Skip to comments.Muslims Debate Centuries-Old Tradition of Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia
Posted on 03/01/2014 10:12:35 AM PST by nickcarraway
UNICEF activists are campaigning to educate Somaliland communities about the harms of female genital mutilation. But the stigma of being uncut is still so strong that many leaders say they will not stop practicing FGM.
The 30 Somali teenagers - both boys and girls - all agreed: Female genital mutilation is harmful and the practice should be abandoned. But what they really meant, they revealed moments later, is that girls should have their genitalia cut - just not sewn shut.
"It's our tradition and if the girls are not subjected to suna(cutting) she will not be accepted for marriage," said Asthma Ibrahim Jabril, 17.
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Too gruesome to comment on.
Asthma as a first name? They’re as stupid as another segment of society.
Bad spelling of a traditional Muslim name, Asma.
I met a beautiful girl, but he name was Mesothelioma.
And I have a 1-800 number she can use to sue her parents, lol.
satanically barbaric...they don’t deserve their own country. They should be ruled by a civil society for their own protection.
It was a name picked out of the Merck Manual by my parents.
The article gives me hope that in time it will be banned...
You must be serious........ I was kidding. :(
Serious? About what? I do think you were kidding.
How ‘bout educating them on the harm of Satanic Mohammadanism instead ? Then all this barbaric evil crap will stop.
They don’t use anesthesia.
An article about n inhumane barbaric practice and most of the comments are making jokes about the spelling in the article.
Is this really FR or have I entered the Twilight Zone?
The UN needs to get them to set up FGM clinics, so that they can continue this procedure in a safe and sterile setting. It’s their culture after all! (Yes, I’m being sarcastic.) Wouldn’t it just be easier to get these girls fitted with chastity belts? If they’re just worried about the girls’ purity, that’s what they would do. But that’s not the point. They want the woman to be incapable of feeling anything but pain.
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