On the Jeremy Kyle show earlier today a father of a 16 year old girl appears to tell the story of how his 16 year old pregnant daughter has been beaten by her Muslim boyfriend.
The boyfriend who is called Mehmet, appears in the show and uses his religion as an excuse for giving young Beth a beating.
For those who are outside the UK - The Jeremy Kyle show is an afternoon talk show which touches on many issues involving relationships. Many people regard the show as "Chav TV", I suppose it is but every now and again the show does touch on important and upsetting issues such as this one.
I know that not all Muslims are like this young man, many are decent people and live in normal happy relationships.
It would also be right to point out how some white British men think it's ok to give their partner a crack.
All too often though we see the issue of women's rights being swept under the carpet by mainstream media when Muslim men are the perpetrators. They turn a blind eye only to pick up on a story when something really terrible has happened to a young girl.
I was also wondering why this young girl or her dad didn't go to the police when the abuse was going on?
In this case (even though young Beth fears further threats), I think she will be ok. She has a family around her and the team at Jeremy seem to be offering their support.
What a shame it had to come to this, but I suppose that's kids for you, they know best until it all goes so horribly wrong.
Good luck for the future Beth, lets hope you can keep this creature at arms length.