One honor killing per month in England

From HERE:

Whole communities are involved in assisting and covering up “honour violence” in Britain, a new study says.

Informal networks of taxi drivers, councillors and sometimes even police officers track down and return women who try to escape, researchers claim.

A report by the Centre for Social Cohesion - an offshoot of the right-wing think-tank Civitas, whose advisors include the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey and the Labour backbencher Frank Field - alleges that the problem exists in the country’s Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities, even among second-generation immigrants.

Women have been raped, abused and even killed for forming “inappropriate” relationships or merely for wanting to go to university. The report found that:

• Women may be attacked for nothing more than listening to western music

• Families have imported brides to work in prostitution

• Local authorities are not acting because of “political correctness” and a fear of being accused of racism.

Many South Asian men brought up in this country want to marry uneducated women, known as “freshies”, who are “uncontaminated” by ideas of female independence, the report, published tomorrow says.

And then there’s this:

One woman every month is the victim of an “honour” killing, the CPS says.

There will always be an England? In name, perhaps.


This article doesn't surprise me much, but it does dismay me.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"

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