In response to Laura Perrins: Jewish schoolgirls interrogated over sex. Not Nazi Germany, but today’s Britain, paul parmenter wrote:

I don’t think I can improve on Giles Fraser’s commentary.

By their fruits ye shall know them:

‘Stealing is unheard of here. Even the local Sainsbury’s waives the usual two-at-a-time rule for schoolchildren when it comes to Yesoday Hatorah girls. The girls know to stand respectfully as visitors enter the room, and they listen to their teachers . . . ‘

These sound to me like fruits that are pretty rich and wholesome; especially when compared to the putrid, worm-infested alternatives that have been encouraged to spring up elsewhere. If we can happily tolerate cultures that produce murderers of children, rape gangs and preachers of hatred, then I suggest we ought to be able to find some way of tolerating Haredi culture as well.

It is almost beyond belief that such a culture should upset our rulers to the extent that they want it to be overturned. It is, conversely, almost beyond belief that such a culture still manages to exist in our country in the light of the ravages of our hypocritical, politically correct pseudo-liberal elite. Presumably they believe these girls need to be ‘liberated’ to the extent of becoming thieves, requiring bans from supermarkets, disrespecting visitors and not listening to their teachers. Oh, and also no doubt bringing their teenage pregnancy rates up to the same level as other schools.