Maybe multiculturalism has some limits after all. From The Telegraph, with thanks to all who sent this in:
Imams and other clerics who participate in forced marriages could be charged with a criminal offence and imprisoned under Government proposals.
Ministers launched a consultation document yesterday that would make it an offence to force a person into wedlock. But they admitted that the plans could backfire if they were seen as an attack on ethnic minorities.
Baroness Scotland, the Home Office minister, stressed that the Government had not yet made up its mind on the way forward. The consultation paper drawn up by the Home Office and Foreign Office presented 10 arguments against a change in the law and only five in favour.
But she said: “Forced marriage cannot be justified on religious or cultural grounds because no major world religion supports it. We recognise that this is a very sensitive issue.”