Mens danske kvinder kæmper for deres egne bare bryster i svømmehallen, lider en stor del af deres muslimske søstre under kulturelt accepteret vold mod kvinder.

Et eksempel fra Storbritanien: “Up to 17,000 women in Britain are being subjected to “honour” related violence, including murder, every year, according to police chiefs.

And official figures on forced marriages are the tip of the iceberg, says the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
It warns that the number of girls falling victim to forced marriages, kidnappings, sexual assaults, beatings and even murder by relatives intent on upholding the “honour” of their family is up to 35 times higher than official figures suggest.

The crisis, with children as young as 11 having been sent abroad to be married, has prompted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to call on British consular staff in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan to take more action to identify and help British citizens believed to be the victims of forced marriages in recent years.”

Om det så er “ære”, eller bare dårlig selvtillid og en kulturelt acceperet ret til at tæve folk, som træder på den, er værd at diskutere.

Kilde: The Independent, d. 10. februar 2009 “A question of honour