Sajid Javid has defended his right to highlight the Pakistani Asian background of grooming gangs.
The home secretary said it would be wrong not to investigate why more than 50 per cent of those involved in recent child sexual abuse grooming cases were of Pakistani heritage.
Mr Javid, himself of Pakistani heritage and a Muslim, warned that ignoring the ethnicity of abusers would give “oxygen” to extremists.
He also defended his previous comments in a tweet in October in which he described a Huddersfield gang as “sick Asian paedophiles.”
Isn’t is remarkable that a defence is thought necessary? Rather than it just being an obvious statement of truth?
No, it is not true that all men of Pakistani background are kiddie fiddlers. It is true that a preponderance of child grooming gangs are of Pakistani background. Yet to say so requires a defence?