Monday, December 1, 2008

Forced Marriage in the UK

Two interesting news reports here and here. Also this.

500 reported cases of forced or threatened forced marriage per year in the UK. Which I guess will be just the tip of the iceberg.


jeremy said...

I'm not from the UK, so I'm not sure how the "Sharia Law opt-in" works, but couldn't you get around the forced marriage law by "both" "volunteering" to settle the matter in a Sharia court?

I mean, if you can be forced into the one...

Mike said...

jeremy: That's precisely the problem with allowing Sharia law, people that will be victimized under it can easily be forced into accepting it.