because they were Kafirs and had justification to be treated as animals. The root cause is Kafirophobia which is inculcated in Muslim youth from a very young age. Hate for Kafir men takes the form of violent attacks and hate for the Kafir ladies takes the form of exploiting them as sex slaves. For all the theological reasons, all the kafirs are doomed to go to hell and these criminals feel that the ladies can be turned into sex slaves with no fear in the life hereafter.
Defeaning Silence of Society
Why at all these criminal activities were overlooked by the British authorities and the politicians in general? The reason is not far to seek. What is happening in the UK is the growing clout of the followers of Islam, and Tablighis in particular. Ed Husain, writer born and brought up in the UK has described the rising clout of Tablighis there in his book, “Among the Mosques: A Journey Across Muslim Britain (Bloomsbury, 2021). He went on surveying the operation of growing number of mosques in nine cities in Britain. He observed Kairana-like situation in the pockets where mosques have mushroomed over the last few decades. With the establishing of mosques and run by Tablighi Jamat, the white British citizens start leaving the area. Soon the minority population becomes majority in the area and start dictating terms in the political arena. As Husain points out, “the local government continues to empower community leaders and clerics, who then claim to speak for the entire community. There is widespread corruption in local elections, where the issue of ‘Asian votes for Asians’ (read Muslims) has become widespread, ensuring that certain councilors are re-elected” (Page 84). It explains why the clout of grooming gangs was not brought into the public arena by locals. For both, the brown and White politicians their votes matter, such that they do not entertain the complaints from the whites, i.e. original citizens.
With the Muslim community clamoring over the targeted attack on Pakistanis, by none other than the Prime Minister, it is pertinent here to ask as to why the “grooming gangs’ were simply ignored all the while they were operating under the very nose of these community leaders and politicians getting elected time and again? Their silence itself speaks more loudly. While the British encouraged Mir Jaffars in India, the British politicians of all colors appear to be playing the same role. Aren’t we witnessing it here too?