Nearly half of all victims of racially motivated murders in the last decade have been white
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:33:23 +0100
This illustrates the Judas Goat nature of pseudo patriotic papers like
the Daily Mail, making a great cause out of the Stephen Lawrence murder
implanting a guilt complex in native Britons, when every one knows this
is the reverse of the truth , black on white crime is the problem as the
British vote with their feet and abandon the cities to the jungle.
The fingerprint of enemy aliens is evident in the paper's editorial policy
likewise the 'Sun' the mantra is 'Wave the flag and breed with simians'.
Home Office release official figures as police claim that political
correctness is stifling the debate
Sunday October 22, 2006
Nearly half of all victims of racially motivated murders in the last
decade have been white, according to official figures released by the Home
The data, released under Freedom of Information legislation, shows that
between 1995 and 2004 there have been 58 murders where the police
consider a racial element played a key part. Out of these, 24 have been where the
murder victim was white.
The disclosure will add to the intense debate over multiculturalism in
British society. The figures also overturn the assumption that almost
all racial murders are committed against ethnic minority victims.
Senior police officers have admitted that 'political correctness' and
the fear of discussing the issue have meant that race crime against white
people goes under-reported. One chief constable has claimed that white,
working-class men are more alienated than the Muslim community.
Peter Fahy, the Chief Constable of Cheshire and a spokesman on race
issues for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said it was a fact that
it was harder to get the media interested where murder victims were young
'The political correctness and reluctance to discuss these things
absolutely does play a factor', he said. 'A lot of police officers and other
professions feel almost the best thing to do is try and avoid it for
fear of being criticised. We probably have all got ourselves into a bit of
state about this.
'The difficulty in the police service is that the whole thing is being
closed down because we are all afraid of discussing any of it in case
we say the wrong thing - and that is not healthy.'
Racial violence in Britain has become the subject of intense scrutiny
since the public inquiry in 1999 into the murder of black teenager Stephen
Lawrence. Most of the high-profile cases of hate crime have been
focused on young blacks, including Damilola Taylor and more recently Anthony
Walker, who was murdered with an axe at a Liverpool bus stop by white youths.
Yet these latest official figures give the most complete picture of
racially motivated murders in the UK, revealing the situation to be much more
complex. In March 2004 a white Scottish teenager, Kriss Donald, was
bundled into a car while walking in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow. He was
later beaten, stabbed 13 times, and set on fire. British Pakistani Daanish
Zahid was found guilty by unanimous verdict of the charges of racially
In the same year Christopher Yates, 30, a white man, was beaten to
death in an assault by a group of drunken Asian youths as he walked home in
Barking, East London.
Politicians and the authorities often face difficulty in raising the
issue of racial attacks on white victims for fear that far-right extremists
will try to exploit such events to stir up racial tensions.
Fahy also warned of caution in over-interpreting the figures. He said
that the 24 white victims also included those who were Jewish,
'dark-skinned' Europeans or gypsies. In addition, seven of those were killed by white
attackers, four by black, six by Asian, with seven whose racial
background was not identified.
Police have suggested that some white-on-white killings may be a result
of attacks between Scots, English, Irish and Welsh people.
Overall, there have been 10 black victims and 16 Asian victims. Of the
58 race murders, 18 have been where a white attacker has killed a black or
Asian individual and another 14 where one member of a minority group
has murdered another for racial reasons.
'This shows the complex society we are policing,' said Fahy.
'I will be honest with some of this discussion about the alienation of
Muslim people. Police officers would tell you there are a lot of young
people out there who feel alienated.
'There are a lot of young white working-class lads, particularly on the
more difficult estates, who are hugely alienated. Yet very little attention
is given to that.
'Sometimes we forget that ethnic minorities actually make up quite a
small percentage of the population.'
Three years ago Phil Woolas, MP for the Oldham East and Saddleworth
constituency, who is now Minister for Community Cohesion, said
'political correctness' was stopping racism against white people from being
As a result, he said, attacks on whites by black and Asian people are
not criticised by politicians and could harm race relations in Britain.
This weekend Woolas refused to comment, but a spokesman for the
Department for Local Communities and Government said: 'Racially motivated crime is
wholly abhorrent, whatever the background of the victim.
'This government has worked hard to improve the investigation and
prosecution of these crimes across all ethnic groups.'
In 1999 the Commission for Racial Equality published a report that
concluded that most racial crimes were committed against white people, although
it pointed out that at the time white people made up 94 per cent of the
population and that, proportionally, black and Asian people were still
far more likely to be victims of race attacks.
The report suggested that white people might also be more likely to
report a crime such as a street robbery carried out by a black person as a
A spokeswoman for the CRE said the Home Office figures raised some
interesting issues but she did not want to comment further until the
data could be properly analysed.