Following the abduction, torture
and murder of 15 year old white Glasgow teenager Kriss
Donald on 16 March 2004, the Scottish media have downplayed
the fact that his assailants appear to have been an
In its efforts to cover-up the
racial angle, the Scottish media have largely ignored
the important fact that Strathclyde police recently
decided to shelf a report which advised a policy of
pro-active investigation and clamp-down on Asian gangs
in the area.
The report concluded: 'The crime
problem within the Asian community will therefore
spiral unless a pro-active criminal intelligence-based
stance aimed at curbing criminal activity is adopted.'
The report was shelved because "a number of senior officers
got cold feet, claiming it didn't look good to be solely
investigating Asian gangs."
Thus, a murdered teenager is the price which society pays
when institutions like the Police choose to ignore common
sense and their responsibilities to the entire community,
for fear of the small group of loud-mouthed, anti-white,
race-baiting professionals who infest Scottish society.
Due to the Scottish media's unwillingness to investigate
this matter further, our information is slim. The report
below from the Scottish Daily Mail refers to an intelligence
gathering operation called "Operation Barber", which appears
to have produced the report which was consequently shelved.
The excerpted report below from The Scotsman refers to
"Operation Gadher" as "a police investigation designed to
tackle the growth of Asian gang culture", which may, presumably,
have been the suggested pro-active initiative, which was
AN internal police report which warned of a rising tide
of crime in Pollokshields' Asian community was shelved,
by senior officers, it emerged yesterday.
The detailed report named 220 people in the area who could
pose a threat to the community.
One of the names on the list was Imran Shahid.
But the 1998 dossier was sidelined by senior officers who
feared being accused of racism.
The report, from an intelligence gathering exercise codenamed
Operation Barber, highlighted a hard core of Asians who
had become 'almost lawless' and warned the area was a powderkeg
It said: 'Unfortunately, the younger Asians have a high
regard for this group and appear to be trying to emulate
And it concluded: 'The crime problem within the Asian community
will therefore spiral unless a pro-active criminal intelligence-based
stance aimed at curbing criminal activity is adopted.'
But last night a source close to the report said such a
stance was never adopted.
He added: 'It was made clear to us there was a danger of
the force being accused of racism if it acted on the information
contained in the investigation. Some felt that was the wrong
Last night John Stalker, a former Deputy Chief Constable
of Greater Manchester Police with wide experience of race-related
issues, warned that police forces ignored evidence of a
growing culture of gang warfare at their peril. He said:
'Strathclyde Police, being accustomed to sectarian tensions,
should be very well placed to deal with this.
'I don't know about them treading on eggshells so as not
to offend people, but the point is you don't have to offend
anyone. There are ways of doing it without kicking doors
'In the big cities south of the Border there have been
occasions where police forces, to their long-term detriment,
have let incipient gang warfare spiral out of control. Had
action been taken, mini-wars could have been stopped much
'Any police force that ignores evidence of incipient gang
warfare is doomed to take panic measures further down the
'If left alone, gangs will keep pushing the system until
they are stopped. You soon get the situation which exists
in London, Birmingham and Manchester where firearms are
used to settle relatively minor matters.
'Where once they would have resulted in a punch-up, they
are now being dealt with by a sub-machinegun.'
STRATHCLYDE Police abandoned a high-level investigation
to clamp down on the emergence of an Asian gang culture
in Glasgow after the operation was deemed to be politically
The revelation came as Nick Griffin, the leader of the
British National Party, prompted outrage by announcing a
visit to Glasgow this weekend, days after a teenager was
abducted and murdered, allegedly by a gang of Asian youths.
Police and community leaders in the Pollokshields area
of Glasgow called for calm, following rising public concern
over the kidnap and murder of Kriss Donald, 15.
As detectives continued the hunt for his killers, The Scotsman
learned that Operation Gadher, a police investigation designed
to tackle the growth of Asian gang culture in the city's
southside, was stopped six months ago over fears that it
wasn't politically correct.
Speaking yesterday, a police source said the operation,
launched by Strathclyde's G Division, which covers Pollokshields,
had been halted by senior officers. He said: "Gang culture
among Asians has been causing the police concern for some
time, and we did have a dedicated team looking at it, but
six months ago a number of senior officers got cold feet,
claiming it didn't look good to be solely investigating
"The decision wasn't welcomed in the station."
The national UK media have kept it quiet because it doesn't
"fit" into their framework where the only race
attacks we are ever meant to hear about and know about are
At the same time, Strathclyde Police have come under the
spotlight for their failure to police the Asian gangs in
Pollokshields properly because of an unprofessional fear
of being called "racist".
IT was a crime of breathtaking callousness and depravity
that shocked all Scotland. The murder of Kriss Donald was
an act of brutality more readily associated with the likes
of Bogota or Baghdad.
Yet this awful crime was played out in the leafy suburb
of Pollokshields in Glasgow - and has left its residents
searching for some kind of explanation.
As a former senior police officer in Strathclyde with 30
years' experience, I believe the answer is clear - though,
for many, it will prove unpalatable.
In my view, crime within Glasgow's Asian community has
been allowed to grow unfettered for years. Why? Because
the police have been afraid to fight it in case they are
accused of racism.
It was this basic failure to act that created the conditions
which, at least in part, allowed the murder of Kriss Donald
This inactivity and its deadly consequences stemmed
not from the attitude of officers on the street, but from
the craven approach of their bosses to race-relations. For
years now, a 'softly, softly' attitude towards crime in
the ethnic community has prevailed - a disastrous policy
born of the excessive interference of politicians.
The simple truth for senior officers is that they are
not going to win that longed-for promotion or the coveted
knighthood if they upset the local politicians who control
the police boards.
So the attitude among Scotland's police hierarchy is: 'Be
careful not to upset the ethnic community - they may start
What was striking about the Kriss Donald murder was the
confidence his attackers, Daanish Zahid and Zahid Mohammed,
displayed as they trawled the streets looking for their
We heard at the trial of a group of youths involved in
the search, brawls in the street and a Mercedes being driven
around the city with the victim aboard.
How is this possible?
Clearly, the Asian community is no less law-abiding than
any other part of society. But on the South Side of Glasgow
there is a significant group of young Asian men, mostly
between 15 and 30, who are simply out of control. They believe
they are beyond the law.
They are for the most part well-educated and well-off:
driving around in a luxury foreign car is very much their
style, but they receive no parental discipline and recognise
They are heavily involved in drug-dealing and crimes such
as reset and fraud; some groups are well-organised, members
travel extensively and have connections abroad.
Internal disputes and violence are common - and a cricket
bat is often the weapon of choice.
They are very aware the police are reluctant to challenge
them in anything less than the most extreme circumstances
for fear of being branded as racist.
Make no mistake: they use the race card without mercy
and in today's climate even an unsubstantiated complaint
can damage an officer's career.
I was a chief inspector in Govan and my area of responsibility
Disturbed by rumours of young men being seriously assaulted
and failing to report the crime, I set up a small plain
clothes team to find out what was happening. It soon became
apparent something was going on in the Asian community that
the police knew nothing about.
It seemed the focus of activity was in Pollokshields and
the intelligence-gathering group expanded to include officers
from that area.
The extent of the involvement of some Asian youths in serious
criminal activity was revealed. But in spite of the evidence,
no serious effort was made to take action against them
because senior officers decided to do nothing about it.
Police in Strathclyde are no strangers to being let down
by their commanders when it comes to tough decisions involving
the Asian community.
In 2001, South Side residents were dismayed to learn of
the closure of a local swimming pool. A peaceful demonstration
was hijacked by local youths many of them Asian.
Police officers were refused permission to defend themselves
when they were attacked
by this group. They were ordered to stand in line while
the youths were given free licence to bombard them with
stones, rotten fruit and plastic bags full of urine.
A number of officers were injured, at least one seriously.
Few arrests were made.
I spoke to a number of officers afterwards and most believed
their commanders had failed in their duty to protect them
because they feared a political backlash that would damage
This attitude has been fuelled partly, by Scotland's
burgeoning race relations industry and by a climate of intense
political correctness. Barely a week goes by now without
a new report on some aspect of race relations.
Many of our institutions, primarily the police, have
been regularly criticised. But the response from police
chiefs has been to try to avoid criticism by turning a blind
eye to ethnic crime. This growing unwillingness to tackle
such crime has meant that the public are increasingly getting
a raw deal.
Scottish Executive research has discovered police officers
are failing to use their powers to prevent and detect crime
committed by members of the black and ethnic community.
I know from my own experience that a very high percentage
of detentions or arrests of black and ethnic youths results
in complaints of racial bias.
While I was a chief inspector in Glasgow's South Side,
I monitored crimes and arrests every day. I knew when I
saw a black or ethnic name that a complaint against the
police would almost inevitably follow.
In my area, the detection rate for all crime was 45
per cent. For crimes reported as racially motivated, it
was at least 90 per cent. The difference reflects the fact
that a lot more effort goes into dealing with crimes reported
as racially motivated.
They are monitored more scrupulously and local commanders
are under more pressure to get results for that type of
This would not be a concern but for the fact that the definition
of a racially motivated crime is so wide that almost every
crime against the ethnic community can fall within it. Quite
naturally, this situation is exploited by those who would
benefit from it.
The police service in Scotland is not institutionally racist
- it is institutionally institutional.
While it nominally serves the community, the real masters,
as always, are the people in power and those who influence
The Asian community, like the rest of the country, is utterly
appalled and outraged by Kriss Donald's murder.
But I believe his violent death was a result of the political
correctness that has gripped the police service in Scotland
Perhaps it is time, at last, for senior officers to forget
about their gongs and promotions and finally protect the
public - the job they were sworn to do.