Profiling Dutch Muslim Victims of Sexual Abuse

December 5 2010

Radio Netherlands Worldwide this week runs a profile of the stories of four Muslim women in the Netherlands who have experienced sexual abuse, under the headline “Sex Abuse in Muslim families goes unreported”. The accounts, from Dutch Moroccan women victimized by male family members, are accompanied by comments, from emergency shelter Fier Frieslan, that Muslim girls may not always file a complaint in cases of abuse, as well as from a representative for the National Centre for Expertise on Honour-related Violence claiming that “there isn’t a higher incidence of incest in the Muslim community than in the native Dutch community”.