‘Call them Muslim sex gangs’: Trevor Phillips says label child abusers by their faith

‘Call them Muslim sex gangs’: Trevor Phillips says label child abusers by their faith, by Josh Robbins.

So-called ‘Asian sex gangs’ should be referred to as ‘Muslim sex gangs’ because they are commonly defined by a shared faith, according to the former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Trevor Phillips says calling the gangs ‘Asian’ is an evasive attempt by social elites to not appear Islamophobic while they fail to address the underlying causes of child abuse. …

Phillips wrote in The Telegraph: “What the perpetrators have in common is their proclaimed faith. They are Muslims, and many of them would claim to be practising.

“It is not Islamophobic to point this out, any more than it would be racist to point out that the most active persecutors of LGBT people come from countries where most people are, like me, black.”

He also said the term ‘Asian sex gang’ was also highly offensive to Hindu Indians and East Asians who have not been associated with child sex rings like those Newcastle, Rotherham and Rochdale. …

“If we are going to call a spade a spade, then we should do so without embarrassment,” said Phillips, a lifelong equalitycampaigner.

Phillips’ remarks came as several politicians demanded that so-called Asian sex gang offenders have their sentences increased on the grounds that their crimes were racially motivated….

During one of the recent trials, a gang member was heard to have referred to women as “white trash” who were “only good for one thing”.

Mike Penning, a former policing and justice minister, said: “Some of them freely admitted that their attitude to these girls was based on race. If that’s the case then this is a racially motivated crime and the sentence should and must reflect that. …

So its “racist Muslim rapists” from now on?

hat-tip Philip Barton