Here is yet another example of what we saw here. “Asian” is British media euphemism for “Muslim.” Said Mandy Sanghera: “There is a fear of not wanting to be accused of being racist. People are so scared about being political correct that they are blinded. They have lost their moral compass and their ability challenge cultural norms that have no place in 21st century Britain.”
Those words could be Britain’s epitaph.
The Crown Prosecution Service failed to secure what could have been the first conviction for sex-selective abortion after dropping a case amid fears of “political correctness”, a government aide has revealed.
Mandy Sanghera, a human rights activist who advises the government on how to tackle honour-based violence, told the Daily Telegraph how prosecutors failed to pursue a case involving an Asian woman whose family forced her to have an abortion, for fear of being labelled racist.
“When her family found out the baby was a girl, she was put under a lot of emotional pressure and duress. She did not want to have that termination,” said Ms Sanghera. “She already had a girl and they said ‘what about the dowry? We can’t afford to have another daughter’.”
When the woman reported the crime to police they did not recognise it as honour-based abuse at first, said Ms Sanghera.
But when they pursued the case and the woman said she wanted to prosecute, the CPS refused to press charges for the offence, claiming it was not in the public interest and that it was a “family matter”. The husband later pleaded guilty to controlling behaviour and was sent on a course.
“Because they didn’t think she would make a competent witness…because she didn’t have physical injuries, they said it wasn’t in the public interest,” said Ms Sanghera, who is one of the founders of and advisors to the Foreign Office and Home Office’s joint Forced Marriage Unit.
“She felt [the case had been] abandoned for cultural reasons. Her having that termination was the nail in the coffin after all the psychological abuse. When she went and asked for help she didn’t get it.”
Had the CPS taken up the case, from 2014, it could have led to the first prosecution for sex selective abortion in Britain….
Ms Sanghera said: “There is a fear of not wanting to be accused of being racist. People are so scared about being political correct that they are blinded. They have lost their moral compass and their ability challenge cultural norms that have no place in 21st century Britain.”…