Mosques tell women: ‘Don’t report abusive husbands’
An undercover investigation in Sweden has found that mosques are telling women not to report abusive husbands and that polygamy is sometimes acceptable. Many are fearful that similar injustices are happening under Sharia law in Britain, and a Bill to tackle the problem is currently before the House of Lords.
The Swedish findings were reported after an undercover investigation by women posing as abused wives.
Only two out of ten mosques directed the women to report their abusive husbands, and six of the mosques told the women to have sex with the men even if it was against their wishes.
In Britain, there is concern that similar situations are occurring.
The Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill, introduced by Lady Cox, would place a legal duty on public bodies to inform women that they have fewer legal rights if their marriage is not recognised under English law. (...)