The horrifying cost of official failure to confront widespread child sexual exploitation has been revealed in a damning report detailing how abusers exploited 1,400 children from a single town over 16 years.
How can they hope to confront the exploitation if they're still hiding behind the "Asian men" euphemism?
Obviously, they can't. And the effort to disguise the provenance of these "Asians" is so revolting that a local Muslim can't help but condemn it:
Professor Alexis Jay's report, commissioned by Rotherham Borough Council, said:
"Several councillors interviewed believed that by opening up these issues they could be 'giving oxygen' to racist perspectives that might in turn attract extremist political groups and threaten community cohesion."
This has left the leader of a Muslim organisation in Rotherham furious.
"In the name of what community cohesion and political correctness? Not in the name of my community," said Muhbeen Hussain, founder of British Muslim Youth.
"I'm truly disgusted to see such a report in my home town of Rotherham.
"The fact these guys were predominantly Pakistani heritage men should not be a reason for providing a cloak of invisibility."Asia is a huge continent, and euphemizing "Pakistani" as "Asian" can cover a multitude of sins. There is no way, however, that the craven Rotherhamers would ever deploy the "A" word had these gangs been comprised of sexual predators whose last names were/are Lee and Kim.