London, Jan 30 (ANI): A senior Muslim politician in UK believes that there is a link between first-cousin marriages and sex crimes by Pakistani men.
Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, Britain's first Muslim peer, has blamed unhappy arranged marriages to cousins for leading some Pakistani men to prey on vulnerable young white girls to fulfill their sexual needs.
He has spoken out after a spate of high-profile court cases where groups of Asian men have been sentenced for grooming white girls as young as 12 in Derby, Blackburn and Lord Ahmed's home town of Rotherham.
"They are forced into marriages and they are not happy. They are married to girls from overseas who they don't have anything in common with, and they have children and a family. But they are looking for fun in their sexual activities and seek out vulnerable girls," the Daily Mail quoted Lord Ahmed, as saying.
He said Asian men resort to abusing young white girls because they do not want meaningful relationships with adult white women.
"An adult woman - if you are having an affair - would want your time, money and for you to break up your marriage," Lord Ahmed added. (ANI)