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100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain
New Kerala ^ | April 22, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT by bkopto

About 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations, with some medics in the country offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported. The Sunday Times' investigators claim to have secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner who were allegedly willing to perform circumcisions or arrange for the operation to be carried out.

The practice, involving the surgical removal of external genitalia and in some cases the stitching of the vaginal opening, is illegal in Britain. It can invite up to 14-year-imprisonment, the Daily Mail reported.

It is also against the law to arrange female genital mutilation (FGM).

Known as "cutting", the procedure is traditionally carried out for cultural reasons and in Africa and with large numbers of immigration from countries like Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia, it is becoming more common in Britain.

It is believed to be proof of a girl's "purity" when she marries. The victims, however, often suffer in silence and are rarely given anaesthetic.

Research suggests anually up to 6,000 girls in London are at a risk of the potentially fatal procedure, and over 22,000 in Britain as a whole.


TOPICS: Extended News; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: genitalmutilation; islam; multiculturalism

1 posted on 04/22/2012 7:54:20 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

Seems to happen here, too. I’ve noticed when Republican males get voted into office, they somehow lose their gonads.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 7:55:30 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

what a horrible proceedure.


3 posted on 04/22/2012 7:58:54 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: bkopto
The proper sentence for anyone involved in this.

4 posted on 04/22/2012 7:59:19 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: bkopto

FGM should be a first degree felony.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:01 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: bkopto


6 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: bkopto

Islam - what a terrific deal for formerly intellegent folks.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:30 AM PDT by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: bkopto
It's time for the British to leave Great Britain.

It does not belong to them any more.

They should be ashamed of themselves for even existing, but Sharia Law will take care of that soon enough.

8 posted on 04/22/2012 8:05:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: bkopto
The Church Of England is weird.

Wait. This IS the work of The Church Of England is it not?

9 posted on 04/22/2012 8:07:08 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bkopto

Don’t tell me, let me guess.....

Druids?

Anglicans?

Cornish?

Oh, I give up. What ethnic or religious group could possibly be involved?


10 posted on 04/22/2012 8:07:31 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: bkopto
Known as "cutting", the procedure is traditionally carried out for cultural reasons...

Ahhhhh...for cultural reasons.

I'll have to remember that next time a RAT accuses us of waging a war on womyn.

No, no, no. We're doing it for cultural reasons.

11 posted on 04/22/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bkopto

While Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a crime in the UK, just how many people have been charged with doing it and are serving jail sentences as a result? My bet is darned few as prosecutors are intimidated by not wanting to offend Muslims. I shudder to think how widespread FGM might be in this country. Is FGM even a crime in most states?


12 posted on 04/22/2012 8:09:48 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: television is just wrong
Horrible? Read "Infidel".

Horrible doesn't describe it. Inhumane, perhaps. And I'm not sure the practitioners of this are human.

13 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: bkopto

Islam is Satan’s personal religion.


14 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: bkopto

Sorry to say ... Religious nuts come in all flavors and tastes.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:41 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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Waiting for whiny women’s rights organizations (NOW) to begin speaking out against this. . . waiting. . . waiting . . . birds chirping. . . waiting. They’d rather bitch about some inane name calling. They couldn’t be any more worthless to the cause of women’s rights, if they tried.


16 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:39 AM PDT by Jenny217
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To: bkopto

Where are the feminist groups on this issue??? Where is their outrage and denunciation of this barbaric practice??

This is an issue on which I would actually agree with some of the radical feminists. I am against this practice of multilating the personal private areas of girls and women. It’s an old barbaric practice which should not be happening in the civilized world.

But where are the feminists?


17 posted on 04/22/2012 8:37:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Iron Munro

Shame on Britain for letting this happen. Britain, where are your BALLS??? Did they take them TOO????


18 posted on 04/22/2012 8:39:04 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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19 posted on 04/22/2012 8:44:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Punishment should be public beating, and if a man is involved, he should be castrated. Simple justice.


20 posted on 04/22/2012 8:45:07 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Jenny217
Waiting for whiny women’s rights organizations (NOW) to begin speaking out against this. . . waiting. . . waiting

This is one of the many reason Leftists get no respect form me.

The faked outrage when Limbaugh parodies Sandra Fluke yet silence when onservative women are insulted again, ad nauseam. The absence of antiwar protesters while Obamas continued wars and starts another(Libya)without the consent of Congress. The billions of taxpayer subsidies of Big Green energy while condemning common business tax write offs of Big Oil.

And now the continuing silence against Islam that is literally butchering millions of young girls whose only crime is having an healthy vagina(Where is the author of "The Vagina Chronicles?)

Maybe they'll notice when Islam denies women abortion services....

Ooops, they already do....
21 posted on 04/22/2012 8:46:52 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Feminists are silent, of course. Why? Because they actually don’t care at all about the well being of women and girls; they care only about death, destruction and hatred. Oh, and perversion, and communism.

They actually hate women, they want baby women killed even.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 8:47:06 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: dubyajam
Shame on Britain for letting this happen.

This is one of the weaknesses of being a "subject"(of the Crown) rather than an "citizen"

You get used to being denied rights we citizens take for granted(like the 2nd amendment)
23 posted on 04/22/2012 8:52:14 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: bkopto
investigators claim to have secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner

DENTIST?!? In Britain? No wonder he needed a sideline.

Now that that's out of the way, publicly hang him.

By the gonads.

Using dental floss.

Along with the other two.

24 posted on 04/22/2012 9:12:42 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: bkopto

Radical Muslim clerics should be castrated.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 10:06:39 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: bkopto

Filthy koranimals.


26 posted on 04/22/2012 10:07:55 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: bkopto
question is... how many of them will be smart enough NOT to spawn more goathumpers???
27 posted on 04/22/2012 10:13:37 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bkopto
with some medics in the country offering to carry out the illegal procedure

An eye for an eye and a genital for a genital seems like just punishment for them.

28 posted on 04/22/2012 10:20:32 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Chode

I don’t think these women have any say in the matter.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 10:30:39 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: OldNavyVet
Sorry to say ... Religious nuts come in all flavors and tastes.

You're right, of course. But consider the degree of suffering that might be imposed by islam as opposed to any other religion.

And note too, that in conflict, a god based philosophy will always win-out over a secular one. Time though it may take, that seems the verdict of history. That's why the grounding of American Judeo-Christian ethics made the US what it...was at least. God only knows what will become of us all in the future. But it will not be the victory of secularism, or godless communism. That's guaranteed.

30 posted on 04/22/2012 10:38:03 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: little jeremiah
birth control is prolly free over there
31 posted on 04/22/2012 10:39:12 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bgill

An eye for an eye and a genital for a genital seems like just punishment for them.


Absolutely. And if the women forcing this on girls already were mutilated, then public caning. Public caning for all the men, and then the castration.


32 posted on 04/22/2012 10:44:27 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: little jeremiah
(Feminists) don’t care at all about the well being of women and girls

The open black secret of modern feminist was never about the rights of common women (Earlier feminist movement won the most important rights of women) but about abortion, Marxism, and the normalization of homosexuality. Which is why it never caught on with the average heterosexual women

Men who claimed to be feminist only saw it as freedom from their traditional roles as breadwinners and to have unaccountable sex.(then called a "zipless f@ck"by Erica Jong) Which is why men like Hugh Hefner and woman like lesbian activists like Pauli Murray, Billie Jean king and Marxist Betty Friedan sought common cause under its banner.

Issues like equal pay, the Equal Rights Amendment, Affirmative Action were just cover to draw in middle class women.

Normal heterosexual women already were in the workplace, going to college and advancing in business and government.

What modern feminism "empowered" was government intrusion into the American society by deviants, socialists and anti family elements who cared more about their niche politics than the concerns of women.

One only has to see the results of their actions: the general decay in society foundations, the end of two parent families, rise of teenage sexuality, increase in abortions, sexual diseases, the acceptance of homosexuality...etc etc..
33 posted on 04/22/2012 10:45:31 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: Chode

Yes but these women probably aren’t allowed out of doors without a man guarding them. And then they probably are forced by said guardians to go to Moslem doctors only.

Islam is a vicious prison.


34 posted on 04/22/2012 10:46:18 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: RedMonqey

Exactly. And even the early feminists in the 19th century were into kinky stuff like open marriages. It’s been rotten since the beginning.


35 posted on 04/22/2012 10:49:23 AM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: bkopto

For the sake of Sasha’s and Melia’s future, I will not honor a religion that honors honor killing or genital mutilation.


36 posted on 04/22/2012 10:58:04 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: little jeremiah
And even the early feminists in the 19th century were into kinky stuff like open marriages.

People (I among them)think that "Free Love" was an invention of the hippies in the sixties.

I was amused to read that it was not uncommon among the Leftist radicals of the late 1800's and early 1900's, especially after "The Great War"(WWI)in Europe and during the "Great Depression" in America when much of society's institutions were in upheaval

Whenever there is great societal unrest, sexual mores are usually among the first values to be tossed out the window...
37 posted on 04/22/2012 11:33:26 AM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: little jeremiah

If every moose ‘wife’ (slave, prisoner, victim) cut the man’s throat while he was sleeping on the same night, the world would instantly be a better place.


38 posted on 04/22/2012 12:10:21 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hold your horses.

If people would do their research, the headline does NOT mean that in Britain, 100000 women are being mutilated. It means that 100000 women living in the UK have undergone this barbaric practice (which btw isnt exclusively Muslim).

NOR have 22000 UK females or 6000 London females actually undergone the practice. They are merely at risk because of their cultural background.

If you read other newspapers, youll see that 166 cases in London have been identified, so one would assume a figure of 200-300 in the UK as a whole.

That is 166+ too many, but that is a million miles from a figure of 100000. What the headline actually means is that 100000 women have suffered this obscenity in Africa, Asia or the ME, and have moved or fled here as immigrants of refugees.


39 posted on 04/22/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: dubyajam

I refer you to my post to E. Pluribus Unum.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 1:31:13 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Also the Sunday Times identified ONE doctor. Should I slander all American doctors and medicine because of Kevorkian?.


41 posted on 04/22/2012 1:32:21 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: RedMonqey

Britons have not been subjects since the Nationality Act of 1981. If you are going to pass comment on Britain, get your damn history and facts correct, genius.


42 posted on 04/22/2012 1:33:53 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman
Whatever.

The UK is still destined for Sharia Law, sooner rather than later.

43 posted on 04/22/2012 3:47:50 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: the scotsman
Britons have not been subjects since the Nationality Act of 1981. If you are going to pass comment on Britain, get your damn history and facts correct, genius.

Well, isn't that cute!

As an American I have every right as every other citizen and even considered an equal to the head of state of my country. All are equal under the law with no inheritly special rights or privileges another citizen cannot attain with hard work or even luck.

Never am I expected to bow or curtsie to another citizen, not even to the highest official in the land. And even the president has to have a expected to pay taxes and have a passport, just like every other citizen..

Can you as a British "citizen" say the same?
44 posted on 04/22/2012 4:31:20 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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