Jack Straw: "We need to get the Pakistani community to think much more clearly about why this is going on"
"These young men are in a western society, in any event, they act like any other young men, they're fizzing and popping with testosterone, they want some outlet for that, but Pakistani heritage girls are off-limits and they are expected to marry a Pakistani girl from Pakistan, typically.
"So they then seek other avenues and they see these young women, white girls who are vulnerable, some of them in care... who they think are easy meat."
In Pakistan for example ~ the rape of young non-Muslim girls are endemic. And as a Muslim ~ they would not expect to be arrested. In fact the parents of these girls ~ not groomed but viciously raped ~ are often afraid to report the crime.
A report has been made of the widespread incidents of rape of Christian girls [that go unpunished] ~ and submitted to the United Nations Office.
Rapes of Christian Girls in Pakistan Reflect Hidden Trend ~ Compass Direct News
With every generation ~ this same mindset is being imported to Britain via marriage. As Jack Straw pointed out ~ they not only marry from Pakistan ~ they marry within their own families ~ either a first or second cousin.
Keith Vaz: "I think he (Jack Straw) is wrong to say this is cultural"
But it is. In that there is a culture of low or no respect for non-Muslim girls and women in Pakistan. Surely Pakistani [origins] Muslims are aware of their country's problems. A Hindu or Christian girl can be kidnapped ~ in one recent incident the parents of a kidnapped Hindu girl were told she was now the 'property of the mosque' ~ and the Pakistani police claimed they don't get involved with religious conversions [clearly the ultimate aim is that there is another Muslim added]. Or raped and murdered. There was an incident where a Christian servant girl was raped, by a powerful land owner ~ and the Pakistani lawyers protested saying anyone who defended the girl or her family would face consequences.
There is a culture of impunity and deferential treatment for Muslims in Pakistan ~ and would seem that they thought they should have the same rights in the UK.
Jack Straw is right ~ it is the wrong time not to offend.