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‘Groomers exploit not only white girls’
6:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
Gangs of Asian men have been sexually exploiting Muslim children from within their own communities as well as white girls, a national report has revealed.
The study by the Muslim Women’s Network UK follows on from a number of high-profile cases about Asian men grooming white girls.
It found that sexual predators of an Asian background have no respect for women and girls of any race, faith or culture, against the notion that girls from the same culture were safe from abuse.
The report described the horrific experiences of numerous Muslim girls as they were selected, groomed with gifts and other ‘flash’ experiences, and exploited for the sexual gain of numerous men – often men from the victim’s own family.
The Asian and Muslim culture of honour and shame was described as a prominent reason why victims do not speak out. The culture of men holding authority was also given as a reason for silence, with many victims feeling they wouldn’t be believed.