Skip to comments.For Kurdish Girls, a Painful Ancient Ritual
Posted on 01/10/2009 2:33:46 PM PST by Bushwacker777
"Sheelan Anwar Omer, a shy 7-year-old Kurdish girl, bounded into her neighbor's house with an ear-to-ear smile, looking for the party her mother had promised.
There was no celebration. Instead, a local woman quickly locked a rusty red door behind Sheelan, who looked bewildered when her mother ordered the girl to remove her underpants. Sheelan began to whimper, then tremble, while the women pushed apart her legs and a midwife raised a stainless-steel razor blade in the air. "I do this in the name of Allah!" she intoned.
As the midwife sliced off part of Sheelan's genitals, the girl let out a high-pitched wail heard throughout the neighborhood. As she carried the sobbing child back home, Sheelan's mother smiled with pride."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Islam is Satan’s religion, liberalism his political philosophy.
beaucoup Kurds here in Nashville.
Women are not really pretty like Ukranians or Italians...a few
hairy arms and very defensive daddies
and apparently brutal moms.
sad practice....why deprive a woman of sexual pleasure
hell, it’s what makes the world go around in some respects...for me anyhow
“Yemen, where FGM levels in some regions are known to reach 50 percent, is another example where progress is being made. A January 2001 ministerial decree banning FGM, combined with government and NGO concentration on the worst-affected areas, have, in the words of Jordan-based UNICEF communication officer Wolfgang Friedl, “considerably reduced the frequency of the practise in the space of only a few years.”
Further north in the Middle East, the record is considerably more patchy. Hampered by its policy of following up on an issue only if the local authorities themselves consider it important enough to investigate, the UN’s statistics on FGM peter out on the Egyptian-Israeli border.
Yet FGM is known to be practised throughout the Arabian peninsular, particularly in northern Saudi Arabia, as well as in southern Jordan and Iraq. A recent survey by the German NGO WADI, based in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah, showed well over 60 percent of women in the rural area of Germian, about 150 km southwest of city, had been circumcised.
There is also circumstantial evidence to suggest that FGM is present in Syria. Then, of course, there is Iran. Given the frequency of the phenomenon in the tribal areas of Iraqi Kurdistan immediately adjoining the Iranian border, and the population's close familial and cultural links to the Kurds further east, it is only logical to assume FGM exists there too.”
why to moslem women put up with this brutal cult that dominates their lives ?
Not true my FRiend...
Iranians (except some Sunni Kurds) don't do this, not at least because they are Shia. I can personally testify to that. Ahem.
Kurds who support circumcising girls say the practice has two goals: It controls a woman's sexual desires, and it makes her spiritually clean so that others can eat the meals she prepares.
What utter BS.
In 2000, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the fourth in a series of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) conducted in Egypt. This nationally representative survey of 15,648 ever-married women aged 15-49 found that the practice is nearly universal among women of reproductive age in Egypt. Preliminary analysis of the 2000 findings show that 97 percent of women surveyed have undergone one of these procedures, which represented no change from the 1995 DHS findings. The most severe form, Type III, is rare.
Considering this is the Washington post, I really doubt it is anywhere near the numbers given. That being said, even one should get someone shot and we need to remove all united states aid until they change the law.
I didn’t know that the Kurds practiced this abomination.
“I do this in the name of Allah!”
That says it all, doesn’t it?
Here’s the joint press release from NOW, Feminist Majority, and other feminist organizations about this barbaric practice:
At some point somewhere in history, some misguided man or maybe even woman, decided that to keep a woman from becoming a harlot, the pleasure point of sexual relations had to be destroyed. So FGM resulted.
These uneducated 9th Century goons and goonees don't want to know that science has determined that the sexual pleasure is “all in the brain” through the nervous system. If only they knew . . . they'd be chopping off nipples, ear lobes, the small of the back, various other pleasure points and removing a woman's brain.
Guess I shouldn't give them any ideas, huh?
I don’t know where you get the impression that Arabs don’t do this.
It's a seriously sick world view.
Wait. NOW has been yelling about this for decades. NOW and MS. magazine is where I first heard about it.
The link I gave from the US Gov said Coptic Christians practiced it as well......which I didn't know. Good post.