Five years ago, Carl Beech made allegations that senior British politicians and military figures in Britain were pedophiles. When these allegations were made the police described them as “credible and true.”

Det. Supt. Kenny McDonald, the officer in charge of Operation Midland, the investigation into the pedophile ring, said,

“Nick( Carl’s nickname) has been spoken to by experienced officers from the child abuse team and from the murder investigation team and they and I believe what Nick is saying is credible and true.”

A white man made credible accusations against other white men.

All the claims were later dismissed and detectives were criticized for dozens of serious failings. A judge’s report into the matter criticized police for believing Beech from the outset and for a series of other investigative mistakes.

Turns out the pedophile was Beech, himself.

Think about the reputations destroyed by these fake allegations that seemed so credible. Perhaps he was believed because Britain had just convulsed from the revelations about Jimmy Saville; that he was a prolific pedophile who for six decades used his status to abuse what was thought to be more than 1,000 children.

Now let’s compare the investigation into a white man’s allegations against  other white men, who were famous, and the more than 1400 children abused in Britain by a Pakistani ring of pedophiles.

Between 1997 and 2013 At least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham, England. Children as young as 11 were raped by multiple perpetrators, abducted, trafficked to other cities in England, beaten and intimidated. That’s 16 years.

All but one of the perpetrators was Muslim of Pakistani heritage.

Allison Pearson reported in Aug 2014:

Men of Pakistani heritage treated white girls like toilet paper. They picked children up from schools and care homes and trafficked them across northern cities for other men to join in the fun. They doused a 15-year-old in petrol and threatened to set her alight should she dare to report them. They menaced entire families and made young girls watch as they raped other children.”

Professor Alexis Jay who wrote the report on this abuse of girls, observed that the South Yorkshire Police “regarded many child victims with contempt.”

Denis MacShane, MP for Rotherham from 1994 to 2012, actually admitted to the BBC’s World At One that

“there was a culture of not wanting to rock the multicultural community boat, if I may put it like that. Perhaps, yes, as a true Guardian reader and liberal Leftie, I suppose I didn’t want to raise that too hard.”

A culture of not wanting to rock the boat? You mean fear of accusing Muslims of rape? Could that be from Islamophobia?

Jayne Senior  was a support worker for survivors of child sexual exploitation at the Swinton Lock Activity Centre in Rotherham. She revealed a pattern in the town that saw children groomed, raped and tortured by groups of men for more than a decade.

All of her information, her evidence, her calls for help to the police and the community fell on deaf ears for years. When her team gave information to outside police forces, she was reprimanded and accused of distortion and unprofessionalism. She was investigated by Rotherham Council for a year, after a number of complaints.

Rotherham council was ordered in April 2018 to apologise to whistleblower Jayne Senior who helped to expose the horrific grooming scandal.

A 2015 government report by Louise Casey into Rotherham Council found that bullying and intimidation by council staff led to a silencing of whistleblowers.

Keep all of this in mind when you read the following. A report that came out in 2016. After Rotherham, but before the trials.

It has been suggested by the ECRI, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance that Britain should consider regulating reporting on Islamic terrorism because it says it is fueling a backlash against Muslims. ECRI has delivered an 83 page report which states:

“ECRI considers that, in light of the fact that Muslims are increasingly under the spotlight as a result of recent ISIS related terrorist acts around the world, fueling prejudice against Muslims shows a reckless disregard, not only for the dignity of the great majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom, but also for their safety.

“In this context, it draws attention to a recent study by Teeside University suggesting that where the media stress the Muslim background of perpetrators of terrorist acts, and devote significant coverage to it, the violent backlash against Muslims is likely to be greater than in cases where the perpetrators’ motivation is downplayed or rejected in favour of alternative explanations.”

Chair of the ECRI, Christian Ahlund, said:

“It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians.”

The report “strongly recommends that the authorities find a way to establish an independent press regulator according to the recommendations set out in the Leveson Report. It recommends more rigorous training for journalists to ensure better compliance with ethical standards.”

Do you think Islamophobia  affects investigations into abuse by Muslims?


From the Ethics of the Fathers: “Rabbi Tarfon used to say, it is not incumbent upon you to complete the task, but you are not exempt from undertaking it.”