Category Archives: Rotherham

A disguised form of sadism

Britain’s wilful neglect in the face of crime and depravity

A few years ago, Dalrymple reminds us,

it came to light that police in Rotherham had for decades systematically turned a blind eye to the mass sexual abuse of children—at least 1,400 victims—by Muslim men.

He explains also that his British-born female Muslim patients tell him that school inspectors

never intervened when their parents prevented them from attending school, often for years. On the other hand, white working-class parents were bullied by those inspectors when their refractory 15-year-old daughters refused to go.

Britain’s wilful neglect in the face of Muslim crime and depravity

A few years ago, Dalrymple reminds us,

it came to light that police in Rotherham had for decades systematically turned a blind eye to the mass sexual abuse of children—at least 1,400 victims—by Muslim men.

He explains also that his British-born female Muslim patients tell him that school inspectors

never intervened when their parents prevented them from attending school, often for years. On the other hand, white working-class parents were bullied by those inspectors when their refractory 15-year-old daughters refused to go.

Greetings from Rotherham

Dalrymple spends some time in Rotherham,

a once-industrial town where the interior of the magnificent 15th-century Minster has been improved by the addition of a plywood-partitioned kitchenette to supply old ladies with tea.

He enters

a library in municipal buildings of almost comic hideousness. If I had more money than I have, I would institute an international prize to award to an architect who could design something uglier. I am sure that it would be a prize much competed for by members of the Royal Institute of British Architects, who would win it most years.

The library is

patronised largely by Kurdish refugees, many of whom seem to spend their day looking at the nearest to pornography that the municipal computers permit.

Rotherham public library

Rotherham bus station

Rotherham Minster interior (kitchenette available)

All Saints Church (Rotherham Minster)

The modern architecture of Rotherham

It is, writes Dalrymple,

of almost comic hideousness.

How social policy maximises sexual abuse of children

screen-shot-2016-12-11-at-22-53-40We are horrified, writes Dalrymple,

by the sexual abuse of children.

But all our social policy over the last 50 years

has been to maximise it. We would, in practice, be far more horrified by attempts to reverse that policy than any amount of such abuse. We prefer to erect (and pay for) vast and ineffectual bureaucracies whose ostensible aim is to counteract the natural consequences of those policies.

Postcards from Rotherham

Screen Shot 2015-02-06 at 14.06.44On a visit to the West Riding town, Dalrymple admires All Saints, with its 15th-century tower. ‘Very fine,’ he says.

And many of the town’s older buildings please him.

However, he writes:

Everything has been overwhelmed, dwarfed, and ruined by highways and brutalist concrete buildings of surreal hideousness, many of them municipal and all of them erected with municipal consent. If the powerful do not care about the world, why should the powerless?

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Then and now: The Cinema House, Rotherham

Then and now: The Cinema House, Rotherham

Omertà and the Muslims

Because of their high rates of consanguineous marriage, writes Dalrymple,

Muslim children have relatively high rates of serious genetic conditions, about which a kind of omertà has long prevailed, though it is not uniquely medical. In my experience, school inspectors never inquire as to why Muslim girls go missing from school for long periods, though I have known white parents prosecuted because their refractory adolescent child failed to attend school as the law required for only short periods.

Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 22.37.55The same kind of omertà

was surely one reason for the shameful disregard shown by the police in Rotherham of the systematic sexual abuse of young white girls by Muslim men there—though whether the police were more afraid of Muslim reaction or accusations of racism in the liberal press is uncertain.

Forced marriage

is common among the Muslims, though it is difficult because of social secrecy to estimate just how common. Certainly I was able to recognize a pattern among my young Muslim female patients, down to the withholding of their passports when they returned ‘home’ to Pakistan, aged between 15 and 20, to marry their first cousin in their ‘home’ village. Resignation to their fate merged by degrees into consent; all of them knew of honour killings of young women such as themselves, which exerted the same psychological effect as lynching did on blacks in the American South.