“Sharia … should not be allowed to operate in the UK.”
Shazia at18yo. Forced to marry under Sharia in the UK.
I had followed (Toni Bugle, founder of MARIAS) on Twitter for quite a while before we started speaking. She asked if I lived in the UK and from there we began to DM (“direct message”), exchanged mobile numbers and then spoke on the phone.
I wanted to share my experience, as I believe it is important for others who are still suffering to know that they are not alone and to also show that Sharia cannot and should not be allowed to operate in the UK.
I was forced into a marriage at the age of 18 (Ed: Shazia is now in her 40’s). The nikkah took place in my family home. It was obvious that I was not happy to be forced into the marriage but the molvi didn’t care. My father had decided I was to be married and his decision was gospel. The molvi didn’t give a damn about my feelings or my refusal to say ‘I do.’
The marriage was going ahead whether I agreed or not.
Forced into a marriage to a man much older than I was who made it clear, from the start, that he married me only for the red passport was hell. What else could it have been?
My mother told me I would grow to love him. Grow to love a man who raped me? Grow to love a man who raped me so violently one night that the next day I ended up in hospital?
Third wave feminists … are turning a blind eye to the atrocities going on in the Middle East and Europe.
I have been learning and reading about the impact of Sharia law in both the East and the West. The level of misogyny in various cultures and religions, particularly Islam, is appalling. With the recent influx of unvetted migrants from the Middle East into Europe and North America, the western world is crumbling economically and safety cannot be guaranteed. The reason I felt compelled to write about this topic is because facilitating it is what’s causing women, native and foreign alike, to suffer indefinitely.
The thing is, these atrocities to women are not limited to women living in the Middle East.
MARIAS supporter, Fozia Rashid: Influence of Sharia is growing across UK & Western countries.
“… why would a non-Islamic country continue to allow these illegal (Sharia) courts to operate alongside the British legal system?”
Every 7 seconds a girl under 16 is forced into marriage… 16 years ago I was that girl, forced
into marriage, literally at gunpoint, by my uncle in Kashmir.
The attitude of the British Government now is exactly what it was 16 years ago.
They say Sharia has no basis in English law, so there’s no need to declare it illegal.
In which case how did what happened to me … actually happen?
After my forced marriage, on returning to the UK, immigration services told me that if my
marriage was not registered in this country, it would not be valid. It was never registered.
And yet after a long fight against the UK legal system, including my own solicitor, at the age
of 21 I had no choice but to accept a divorce through the UK courts. This was despite my
attempts to get the marriage annulled, as it should have been.
Therefore, in this instance, Sharia clearly took precedence over UK law.
Whenever I called him out on the misogyny and horrible things in the Koran, he’d accuse me of being racist and Islamophobic.
I admit I’ve followed you for awhile but was afraid to publicly show my support when I was dating my ex, but found the strength to break away and I’m dating a wonderful American guy. I’d like to share my story with you, but anonymously because my ex & I used to work together and share some common friends.
I wasn’t groomed or raped, but rather it was a combination of emotional manipulation and fear of being seen as an Islamophobe. I had dated a Muslim guy in the past, but he was a Muslim only in name and only participated in holidays.
I grew up without a strong male role model and without a clear self-identity (I’m half Brazilian & European American). I also lacked self esteem and it was easy for him to use me.
I have been screaming about this for five years other than that I think this blog is excellent. I have been screaming about this for five years other than that I think this blog is excellent "The BBC hit this head on" I believe it was very watered down it didn't go anywhere near the extreme violence used against these girls which could have been depicted they always Skirted around the fact many of these girls were urinated on. I also have no issue with the fact that Islam itself was never mentioned but I fail to see why they refused to call them Muslim when that is what they were, Also why was those who were clearly selling the drugs depicted as white working class when much of the drug business is Pakistani men . They also made it look as though the only people who were angry were Racist who screamed things such things as "Paki scum go back to where you came from" I would never say such a thing and yet I have been screaming about this for five years other than that i think this blog is excellent ... See MoreSee Less
I genuinely don't think people understand exactly how grooming works,if they did I wouldn't keep seeing comments like " where's the parents" so in my own rough round the edges way I'm going to try and explain how grooming works using if need be my own experience of gang rape (NOT by Muslim men before people make that assumption) so here goes. I was around ten when it came to light to my parents that I was being sexually abused they had no idea, not because they weren't good parents or because they didn't care but because he would give me sweets and money and tell me I wasn't like the other kids that I was special and this was "our" secret and I would be I trouble if mum and dad knew "our" secret he even had a wife who always seemed kind and pleasant. So anyway he was the first man that sexually abused me. After that my dad changed the way he was with me ( understandable) whilst now as an adult I can understand why in truth i was a kid and I just thought he didn't love me as much anymore. My mum and I weren't close when I was growing up even though now we are closer than you could ever imagine and I'm very very lucky to have such an amazing mum but she was old school "it had happened and we needed to move on and put it behind us" . This paved the way for my dad's best friend to groom me, I wasn't close to my siblings and if he ever saw them picking on me he would step in to my defence like a superhero, we lived in the countryside and he took all the kids who were neighbours to go shooting with an air rifle, my siblings told me I couldn't do it because I was to small but in came "uncle" like a knight in shining armour who told them " if you can do it she can do it" he promptly set the gun up and held it steady so I could pull the trigger and hey presto I hit the mark right on target. He was a hells angel and had a big Kawasaki chopper all chrome wheels and polished tank, one day he was giving all the neighbours kids ( with all parents outside watching) a ride on the back of it I lined up for my turn and I couldn't wait and dad kept saying to me " if your feet can't reach the foot pegs Net it's because you aren't big enough and you won't be able to have a go" I stood and I waited and when my turn came I climbed up only to find my feet just dangled and I couldn't reach the pegs. Of course in typical kid style I cried and showed off about it and "uncle" again to the rescue said " don't you worry Net you get to sit in the best seat, he lifted me up and he sat me in front of him virtually on the petrol tank and as we pulled off I could feel the wind in my hair and what I thought was the safety of him behind me. I was giggling with excitement and laughing because I was "special" nobody else got to do that. This went on for years and I trusted him implicitly if he had told me night was day and day was night I would have believed him. This is why I was allowed to go stay with him and his wife and kids for a couple of days because I had been fighting with my middle brother and "uncle" said come stay at ours for a few days. The first night there was the night I was ganged raped. I wasn't vulnerable because of my parents or bad home life I was vulnerable because of what had already happened to me and he built my trust up over many years. The girls or all these towns 76 now in total may have been groomed in a different way but ultimately grooming is about gaining trust once you trust them they rape, after or in my case during the rape threats are made against not just yourself but your family to. Told in detail what they will do you your family so now you have this thing inside you that compels you to do "WHATEVER" it takes to protect your family for me it was not being around my family so I could never be tempted to tell, with girls of grooming gangs in the UK it is more a case of letting them continue to abuse them anything to ensure they don't hurt your family . Obviously each case is different but I wanted people to understand how grooming can work why it works and why parent blaming is unfair and wrong. Sorry for the long drawn out explanation but I felt it was needed. I would also like to add nobody went to prison as fear stopped me from going to court. A statement was given but no charges brought that is my biggest regret and something I've had to live with since I was 15. Toni Bugle. ... See MoreSee Less
So he equates young girls being raped with Eating Dog Shit!!! he say's that just wouldn't happen and if it does well "That is the social workers fault" not the man doing the raping !!! ... See MoreSee Less
We've posted this before, but the video stopped working for some reason?
So we'll post it again!!
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