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.

Comments

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.