Is anyone going to stand up for the human rights of these women? Or does this not matter, because as everyone knows, Muslims are victims, never the victimizers? Eurabia Update: “Young women face forced marriage in Germany,” from Agence France-Presse, November 12 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
More than 3,000 women and girls in Germany, most from Muslim families and many of them minors, faced forced marriage in the course of a year, official research released this week indicates.
The first federal study of its kind found 3,443 recorded cases in 2008 – the most recent year with sufficient data – in which people living in Germany were forced to wed or threatened with a forced marriage.
Most were between the ages of 18 and 21, although nearly a third of them were under the age of 17.
Almost all were female and the children of staunchly religious immigrant families, most frequently from countries including Turkey, Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Iraq and Afghanistan….
More than half were beaten or otherwise physically abused to convince them to marry, while more than one in four were threatened with weapons or told they would be killed if they did not go through with the marriage.
Forty-four per cent of the people at threat or subjected to forced marriages held German passports….
Germany last year passed legislation against forced marriages, making it a criminal act punishable by up to five years in prison and providing means for victims taken abroad to return to Germany.