Probably only Mohammad Sarwar can say this. And it is true that fears of being called “racist” are hamstringing not only police efforts, but the overall work of trying to alert the public to the nature of this present conflict. For one thing, remember that what is meant here by “Asian” gangs is “Muslim gangs.”
“Sarwar: police too scared of Asian gangs,” from the TimesOnline, with thanks to S.:
THE Macpherson report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence has led to a politically correct backlash with police afraid to investigate black and Asian crime for fear of being accused of racism, according to one of Britain’s most prominent Muslim MPs.
Mohammad Sarwar, the Labour MP for Glasgow Central, said some communities are being terrorised by black and Asian gangs, but, in many cases, police have failed to act.
The reluctance of police to tackle ethnic criminals has allowed gangs to operate with impunity in areas of Scotland, the north of England and parts of London.
Sarwar claims that black and Asian communities are as much the victims of this criminal activity as white people and he wants police forces to use a zero-tolerance approach to smash the gangs….