Forced Marriages in UK on the increase
Posted by antikafirphobia on March 13, 2008
Muslim women : face higher risk from domestic abuse (Quran4:34 says; beat your wife), Islamism, honor killling, and now : forced marriages & arranged marriages.
THE number of British Asians bringing in spouses from the Indian subcontinent has doubled over five years, prompting warnings that the practice is helping to perpetuate ghettos. Instead of integrating over successive generations by marrying in the UK, some Asian communities are fuelling segregation through arranged marriages to overseas partners, according to a report by Migration Watch UK, an independent think tank.
Jusna Begum, 22, from Wapping, east London, was forced by her parents to marry a man from Bangladesh 20 years her senior. “I realise now that he only married me for a UK visa,” she said. “But he couldn’t get a job because he didn’t speak English.”
RUNNING AWAY from a Forced Marriage: Sameem Ali was forced to marry aged 13. She managed to escape. Now she wants to help the hundreds still trapped.
Awaiting their fate: Young brides wait for their grooms in a mass arranged wedding in Bangladesh