Skip to comments.ISIS reportedly orders women and girls of Mosul to undergo ‘genital mutilation’
Posted on 07/24/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT by NYer
Following the purge of Christians in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the destruction of a nearly 2,000-year-old Christian house of worship, fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have continued to impose a grotesque and medieval form of Sharia Law on the citys remaining Muslim residents.
On Wednesday, a United Nations representative claimed that the Sunni Islamist militant group order all women and girls of ages ranging from 11 to 46 to undergo the despicable practice of female circumcision. While a departure from past Islamist practice, this move would represent yet another violation of international human rights as defined by the United Nations.
The ritual cutting of girls’ genitals is practiced by some African, Middle Eastern and Asian communities in the belief it prepares them for adulthood or marriage, the BBC reported on Thursday. The UN General Assembly approved a resolution in December 2012 calling for all member states to ban the practice.
A UN official in Iraq told Reuters reporters in Europe that this disturbing development must be addressed by the international community.
The fatwa would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, [Jacqueline Badcock, the number two U.N. official in Iraq] told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Arbil.
This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed, she said, according to Reuters.
This report has not been confirmed and there are indications that it may be a hoax.
Shiraz Maher, a Senior Fellow at Kings College London specialising in the Middle East, had looked at the image for i100 – before the UNs claims – and concluded it was a fake, likely spread by one of the many, many groups opposed to Isis.
Maher told us FGM was more cultural rather than having a specific association with Islamism, adding that it is not something jihadists have ever really taken up or spoken about.
Ms Badcock herself acknowledged that the order would represent a departure for the jihadists.
It is possible that few foresaw the horrors presently unfolding in Mosul but, according to a new report, the United States was aware that ISIS fighters were going to take the city at least three days before it fell.
The Obama administration knew an attack was in the works three days in advance of the Islamic States offensive in northern Iraq, but U.S. efforts to mount a response were hampered by the Iraqi governments insistence that it could handle the threat, two top U.S. architects of Iraq policy said Wednesday, a report via McClatchy reporters revealed.
[State Departments deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran Brett] McGurk said the United States warned the Iraqi government on June 7 that American intelligence had received early indications that ISIL was moving in force from Syria into Iraq and staging forces in western Mosul. He said U.S. officials had sought the urgent deployment of Kurdish peshmerga militia forces to eastern Mosul to stop the extremists advance, but that the idea was blocked by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Malikis administration.
The government of Baghdad did not share the same sense of urgency and did not approve the deployments, McGurk said. Iraqi military commanders promised to send nine brigades of force to Mosul in response to our warnings and we stressed, however, that the forces would not arrive in time.
McGurk described the resulting events as catastrophic.
It is entirely possible that, had a status of forces agreement been reached, that the United States could have checked ISISs rapid advance across north and western Iraq. In the absence of a SOFA, it is hard to see what the United States could have done to prevent the crimes against decency unfolding in Iraq.
Given the scale of the human tragedy in Mosul, however, it is certainly fair to blame the administration for forfeiting the gains America won in the last decade and consigning Iraqis to torture, mutilation, and persecution.
War on women!
This must be addressed .... BUT ... the mass murder, expulsion and destruction of christians and their houses of worship does not?
Nuke the place.
Just so everyone knows exactly what this is.
Female circumcision is the removal of the clitoris. This means no more sexual sensation.
If the same procedure were done to men it would involve excising the nerves underneath the head of the penis. This is the identical bundle of nerves that forms the sensitive tissue of the clitoris in women. I doubt that any muslim man ever considered it a good idea for males :-/
The barbarism has to stop!
They’re feeling pretty confident.
The Un what a waste of space.
Here’s your real war on women you DemoRats. Sharia law won’t care about your feminist loudmouths either. Christian conservatives are the best friends feminists have in this world-—in a paradoxical way.
Apparently no men in Mosul have any balls to stop this violation of their women.
Sharia law wont care about your feminist loudmouths either.”
With Obama’s Muslim faith, Malaria is of an age where this should occur. Muslim families in the US are all the time shipping their daughters over to the Mideast for the surgery. Moochie should fly over there with the girls.
Where are the Liberal Feminists on THIS one?
Very sad situation. The only bright spot is that the more violent and unreasonable they are, the more will abandon the stupid lie.
I wish people would point out how ridiculous it is to think that God needs correction on the design of the human body. More believable to recognize that evil hates all women because it is the Woman Clothed with the Sun (Rev 12:1) who defeats him.
Do they check to be sure?
Where are western feminists and advocates of “reproductive justice” on this? So far, all I hear are crickets.
It is not a matter of balls — it’s a matter of guns and ammo that the men don’t have and a matter of lack of support from our “Christian” congress critters who are afraid that they may lose votes if they showed their Christianity.
Where is the outrage on this war on women. Save this article for the 2014 election. When the bastards squeal about the republican war on wimyn say “Oh do you mean this?”
In interpreting God's laws, there is a principle in Islamic jurisprudence which states, "Reason is not a legislator." In other words, the only laws that apply to you are the ones God gave you. Reason has no authority or status in creating laws, or even in interpreting them.
When Islam Abandoned Reason The political consequences of such a view are easy to see: If reason is not a legislator, then why have legislatures at all? They have no standing, because reason has no standing.
Do they check to be sure?