Skip to comments.Suffer the (Female) Children
Posted on 12/29/2008 11:45:43 AM PST by CMoran325
Pro-abortion forces that are so transfixed on preserving the status quo that they overlook statutory rape in our own country might want to avert their hyper-focus to help combat a truly inhumane custom practiced in other nations that was shown in disturbing photos in the Washington Post today.
The tragedy of female genital mutilation (FGM) was captured in horrifying pictures that should be burned into the brain of anyone who wants to protect women worldwide from oppressive practices and rituals based in ignorance and male domination.
Often forgotten is that the battles fought in Afghanistan and Iraq have led to an expanding emancipation of women, and the fight must continue against a pending backlash. Ancient incomprehensible "traditions" -- based on false interpretations by certain Muslim clerics and perpetuated merely because "that's how it's always been" -- are leaving young women scarred for life both physically and mentally.
Here is a link to the story and the unforgettable photos
(Excerpt) Read more at lovehateoprah.com ...
“This is the practice of the Kurdish people for as long as anyone can remember,” said her mother, Aisha Hameed, 30, a housewife in this ethnically mixed town 50 miles north of Baghdad. “We don’t know why we do it, but we will never stop because Islam and our elders require it.”
What horrible, obscene savagery.
“We don’t know why we do it, but we will never stop because Islam and our elders require it.”
I found that quote amazing also.
Is this a practice that all muslims follow? Does that include the jailhouse/ghetto muslims in the US that infest our cities?
It depends, some do and some don’t. It is said that 90%+ of women in Egypt are circumsied and it is even higher in other african nations. It isn’t as common in the middle east though.
Based on what the women said, I guess it’s irrelevant to ask what the point is ...