MP presses for forced-marriage law change

Ann CryerA Bradford MP has vowed to ignore any allegations of racism and Islamophobia as she takes her campaign to put an end to “evil” forced marriages to Home Secretary John Reid. Keighley MP Ann Cryer tabled an early day motion demanding the Government take action to end the “rape and false imprisonment” of women and girls, and make forced marriage a criminal offence.

This is Bradford, 18 January 2007

Cryer, of course, has never been constrained by the thought that she might be inciting racism or Islamophobia (see, for example, here and here).

For the Muslim Council of Britain’s views on forced marriage, see (pdf) here.