Saturday, September 22, 2007

Muslims will be safe during Ramadan

Forced marriage and domestic violence in
Wales's black and ethnic communities are much bigger problems than official figures show, it is claimed.

Delegates at a conference in Swansea working on a new action plan to tackle the issues were told many crimes went unreported or families hushed them up.

Official figures for the Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot area show last year there were 37 reported incidents of black and minority ethnic women fleeing or suffering domestic abuse. Fourteen were victims of forced marriage and seven of "honour" based abuse.

But Jasvinder Sanghera, who ran away from home at the age of 16 to avoid an arranged marriage and founded the Karma Nirvana refuge for Asian women, said the problem was likely to be on a far bigger scale.

This won’t be happening often in Manchester during Ramadan. The police have decided to patrol areas where Muslims live so they don’t suffer break ins. I am glad that they have decided to focus on Muslim areas afterall none Muslims don’t suffer from burglaries.

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