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Britain currently has a very serious problem with so called ‘honor crimes’ and ‘honor killings’ along with cases of female genital mutilation (FGM).
‘Honor crimes’, ‘honor killings’ and FGM are almost exclusively occurring in Muslim communities.
According to UK police forces 11,744 incidences of these crimes occurred between 2010 and 2014, this data came from 39 out of 52 police forces in the UK. They included forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
The Metropolitan Police recorded the highest number of incidents at 2,188, followed by West Midlands Police with 1,269 and Bedfordshire Police with 1,106 examples recorded.
South Yorkshire had 1,009 unconfirmed incidents in 2014 alone while Lancashire Police had 1,049.
Diana Nammi, director of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation – a charity that provides support to Middle Eastern women living in the UK who are facing “honor” violence – said the figures suggested incidence of the crime remained “consistently high” in the UK and that the issue was “not going away”.
“Unfortunately they [the figures] do not show the real extent of the problem. So many crimes are unreported because the perpetrators are often the victim’s own family.
“We need a national strategy for all agencies – including police forces, courts, and schools – to be trained and to work together to end this problem.”
The crimes are usually aimed at women, and can include abductions, beatings and even murders.
It is generally accepted that the ‘culture’ the victims live in is invariably responsible as it is the ‘culture’ of their native land or, the culture of the native land, at least ancestrally, of the perpetrators – frequently close relatives and parents – where it is considered acceptable within said culture to behave in this way.
FGM in particular is a cultural rather than a religious action hence it is not always practitioners of Islam carrying out this crime. It can be families of African heritage with no Islamic leanings.
Young girls often ‘vanish’ from school to be taken to Pakistan or the Middle East or Africa where the FGM then occurs.
There are a terrifying number of cases of Muslim girls being killed because of adopting western attitudes and dress thereby bringing shame on their families in the warped belief of the families.
All of this is occurring in Britain, a western democracy that has bent over backwards to accommodate alien cultures from across the globe so it can claim to be multicultural.
Until recently, many people were scared to speak out against these horrific ritual honor killings and FGM for fear of the hard left accusing them of racism but it has reached the point where even the hard left are now accepting there are some ‘cultural’ things that are just not acceptable in a civilized country.
So, can Britain ever be truly multicultural? Yes, of course it can. The vast majority of immigrants, Muslim or otherwise, do not participate in these horrors – albeit a worryingly sizable minority either do, or are happy to ‘turn a blind eye’ to it.
A recent expose in the press stated that, in Britain, children as young as 9 have been openly advocating support for Islamic State.
Today I walked into my home town to pay a check into the Bank. On my jacket is a red poppy. The local mosque was emptying out from Friday prayers. Many many Muslims walked by me without a glance in my direction. One spat on the ground in front of me. I knew why and he knew why. I was wearing a poppy.
We stared at each other and I growled (a la Mick Belker of Hill Street Blues fame). Silly of me. He was younger and certainly stronger but, in the words of the late great Tom Petty, I won’t back down.
Fortunately another three chaps ushered him on his way – one even apologized to me.
The ‘spitter’ was one among over a hundred.
If I was a fool I would hate Muslims because of his actions. Fortunately even I’m not that stupid.
After all, there are billions of Muslims in the world. If they were all terrorists we’d all be dead.
The majority are peaceful decent people but, like all immigrants to the west, they must ensure that their culture does not become intrusive on the rest of us – and, the vast majority do precisely that whilst a sizable minority don’t care if their culture is intrusive.
We have to work with the majority to educate the minority into understanding that it is they who create division and hatred. It is they who must respect the country they live in and, if necessary, adapt their culture to encourage multiculturalism that is achievable and not divisive.
As for so called ‘honor crimes’, ‘honor killings’ and female genital mutilation. People who commit those on cultural grounds don’t need educating.
They need locking up and the keys thrown away.
Incidentally, I was genuinely the only white face walking in my town – certainly in a couple of hundred yards either way from me at least – when the spitting incident occurred – apart from two white chaps on the other side of the road talking loudly – in Polish.
A bit nerve wracking to be spat at by a large chap when you’re a minority! Wonder if I could have had him for racism?