Earlier this year the British government passed a much anticipated law by some in the British Asian community to criminalise forced marriages in England and Wales. Forced marriages are strictly prohibited in Islam, so surely the onus of tackling them should be with the imams. As defenders of the faith, imams have a responsibility to tackle forced marriages through theology.
You have apologized for your comments: 'If I gave the impression that there is a particular problem in the Pakistani community, I was wrong ... I believe the Pakistani community has enriched this country a great deal as I know full well from my extensive contact with the community over a number of years ... I'm sorry if I have caused any offence.