A Month of Multiculturalism in Britain: October 2018

  • There were 140 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Birmingham between April and June 2018.
  • “There remains a huge problem with professionals viewing forced marriage as a cultural issue rather than a crime. Many aren’t even aware there is a law.” — Jasvinder Sanghera, attacking the government’s failure to tackle the problem of forced marriages.
  • The Ministry of Justice blocked plans for an academic study into why prisoners convert to Islam and how it can lead to radicalization. “They will have been concerned about what this proposed project will discover,” a source said.