Forced marriages under Islam are rampant in Europe. This is the latest desperate act by an impotent government trying to show that it really is doing something to protect young girls and help them escape sharia oppression. If they trigger the airport security alarm, then they will be taken away to a private place, where presumably they can tell Swedish authorities that they are in danger of being forced to marry someone against their will. And then what? Are they going to be separated from their families and friends and social group forever, or sent back to face the very real possibility of honor killing? Swedish authorities have no doubt failed to think this through, because they persist in refusing to face the reality of Islam.
“Girls Fearing Forced Marriage Told to Stick a Spoon in Underwear to Alert Airport Security,” by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, May 23, 2018:
Girls in Sweden are being advised that if they fear being taken overseas to be subjected to a forced marriage or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that they should hide a spoon in their underwear.
“The spoon will trigger metal detectors when you go through security checks,” said Katarina Idegård who is the development manager for the unit charged with tackling honour-based violence in Sweden’s second biggest city Gothenburg.
“You will be taken aside and you can then talk to staff in private,” Ms. Idegård told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“It is a last chance to sound the alarm,” she added. Airport staff in Gothenburg have been trained on how to handle such situations, and campaigners hope other cities and airports will adopt the same procedure.
Reuters reports that Sweden keeps no statistics on the number of girls who are sent abroad to be forced into marriages, but Ms. Idegård said a hotline has received 139 calls last year about forced and child marriages…..
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