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Muslim group calls off boycott of police

Muslim group calls off boycott of police

British Muslim Youth (BMY), a UK group based in Rotherham, has called off a boycott of local police, whom they accused of  ‘marginalising’ and ‘dehumanising’ Muslims in the wake of Rotherham’s devastating child sex abuse scandal.

The group – founded by Muhbeen Hussain, above –  earlier ordered fellow Muslims to immediately cut all ties with the police or face being made pariahs in their own neighbourhoods. But yesterday BMY said on its website:

The boycott was led by the Rotherham Muslim Community Alliance along with other organisations and was due to feelings of heightened community tensions and disengagement from the Muslim community in Rotherham by South Yorkshire Police.

This was a desperate and drastic measure which was taken with full support from the local Muslim community.

In its original call for a boycott, the BMY warned that its members would not be “held responsible for acts of personal self-defence” and said it could no longer trust South Yorkshire Police because of the ongoing “marginalisation and dehumanisation” of Muslims.

Last August a devastating independent report was published revealing how at least 1,400 girls as young as 11 were groomed and sexually exploited over a 14-year period by gangs of predominantly Pakistani men.

South Yorkshire Police and the local council were both savaged for failing to avert the scandal, with officers later claiming they failed to intervene for fear of being branded racist.

In a message posted on its website, the organisation said it “completely condemns all forms of child sexual exploitation” but argued all Muslims had been:

Tarred with the same brush.

UKIP’s Jane Collins said:

These people are calling for themselves to be above the law.

Referring to the perpetrators of the abuse, she said:

For years these men went about their vile activities, raping girls and passing them around while the council did nothing all because they were scared of appearing racist by accusing Muslim men of crimes against white girls.

So for this group of men to ignore what has happened to 1,400 victims of grooming gangs in Rotherham – girls who were actually demonised – and claim instead that they are the victims is sickening.

The BMY said on its website that since the scandal the Muslim community has been “under perpetual attack and demonisation” and that Islamaphobia was at “unprecedented levels” in Rotherham.

There is a perception in the minds of many ordinary people that all Muslims are now potential child abusers, or that they have been involved in some sort of a cover up.

The findings of the Jay Report cannot and must not be used to scapegoat and discriminate against the entire Muslim community due to the actions of certain individuals.

The Muslim community have been made prisoners in their own homes. South Yorkshire Police have piggybacked on this hostile environment towards the Muslim community by deflecting the attention of their own failures by scapegoating us.

They have peddled a pernicious lie that historically they failed to act of allegations of CSE, because they were afraid of being branded ‘racist’.

Any Muslim groups or institutions in Rotherham that do not adhere to this policy of disengagement will also be boycotted by the Muslim community.

We will not be treated as criminals any longer, nor will we be held responsible for acts of personal self-defence.

Before the boycott ended, the BBC reported that police were seeking “urgent talks” with leaders of Rotherham’s Muslim community over the the disengagement threat.

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Force Ch Supt Jason Harwin, above, said:

Police recognise that the last 14 months have been very difficult for all communities in Rotherham, and particularly for the Muslim community …  We need to sit and talk. I’ve already asked some of the individuals to meet with us. If communities don’t engage with police, that’s putting more people at risk.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

16 responses to “Muslim group calls off boycott of police”

  1. Newspaniard says:

    There is still silence over child abuse by islamists in and around Rotherham. Did I not read, recently, that the numbers of children had now exceeded 3,000 and counting. How many more arrests in Rotherham after the initial 9? How many punters actually used the services supplied and continue to do so without any fear of retribution? If the police force there are still afraid to act, then their management needs to be changed. Bugger the boycott. It was probably generated by people with much to hide.

  2. Lurker111 says:

    “Bugger the boycott. It was probably generated by people with much to hide.”

    Unfortunately probably right.

  3. barriejohn says:

    Don’t laugh, but “Muslim communities” are demanding more burial places. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I may get into trouble if I say any more!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-34638619

  4. Broga says:

    The Muslim Communities know they are now calling the shots as the police and politicians are scared of the racist label. They therefore attempt the impossible: to appease what cannot be appeased, to limit what cannot be limited, to satisfy what cannot be satisfied. They need to develop some cojones and stand up to these Muslim bullies.

  5. barriejohn says:

    Just a little afterthought to my previous post, but if Muslims wish to be buried “facing Mecca”, which is what is being demanded, wouldn’t they have to be buried VERTICALLY, rather than horizontally, which would take up very little space indeed? Am I missing something?

  6. David Anderson says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to see just how good the moderate muslims are? Here we have the “good ol’ boy” Muhbeen Hussian and BMY telling others to follow their orders or face being fucked up with their neighbours.

    “For years these men went about their vile activities, raping girls and passing them around while the council did nothing all because they were scared of appearing racist by accusing Muslim men of crimes against white girls.
    So for this group of men to ignore what has happened to 1,400 victims of grooming gangs in Rotherham – girls who were actually demonised – and claim instead that they are the victims is sickening.” Shit, I never thought that I would agree with anybody from the UKIP.

    I hope Ch. Supt. Harwin is ready for a one way discussion. Any disagreement will be met with the words “racist” and Islamaphobic” flying in all directions.

  7. L.Long says:

    If the muslins are guilty then It is neither a phobia or racist if it is true!

  8. Club Secretary says:

    @L.Long says:
    Thu 29 Oct at 4:16 pm
    “If the muslins are guilty then It is neither a phobia or racist if it is true!”

    Didn’t you get the memo, being true is no defence against a charge of racism.

  9. AgentCormac says:

    Playing the victimisation card when members of their own community have been found guilty of some of the most heinous crimes imaginable is quite frankly astonishing, even when judged against the extraordinary capacity of muslims to exude the stench of burning martyr in climate-changing proportions.

  10. Broga says:

    @Club Secretary: The following insights came to me from a black friend who objected to being protected from racism by whites. He explained that the racist business, and it does seem like a business, is complex. Only a white person can make a racist comment. A black person cannot.

    Racist thinking cannot be defined. It is what someone who thinks they are on the receiving end decides is racist. The consequence of this is that a power game in being played. The game is to control what people think but always to leave the definition uncertain which keeps the possible “racist” off balance and uncertain.

  11. Cali Ron says:

    barriejohn : Gotta bury the bodies somewhere.

  12. Cali Ron says:

    Typical religious bs, whenever caught doing wrong they play the martyr card. We’re being persecuted.

  13. Fruitpicker says:

    Funny how the community always comes together to collectively feel dehumanised and marginalised yet when paedophiles operate in their midst there are no ‘heightened community tensions’ unless they actually get caught.

  14. John the Drunkard says:

    Both the ‘police community’ and the ‘muslim community’ have demonstrated what ‘community’ really means today:

    A collection of passive wankers utterly devoted to
    a) saving face
    b) not making waves

    When these goals become mutually exclusive…blame the messenger and double down.

  15. Philip Smeeton says:

    All it took to expose them months ago, was a quick look at their website, to see when they’d been created and what they had done. I assumed it was bogus but consisted of young muslims. I didn’t realise my exposing of them as bogus could have gone so far as to show they were a bunch of old, bearded fundamentalists.

  16. dennis says:

    if a cop on his beat can not fix the problem, do we really think a fundamentalist of any theist belief system can or would want to. all I can hear is “send him or her over to me when you get through.” how sickening!