A Dutch Labour MP has called for an inquiry into sexual abuse in Muslim families. The appeal by Khadija Arib comes after Radio Netherlands Worldwide published a report on the sexual abuse of four Muslim girls. The parliament has submitted written questions to Health Minister Edith Schippers about the issue.
Ms Arib believes any inquiry should include finding ways to break through the taboo surrounding sexual abuse in Muslim communities. In addition, she wants to encourage more victims to report abuse.
Khadija Arib wants to know whether the minister is aware of the report and of a book published earlier entitled A girl for day and night, in which a girl describes her incest experience. She also wants to know whether the minister realises that organisations fail to help incest victims with a foreign background adequately because there is not enough known about their specific circumstances.