My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, September 01, 2008

Why are politicians so scared???

If they cannot take on forced marriages....then how about honour killings???
Ann Cryer said politicians in areas with high Muslim populations, many of which are Labour heartlands, should be at the forefront of the campaign to stop young couples being made to wed against their will by their families.

But she claimed that some politicians are afraid to speak out on the issue in case they alienate Muslim voters. The forced marriage unit at the Foreign Office deals with an estimated 300 cases every year, most of them involving teenage girls from Pakistani or Bangladeshi families.


Blogger Just being honest said...

There may be a concern about losing votes, since getting re-elected is always priority number one for any politician, with their voter's concerns a distant second down the list but in this case I figure they're scared of tackling the symptom, forced marriages, because it might force them to address the underlying cause, which is the core beliefs of islam itself and their incompatibility with western democratic values.

8:15 AM  

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