ONE of my plethora of shameful memories dates back to an internship at a think tank many moons ago.
At the time I was a university-aged prat. Placed in a group with other university-aged prats, we had a good time at various Westminster pubs and dodgy eateries. There was also some sport to be had at spotting politicians around the area: I once saw Michael Gove buying a sandwich from Pret, which at the time seemed like something worth caring about.
It was supposedly a research internship, but any research played second fiddle to the primary activity of larking around. Most of it was innocuous enough, but there is one incident I look back on with particular regret.
At the time a clip was doing the rounds of an English Defence League member being interviewed and talking about Islamic rape gangs. The chap in question was admittedly low on what one might call ‘verbal communication skills’. In a tracksuit and with a shaven head, he was all too readily dismissed.
As often happens, the interview he gave was remixed into a song, with his slurred pronunciation of ‘Muslamic rape gangs’ becoming ‘Muslamic Ray Guns‘. Oh, how we guffawed, we students of Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
That the man was probably from a town where the vile crimes of these rape gangs were going on unhindered didn’t cross our minds. From the ivory tower of SW1, his inarticulacy rendered him unworthy of listening to.
Then – and largely still today – the topic of Muslim rape gangs was ignored by our Brahmin class. It was another one of those ‘conspiracy theories’ where the conspiracy proved to be, in fact, the mass cover-up by the pusillanimous powers-that-be. Much easier to dismiss it as a mere ‘BNP talking point’. Thousands of young girls could be treated like vermin by wretched men without any condemnation, sacrificed in the name of multiculturalism in what must rank as one of the greatest cover-ups in our nation’s history.
‘Out of sight, out of mind’ – this is the guiding mantra of those in power. The forgotten northern and midland towns in which these worthless men do their despicable deeds are so far off the radar of politicians that they may as well be on a different continent. No doubt if they were they would care a thousand times more. Politicians show far more concern over Palestine than Preston.
There cannot be a clearer manifestation of the pernicious effects of British multiculturalism than these rape gangs. A foreign culture was allowed to make its home across swathes of the country – a culture which views women as ‘fair game’ if they are not either clad head-to-toe in Islamic garb or (preferably) stuck at home. Hamstrung by the moral relativism demanded by multiculturalism, the authorities did nothing.
This utter incompatibility of world-views is made manifest in the recent claim made by one of those convicted of being in a Rochdale rape gang. In trying to fight his deportation, Adil Khan claimed the following: ‘We are not that big a criminal. We have not committed that big a crime. I’m innocent. I’m not committing any crime. The journalists made us out to be big criminals.’
If anything could make the blood boil it must be this. He claims he is innocent not through misaccusation, but instead that the deeds he committed are not worthy of the label of ‘crime’. It is unconscionably vile. However, to the culture that informed this man’s mindset, it is not.
Khan was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to a pathetically short eight years. He was out in four. He lost an appeal against deportation in 2018 but is still in the UK, along with some of his accomplices. His further appeal is, of course, on the grounds of so-called human rights.
This story is not just about that one wretched individual. A country that allows its youth to be violently abused by gangs of foreign men – lest someone intervene and be called ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic’ – is one with a great sickness at its core.
In laughing at that video a decade ago I was ignorantly playing along with this charade. I wish I could go back and give myself a slap for so superciliously dismissing the concerns of the EDL man.
He was not articulate, and he may not have been well educated; but he was right about the rape gangs.
How much better off we’d be if others in positions of power began admitting their culpability in letting this all happen. No more ‘lessons will be learnt’. The heads of those responsible must roll.