Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Crime


Asia News recently reported how the misogynist crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be a “widespread traditional practice” in “rural areas and more remote areas of Indonesia, particularly the island of Java.” The story makes sure to remind us, naturally, that while this crime is being perpetrated in a Muslim country, the crime “is not a rule set in a rigid manner by the precepts of Islam.” It is only widespread, we are consoled, because of the actions of “the more extreme and integral fringe.”

In her coverage of this news report, freedom fighter Pamela Geller shrewdly asks the key question that somehow mysteriously eludes the minds of every breathing human being in our mainstream media: “The fringe made it widespread?”

Indeed, if only the “extreme and integral fringe” supports this sadistic and vicious crime against women, and if it is “not a rule set in a rigid manner by the precepts of Islam,” then where are all the Muslim imams, muftis and clerics in the world, and in Indonesia in particular, vociferously denouncing and repudiating this crime as un-Islamic and coming to the defense of Muslim women?

Why haven’t they shut down this crime against women, since it is, after all, so un-Islamic? Where are all the tens of thousands of Muslims gathering in mass demonstrations around the world shouting in moral indignation and fury about their young little Muslim girls having their clitorises cut out with broken glass and being maimed for life, as they do about Danish cartoons and American movies? Why do cartoons and films mean more to them than the brutal maiming of their women?

Hmmm. What a great mystery this continues to be.

One can’t help from wondering: could it all have something possibly to do with the fact that female genital mutilation is rooted in Islam and integral to its misogynist structures?

Pamela Geller gives us the easy answer – an answer you shouldn’t hold your breath waiting to hear on Anderson Cooper, Geraldo or Pierce Morgan, since uncomfortable answers can’t be given when pertinent questions are never asked in our mainstream media. Geller affirms that this Islam-denial coverage of FGM in Asia News “is just more whitewashing of Islam’s human rights abuses.” She points out that FGM is “fundamentally Islamic” and cites its foundation in Islamic texts such as Umdat al-Salik:

“Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. Bazr) of the clitoris.” Sacred Islamic Reliance: page 59, Umdat al-Salik  (“Reliance of the Traveler”), a manual of the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence, endorsed by Egypt’s very own Al-Azhar University of Cairo — the oldest and most prestigious university in the Islamic world.

FGM is indeed fundamentally Islamic. Why would it not be when one of Sunni Islam’s “Four Great Imams,” Ahmad ibn Hanbal, quotes Muhammed as saying: “Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women?” Perhaps this is why Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University has called circumcision “a laudable practice that did honor to women.”

And so perhaps it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why in Muslim Egypt, like in Indonesia, the crime of FGM is perpetrated on a massive level. Even when the Egyptian government tried to ban FGM back in 1996, an Egyptian court overturned the ban in July 1997 because of the ferocious uprising it sparked among Islamic clerics, who fervently pointed to Islamic teachings to make sure this crime against women remained firm in place.

And it is clear, of course, why FGM is so important and crucial to Islam; crippling women’s sexuality solidifies the misogynist structures of Islamic gender apartheid. Keeping FGM legitimized and institutionalized helps keep women subjugated and caged. By amputating the clitoris, Islam’s mutilators succeed in maiming the woman’s sexual desire and pleasure, which, in the morbid Islamic mindset, reduces the chances that she will ever toy with the horrifying notions (for Islam) of autonomy, equality and self-determination.

But how can we possibly help Muslim girls if our society forbids us to confront this Islamic crime and the theology in which it is rooted? And that’s where we tragically stand: while millions of young Muslim girls suffer the mutilating barbarity of female genital mutilation in the Islamic world every year, our mainstream media and higher literary culture remains completely silent about it – and slanders the truth tellers like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer who want to come to the aid of Muslim women.

When it comes to leftists and leftist feminists, of course, the only words we ever hear from them on this issue, when they are confronted by it, is that “Muslims are not the only group that practice FGM.” This tired, lazy and inhumane excuse for inaction shamelessly presupposes that if a sin is committed by someone else, somewhere else, then it somehow justifies doing and saying nothing in the face of a crime being perpetrated on a mass scale right before our eyes.

The bottom line is that Muslims are the principle religious group that practices this sexual violence against women. And if a young girl is a victim of FGM, the chances are that she lives in a Muslim household and in a Muslim culture. And this barbarity is kept alive and legitimized by Islamic theology.

It is clear, of course, why the Left wants to do and say nothing about Islamic FGM, and, since it has control of the boundaries of our culture’s discourse, why it makes sure to smear and punish anyone who dares to say — or tries to do — anything about it. As I have documented in United in Hate: The Left’s Romance With Tyranny and Terror, the Left cannot reach its hand out in compassion and solidarity to the suffering people under Islam, or under any other tyranny. Doing so would be an admission of the evil of an adversary culture and ideology, which, in turn, casts a spotlight on the superiority and goodness of Western civilization, and therefore serves as a reminder of the importance of protecting and saving it. For the Left, such a concept is nightmarish and anathema, because its entire purpose is to revile and destroy its host society. For leftists to admit the dark realities of Islamic jihad and Islamic gender apartheid is to jeopardize their entire cause, identities, social belongings, cultural and material rewards, and their narcissistic cravings for approval and admiration in their “progressive” milieus.

Thus, by necessity, in the Left’s vicious and heartless mindset, the victims who suffer under barbaric adversarial regimes must be pushed into spheres of invisibility.

And so, the recent reported story in Asia News on the continuing horror of female genital mutilation serves as yet another tragic reminder of Islamic barbarity to women — and the our culture’s shameful silence about it. This is the long dark story of the Western Left, which has its hands drenched in human blood – busy at it is in perpetually sacrificing human beings on the altar of its twisted utopian ideals.

To get the whole story on why the Left reaches out in solidarity to Islamo-fascists and ignores their victims, watch Jamie Glazov discuss Jihad-Denial in the 2-part video series below:

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  • JacksonPearson

    One word for FGM (cliterodectomy) come to mind: Barbarian

    • indian

      Savage is better

  • Mr. Polly

    Yes, we should invade all Muslim countries and force them to stop that right now.

    • Mary Sue

      Impractical, though this definitely should be put a stop to. We simply don't have enough army to invade let alone take control of ALL of the Muslim countries where this is practiced.

      • curmudgeon

        there is no need to reply to such a foolish post. polly smells like a liberal, and she is pretending to be a warmonger, in a silly attempt to prevent anyone from actually doing anything about fgm. liberals always deal with extremes. we cannot enforce any of our immigration laws because we cannot deport ALL illegals. we cannot stop importing muslim monsters, because SOMEWHERE there is a deserving "moderate" muslim scientist with the cure for cancer and the cold and it would be criminal to not have his services. in actality, when our liberal enemies control our country (as in clinton, bush, obama) we have sent our troops to PROTECT muslims, and enable them to continue their evil ways. in reality, the best thing we can to about fgm is get rid of all muslims in our country. this is what polly does not even want to discuss.

        • Mary Sue

          Oh trust me I know exactly what the bird is. :) I just find it fun to toy with it.

    • Lan Astaslem

      pollyana, you're such an ass

    • Drakken

      Yup, living proof that you just can't fix stupid, not even with duct tape.

    • Snow White

      We are not responsible for what other countries allow thier citizedns to do to each other but we are responsible for allowing these sicko radical muslims to import this practice into the United states. All females entering the US shoudl be examined and if any female in the family group has been a victim of this mutilation the whole family should be excluded from Immigration to the US. Having just one victim is proof enough that the family group endorses and practices it. It's time to deport those already here and deny entry to those who want to come here. That is the only way to insure this barbarity does not become acceptable in this country.

      • carrie

        A liberal pediatrician in Seattle ,WA suggested they start performing FGM that just makes a small cut to prevent muslims in the US from taking their daughters to the ME to have it done.

        What could go wrong ?
        f'ing idiots.

      • curmudgeon

        the truth of the matter is that noone in a sane state of mind would want ANY muslims in a country, fgm or no fgm. fgm is only what they do to their own women. GENOCIDE is what they have planned for us. why do we allow ANY muslims in our country?

    • Zula

      This is an African practice that started in Ancient Egypt by the Pharaohs, and continued in primarily east Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, some parts in Somalia, Djibouti, and even Kenya. I have traveled the middle east and no Arabs do this except Egyptians.. Hmm…. I wonder why? It's an African thing. Every society has its problems. There are even women in India (Hindu) who do this sort of practice, as well as in Ethiopia from what reporters say very common (predominately christian country).

  • crackerjack

    As long as the West supports and allows islamic male genital mutilation as a traditonal symbol of religious and cultural identity, protests against female genital mutilation as a symbol of religious and cultural identity ring hollow.

    • Mary Sue

      It was never islamic. Islamics copied Judaism in male circumcision and made up female "circumcision" which in fact is about as much circumcision as if the joke on South Park (and the joke on Robin Hood Men in Tights where Rabbi Tuckman had a little guillotine for circumcisions) where Kyle thought Ike was going to get his entire weewee chopped off.

      • carrie

        FGM has been common in Africa for over 1500 years . muslims adopted it from their African slaves.

      • Zula

        WOW!!!! SOMEONE IS IGNORANT!!!! Its in Judaism and even Christianity to circumcise boys. In Israel its still common (90%) and in the U.S. there are many Jewish clinics and private hospitals you can get this done even if your Muslims.

        • martywake

          Zula,

          circumsison in males a) has no lasting negative impacts upon their bodies, b) does not deprive them of sexual fulfillment and c) is, in most case, beneficial to the health and hygiene of a young boy. They are slightly less likely to suffer from urinary tract infections and other such issue.

          circumcision in females has not such lasting benefit, rather it has quite the opposite effect, as it is invasive and harmful. It is a barbaric practice regardless of who practices it.

          Now as far as your sentiments to our ignorance I would like to point out that no one denied that it happened to boys. Male circumcision is not even the topic of conversation silly.

      • Zula

        Actually, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) banned female circumcision in Atrabia, thats why it's done in Asian and African countries only. Your extremely ignorant. I am Nigerian, and I know this is an African thing, even Christians do it.

    • twyneham

      Male and female 'circumcision' are two completely different things with different consequences: do your research!

    • davarino

      No, muslims mutilate their women because they want to control them. If the momen have no desire then they dont have to worry about infidelity, maybe. So if you want to have everything equal lets have the muslim men remove their testicles. That would definately solve our problem. While we're at it, Leftists should have their testicles removed as well : )

      • curmudgeon

        you are assuming that they have any. actually, the analogous procedure would be a penectomy.

      • kafir4life

        It's been said that if Hillary Clinton gave one of her testicles to Obama, she'd still have one more than him. That's also why she's so fond of pant suits……they don't show.

      • Lan Astaslem

        it's true – they want them to be powerless so they won't mind sharing a husband with a bunch of other tent wearing broads

    • Joan Lachkaer

      Where are all the feminists the liberal left wing winging? Why aren't they out there demonstrating and fighting for women's rights. Obama won the election mostly in favor of women's rights and empathy for them. Where have they gone???

      Joan Lachkar
      www;joanlachkarphd.com

      • Drakken

        Because it is us evil white european males that the commi/fems are at war with. I say give them to the muslims and call it a day.

    • Ghostwriter

      So sayeth crackerjack,the Jew hater.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "As long as the West supports and allows islamic male genital mutilation as a traditonal symbol of religious and cultural identity, protests against female genital mutilation as a symbol of religious and cultural identity ring hollow."

      Mr. Jack Cracker,

      "The West" only tolerates it because the liberal dupes and the infiltrators that the dupes empowered have been allowed to destroy consensus in sensible policies. Sensible people did not elect 0'Bama.

      It's the liberals, dupes and other 5th columnists. You seem to be arguing on their side quite frequently so perhaps a little mirror time is in order for you.

  • Chezwick

    JAMIE: "Thus, by necessity, in the Left’s vicious and heartless mindset, the victims who suffer under barbaric adversarial regimes must be pushed into spheres of invisibility."

    Which is exactly what has happened to the Copts, Bahais and other religious minorities in the Islamic world; if the media ignores the depredations they suffer, it's as if the suffering doesn't exist. When referring to afflicted non-Muslims, we can now include the natives – (particularly women) – of Sweden, France, Belgium, Holland and elsewhere in Europe, who chafe daily under the indignities and rapes perpetrated by Muslim "youth".

  • kafir4life

    One of the reasons that FGM is so necessary in the muslim world, is that no muslim man has EVER been able (nor willing to try) to satisfy a woman. For them, it’s best if their females have no knowlwdge of sex being a pleasant experience, but instead it’s a method for men to satisfy their urges and not be concerned with how the bomb factory perceives the act. That’s one of the many disgusting ideals that defines the gutter cult of islam, created by the pedophilic rapist mohamat, the pig faced dog.

    • davarino

      Bomb factory, thats awsome. You are able to put things into the right perspective.

      aloha snackbar

  • timeklek

    Male circumcision has a Medical Benefit as there is a Momentous Decline in Cervical Cancer' when the man has been circumcised. Female circumcision, however, has only Detrimental results as described above.

    • well now

      There is also documented evidence that Male circumcision helps stop the spread of AIDS, which is why some African countries are trying to get more men to do it.
      FGM, by contrast helps spread AIDS as the knife or blade goes from one poor girl to another, without being sterilized.

    • Random Guy

      Yes! And AIDS too.

  • An FGM Victim

    I really do not understand what the author it’s trying to convey, if she is trying to give a negative massage towards FGM or Islam,
    For once the world has agreed upon putting to an end the Female genital mutilation. I would also like to advise the write to investigate a bit further on the issue of FGM she will really be surprised to find that is has nothing to do with any religion neither does it belong to one culture only
    in the late 1800's, FGM was practiced within the United States as a custom brought over from England. It was thought to cure women of "hysteria, nymphomania, lesbianism,
    and excessive masturbation."). the majority of the females who have spoken out to make this issue a public a Muslim women.
    All the victims of FGM are culture victims and not Islam victims!

    • well now

      In the late 1800's? No one but the Muslims are doing it now. It was started in Egypt during the times of the Pharohs and you're right, other religions did practice it for a while, but here's the kicker: THEY STOPPED DOING IT! The Muslims did not. It fits in with their agenda too well.

    • http://twitter.com/keikoinfidel @keikoinfidel

      What created the culture? How can you separate Islam from the culture? This is irrational. Islam CREATED the culture.

    • Intelligent lad

      Hindus never practiced it.

    • carrie

      Then why is it mentioned in the hadiths ?
      Why is it only common in muslim countries ?

      An average of four girls a minute continue to be mutilated. – WHO

      FGM % by country – WHO & UNICEF

      Afghanistan 67 %
      Benin 48 %
      Burkina Faso 71.6 %
      Central African Republic 43 %
      Chad 60 %
      Cote D'Ivoire 44.5 %
      Djibouti 96 %
      Egypt 97 %
      Eritrea 90 %
      Ethiopia 72.7 %
      Gambia 88 %
      Guinea 98.6 %
      Guinea-Bissau 52 %
      Indonesia 97 %
      Iran 52 %
      Jordan 53 %
      Kenya 37.6 %
      Kurdistan 74 %
      Libya 68 %
      Liberia 50 %
      Mali 93.7 %
      Mauritania 45 %
      Oman 52 %
      Sierra Leone 89 %
      Somalia 98 %
      Sudan 85 %
      Syria 61 %
      Tajikistan 41 %
      Yemen 63 %

      • US Muslim

        It's interesting to note that many of the countries listed here do NOT have Muslim majorities, and yet it seems that a majority of women have been subject to FGM. So it's not just practiced by "Muslims".

        Iraq (non-Kurdish), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, UAE, Bahrain, Brunei, Kuwait, Bangladesh and Pakistan are not on this list…yet ALL are Muslim-majority countries (85+%). I wonder why? Perhaps because FGM is almost unheard of there? Doesn't suit your narrative? And it's interesting to note that in Kenya, over 37% of women there have undergone FGM, in spite of the fact that only 10% or so of the total population there is Muslim. That means that a majority of women who undergo FGM there are NOT Muslim. One can make a similar case for Benin, Central African Republic, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

        The article mentioned Shafi'i and Hanbali schools of thought. Doesn't mention Maliki or Hanafi. Yet Hanafis are the most moderate AND WIDESPREAD amongst Muslims and whose adherents are the least likely to practice FGM.

        • An FGM Victim

          Funny isn’t it??, that in the majority of the Islamic countries it’s not practiced, neither does history trace it back to Islam , yet it does trace back to Catholics who wanted to avoid the girls to masturbate! , I am more than convinced that all the participants in this discussion a islamophobia!
          Us Muslim you are very right! The statists talk clearly for themselves.

          • Mary Sue

            Well it would appear that some branches of Islam have adopted it, for the reason of controlling women. Regardless of its actual origin.

            Islamophobia my @$$. Islam has Freedomphobia.

          • Drakken

            We infidels are not suffering a phobia of islam, we are very much aware of what your god forsaken evil false religion is, anti-civilization. Do yourselves a favor, get out of the West, because soon that window of opportunity is going to close. God Bless the Crusades.

  • Mrs. Pharaoh

    Oh, please. Nice try, perhaps this may have happened to a very small minority of women two hundred years ago in another culture. No where in the world does the practise of FGM go on except in Muslim majority countries. Being married to a Middle Easterner I know Jamie has written the truth, also a family member did their Master's degree theis on this topic at a top US university. This is the one issue when brought up to a Leftist that makes them stumble. I alway suggest let's do it to you and we can see just how LIBERAL you are now. Disgusting practice who in their right mind would ever do this to their daughter!

  • Sunset Gazr

    Well, TODAY the only opposition to outlawing the practice is from muslim organizations.

    • ross1948

      And here's a classic example, the Indonesian 'Scholars' Council, a state subsidised bunch of bigots, whose arrogation of the title' scholars' is a violation of the English language! http://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/ci

    • Zula(the African)

      Actually is has been outlawed in Ethiopia and many other African organizations who aren't muslim. Next time, do your research. You sound incompetent.

  • tamika

    bruh we should just go to the countryand shoot everyone up

  • Christopher Holton

    The US government is at the forefront of the misinformation on FGM and there is extensive evidence that FGM is based in Islamic law.. .http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/misinformation-from-us-dept-of-health-and-human-services-about-islam-and-female-genital-mutilation

  • Hell's Gatekeeper

    FGM can be stopped… with nuclear weapons. That's right. Do it now, before the apostates of Arabia 'do' us.

  • Jim Dandy

    It doesn't matter if it's Muslim or not. The point is the Left and the "feminits" don't give a sh!t about it. It doesn't involve the dismantling of Western culture.

  • tuffone3

    Has thepresident's wife been circumcised? What about his daughters?

    • kafir4life

      Can't say about his fat bottomed muslima, the Mooch Queen, but the girls will certainly be prepared prior to their being offered as a gesture of peace with the muslim brotherhood.

      • ebonystone

        Likely one or both of them will be offered to a Saudi prince, to cement the Obama-Saudi alliance. And maybe O will get a Saudi princess for a second wife.

  • Alex Kovnat

    I can never get over how strange it is, that if any white male Republican were to express the fear of female sexuality that is part of the whole Islamic value system, there would be outrage among the political correctos on our nation's college campuses and elsewhere in our society. So why is it that the politically correct left ignores fear of the feminine when expressed by Islamic communities in the Middle East and for that matter, even here in the USA?

    • kafir4life

      Because the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Funny thing is, the muslims consider the liberal women here as useful idiots, and someone to rape later.

  • Joan Lachkar

    Where are all the feminists, the women fighting for women's rights, the one's who won over Obama's sympathy. Why aren't they out there demonstrating against this heinous act against humanity?

    • BS77

      Yes, where are the screaming sea hags of Code Pink? Where are the Ms. Flukes, the leftists and liberals of NOW, the loud mouth Whoopie Goldberg from The View? Where is Joy Behar on this issue. All you will hear is silence. Hypocrisy from the liberals…..that's all you ll get.

      • kafir4life

        Code pink's been invisible since GWB left office. Ms. Fluke is getting laid with birth control you paid for, NOW is changing their name to the more accurate LOVE, Liberal Operators of Vaginal Entrances, Whoopie is still stoned from President Stinky's (BO) win. Joy is just an idiot who can only speak when she's given a script.

  • Diane Zinn

    Exactly Joan Lachkar! Where are all the Leftist- so called human rights lovers and defenders, when it comes to criticizing Islamic atrocities??? Hmmmmmmm? Crickets.

  • Jim Dandy

    We need to find a way to shame all the aforementioned she-dogs publically. I wonder what we could do.

  • DavidFMayerPhD

    Being very picky, I wish to point out an error is usage above.

    "Muslims are the principle religious group"

    should be

    "Muslims are the principal religious group"

    See this website for the differences in usage between principle and principal:
    http://www.grammarmudge.cityslide.com/articles/ar

    – Principal is an adjective meaning "most important" or "main" OR a noun designating "the main or chief one." Thus, the principal sum of money on which one draws interest is the principal, and the principal person in a school is the principal.

    – Principle can never be an adjective, and that is where most people err. It is a noun only. referring to a fundamental law or concept or to a code of conduct, often used in the plural, as in "moral principles." Once we grasp this principle, we are less likely to confuse these words.

    In fact, the words have absolutely no meanings in common. While principal refers to "chief" or "main" (or to the chief or main person or thing), principle never does. While principle refers to a fundamental law or code of conduct, principal never does.

    • Jim Dandy

      Maybe you have some solutions to the FGM problem to help us with.

    • David R

      While you're correcting grammar, do you think you could you find time to post something on the suject?

  • Herb Benty

    This evil practice is more islamic barbarism. They embrace harsh, satanic law but not the Godly Judeo-Christian law that is tempered with LOVE. In islam you can lie, cheat, rape and murder all the while being cheered on by Satan. The dark side of the occult is illegal in this country…. why are we allowing this cancer into our country!!!

  • Jan Chingo

    While I agree with you that islam is barbarous, circumsion is not the same as FGM. You only hurt your cause when you try to throw dust in people’s faces.

  • Stuart Parsons

    Oh please you must stop condemning the mutilation of female genitals and the beheading of naughty people who have upset Mighty Mythical Allah and His wonderful Prophet and Messenger. Please, please remember the Mighty Mythical Allah really does know best and he reminds you he is himself circumcised. Come on…. all together….. "ALLAHU AKBAR"

  • g_jochnowitz

    In 2011, there was a movement in California to ban male circumcision. Eventually, Governor Brown signed a law prohibiting local communties from enacting this ban. Jews and Muslims both circumcize boys, but California has many more Jews than Muslims, and so the movement was able to gain a certain amount of support. I know of no movement anywere to ban FGM, except, of course, for the law passed in Egypt by Mubarak and later overturned.
    Feminists, for reasons nobody will ever understand, have never been able to unite against any practice carried out by Muslims. Opposing Israel takes precedence over all other issues. One would think feminists would support the country that had Golda Meir as its prime minister, the first female head of government anywhere who was neither the wife nor the daughter of a previous head of government.

    • Jim Dandy

      The reasons are that feminits never cared about women only about hating the white man.

  • David R

    The problem is moral and spiritual. God made man in His image and then woman as his helper under his care. Satan wants to destroy that and one of his ploys is to convince men that to assure their absolute honor and authority they must destroy the female genital identity by performing this demonic practice.

    Why do you think so many mariages go on the bum in this world? You’re talking about 2 fallen people of opposite sex, getting together for life and striving to love and respect one another. Dream on…unless they are God-fearing and depend entirely on Him and His Word for their marital survival, their union is doomed from the start. (check the stats).

    So it’s not surprising that God-hating men despise their female counterparts to maintain their dominant male status, to the point of destroying their sexual identity and pleasure. While circumcision is Biblical and practiced for certain reasons, FGM certainly isn’t . One is commanded of God and the other is instigated by Satan himself, the father of all God-haters.

    I would love to read of an Imam somewhere in Saudi Arabia who gets lynched by victims of FGM who cut the gland right off his penis and let him heal himself with camel piss (the Mohammed way).

    Blind fools!

  • burkasrugly

    Muslims have been brainwashed…and for that I feel sorry for them. But how can a human being somehow not know in their heart that this way of life is anti-human, anti-woman, anti everything good and decent in this world???? Did any of you know that in France last monnth the people, the citizens, had a protest march against Islamic immigration? I bet none of you knew it because the liberal media there did not cover it…just like they don't cover stuff here because it doesn't fit their template. Here is the link to the video and story…. http://actjonesboroar.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/fr

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "Why do cartoons and films mean more to them than the brutal maiming of their women? Hmmm. What a great mystery this continues to be."

    Only to dupes.

  • winston

    All genital mutilation (i/e circumcision) is morally indefensible when not done by an adult to him or herself – end of story. I get that it is part of an ancient cultural tradition (so was headhunting and slavery) but look at the reality. *80% of the planet's male's are not circumcised, there is no medical body that recommends the practice as a matter of course. In NY,many years ago now, they passed a law specifically outlawing female genital circumcision that was common to the culture of some African immigrants who wanted it done to their daughters. They passed a law expressly to forbid it! If that isn't hypocrisy, I dont know what is. Point it that one would have to look high and low to find a more blatant example sexism under the law (in contradiction of the law that says it is illegal to discriminate based on sex. It is for this reason that women can now go topless in NYC if they so choose..and not be ticketed, like in times past. It's well past time they do the same with circumcision. If it is not your body, you have NO right to alter it permanently with a surgical procedure!
    How insane is it that if we tattoo our child they will us in jail, if we cut off out son's foreskin with a razor, that's just fine..It is not! Do him a favor, OPT OUT!. ! I have Jewish friends who have opted not to do this to this son, and I applaud them for it !

  • carrie

    FGM Procedures

    Type Ia is the removal of the clitoral hood (prepuce).

    Type Ib is the partial or total removal of the clitoris.

    Type II, called excision, is partial or total removal of the clitoris and the inner labia or outer labia.

    Type IIa is removal of the inner labia only.

    Type IIb, partial or total removal of the clitoris and the inner labia.

    Type IIc, partial or total removal of the clitoris, and the inner and outer labia.

    Type III, called infibulation or pharaonic circumcision, is the removal of all external genitalia. The inner and outer labia are cut away, with or without excision of the clitoris.

  • carrie

    Immediate complications can include severe pain,bleeding of adjacent organs,shock, hemorrhage, tetanus,sepsis, urine retention, open sores in the genital region,hepatitis,HIV and injury to nearby genital tissue.

    Long-term consequences can include:

    Recurrent bladder and urinary tract infections,acute urinary retention,cysts,infertility,increased risk of childbirth complications,newborn deaths and the need for later surgeries. The formation of scars and keloids can lead to strictures, obstruction or fistula formation of the urinary and genital tracts. Urinary tract sequalae include damage to urethra and bladder with infections and incontinence. Genital tract sequelae include vaginal and pelvic infections, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia,HIV,AIDS and infertility.Complete obstruction of the vagina results in hematocolpos and hematometra.Other complications inlude epidermoid cysts that may become infected, neuroma formation, typically involving nerves that supplied the clitoris and pelvic pain.

    FGM may complicate pregnancy and place women at higher risk for obstetrical problems, which are more common with the extensive FGM procedures.Women with Type III FGM who have developed vesicovaginal or rectovaginal fistulae—holes that allows urine and feces to seep into the vagina—making it difficult to obtain clear urine samples as part of prenatal care making the diagnosis of certain conditions harder, such as preeclampsia.Cervical evaluation during labour may be impeded, and labour prolonged. Third-degree laceration, anal sphincter damage, and emergency caesarean section are more common in FGM women than in controls.

    Neonatal mortality is increased in women with FGM. The WHO estimated that an additional 10–20 babies die per 1,000 deliveries as a result of FGM; the estimate was based on a 2006 study conducted on 28,393 women attending delivery wards at 28 obstetric centers in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan. In those settings all types of FGM were found to pose an increased risk of death to the baby: 15 % higher for Type I, 32 % for Type II and 55 % for Type III.

  • carrie

    Reasons for the practice include conforming to social norms, enhancing sexual pleasure for men and reducing it for women, cleanliness,chastity, religious and social factors within families and communities.

    FGM is often considered a necessary part of raising a girl properly and a way to prepare her for adulthood and marriage.
    FGM is often motivated by beliefs about what is considered proper sexual behaviour, linking procedures to religion,premarital virginity and marital fidelity. FGM is in many communities believed to reduce a woman's libido, and thereby is further believed to help her resist "illicit" sexual acts. When a vaginal opening is covered or narrowed, the fear of pain of opening it, and the fear that this will be found out, is expected to further discourage "illicit" sexual intercourse among women with this type of FGM.

    Cleanliness and hygiene feature consistently as justifications for FGM. Popular terms for mutilation are synonymous with purification (tahara in Egypt, tahur in Sudan), or cleansing. In some FGM-practising societies, unmutilated women are regarded as unclean and are not allowed to handle other children, food and water.

    Connected with this is the perception in FGM-practising communities that women's unmutilated genitals are ugly and bulky. In some cultures there is a belief that a woman's genitals can grow and become unwieldy, hanging down between her legs, unless the clitoris is excised.They are told that if the clitoris is left alone, it will grow and drag on the ground; that if their daughters are left uncircumcised, they will be wild, and will crave men; that no man from their home country will marry them uncircumcised. Some groups believe that a woman's clitoris is dangerous and that if it touches a man's penis he will die. Others believe that if the baby's head touches the clitoris during childbirth, the baby will die.

    Health benefits are not the most frequently cited reason for mutilation in societies where it is still practised; where they are, it is more likely to be because mutilation is part of an initiation where women are taught to be strong and uncomplaining about illness. Some societies where FGM is practised believe that it enhances fertility and that an unmutilated woman cannot conceive. In some cultures it is believed that clitoridectomy makes childbirth safer.

    FGM is also associated with cultural ideals of femininity and modesty, which include the notion that girls are “clean” and "beautiful" after removal of body parts that are considered "male" or "unclean".

  • carrie

    One muslim tradition of disputed authenticity permits the removal of a segment of skin from the female prepuce:
    A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to her: 'Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.'–Sunan Abu Dawûd, Book 41, #5251.

    Though Sunan Abu Dawud is not regarded as "sahih" or "authentic" in the manner of the Hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim, the above Hadith is quoted by Islamic scholars as a justification for FGM.

    The "spiritual leader" of the Muslim Brotherhood is Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. He has stated: "It is reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said to a midwife: 'Reduce the size of the clitoris but do not exceed the limit, for that is better for her health and is preferred by husbands'. The hadith indicates that circumcision is better for a woman's health and it enhances her conjugal relation with her husband. It is not obligatory, whoever finds it serving the interest of his daughters should do it, and I personally support this under the current circumstances in the modern world."

    Kurdistan region — The Imam of Hajji Osman Alaf Mosque in Iraq has told his followers that anyone who believes female circumcision is not a recommendation from the prophet Mohammed is “ignorant.”
    During his sermons Imam Mala Yassin Hakim Piskandi said female circumcision was a “Sunnah," a term used to refer to the practices carried out or recommended by Mohammed, the prophet of Islam.
    He said, the Sunni Shafeyi, a school of jurisprudence which most Kurds follow, consider it an “obligation," but not compulsory.
    “When men and women have intercourse, their sexual organs should be circumcised and clean,” he quoted Prophet Mohammed as saying.
    Among Kurds, uncircumcised women are regarded as unclean and are not allowed to cook.

    The WHO estimates that 140 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to one of the first three types of female genital mutilation. Estimates based on the most recent prevalence data indicate that 91.5 million girls and women above 9 years old in Africa are currently living with the consequences of female genital mutilation. There are an estimated 3 million girls in Africa at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation every year.

  • John

    The reason the Left doesn't care about FGM is because all it cares about is gaining political power. You cannot gain power without reducing the religious and economic power of the people over whom you rule. The more freedom you guarantee to people in their religious lives, the more Christianity you see. The more freedom you guarantee to people in their economic lives, the more capitalism you see.

    Virtually everything for which the Left professes to stand is officially detested by Islam. They want women to be doormats, gay men to be used for target practice, and want to enforce, by roving gangs of thugs, their rules on what, when, and how we eat, sleep, work, and worship.

    But in the eyes of the Left, Islam is one of the Good guys, and so it can do no wrong.

  • sameer

    come read quran and you will find what is truth…hail hitler

  • Logan

    The author has been brainwashed–she sees "female circumcision" and immediately thinks it's the excision of the entire clitoris, which is actually a rarer form of genital cutting.

    Islam does NOT endorse the excision of the clitoris–it permits the excision of the clitoral PREPUCE (which is even cited in the grey box in the article–not sure how the author could've missed it), which is analogous to male circumcision, the excision of the penile PREPUCE. I personally oppose both practices when performed on young people who cannot freely consent, but excising a clitoral hood or a foreskin–which, while perhaps arguably reducing sexual sensation somewhat (although some who have undergone these practices report otherwise)–is a LOT different than what is accurately described as FGM (e.g., clitoral excisions done in some parts of Africa, infibulation, etc.) or MGM (e.g., penile subincision done in aboriginal Australia, castrations, etc.).

  • navie

    FGM is against Islamic beliefs. This author and all you idiots who are commenting on this authors piece of crap work are ignorant. Muslim women are allowed to enjoy sex with their husbands…heck Islam goes on to such depths saying that the husband should try to control their release if and until they haven't made their wife climax. FGM is not part of the Islamic religion…it is CULTURAL! So shut up you narcissistic pigs!

  • Lord_Loopen

    If women were supposed to have this done to them why didn't their precious Allah create them like it in the first place?

  • Lord_Loopen

    If only there was something in the Koran that requires devout Muslim men to have their balls removed.

  • eddie

    “Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. Bazr) of the clitoris.” Sacred Islamic Reliance: page 59, Umdat al-Salik (“Reliance of the Traveler”), a manual of the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence, endorsed by Egypt’s very own Al-Azhar University of Cairo — the oldest and most prestigious university in the Islamic world in this text used in the story it makes reference to the removal ONLY of the prepuce in both sexes, the foreskin of the penis & the hood of the clitoris. If this were all that was done it would be less of issue. What is done is as if you removed the glans of the penis, if this was being done the practice would end over night