Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Andrew Norfolk is the Times journalist behind most of the Times' stories about the "Asian" grooming scandal and the complicity of the authorities in covering it up. It is to the Times' credit that they eventually broke this story into the mainstream. But let's not forget that it was known about for many years before that. Local newspapers in the areas affected had been publishing front-page stories about it for years. Some of them had even been waging campaigns on the issue to try and get the police to acknowledge the problem and conduct prosecutions.

So when establishment journalists and politicians pretend that the Times stories have come as a revelation to them, they are lying. Journalists working for national newspapers routinely scan the local press to see if there's anything worth picking up. All politicians in the areas affected must have been aware of the problem. It's one of these things that everyone knows about yet finds rigorously excluded from the public sphere. Muslim vote fraud is another. Perhaps in 10-15 years some national newspaper will decide that Muslim vote fraud can no longer be covered up and politicians and journalists will pretend to be surprised when stories are finally written about it. This is the bizarro world of the multicult. Life in the Soviet Union must have been similar.

On their website, the BNP claim that Andrew Norfolk admitted that he knew about the problem long before he ever wrote about it, but remained silent because he didn't want to help the BNP.
Norfolk himself is on record as being ‘aware of Child Sexual Exploitation 8 years ago. Norfolk’s reason why he didn’t do an article like the one today in the Times earlier was the oddest one of all, It was and I am quoting here. ‘ I did nothing and I know why I did nothing. It was because I sensed the saliva dribbling down the chin of Nick Griffin leader of the BNP. This was the far rights dream story, innocent white girls, evil Muslims, a perfect way to sow hatred between white and non white communities’.

They don't cite a source for this quote. I posted a comment on their site asking for the source and their moderator deleted it! So, does anyone know the source for this Andrew Norfolk quote?

UPDATE: In response to a comment on the Times story on the grooming scandal today, which challenged him about whether he had known about it years before but remained silent, Andrew Norfolk posted this:
This has been a two-year investigation.

Anne Cryer raised concerns in 2003 about what was happening in Keighley, West Yorkshire. We ran a brief story and moved on. I could and should have pleaded for time to look into it. I regret deeply that it took another seven years of growing unease before I finally sought and was given permission to examine in detail what seemed to be a pattern of offending across so many northern towns and cities.

I know that back in 2003 a major factor in my failure to probe thoroughly into Anne Cryer's allegations was a reluctance give undue weight to claims that were a fantasy story for the far right's poisonously simplistic message of white equals good, Muslim equals evil. Liberal squeamishness was given priority over vulnerable children.
It is not a mistake I intend to repeat.

You call for an inquiry into journalists' failure to report this. I'd gently suggest that there might be certain representatives of other organisations - police forces, local authorities, mainstream political parties - who merit a higher place in your firing line than the messengers who were too slow to reveal a crime model whose existence those authorities denied and continue to deny.

They had the evidence. They knew the girls. They knew that grotesque crimes were being committed against children. They went to the meetings. They had a mountain of case files and internal reports.

And they had the power to tackle it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

‘ I did nothing and I know why I did nothing. It was because I sensed the saliva dribbling down the chin of Nick Griffin leader of the BNP. This was the far rights dream story, innocent white girls, evil Muslims, a perfect way to sow hatred between white and non white communities’.

Well I think the seeds were sown, the reaping may begin soon. And Mr. Norfolks cowardice may be remembered also.

Kirk_to_enterprise said...

The insidious perverting power of Common Purpose. I can't believe that goodness and simply knowing the right from wrong didn't prevail. Instead, these poor children were abused not only by their rapist paedophiles, but by the very people who should be protecting them when their parents couldn't or wouldn't. What is worse is that these Muslim paedophile grooming gangs don't and haven't just stopped at 'white' children. They've targetted sikh and Idolator children too. Any simple investigations would have revealed that.

http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/11088.html

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