Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Forced marriages causing mass truancy in Britain

Dozens of 'Asian' school girls under the age of 16 have been missing from classes for at least two months in Bradford, England. It's believed their families have married them off.
Dozens of children are missing from school amid fears they have been forced into arranged marriages, it was revealed yesterday.

In Bradford, 33 children remain "unaccounted for" after being off school for at least two months with no explanation.

The Government is also concerned about another 14 areas of the country where it is feared children under 16 could also be missing from school rolls.
A reader's comment on the article is priceless:
Bradford does NOT have a substantial Asian population, it has a substantial MUSLIM population. It really annoys Hindus and Sikhs that we're always put in the same boat. The social problems within Bradford (forced marriage, honour killings, genetic recessive disorders, lower social, economic and educational standards) are almost all exclusive to the Muslim Pakistani, not the Indian Sikh or Hindu community. Stop avoiding the issues!

- Rav, London

1 comment:

darkpixel said...

Heh... for fear of offending one chunk of immigrants, they offend many more... not just Hindus and Sikhs, but everyone from that chunk of the world east of Africa and west of Hawaii.

Britain is close to lost... When the prison system considers - for more than two nanoseconds - changing their logo because the cross on it might offend some Muslim convicts, I think they are done. The cross in question is from the English flag (not the Union Jack, the English red cross on a white field).

WTF?... England has a state religion ... their Queen is defender of the faith, and yet they actually care what a Muslim convict thinks of their logo?