They doused a 15-year-old in petrol and threatened to set her alight should she dare to report them.
They menaced entire families and made young girls watch as they raped other children.
These truly horrible things happened in our country – not in the distant, cruel past, but as recently as last year.All but one of the perpetrators were Muslims of Pakistani heritage who would have related to Cliff’s hit, Living Doll.Picture 50 junior-school classes of little girls in Rotherham, once a respectable northern town, now a byword for depravity.We have seen child-grooming cases before, but the disgusting stories revealed in the report by Professor Alexis Jay amount to evidence of abuse on an industrial scale.As President Obama said about the fiends who beheaded the journalist James Foley: “No just God would stand for what they did.” My, what the British people would give to hear such ringing moral condemnation from our own political leaders.
The Labour Party, in particular, is mired in shame over “cultural sensitivity” in Rotherham.
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Front-line youth workers who submitted reports in 2002, 20 expressing their alarm at the scale of the child sex-offending say the town hall told them to keep quiet about the ethnicity of the perpetrators in the interests of “community cohesion”.
Fear of appearing racist trumped fears of more children being abused.
Perhaps, yes, as a true Guardian reader and liberal Leftie, I suppose I didn’t want to raise that too hard.” Much better to hang on to your impeccable liberal credentials than save a few girls from being raped, eh, Denis?