British authorities will not be able to continue this cognitive dissonance. The Conservative government wants to criminalize criticism of Sharia, and yet this girl’s sufferings are caused by Sharia — its lack of any penalty for parents who kill their children, and its reduction of women to the status of commodities. If Theresa May and David Cameron succeed in banning criticism of Sharia, Mr. Justice Holman could be brought up on charges for prosecuting this case. But May and Cameron don’t know that, because they appear to believe with all their hearts and souls in the soothing nonsense about Islam being a religion of peace and jihad involving nothing more violent than dropping off the kids at school.
“London couple from Afghanistan who threatened to kill their daughter for refusing forced marriage had told her they would ‘cut her head off’ if she went to the authorities,” by Claire Carter, Daily Mail, November 5, 2014 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):
A couple threatened to kill their daughter if she rejected a forced marriage and behead her if she contacted authorities for help.
A judge has since granted a temporary forced marriage protection order, banning the parents from leaving Britain, after the local authority in Croydon, London, said it ‘did not trust them an inch’ and feared younger children in the family would be spirited out of England if they were able to leave.
The girl, known as S, claims she suffered repeated violence at the hands of her parents and grandmother as a teenager and was told she would be killed if she refused to marry abroad as this would ‘bring dishonour on the family.
She described a long history of being put under pressure to marry, and when she spoke to authorities in 2005 about suffering ‘violence and intimidation’ from her family she claimed her mother said her father would ‘cut her head off’ if she ever raised issues again.
During a hearing at the Family Division of the High Court, Mr Justice Holman granted a temporary forced marriage protection order until next month.
This prevents the family from leaving Britain after it emerged that the mother wanted to go to Afghanistan.
Mr Justice Holman granted the order on the basis that Croydon County Council, which made the application, ‘did not trust this family an inch’ and feared three younger children in the family could be ‘spirited out of Britain.’
The High Court heard that S, who cannot be identified, had described suffering a long history of pressure to accept a forced marriage.
The family, who are originally from Afghanistan, lived for a considerable time in Norway.
During their time in Norway S, now 22, was referred to the local authority by her school health service because of concerns about her welfare.
Mr Justice Holman said a written decision from a public body or court in Norway, dated 2008, explained that the girl had been subjected to pressure to go to Afghanistan to marry. The plan had been that the family would go for a 14 day holiday but S would remain for six months to get married.
A report of the 2008 proceedings said: ‘The girl talks about violence against her from the family, mother, father, brother and grandmother. This has increased during the past month and has been happening on a daily basis.
‘The girl said that her parents told her she would be killed if she would not travel, because this would bring dishonour to her family.’
The court heard that this document also mentioned an incident after she had contact with the local authorities about death threats, intimidation and violence from her family in 2005. They were also claims the family was monitoring her.
It added: ‘The girl said after the emergency placement in 2005, the mother repeatedly told her that if S could contact the authorities again, her father will ‘Take the girl and cut off her head.’
The family had their passports seized in April this year by police because of fears “criminal offences may have been, or were planned to be, committed upon” the children….