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Philip Wood: "The idea of izzat means that women who stand outside the enforcement mechanism of the community, primarily white women, are implicitly without honour, and therefore without value."

Comment: Our worst grooming cases are rooted in the culture of rural Pakistan

The enduring rural custom of 'izzat' which underpins many British Pakistani communities is responsible for forced marriage and honour killings. And it is to blame for our worst grooming cases, too.

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