D I S C R I M I N A T I O N    &    N A T I O N A L    S E C U R I T Y    I N I T I A T I V E    --    B L O G
  DNSI Home - http://pluralism.org/affiliates/kaur_sidhu/
  Pluralism Project - http://www.pluralism.org
  Harvard University - http://www.harvard.edu

Friday, October 07, 2005

Arranged Marriages and Terrorism

After the London bombings of July 7, 2005, politicians, commentators, and others have discussed the appropriate balance between multiculturalism and integration, and the propriety of immigration generally [see e.g., here, here, here, and here]. Indeed, some have argued that immigrant communities -- particularly South Asians, Muslims, and Arabs -- should further assimilate into British society (thereby sacrificing part of their ethnic identity). They argue specifically that a Muslim youth who is integrated to some acceptable degree will be less likely to become a homegrown terrorist and exact violence comparable to 9/11 or 7/7 on his British brothers and sisters.

A report released by Migration Watch UK now suggests that arranged marriages are a contributing factor to the problem of homegrown terrorism in Britain. (Yes, arranged marriages.) According to the Times of London's review of the report:
The number of British Asians bringing in spouses from the Indian subcontinent has doubled over five years.... Instead of integrating over successive generations by marrying in the UK, some Asian communities are fuelling segregation through arranged marriages to overseas partners....
To those advocating increased integration by South Asians, Muslims, and Arabs, these ghettos represent the problem: they are fertile ground for fundamentalist teachings, are where ethnic identity is reinforced, and are indications of explicit resistance to the call to adopt British culture, nationalism, and traditions.

The solution proposed by the report:
an immigration policy that discourages international arranged marriages. It suggests the introduction of a “family connection test”, similar to the system in Denmark. The test would apply where a British resident wished to marry a person from the country in which he or she (or either parent) was born. Permission to enter the UK would not be granted until the bride and groom were 24 years old, rather than the present 18.
[This entry is cross-posted on "IntentBlog"].

DNSI     direct link     13 comments   Email post: 

Anonymous Anonymous [At 10:13 AM]:

Hey, Great Blog!
I have a online dating service site/. It pretty much covers online dating service related stuff.
Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Blogger usa [At 7:18 AM]:

Great Blog! Ilike it.I have Site where you can Find sex partnerTake a look if you have a minute. Thanks and have a good one!

Blogger tuckabuick [At 1:08 PM]:

This is to be expected, fella.

Blogger Adult Personals [At 3:37 PM]:

hehehehe good topic, like the site.

Anonymous Anonymous [At 10:59 PM]:

Came here searching for dating idea

Not a bad site you got here mate!

Check out mine
All about
dating idea

Anonymous Anonymous [At 7:33 AM]:

Came here good site.

I own an atlanta adult personals site check it out if you fancy dating

atlanta adult personals

Blogger atoztexan [At 9:32 PM]:

Hello, I really enjoy your blog … I’m going to bookmark it.
Your visitors may also enjoy another site about dating.
It can be found by clicking here...
dating servic

Blogger Girly Girl [At 1:57 AM]:

If you want over 18 adults only dating then Swinger Dating is the site for you. Totally free too :)

Anonymous Anonymous [At 7:27 PM]:

adult adult dating.info erotic online personals personals photo
adult adult dating.info erotic online personals personals photo

Anonymous Anonymous [At 9:44 PM]:

adult personals site
adult personals site

Find a date at adult personals site

Blogger Kate [At 1:07 PM]:

Really nice blog. I often browse the web for love and dating related sites and articles and last time I found http://top-personals.net. Check it if you�re looking for toronto online personals.

Blogger Michelle [At 11:02 PM]:

christian dating service Meet Thousands Of Singles In Your Area

Hundreds Of Happy People Across The Globe Have Been Successful In Finding Suitable Partners With Online dating.

Thousand Of People Are Looking For A Date Today. They Are Looking For Someone. Are You One Of Them?

Lonely? Single? Married?
Are you looking for someone to FLIRT?
Looking for someone to DATE?
Find your special someone.
Date man or women you desire!

Free Trial! Chat Real Time with Audio & Video Capabilities. christian dating service

Blogger Kate [At 1:53 AM]:

This is an awesome blog. I found it when looking for single personals and liked very much.
Regards, Kate from Top Adult Personals

Post a Comment

<< Home

About DNSI

The Discrimination & National Security Initiative (DNSI) is a research entity that examines the mistreatment of minority communities during times of military action or national crisis.

More Info:
DNSI Home Page

The Blog

Why a Blog?
The purpose of this web-log is to offer news and commentary in a fluid, dynamic format while our more substantive reports are forthcoming.

Recent Posts
Boeing, Bell apologize for ad depicting mosque rai...
Second attack on Sikhs in Vancouver park leaves co...
UK Hindu meeting interrupted with swastika hate cr...
New Report: Punjab Police: Fabricating Terrorism T...
Queer Biopolitics
9/11 Backlash vs. 7/7 Backlash
Racial Profiling and James Oddo
Teens accused of killing two elderly Sikhs make fi...
Judge: Safety trumps religious protection in Musli...
UN report shows global increase in religious discr...

04/01/2005 - 05/01/2005
05/01/2005 - 06/01/2005
06/01/2005 - 07/01/2005
07/01/2005 - 08/01/2005
08/01/2005 - 09/01/2005
09/01/2005 - 10/01/2005
10/01/2005 - 11/01/2005
11/01/2005 - 12/01/2005
12/01/2005 - 01/01/2006
01/01/2006 - 02/01/2006
02/01/2006 - 03/01/2006
03/01/2006 - 04/01/2006
04/01/2006 - 05/01/2006
05/01/2006 - 06/01/2006
06/01/2006 - 07/01/2006
07/01/2006 - 08/01/2006
08/01/2006 - 09/01/2006
09/01/2006 - 10/01/2006
10/01/2006 - 11/01/2006
11/01/2006 - 12/01/2006
12/01/2006 - 01/01/2007
01/01/2007 - 02/01/2007
02/01/2007 - 03/01/2007
03/01/2007 - 04/01/2007
04/01/2007 - 05/01/2007
05/01/2007 - 06/01/2007
06/01/2007 - 07/01/2007
07/01/2007 - 08/01/2007
08/01/2007 - 09/01/2007
09/01/2007 - 10/01/2007
10/01/2007 - 11/01/2007
11/01/2007 - 12/01/2007
12/01/2007 - 01/01/2008
01/01/2008 - 02/01/2008
02/01/2008 - 03/01/2008
03/01/2008 - 04/01/2008
04/01/2008 - 05/01/2008
05/01/2008 - 06/01/2008
06/01/2008 - 07/01/2008
07/01/2008 - 08/01/2008
08/01/2008 - 09/01/2008
09/01/2008 - 10/01/2008
10/01/2008 - 11/01/2008
11/01/2008 - 12/01/2008
12/01/2008 - 01/01/2009
01/01/2009 - 02/01/2009


Religious Diversity News-Pluralism Project

Into the Whirlwind
Human Rights in India
Ethnic Confusion Britain
Anil Kalhan
Sepia Mutiny

Feeds, etc.

(c) 2005 Discrimination & National Security Initiative 1531 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138