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A month of multiculturalism in Britain: January 2019

“The Guardian” reported that hundreds, and possibly thousands, of young girls in Britain are being subjected to so-called “breast-ironing,” an African practice whereby a hot stone is used to break the tissue and slow its growth. The objective is to stop unwanted male attention.

British Houses of Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
British Houses of Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
  • More than 5,000 people signed a petition to boycott Marks and Spencer toilet paper: they alleged it was embossed with the Arabic word for God. Marks and Spencer, in a statement on Twitter, denied the claims: “The motif on the aloe vera toilet tissue, which we have been selling for over five years, is categorically of an aloe vera leaf and we have investigated and confirmed this with our suppliers.”
  • The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe urged Britain to make it a legal requirement for Muslim couples to register their marriages civilly before or at the same time as their religious ceremony because Sharia marriages alone “clearly discriminate against women in divorce and inheritance cases.”
  • The Guardian reported that hundreds, and possibly thousands, of young girls in Britain are being subjected to so-called “breast-ironing,” an African practice whereby mothers or grandmothers use a hot stone to massage across the breast repeatedly in order to break the tissue and slow its growth. The objective is to stop unwanted male attention.
  • Read full article at Gatestone.
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