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Monday, 4 February 2013 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (debate)

  Nick Griffin (NI). - Madam President, when we discuss violence against women, there is a desperate attempt to avoid mentioning the giant green elephant in our midst: Islam. Islam’s inherent devaluing of women and hostility to unbelievers combine to make it the greatest threat to millions of women and girls in many parts of the EU. In Britain, the crime of on-street grooming for sex, drugs and prostitution is directed against thousands of girls as young as 10. Many of the victims are beaten, threatened and gang-raped. While the majority community produces many perpetrators of internet paedophilia and one-on-one sex crimes, paedophile gang rape is a crime in which the perpetrators are overwhelmingly Muslim, while their innocent victims are invariably from other communities.

In my constituency, 14-year-old Charlene Downes was groomed, raped and murdered. Her body has never been found. The case against two Muslim men collapsed on a technicality; however, while the police say that they are not looking for anyone else, they continue to ignore evidence of jury rigging and refuse to seek a retrial. Charlene’s mother and grandmother are bravely and actively campaigning for justice. Shockingly, this has resulted in both of them being repeatedly threatened with arrest for involvement in entirely peaceful protests. The problem of officialdom turning a blind eye to the inconvenient truth about Islam and sexual violence is thus endemic. I urge those here who are concerned about this issue to face the politically-incorrect truth, because denial will not make the problem go away. Justice for Charlene Downs!

(The speaker agreed to take two blue-card questions under Rule 149(8))

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