The BBC reports that 1,400 children were sexually abused in Rotherham, England between 2005 and 2010 by “Asians.” For the benefit of readers in the United States, the BBC does not refer to some sinister Fu Manchu or other yellow peril. In England, the polite way to refer to Muslims is to not refer to Muslims – to instead call them Asians.
What’s been going on in sleepy Rotherham? Well, before the BBC report the English Defense League marched against sexual grooming by Muslims in Rotherham on 10 May 2014. But the EDL are “racists,” so they were ignored.
And before that? The English Defense League stood a representative for office in Rotherham in 2012 on a platform opposing sexual grooming by Muslims. But those darn EDL are
witches – communists – “racists!” I don’t know what race Muslim is, but keep saying racist until it sticks.
And before that? Five Muslims were arrested for their rung of the rape ring in 2010. There, problem solved, we can stop talking about it now.
And before that? The South Yorkshire Police produced a report in 2010 reading “a significant problem with networks of Asian males exploiting young white females, particularly in Rotherham and Sheffield.” But that report was kept confidential, who knew, who knew?
And before that? Girls in Darby were drugged, raped, then groomed for sexual slavery by Muslim gangs in 2010. The Muslims responsible called them “easy meat.” But alas, it was just another missed opportunity.
And before that? Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation said in 2009: “Although there have been some cases of white men being involved in this sexual exploitation of young girls, most of the perpetrators are Muslim.” But Shafiq was ignored.
And before that? Perhaps one hundred girls, some of them thirteen years old, were groomed by a Muslim gang of seven men between 2007 and 2009 in Telford. But seven bad apples don’t spoil a whole barrel of Muslims.
And before that? The South Yorkshire Police are told in 2003 about a “significant number of girls and some boys who are being sexually exploited” by Muslims in Rotherham. But shush, keep it quiet.
And before that? The draft edition of the Jay Report of 2002 mentioned a “high prevalence of young women being coerced and abused through prostitution” by Muslims in Rotherham, but that was edited out of the final report.
And before that? In 2002 a social worker sent a report of Muslim rape rings in Rotherham to the local council and the Home Office on a Friday. When she returned to work on Monday, she learned her office had been burgled and only the evidence of her report had been stolen. How mysterious! But there was some reaction to her unpublished report – she was sent to diversity training, since noticing Muslim men were operating a child rape ring made her a ra… a r-ra… a raaaaacist.
And before that? Ayatollah Khomeini was not vague about the subject when he wrote in his 1960s book Tahrir al-Wasilah: “Whoever has a wife under nine years old cannot penetrate her, whether she is his permanent wife or his temporary wife. But other forms of sexual pleasure are allowed, such as lustful touching, embracing, or rubbing the penis on the thigh of the girl, even if she is an infant still. And if the baby’s vagina is so badly damaged that the bladder and urethra ‘become the same’ when he penetrates her before she is nine year old, and her hymen is not broken, he has only sinned. If he has only sinned, but if he has broken her hymen, then she will be forbidden to him forever.” Yeah, well, just because he was the leader of a significant number of Muslims doesn’t mean he was a leader of significant number of Muslims.
And before that? Mohammed raped a nine-year-old (Sahih al-Bukhari 7:62:64). Since Mohammed is the example Muslim men are to follow (Quran 33:21; 68:4), it’s all good for Muslim men to break ‘em in.
A few centuries of plain talk that Islam is A-OK with child rape apparently weren’t enough to stir us from our slumbers.
It’s a Muslim thing, you wouldn’t understand. Supposing a woman is raped by a Muslim. Her testimony in court is worth half that of a man’s (Quran 2:282). If that woman doesn’t have four witnesses to the rape willing to testify on her side, she is to be flogged (Quran 24:4, 13). If a Muslim man’s wife won’t put out, he is to beat her (Quran 4:34, 38:44). If she still won’t put out, force her because there is no marital rape in Islam (Quran 2:223). Women are to be bought and sold (Quran 4:24, 23:5-6, 24:32, 33:50). It’s all there in black and white in the big green book. If you thought they were kidding, why no outcry over rape jokes? If you thought they were serious, why no outcry over rape culture? In 2006 ten percent of “Asian” men polled in the UK supported honor killings. About a dozen British women are killed for Muslim honor a year. That’ll teach those awful women a thing or two.
These Muslim men just don’t know any better. Adil Rashid attended an Islamic school in England. Like the international rape ring known as the Roman Catholic Church, a little faith is an infinite balm to the child rapist. Rashid was taught by his Muslim teachers that “women are no more worthy than a lollipop that has been dropped on the ground.” So when a 13 year old girl ‘tempted’ him on Facebook he was utterly powerless to resist and utterly ignorant that sex with children was illegal. After a stern tsk-tsk by a UK judge in 2013, Rashid was spared a prison sentence. Also in 2013 Anjum Tahir was shocked to discover that forcing himself on women was illegal in England, saying that he didn’t understand the “English ways of doing things.” The year before Azad Miah was sentenced for grooming children for prostitution, and in his defense he said ‘in my country it doesn’t matter about age.’ When a girl was kept as a sex slave by a Muslim man who intended to turn her out, her family did the thing good Muslim families do and disowned her. A Google search for “teach men not to rape” brings up 15,400 results. Take a guess how many results you get for “teach Muslim men not to rape.” Muslim men are telling us non-Muslims that they don’t know any better, let’s let them in on the don’t-rape secret before the rapes.
For every Muslim man telling us they are ignorant of the ‘English ways of doing things’ there is a non-Muslim who is an expert in Islam. Denmark’s former Foreign Minister Holger Nielsen says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing to do with Islam. United States President Barack Obama says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing to do with Islam. Former United States President Jimmy Carter says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing to do with Islam. United States Secretary of State John Kerry says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing to do with Islam. Deputy State Department spokesperson Marie Harf says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing do with Islam. British Prime Minister David Cameron says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing to do with Islam. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing do with Islam. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing do with Islam. Journalist Zaid Al Fares says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing do with Islam. Australian Curtin University research fellow Anne Aly says Muslim kidnappings and murders and rapes have nothing do with Islam. Never mind what the Quran says, never mind what Muslims say, and please never mind with all your mind what Muslims do. These guys who aren’t Muslims are the experts.
Don’t upset the Muslims. Five British Muslim men rape a twelve year old girl? She asked for it, don’t upset the Muslims. Chief of Police in the area is confronted with evidence of Muslim rape gangs? Discredit the witnesses, don’t upset the Muslims. Fathers of missing daughters find them in the houses of Muslim rape gangs? Arrest the fathers, don’t upset the Muslims. Girls are impregnated by Muslim rape gangs? Take their babies away as unfit mothers, don’t upset the Muslims. A young British soldier beheaded by Muslims in the middle of the street, middle of the day, videoed praising Allah the whole time? Tell British soldiers to not wear their uniforms and deploy 1,200 police to defend Mosques, don’t upset the Muslims. An 82-year-old British woman beheaded by a Muslim while puttering in her garden? Not terrorism, don’t upset the Muslims. Don’t ever, ever, EVER upset the Muslims. You’ll get called bad bad names reserved for bad bad people, like “racist” and “Islamophobe.”
What in the world would motivate social workers and police in Rotherham to do so much nothing? One explanation is that doing anything can be called racism. Anything? Well, yes, anything. The definition of racism among the UK police is “any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person.” You don’t want to get called a racist, do you? Then turn your head away and do nothing and say nothing. Another explanation is there’s good money in social work no matter how much or little social work one does. The average wage in Rotherham is £18,600 a year. The Chief Executive of Rotherham is paid £158,160 a year, the Rotherham Strategic Director of Children and Young People is paid £125,530 a year. Don’t rock the boat mate!
Sleepy Rotherham isn’t the only place where Islam makes a hell on earth for women. In Oslow, Norway every rape between 2008 – 2013 was committed by a Muslim. Things are different in Stavanger, Norway, where a mere nine out of ten rapes were committed by Muslims in a similar time period. Esmatullah Sharifi of Australia had an “unclear concept of what constitutes consent in sexual relationships” and oopsie accidentally raped a drunk teenage girl. Hundreds of school-age girls were kidnapped by Muslims this year in Chibok for the Islamic crime of going to school while female. A gang of Muslim men raped girls in Sydney in 2000, one of the girls being raped more than twenty times in a day. There’s no weight now to the phrase “never again!” because Muslims are committing genocide against the Yazidis and the world is doing seventeen kinds of nothing about it. Muslims are killing all the Yazidi men. The Yazidi women (and girls) are being raped-in to Islam then sold as slaves ($25 cheap!). Three thousand girls in just fourteen days. Not in Nazi Germany decades ago, not in pre-history, but right now.
If you want to find out more information about what has happened in sleepy Rotherham, follow any of the above links. But don’t look for more information at feminist sites. The sexual assault of thousands of girls by violent gangs, systematically ignored by the police and the government – as I write this it’s just not an issue at Bitch, Feminist Frequency, The Feminist Majority, The Feminist Wire, feminist.com, NOW and have you found any counter-examples? Good.
I’ll say it for you: not all Muslims are like that. Many Muslims distort their religion to peaceful ends, and are welcome participants of any community they ask to be part of. I’m a believer that social power lies in numbers, and if that peaceful majority of Muslims that I never fail to hear about decided it was a priority they could clean their own house of the poisonous pests that reside there. Eh. Maybe some other time. It takes a few tens of thousands of Muslims to wage war on the non-Muslim world (and each other), a few million indifferent Muslims to shrug their shoulders. It takes a few million gaze-averting Muslims to say eh, I’ll have a talk with those guys about that beheading and rape and bombing and kidnapping and slavery thing maybe some other time. Maybe. Not my problem now innit?
The atheist criticism of Islam is the very best explanation for what went on in sleepy Rotherham because it does not fall into the trap of blaming these crimes on the nationality or ethnicity of the criminals. Atheism holds that men and women from all nations and of any ethnicity are able to refrain from criminal behavior, and that religion encourages them to carry out criminal behavior.
Sleepy Rotherham, sleepy world, if you are ready to wake up then here is what is to be done. The goal is to peaceably shepherd the Muslim world into the 21st Century by means of not giving them any power or money until they abandon the 1st Century.
- Subject religious organizations to the same requirements as secular non-profit organizations: demonstrate they perform a quantifiable public good to receive tax-exempt status.
- Do not donate any funds, labor or resources to Islamic organizations: there are secular equivalents to any Islamic organization for those who seek to help others or help themselves.
- Instead of devoting trillions of dollars into ill-conceived and ill-executed adventures in the Middle East, devote those funds to (a) a multi-decade boycott of Islamic oil and (b) the development of alternative fuel sources and infrastructures.
- Confront Muslims with their own claims and history. Within and outside Islam, expressly reject the barbaric components of Islam. Christianity kept its Bible but often takes a pass on the holy rape, the slavery, the human sacrifice and the rest. Islam can keep its Quran and do the same.
- Do not vote for politicians who make their Islamic faith a part of their platform.
- Oppose faith based funding and theocratic laws.
- Learn more about Islam than Muslims themselves.
- A few Muslims having demonstrated they don’t know any better, teach all Muslims who immigrate to non-Muslim countries that rape and murder are illegal. Don’t even worry about saying rape and murder are ‘wrong’ or ‘not the English way,’ just respect their culture and leave it at saying in this country rape and murder are illegal.
- Perhaps in the same cautionary class on rape and murder, add a few words of warning on cousin marriage. It’s the norm in Muslim nations and expressly allowed in Islam. It has the predictable results outside of Muslim countries.
- Decide it’s better to be falsely called an Islamophobe or a racist than to honestly be called an Islamic apologist or a coward.
Like I’ve been saying, OVO advocates the withering away of Islam through reason and scorn. Reason alone withers Islam to a hostile party guest that has long overstayed his welcome; scorn provide us with laughter and satisfaction as we show him to the door. Perhaps reason alone, or reason and compassion, might be a more noble endeavor. Tell you what – I’ll promise I’ll stop mocking Muslims and insulting Islam for a year on the occasion of one full seven-day week without a single murder committed expressly in the name of Allah. Deal?
I vow eternal contempt for those who commit acts of violence in service to an invisible monster that lives in the sky.
- Trevor Blake is the author of Confessions of a Failed Egoist and Other Essays (Baltimore: Underworld Amusements 2014)