This is a typical cowardly and deceptive enemedia piece, in which it's clear that Muslim women (like Asma Hussein) are being discussed, but the article never mentions Muslims or Islam. Their Islamic faith is not coincidental or tangential to what is happening to these women. Domestic violence is given divine sanction in Islam by the quran's command to "beat" disobedient women (4:34). Note that an imam participated in the beating of Asma Hussein. And there are hundreds of cases like this. The abuse of women who adopt Western ways is also something we see in the run-ups to Islamic honor murders.
England will continue to bear the bitter fruit of its abject capitulation to Islamic supremacism, as manifested by its refusal to confront Islamically justified savage behavior by devout Muslims.
Women branded ‘witches’ suffer abuse and violence Martin Bentham London Evening Standard 20 December 2012
Hundreds of women in London are suffering horrific punishment for being “witches” in a hidden epidemic of violence and abuse, it was warned today.
Some are being repeatedly beaten to remove “evil spirits” after adopting Western habits. Others are being forced to undergo exorcisms carried out by faith leaders that can lead to serious physical and mental harm.
The perpetrators include those who genuinely believe in witchcraft. But others are using cultural beliefs as a cover for inflicting domestic violence on wives and daughters. The warning by London’s chief crown prosecutor Alison Saunders follows research by the Crown Prosecution Service.
It also follows the conviction of three men from east London in September for attacking a female relative in an attempted exorcism. The woman, Asma Hussain, 60, from Poplar, was held down by her son and son-in-law while her husband poured water over her face in what they claimed was an attempt to remove a demon.
She was also hit repeatedly with a walking stick by an imam, and was later found to have been subjected to eight hours of continuous beating.
The unwillingness of victims to testify means that other cases of women being branded as witches or accused of being possessed by evil spirits have yet to come to court. But Ms Saunders said: “There are potentially hundreds of cases. It is far more common than people think and we believe that it is hugely under-reported. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence. We are getting more and more noise about witchcraft, exorcism and the sort of things where belief and faith leads to violence and abuse.” Ms Saunders said that in one case a man had claimed his wife was possessed by evil spirits to force her into a divorce. She had been subjected to an exorcism and serious violence as a result.
In another, a young woman accused of adopting a Western lifestyle was similarly subjected to beatings.