Tuesday, August 29, 2006

12 year-old Scottish girl feared kidnapped by father for arranged marriage

I wonder what the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK version of Council on American Islamic Relations, will have to say about this story?

From Tuesday's Scotsman:

An international hunt has been launched for a 12-year-old girl after she was allegedly abducted from her home in Stornoway and taken to Pakistan, amid reports she is to be married to a man of 25.

Molly Campbell went missing from school on Friday. It is believed she was taken by her father and elder sister and flew with them to Lahore.

Police say they want to reunite the girl with her mother, Louise Campbell, her legal guardian.

Last night reports quoted Molly's grandmother as saying she feared the schoolgirl had been taken to become a child bride.

Molly's father is a Pakistani, and a barbarian as well. The grandmother says that Molly doesn't know the man (not that knowing him would make it okay), and like most 12 year-olds, Molly "wants to stay with her mum."

Molly should be sent back, unharmed, to Scotland immediately. And her father, Sajad Ahmed Rana, should be surrendered by the Pakistanis to British police and charged with kidnapping, child abuse, and child endangerment. For starters.

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