Friday, January 08, 2010

Forced marriages in the UK

The Times Online:

Fareed Chedie, spokesman for the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, set up in 2007 to provide a viable alternative for the Muslim community seeking to resolve disputes in accordance with Sharia,

How was this allowed to happen?

said his research had disclosed that the problem was much greater than many realised. The tribunal estimates that as many as seven in ten of all marriages involving UK citizens with a foreign element involve coercion.