Grooming gangs disgrace our Pakistani heritage, says Javid

There is surely no reason why one man should not criticise another if the subject of the criticism has been tried and found guilty of a crime.

In the case in question, all the men were found guilty of the most heinous crimes against young girls; I would guess that if the men in question were to be incarcerated in a women’s prison, they’d be given short shrift and sharp justice.

Rotherham Politics

Sajid Javid has said Pakistani members of grooming gangs have “disgraced our heritage” and that there “must be some cultural connection” to their crimes.

The home secretary was criticised for his reaction to the jailing of 20 men in Huddersfield for drugging, trafficking and raping vulnerable girls.

“These sick Asian paedophiles are finally facing justice,” he tweeted last week. “There will be no no-go areas.” David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, was among those who attacked Mr Javid, whose parents moved to the UK from Pakistan, for drawing attention to the ethnicity of the gang.

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