Editors Note: The author, Councillor Ryan Macpherson, is an Independent Councillor on Ashford Borough Council in Kent.
“It’s one of the most sad and shameful aspects of our society, I have to say. I am totally embarrassed by this.” – Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan.
This was Mr. Khan’s reaction to a recent documentary where the Prime Minister was presented with data that had detailed how nine in ten of the street children in Peshawar, Pakistan had been sexually abused by Pakistani adults as part of a regular and publically known paedophilic culture that has deep roots into the country.
There are approximately one and a half million homeless children in Pakistan referred to as ‘Street Children’. They make money from activities on the streets such as collecting garbage and refuse. Some of them are as young as six years of age. Whilst doing this job the children are frequently approached in broad daylight by adult men and solicited for sex in return for food, drink or money. Some children are taken by force and outright raped in proximity to where they are found.
Fortunately, there are centres for children set up by the kind-hearted locals that provide a temporary relief for the street children. They rely on donations from stores and individuals and do what they can to shelter the few children they can accommodate. The rest of the children are at night left to the world of dangerous, violent sexual predators roaming the streets and seeking prey.
Pakistan is well known for its colourful, iconic buses. When night comes, the drivers of the buses will park up at terminals where makeshift beds are left out in the open. It is in such a place Pakistan’s street children will seek to sleep. If they are lucky, they will get through the night. If they are unlucky, they may be prostituted out by the workers at the terminal to bus drivers and other men in order to earn their bed – with some cases featuring children being raped by force where they had been sleeping in-front of other men and cases of drugged gang-rapists kidnapping children off into the night.
Drug use is a widespread problem in some areas of Pakistan with many addicts on the streets using heroine. Pakistan has over one million heroin users and almost 30% of those that inject the drug are HIV positive. The drugs are sourced from the Afghanistan border. This underworld movement in Pakistan creates the circumstances where street children are exploited by drug dealers, child rapists (sometimes HIV positive themselves) and all manners of insidious characters. Fuelled by drug addictions, these same children will have no choice but to sell their bodies to men willingly.
In one survey 95% of truck drivers admitted “having sex with boys” was their main entertainment. In another study 1800 men were interviewed “on their feelings towards child sex abuse with one third of them having considered it not to be a crime, let alone a sin”. Ghulam Qadri, the director of ‘Save The Children’ in Pakistan presents how one study unveiled that ‘out of every 10 children sexually abused, one child is murdered”. These revelations and statistics in relation to Pakistan were all exposed on the acclaimed documentary ‘Pakistan’s Hidden Shame’.
THE deep-rooted behaviours we see in Pakistan are not unique to it. In the neighbouring country of Afghanistan we see the infamous Bacha bāzī which translates to ‘Being Into Kids’. Young attractive boys in Afghanistan are acquired from the streets. The boys are to dress and dance as women, wearing both make-up and women’s clothes. They will perform erotic dancing for groups of men in private locations and sometimes are then often having sex with those men. These young boys are sex slaves for people within Afghanistan whom have sweeping tribal authority over the local population.
In 2013 a documentary called “This Is What Winning Looks Like” detailed:
“..the systematic kidnapping, sexual enslavement and murder of young men and boys by local security forces in the Afghan city of Sangin. The film depicts several scenes of Anderson along with American military personal describing how difficult it is to work with the Afghan police considering the blatant molestation and rape of local youth.”
In 2017 a report was published by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Within it was detailed how the US military reported 5753 cases of ‘gross human rights abuses’ by Afghan forces, many of which related to sexual abuse. There are reports of American military personnel being pulled out of Afghanistan after fighting with Afghan militia commanders for keeping boys as sex slaves.
With opium in production in Afghanistan rising by 87% in 2016, there are now 1.3 – 1.6 million drug addicts in Afghanistan that have created, much like Pakistan, a multi-generation, multi-class dependency on heroin. Beneath bridges and in the shadows of poor cities, masses of dangerous mobs of drug addicts gather around dealers. One of the most shocking facts found by the United Nations in 2009 in the ‘Drug use in Afghanistan’ report had stated that as much as 50% of drug using parents were supplying opium to their own children.
Being drafted as a sex slave, drawn into violent gangs or trafficked is a very real danger for being a child in Afghanistan.
It is 2018 and many politicians, pundits and representatives of the United Kingdom’s liberal regime are still scratching their heads over the immense grooming/child-rape perpetrated by what are predominantly men of Pakistani heritage. They don’t seem to understand or want to talk about why “A British Pakistani think tank has claimed that 84 per cent of people convicted of child grooming-gang offences since 2005 were Asian”, how the sophisticated methods of child-grooming were created and most importantly, ask how they are going to stop it. The use of drugs, the gang prostitution rackets and the unique means of psychologically restructuring their victims into willing child prostitutes for sometimes large amounts of men queuing up to abuse them.
The phenomena in the United Kingdom is dubbed ‘Asian grooming-gangs’, which both misconstrues the clear national identity of the perpetrators as well as detracts from the fact the child victims are indeed being raped, regardless of consent (a minor cannot give consent to sex to adults). We have an epidemic of predominantly Pakistani child rapists that have created extremely complex rape networks in our neighbourhoods using time-old and tested means of seducing children. These lessons, as demonstrated, are well-practiced in Pakistan with boys.
This article is but a glimpse of the child abuse rampant across two countries but if nothing else, I would hope it paints a clearer picture of why Pakistani men are incredibly overrepresented in the major scandal still shaking the core of our shamed nation. They were born into a culture where it is an open secret and where child sex is a regular social norm. There could be no doubt that importing a culture with a strong propensity for child sex, could only lead to a major growth in child sex cases by that community some years later in its host country.
UK prisons are already overloaded with Muslims overrepresented at a staggering 15% (or approx. 1 in 8 inmates) of the overall UK prison population – much of which are Pakistani. This article could go into extensive details surrounding the other wide array of crimes linked to these two nations such as terrorism, honour killing, female genital mutation, gangland violence, human rights violations through female suppression and the mind-baffling processes of Sharia Courts that are taken seriously by at least the growing Pakistani community of the United Kingdom. To diversify the debate would detract from the real cultural horror of the truly cemented paedophilic tendencies that are now publically acknowledged to be thriving within enclaves across the United Kingdom, reportedly in every major city and town.
We as a nation must present ourselves with a viable and entirely justified end to this. We cannot in any good sense continue to allow the migration of individuals from Pakistan, Afghanistan and other nation states where child sex is a normal function of society. We’ve tried this experiment for forty years and our children have paid the price for our naivety. It’s time to travel ban Pakistan and those nations like it whom would present horrific security risks to our children by nature of their national culture.
As a nation, we can longer afford to be complacent in the quality of immigration coming to this country. Voters and those crucial child exploitation awareness groups must begin to apply pressure to enact a long-term travel ban. In the end the United Kingdom shall need to make a decision about what kind of nation it intends to be. Will it be a champion of our children’s future or another silent witness of their rape?
An earlier version of this article stated: “Nine in ten of the street children in Pakistan had been sexually abused by Pakistani adults as part of a regular and publically known paedophilic culture that has deep roots into the country.”
The “nine in ten of the street children in Pakistan had been sexually abused by Pakistani adults” claim was factually incorrect, the sexual abuse was related to the city of Peshawar, not the whole of Pakistan.
Thus, the statement: “nine in ten of the street children in Pakistan had been sexually abused by Pakistani adults” was incorrect.
We apologise for the mistake and have amended the article.