The UK's Daily Mail reported last week that the British government is introducing a new criminal offence for teachers, social workers and counsellors who turn a blind eye to child sex abuse. Although that is too little, too late for the untold numbers of needless victims of sex "grooming" and trafficking rings, it's a step in the right direction for the future. Unfortunately, the heart of the problem is not so much criminal as cultural.
The government apparently decided to act following an official report on the notorious case of more than 1400 child victims of sexual abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. Children as young as 11 were raped, tortured, abducted and trafficked to other cities in England predominantly by gangs of British-Pakistani Muslims.
Even more disturbing, if that can be imagined, is that the investigation into the case found that not only were authorities aware to some extent of the abuse, but that they did nothing about it. They ignored evidence and pleas about the abuse because the victims described the majority of the perpetrators as "Asian" men, which is how the British media commonly refer to Muslims. In an England seized in the grip of multicultural intolerance, authorities were paralyzed by the likelihood of being condemned as racists if they took action against Muslim suspects.