Two-thirds of young British ‘Asians’ believe families should live according to the concept of “honour”, a new poll suggests. (* Muslims are referred to as Asians in the UK which is upsetting other Asian groups. This is mainly done to avoid to single out Muslims in discussions or data as they tend to lead the charts in negative reports.)
According to the survey for the BBC’s Panorama programme, 18% of the 500 people questioned felt certain behaviour by a woman which could affect her family’s honour was justification for physical punishment.
Such behaviour included disobeying her father, and wanting to leave an existing or pre-arranged marriage, the BBC reported.
The research, carried out for the broadcaster by ComRes, quizzed young Asians living in Britain between the ages of 16 and 34.
It found 69% agreed that families should live according to honour.
This figure rose to 75% among young men…
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