The Islamists are lulling society into acquiescence

RAPP_UNICEF_CHILD_MARRIAGEThough there is increasing evidence that thousands of British children are being forced into marriage, there has yet to be one criminal prosecution.

Part of the problem is Islamist double-speak. All the Sharia judges and imams who are exposed during various investigations immediately condemn forced marriages and even under-age marriages. But they say it only to dupe the public and lull society into acquiescence.

Their “condemnation” is deceptive.

Firstly, under Sharia law a girl who has reached puberty is no longer considered a child; therefore, she is not under-aged according to them. This is clearly explained by a number of imams secretly filmed in the ITV documentary, Exposure.

Moreover, since women and girls do not sign their own marriage contracts, it is also not forced if the guardians signing on their behalves agree to it.

This reminds me of a debate I had with the head of the Muslim Association of Britain who said he was opposed to stoning to death in Britain. The audience showed their approval only to gasp when I pressed him further. He was supportive of stoning in an “Islamic country” just not here for now.

If you understand Islamist double-speak, you won’t be surprised then to learn that one of the imams willing to marry a 14 year old – Shams-Ul Huda Khan Misbahi who preaches at the Jamia Masjid Kanzul Iman Mosque in Heckmondwike – has worked with West Yorkshire Police as an advisor on community cohesion and publicly condemned forced marriages…

Which brings me to the second problem. The British Government has handed over the “Muslim community” to regressive and parasitical Islamists, imams, and sharia judges rather than treat people as individual citizens with full rights. Which is why the police consider it “discriminatory” to prosecute those carrying out child marriages or facilitating FGM, and teachers and social workers turn a blind eye to hundreds of missing children.

This is what Jasvinder Sanghera of Karma Nirvana brilliantly explains as the moral blindness of cultural sensitivity.

But what about the children? Who will speak for them?

Unquestionably, it has been left to us.

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Tomorrow 11 October 2013 is the International Day of the Girl Child. Let’s use this day to rage against the situation of girls worldwide, but particularly against child marriages in Britain and legalised paedophilia in Iran.

Child ‘marriages’ and Sharia courts: It must end now

Dear Friend,

We are writing to you today to ask for your urgent and immediate support.

As you may have seen in the papers recently, there is growing evidence that young children – some as young at 5 years old – are being “married” to older men in Sharia courts across Britain. This is increasingly being sanctioned by the Islamists who run Britain’s network of Sharia courts, and there is evidence that this practice is growing.

Recent Investigations

A recent undercover investigation by the Sunday Times found imams in Britain willing to “marry” young girls, provided this was carried out in secret. The imams had been approached by an undercover reporter posing as a father who said he wanted his 12 year old daughter married, to prevent her from being tempted in to a “western lifestyle”.

Imam Mohammed Kassamali, of the Husaini Islamic Centre in Peterborough, sanctioned the marriage, but stressed the need for total secrecy. He stated: “I would love the girl to go to her husband’s houses (sic) as soon as possible, the younger the better. Under sharia (Islamic law) there is no problem. It is said she should see her first sign of puberty at the house of her husband. The problem is that we cannot explain such things (the marriage) if the girl went tomorrow (to the authorities).”

Abdul Haque, who officiates at weddings at the Shoreditch mosque, east London agreed to carry out the formalities of the wedding. However, he told the reporter that he should “tell people it is an engagement but it will be a marriage”. He added: “In Islam, once the girl reaches puberty the father has the right, the parents have the right, but under the laws of this country if the girl complains and says her marriage has been arranged and she wasn’t of marriageable age, then the person who performed the marriage will be jailed as well as the mother and father”.

Earlier this year, it was also reported that at least 30 girls, some as young as 9, were “married” in sharia courts in one London borough alone.

Clearly, child “marriages” are an abomination; they are nothing short of religiously-sanctioned child rape and paedophilia.

Sharia proponents deceptively say that forced marriages are unacceptable under Sharia and that both bride and groom must choose to marry as if that is the issue at hand. Islamists have gotten away with years of misogyny against Muslim women under cover of “choice” and are now using similar language with regards children. Nonetheless, child welfare must take precedence irrespective of religious beliefs. This is something we must urgently remind the Government of. Sharia courts are a scandal and must be stopped.

Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Bill

One important way to tackle this matter is to galvanise support for the Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Bill introduced to the House of Lords last year by crossbench peer, Baroness Caroline Cox. The Bill is due for a second reading in October.

The Government has so far declined to support Cox’s Bill. They do not believe there is a parallel legal system in operation. They also insist that everyone has full right of access to the British courts. This is simply not the case. There are many with little or no English language skills, trapped by community pressure, who believe Sharia courts operate as real courts and who regard their decisions as legally binding. The idea that they can easily instruct a high street solicitor to help them access their full rights under UK law is far from reality.

The Government must be pressured into taking immediate action, including by supporting Cox’s Bill, and shutting down Sharia and religious courts. If child welfare takes precedence then the Government is duty-bound to take action.

Sign our new petition in support of Baroness Cox’s Bill; tell the Government that enough is enough! Please sign it now.

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We look forward to your immediate intervention in this matter.

Best wishes,

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Religiously Sanctioned Paedophilia

The Director General of the Census Bureau in Hormozgan announced that there had been five marriages of girls under the age of 10 in the Iranian province. Latest national statistics for children ‘married’ under the age of 14 in Iran is 24,506 girls and 5, 519 boys. The total number of marriages from 10-18 years of age is 848,000.

But don’t be alarmed. A member of the Islamic Assembly (Majlis) and its ‘Judicial Commission’, Nayereh Akhavan (here’s a photo of her),  has said that there can be no ban on child marriages because there are ten year olds who have reached ‘sexual and intellectual puberty’ and because it would ‘contradict sharia’. We know Islam’s prophet consummated his ‘marriage’ with Aisha when she was 9.  And of course there is Ayatollah Khomeini ‘s book of sayings: ‘Tahrir al Wasilah’, where he says that a man can even have sex with a baby. [Read more...]