Quilliam Report: Pakistani-origin Sex Gangs Target White Girls in Britain
Using drugs and alcohol, Pakistani men are targeting young white girls in the UK in order to rape and sexually abuse them, a report from the anti-extremism think tank Quilliam has concluded. This phenomenon is largely attributed in the report to the fact that that these Pakistani men are not integrating with British society.
The study, titled ‘Group Based Child Sexual Exploitation: Dissecting Grooming Gangs’, calls on the UK government to do more to integrate Pakistani men into the British way of life so that the severity of this issue can be eroded.
Mina Adil, one of two authors of the report, said: “We began thinking we would debunk the media narrative that Asians are over-represented in this specific crime. But, when the final numbers came in we were alarmed and dismayed. For both of us being of Pakistani heritage, this issue is deeply personal and deeply disturbing”.
Quilliam studied 58 cases of grooming gangs identified in the UK between 2005 and 2017, which led to 264 convictions for this grotesque sexual offence.
They discovered that 84% of those convicted were of Asian origin, most of whom were Pakistani. Only 18 of these 264 offenders were white, representing a stark difference between the rate of white people bring involved in sexual gangs and that of the 7% of the British population who are Asian.
Haras Rafiq, CEO of Quilliam, said: “There has been a lot of coverage of grooming gangs recently, ranging from the politically correct, who don’t want to talk about it, and the bigots who want to use it for hate. Not talking about it doesn’t make the problem go away, and letting bigots hijack the debate creates further division in society. We as a society need to tackle this head on.”