Saturday, February 2, 2008

UK Muslim Police, Government Officials & MCB Preventing Action Against "Honor" Violence & Forced Marriages

A study in the UK has documented that some Muslims in the police and in the government are returning abused women to their families and, along with the Muslim Council of Britain, are standing in the way of both ending the practice of forced marriages and a crackdown on 'honor' violence. Occidental Britains in the police and government do not interfere for fear of being branded "racist."

This today from the Daily Times:

Some Asians in the police and in Government jobs have been accused of blocking the crackdown against so-called honour killings.

It is alleged they are not only failing to help desperate women trying to flee abuse and arranged marriages but are actively encouraging punishment for those they believe are breaking traditional taboos.

Terrified victims who seek official help are even being tracked down by a network of Asian men working in Government departments and social services, according to a study written by the think-tank Social Cohesion.

One woman was found by her family after she signed on at a Jobcentre where a member of the Asian community was working.

The report also claims some Asian police officers actually return women to their abusive families or refuse to act against men enforcing 'traditional' roles.

Meanwhile, non-Asian officials and police officers are scared of acting against families who abuse their relatives for fear of being branded as racist, the report says.

The study follows the horrific case of 20-year-old Banaz Mahmod, from Mitcham, South London, whose body was found in a suitcase after she was raped and strangled with a bootlace by hitmen hired by her family.

She was killed for falling in love with a man the family disapproved of – despite unsuccessfully asking police for help five times.

In one plea she recorded a video message that helped convict her father and uncle of her murder.

Controversially, the report accuses one of the Government's closest advisers on Muslim matters, the Muslim Council of Britain, of hampering attempts to criminalise forced marriage.

It said: "The MCB has sought to block legislation aimed at ending honour-based violence. Almost all women's groups interviewed for this report say that the MCB has done little or nothing to end honour-based violence...

"In many northern towns...South Asian women are often afraid to seek help because they know that Asians working in local government believe that women who break traditional taboos deserve to be punished."

Report contributor Nazir Afzal, of the Crown Prosecution Service, added: "Domestic violence is not an issue the Muslim Council of Britain wants to know about."

David Davies, the Tory MP for Monmouth who is on the Home Affairs Select committee investigating forced marriages and domestic violence, said: "Thousands of girls are being taken to Pakistan every year for marriage, although it is best described as abduction and rape." . . .

Read the article. That things like this are finally getting press in Britain is a small glimmer of hope. But do not expect the Labour government, which just approved an element of Sharia law and has, in an act worthy of Orwell, given cover to the Wahhabi / Salafi / Deobandis in the UK to continue their radicalization, to do anything at all about this. It is a measure of the malignancy of multiculturalist philosophy that occidentals are afraid to speak out or expose specific acts for fear of being branded a racist.

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