More than 2,800 "honour attacks" were recorded by British police only covering last year. Suspicions are that there are far more unreported attacks.
The highest number of honor crimes -- which include murder, mutilation, beatings, abductions and acid attacks -- was recorded in London, where the problem has doubled to more than five times the national average.
Critics suggest society doesn't really have a handle on the problem.
According to Nammi: "The problem is that there is no systematic training for police and other government forces in the UK such as social services, teachers or midwives … For some cases, police and some organizations just help them up to a length of time, then they will stop. With honor-based violence, the threat may be a lifetime threat for them."
Quite correct. But the obvious solution is to enforce existing laws against murder, bigamy, fraud, abuse and the host of other problems that (curiously) did not exist at epidemic proportions only a few decades ago. Meanwhile, the root cause of these issues remains insidiously unidentifiable.More >>