Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Girl 'threatened with marriage' to cousin

I've said it before and I'll certainly  say it again:  When You import Islam you import all the negatives with it.  Forced Islamic marriages are taking place under the noses of the police and they seem incapable of stopping them.


Girl 'threatened with marriage' to cousin

9:10am Wednesday 5th June 2013 in News

A "naughty" teenage girl who had been threatened with "a marriage" wed her cousin in a Muslim ceremony, the High Court heard today.

The wedding - which included a reception attended by more than 500 guests - took place even though a court had made an order saying the girl should not be forced to marry, judge Mrs Justice Parker was told.

Detail emerged at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London after two women were accused of breaching a Forced Marriage Protection Order made by a county court judge in an attempt to safeguard the girl.

Mrs Justice Parker said the girl - now 16 - left her husband shortly after the wedding.

The judge said neither the girl nor the women could be identified. She also said the girl's address should not be publicised.

A court had made the Forced Marriage Protection Order in 2012 after the girl complained about relatives and "expressed fears", said the judge.

"She was regarded as being wilful and naughty," said Mrs Justice Parker. "She was threatened with a marriage.

"(Subsequently) she was married according to Muslim law."

Mrs Justice Parker was told that the two women denied breaching the Forced Marriage Protection Order and said they had not forced the girl to marry.

The judge said the women could be jailed if found to be in "wilful contempt" of the order.

She heard an outline of evidence in the case at a directions hearing today. She said a trial would probably take place at the High Court later this year.