Forced marriages are in fact rape by proxy: “In a forced marriage, the girl is coerced into an involuntary and often lifelong sexual relationship. Therefore, every single act of intercourse in that ‘marriage’ actually constitutes rape.” And that is just sickening — or more precisely: islamonauseating.
A new law was supposed to stop that, but it seems that sharia and accommodating Muslim traditions is more important. Translated from the Danish by Nicolai Sennels, Ekstrabladet March 22: “Three arrested for forced marriage”:
When three people Thursday are presented in court in Copenhagen it might very well be the first time that a new law will be used.
‘- It is not decided yet, but it is very likely,’ says prosecutor Erik Hjelm.
The woman has explained to the police how three of her family members wanted to marry her off to a man from her home country.
The three are now arrested, accused of having confined the woman against her will.
The family, however, feels that the woman has already been married to the man, apparently because there has already been an engagement party.
The Criminal Code was amended a few years ago, so that the paragraph on illegal coercion was reinforced, if the case involves forced marriage. This means that people forcing others to marry can go to jail for up to four years.