Many anti-racists, just as blindly furious, assert race and ethnicity have nothing to do with what happened. The rapists’ relatives and community leaders stand by their men.
Although stoning for zina is not mentioned in the Quran, all schools of traditional jurisprudence agreed on the basis of hadith that it is to be punished by stoning if the offender is muhsan (adult, free, Muslim, and having been married), with some extending this punishment to certain other cases and milder punishment prescribed in other scenarios.It contains research that blows away the theory, widely reported in the media, that it’s a tiny minority of Muslim men involved in the rape gangs and then only in one British town, Rotherham.Author Peter Mc Laughlin argues in his exhaustive study, “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal,” that it’s at least 300 Muslim men who were preying on girls in Rotherham over a 16-year period.Muslims who condemn the exploitation, in their eyes, bring shame on the community. The one question nobody asks is how these men have been treating their sisters and wives.Most of them behave just as abominably and cruelly indoors as they do outside when they prey on young flesh. Some – a small minority – do feel a kind of love for the women and girls in the family but many have monstrous views on sexual equality and feminine desire.