Monday, May 14, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: "UK: 1,200 cases of forced marriage annually — one involving a two-year-old child"

About Robert Spencer

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). Coming in summer 2018 is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.
Spencer is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written many hundreds of articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning NewsFox News OpinionNational ReviewThe FederalistThe Hill, the Detroit NewsTownHall.comReal Clear Religion, the Daily Caller, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National PostMiddle East QuarterlyWorldNet DailyFirst ThingsInsight in the NewsAleteia, and many other journals. For nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has also served as a contributing writer to the Investigative Project on Terrorism and as an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation.

UK: 1,200 cases of forced marriage annually — one involving a two-year-old child

“More than a third of cases related to Pakistan but the number of Somalian cases has increased by a massive 100 per cent year on year.”
Welcome to Theresa May’s brave, new multicultural Britain. Celebrate diversity! Diversity is our strength! This practice results from the dehumanization and commodification of women in Islam. With polygamy (Qur’an 4:3) and wife-beating allowed (Qur’an 4:34) and women’s testimony (Qur’an 2:282) and inheritance rights (Qur’an 4:11) devalued, and Islamic law making women essentially the possessions of first their fathers and then their husbands, this sort of thing is bound to happen. And in Britain continues its race to chaos and Sharia, there is going to be much, much more of it.
“New figures show scale of forced marriages in the UK – with one child as young as two rescued,” by Lynn Davidson, The Sun, May 11, 2018:
A TOT aged TWO was Britain’s youngest ‘victim’ of forced marriage in Britain last year, shock official figures revealed yesterday.
The Home Office revealed the toddler was one of 1,196 cases dealt with by officials investigating potential forced marriages by expat families in the UK last year.
The oldest involved a 100 year-old pensioner.
The infant was one of 355 children under 18 helped by the Government’s Forced Marriage Unit last year.
One in five cases related to male victims.
More than a third of cases related to Pakistan but the number of Somalian cases has increased by a massive 100 per cent year on year.
The FMU dealt with 1,196 cases last year – a decline of 19 per cent on 2016.
But experts said that did not represent a reduction in the number of forced marriages in Britain….
Since 2012, the facility has provided support in between 1,200 and 1,400 cases per year….
It added: “Forced marriage is a hidden crime, and these figures may not reflect the full scale of the abuse.