Tuesday, January 15, 2008

What Took Soo Long? And What Good Will It Do?

Honour Killings ..... Forced Marriages ..... And What Else?

Long Overdue inquiry into the depraved practices of forced marriage and honour killings.

From the Irish Sun Jan. 15, 2008

"The British parliament is to launch a public consultation into forced marriages and 'honour crimes', MPs said after a coroner ruled that a teenage Asian girl who rebelled against her family's bid to push her into marriage was probably murdered....."

"The initiative, announced by committee chairman and Asian MP Keith Vaz Monday, came after a coroner at an inquest last week ruled that an Asian teenager who was being forced into an arranged marriage by her Pakistani parents was the victim of a 'very vile murder'."

"The decomposed body of 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed was found near the bank of the River Kent in Cumbria, five months after her schoolteachers reported her missing in September 2003, soon after she returned from a trip to Pakistan."

This is now 2008 ..... so what the hell were you waiting for?

H/T to UssNeverdock


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