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A senior Muslim politician has blamed unhappy arranged marriages to cousins for leading some Pakistani men to prey on vulnerable young white girls to fulfil their sexual needs.

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, Britain's first Muslim peer, is the first politician to make a link between first-cousin marriages and sex crimes by Pakistani men.

He has spoken out after a spate of high-profile court cases where groups of Asian men have been sentenced for grooming white girls as young as 12 in Derby, Blackburn and Lord Ahmed's home town of Rotherham.


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