Saudi Arabia's top religious authority has banned the practice of forcing women to marry against their will. Grand mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said forced marriage was against Islamic law and those responsible for it should be jailed.
The violence against Muslims which began in Gujarat in 2002 has been called one-sided and state-sponsored and has been likened to a pogrom. One form of violence could be directed only against women and girls - rape.
L'assassinat, dans une banlieue de Berlin, d'une jeune femme d'origine turque qui avait rompu avec les traditions familiales, après un mariage forcé, provoque une vague d'émotion et relance le débat sur l'intégration des minorités musulmanes.