By Leo Hohmann
In Britain, they call it “sex grooming.”
In the Netherlands, they’re called “Lover Boys.”
But the phenomenon is the same. A gang of Muslim “Asians” of mostly Pakistani descent seeks out, pursues, chats up and cultivates school girls for sex, turning them into bodies for sale.
A new book is out that the European left is trying its best to ignore. It contains research that blows away the theory, widely reported in the media, that it’s a tiny minority of Muslim men involved in the rape gangs and then only in one British town, Rotherham.
Author Peter McLaughlin argues in his exhaustive study, Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal, that it’s at least 300 Muslim men who were preying on girls in Rotherham over a 16-year period. And the same type of gangs have been operating in dozens of cities across the United Kingdom, as well as in Muslim areas of the Netherlands and Sweden.
“In 2008 one of the policing agencies having to do with sex trafficking commissioned a 20-minute educational video to be shown to school girls to show how the gangs operate,” McLoughlin told WND. “They hang around schools and malls and use an attractive young man to convince them he wants to be their boyfriend and he gets them to drink and do drugs and then she has sex with him and later his ‘brothers’ and his ‘uncles’ and whomever else he pimps her out to.”
That video was never actually shown to the girls, he said. And Britain’s homage to political correctness led police and child-welfare advocates to cover up what was happening for fear of being called racists.
Even today, after the media spotlight has finally shined on the problem, there exists an element of denial as to its scope.
“In Britain people just keep talking about Rotheram and 1,400 victims because, to them, it’s just one town,” McLoughlin told WND. “It’s a big number but it’s not a shocking number. When you say it’s multiple towns and between 100,000 and 350,000 victims, it’s just so big you can’t take it in.”
Up until four years ago most Brits couldn’t place Rotherham on a map, he said.
“That town is completely ordinary. There is nothing unusual about it. It contains 1/250th of the population of the U.K.,” he said. “So there are the equivalent of 250 towns that size and Rotherham also has a slightly lower than average number of Muslim residents.
“So if you do the math: Take 1,400 victims, and that’s a conservative estimate, and multiply 1,400 by 250 and you get 350,000 (victims),” McLoughlin said.
“At least 40 towns have been named in this context but that doesn’t mean it’s not going on in far more.”
He said Muslims make up 5 percent of the population in Britain but have accounted for 90 percent of the sex-gang convictions.
In one area of northeast England, in and around Newcastle, 44 men were charged. All but six, possibly seven, were Muslim.
There have been more than 200 convictions so far in cities across the country, but McLoughlin says this likely amounts to less than 1 percent of the Muslim men who were involved.
See list of men convicted and the towns where they committed their rape crimes.
How it started
McLoughlin, an Internet technology specialist by trade, said his interest in the sex-grooming gangs was sparked by a 2004 documentary film Edge of the City. It included the stories of two British women whose daughters were being abused by grooming gangs in Bradford, a city in west Yorkshire. The film was immediately labeled “racist” by the BBC and other establishment media.
Like many Brits, McLoughlin didn’t believe what he saw in the controversial film. Thevictims were as young as 10 and 11 years old.
“I didn’t believe it was going on until 2009 when someone told me it was happening to their child. In 2010 I met another family,” McLoughlin told WND. “One involved the family’s niece who had been seduced by a Pakistani gang in Chester and in the other case it was a Somali gang in South London. So I had two cases in two different parts of the country that got me started on this.”
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For the first two years starting in 2014 McLoughlin gave away his books to anyone who would read them.
“I didn’t want people to say ‘you’re making money off of this,'” he said.
A nation in denial
Then he found a publisher, New English Review, which took on the project last year. The books started rolling off the presses in March.
“And so far we’re seeing absolutely no interest in the book in England,” he told WND. “People are buying it, but there have been no book reviews in any newspapers or periodicals, no requests for interviews from media. It’s a cover-up.”
Between 1988 and 2011 there was virtually no mention in the British media of the problem with grooming gangs.
“One of the things that struck me was that people could deny this was going on when there was no information available,” McLoughlin said.
With the publication of Easy Meat the denials are no longer possible.
He said public officials, from police to child welfare agencies, all did their best to make sure no data was collected that would show the pattern of Muslim men raping young girls.
Rotherham was the exception, purely by accident.
“One of the things the childcare professionals have done is make sure there is no data,” he said. “And the reason Rotherham has become emblematic and distinct is that Rotherham by accident had a private organization working for the local government called Risky Business. And what it did was ask these victims for details of who was doing these horrible things to them.”
The private agency built case files and took them to police.
“And so because of this organization there is data for Rotherham,” he said.
Strangely, the offices of Risky Business were broken into and many of their files stolen.
“So there are indications police officers were involved in the pimping out and exploitation of the girls,” McLoughlin said. “One officer who was being investigated died mysteriously in a car crash last year.”
With so much information now available, the establishment media and politicians can no longer deny the Rotherham tragedy. Instead, they attempt to minimize it, he said.
That doesn’t change the fact that a huge cover-up took place to hide decades of sexual abuse of English school girls.
Only one female journalist would write about the Muslim gangs with any semblance of honest journalism and she was accused of being “racist” even though she was a left-leaning feminist, McLoughlin said.
“If Rotherham has this problem with 1,400 victims, and that’s a conservative figure, then the local newspaper must have known about it,” he said. “And if the same is true in the other towns, and they all don’t publish anything about it, then it’s like the problem doesn’t exist.”
But they can’t claim ignorance now. McLoughlin’s 130,000 words of documentation, photographs, scanned documents and end notes stand as a huge obstacle between the willfully ignorant and the truth.
“I think it’s the biggest political scandal in 100 years. I don’t have any children myself and this is the last thing I ever thought I would do is write a book about this subject,” he said. “I work in IT. I didn’t want people to say I was trying to capitalize on this problem so I spent two years writing this book with the purpose of wanting to preserve for future generations the record of what happened.
“It’s such a shocking problem,” he continued. “The idea that a country would welcome immigrants, offer them every sort of benefit and rights, in some ways superior rights to its own citizens, and then to stand by and let them organize the baiting and prostitution of school girls is just outrageous. If we did not know about this and document it you would not believe it.”
Importing a culture of rape
In fact, rape is deeply ensconced in the Muslim culture dating back to the seventh century and Muhammad himself, a panel of Islam scholars tells WND.
Daniel Akbari, a former top Shariah defense lawyer in Iran before he converted to Christianity and defected to the U.S., is a recognized expert in Islamic honor violence and recently authored a book on the topic, Honor Killing: A Professional’s Guide to Sexual Relations and Ghayra Violence from the Islamic Sources.”
Akbari said Islamic migrants bring a culture to their adopted homelands in the West that is foreign to the Judeo-Christian mindset of female equality.
“These men come from Islamic communities in which any association with females other than unmarriageable kin is prohibited and subject to the Islamic punishment of flogging,” he said. “When these Muslim men immigrate to Western countries where women are free to dress and behave as they wish, they become turbulent.”
This “turbulent” behavior is acted out when confronted by Western women who move about freely and dress as they wish.
“For their entire lives these men have been taught that the women who do not wear a hijab and show skin are like whores,” Akbari told WND. “They also assume that only Muslim women who follow sharia rules for women’s dress and conduct, wear a hijab, lower their gaze, do not laugh or eat in public, and do not go out of house without their unmarriageable kin men escorting them deserve respect.”
Even when the victim of a sexual assault is a Muslim woman, the Shariah court will blame her for the crime if she failed to follow Shariah rules for women’s dress and conduct, Akbari said. And she must have multiple male witnesses to testify on her behalf.
But what about the non-Muslim woman? The Shariah rule is clear, says Akbari.
“Merely being a non-Muslim woman provides Muslim men with a legitimate Islamic excuse to justify their sexual harassment,” he said.
There are exceptions under Shariah for Jewish and Christian women, which the Quran calls “people of the Book,” but those exceptions come with a high price.
“Christian or Jewish women who live in lands controlled by Islamic governments are exempted from the rule if they have made a Dhimmi contract with the Islamic ruler promising to respect specific boundaries and limitations on their fundamental rights,” he said.” And they must pay jizya (tax).”
Not all Muslims know these rules, he said, but the general cultural beliefs about women are deeply ingrained. “Because for centuries all these rules have been practiced in their communities, they know by heart how to distinguish between a women who deserves respect and the one who does not.”
Timothy Furnish, a historian of Islam who authors the Mahdi Watch blog and whose latest book is “Secrets, Lies and the Caliphate: 10 Years of Observations about Islam,” said Islam has a very different view of women than Christianity or Judaism.
“Islam perpetuates that men should dominate women in sexual matters culture, as per Sura al-Nisa’ and the examples of Muhammad, who had as many as 11 wives,” Furnish said, citing Quran 4:3 and 34.
“Also, the afterlife in Islam holds the sexual ‘houris’ for men, but nothing for women.”
The houris (explained here) are jinn-like “sex kittens,” available to Islamic men in the afterlife, Furnish explained.
Do these beliefs lead to rape while Muslim men are living here on Earth?
“Not directly,” says Furnish, “But it certainly posits females (both humans and houris) as primarily existing to sexually gratify men, and that can lead Muslim men to see all women that way.”
It goes back to Muhammad
Another scholar, author and filmmaker G.M. Davis, whose latest work is House of War: Islam’s Jihad Against the World, devotes a section to Islam’s view of women.
“In seventh century Arabic tribal culture, women were seen as commodities to be bought, sold, or otherwise appropriated as one was able, an attitude that Islam has perpetuated,” writes Davis.
Davis cites the example of Muhammad granting permission to a fellow jihadist to take the slave girl Safiya following the massacre of the Jewish tribe Bani Nadir at a place called Khaibar, as documented by hadith narrator Abdul Aziz.
“We conquered Khaibar, took the captives and the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, ‘O Allah’s Prophet! Give me a slave girl from the captives.’ The Prophet said, ‘Go and take any slave girl.’ He took Safiya bin Huyai.”
As it turned out, Muhammad saw Safiya and decided he wanted her for himself.
“The hapless slave girl Safiya appears as little more than a prestigious trophy to be haggled over and traded at the will of the victors,” Davis writes. “It is the same mentality that gave rise to the Muslim rape epidemic that has plagued major cities in Sweden and Norway, in which Muslims routinely attack unveiled women.”
Muhammad’s treatment of the slave girl’s husband is even more disturbing — he was tortured with a hot iron on his chest until he told the location of his treasure, then beheaded.
More than 25 years of exploitation
McLoughlin said the organized seduction of English school girls by Muslim rape gangs has been going on since at least 1988.
“That was the earliest public document I was able to find,” he said.
“I got into it from a position of, well, it’s a story that’s basically being concealed in Britain,” he said. “And I have a feeling it’s being concealed in other countries as well.”
The member of Parliament who represents Rotherham, Sarah Champion, has estimated there could be as many as 1 million victims across the U.K.
But McLoughlin sticks with his “conservative” estimate of 100,000 to 350,000 victims.
“There’s an aspect of which I don’t wish to believe it’s a million victims, because it’s too shameful for us as a nation to have allowed something like that to happen,” he said. “We effectively have an army of childcare professionals and police officers — it dwarfs the size of the British army — that has ignored and denied this problem for decades.”
Even after hundreds of convictions and Parliamentary hearings, there is still not “full honesty” about the subject of grooming gangs in Britain, McLoughlin said.
“And what’s going on in Rotherham now is the state and the media have turned all their attention on this one town, as if this one town is singularly bad, when there’s all kinds of evidence to suggest this is going on in towns across the country,” he said. “We just don’t have the data in the other towns.”