Skip to comments.Forced marriage: Girl aged five among 400 minors helped
Posted on 03/30/2012 3:49:41 AM PDT by EnglishCon
A five-year-old girl is thought to have become the UK's youngest victim of forced marriage.
She was one of 400 children to receive assistance from the government's Forced Marriage Unit in the last year.
The figures have emerged as the public consultation into criminalising forced marriage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland comes to an end.
Amy Cumming, joint head of the Forced Marriage Unit, said 29% of the cases it dealt with last year involved minors.
"The youngest of these was actually five years old, so there are children involved in the practice across the school age range," she said.
To protect the child, the authorities have not disclosed details of the case or where the marriage took place.
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EnglishCon - so glad your on this forum! I wish we heard more from our FRiends across the pond. Thanks for posting!
And I promise to occasionally write in English...
The fundamental difference is that our culture condemns it, while Islamic culture celebrates it. This means that the occurrence in their culture cannot help but be much higher.
One issue with Islamic culture is the concept of bride-price (mahr), where the prospective husband is supposed to hand over an amount of wealth to the wife (in actuality, the wife's father). A non-virgin commands a far-lower price, which provides an incentive to get the girl married off before adolescence.
Judging from the [Islam appeaser] liberal BBC’s title you’d think we speak about a Catholic monastery...
Islam under Sharia Law still permits and even condones slavery, as long as non-muslms are the ones captured and enslaved.
But let’s not mention that fact.
Gee, married at 6 but Mo didn’t mount her until she was 9. /sarc!
What other significant and fast growing minority group in the UK is doing this besides Muslims? What other religion follows a pedophile prophet?
“This is taking place in the UK, and people are worried about knee jerk reactions?”
This is happening wherever muslims live it’s just that the UK has realised it and has set up a task force to deal with it rather than cow to political correctness and try to ignore it.
Islam thnks your kids are HAWT.
and the dhimmi press will avoid pointing it out
The total horror is happening BECAUSE of a religion and you want us to ignore that? Germans buried people alive in concentration camps - and you would want us to focus on the horror of being buried alive RATHER than the evil behind it? Too weird for my taste.
It is always a problem but Islam makes it okay. No other religion approves of it.
To blame “every religion” is retarded.
To blame atheists for mass murder? 100 million were murdered by atheist commies last century.
Just don’t go to Japan. Did you know kiddie porn possession was still legal in Tokyo and Nagano?? yuck. pervertland.
Gimme a break.
Silly. This story shocks people and makes them mad because it is NOT acceptable to those of us raised in the Judeo-Christian tradition. It is not normal, it was NOT norma when the UK was a Christian country.
Didn’t the Ayatollah Khomenei write a book that described HOW to rape a baby or child the right way??
Islam is the only organized religion, and its abig one, that openly APPROVES of pedophilia and slavery and a bunch of other crap.
CINOs- Christians in name only.
Contrary to what you wish to believe this stuff is commonplace in muslim countries.
Nowhere except in muslim countries will you find incidents like this. And yet we have examples like this throughout the muslim world... Look up Aneela and Saba Younas for instance... Islam is the problem. Always has been, always will be, no matter the time or place. What you are seeing is the inevitable result of the muslim mass migration to our countries.
I hope you have taken note in your life that no-one is born Christian or becomes a Christian through ethnicity or even through church attendance or saying they are a Christian outwardly in the attempt to impress others. A true follower of Christ's teachings is most likely a needle in a haystack -- someone who has made a heartfelt, private conversion alone with the Lord.
I would venture a guess that only one-tenth or fewer of so-called adherents to ANY religion actually understand and attempt to follow their own scriptures. Same goes with critics of religions -- they criticize the flawed humans rather than actually reading the words of scripture to make an informed evaluation of the religion itself. (And now, with the fascist movement to criminalize critical evaluation of Islam, it will be increasingly difficult to do so.)
Religion does not and cannot make people perfect or sinless. The best it can offer is a humility (knowing that everyone falls short), an attitude of forgiveness towards one's fellow man (in that none of us is perfect), and repentance realized privately in prayer (whether one goes formally to confession or not).
Muhammad the prophet of Islam married a 6 year old girl.This is why Muslims do this and war etc. : because they follow Muhamads example and the Koran.
Islam is a bunch of lies . Muhammad invented it to gain power and to do perverse things such as marrying a 6 year old girl.
Just because you find a mouse in the cookie jar does not make it a cookie!