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  • First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes

    07/30/2014 1:37:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2014 4:09 PM EDT | Stacy A. Anderson
    Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and making women financially literate is not enough. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens,” Mrs. Obama said. The first lady spoke Wednesday to the inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. …
  • Obama: Female oppression crippling parts of Africa

    07/28/2014 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 2:09 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama spoke out Monday against gender oppression in Africa that he said is “crippling” parts of the continent, urging young leaders there to empower women and eliminate traditions like female genital mutilation and violence against women. Obama held up an inaugural class of young African fellows who are getting six weeks of leadership training in the United States as inspiring examples of what the continent can achieve. He drew cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.Obama said the world’s security and prosperity depends on “a strong, prosperous...
  • Isis orders all women and girls in Mosul to undergo FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), says UN

    07/24/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/24/2014 | The Guardian
    The militant group Islamic State (Isis) has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations says. The "fatwa" issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Irbil.
  • ISIS 'orders female genital mutilation' for women in Mosul

    07/24/2014 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 150 replies
    BBC ^ | July 24,2014 | Unknown
    The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and 46.
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Exposed in Sweden: All 30 Girls in One Class Discovered Mutilated

    06/20/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6 20 2014 | Pam Geller
    It’s here in America, too. How bad? It’s anyone’s guess. But it’s prevalent in Muslim communities. According to one human rights activist, it’s a crisis. Back in 2010, I reported that here in America, the Academy of Pediatrics suggested that American doctors be given permission to perform a “nick” on girls from Islamic cultures. The norming of savagery. Because of our opposition to their “well-intentioned” abomination, the Academy of Pediatrics withdraw its “2010 Policy Statement on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that Endorsed Pediatricians’ ‘Nicking’ of Girls’ Genitalia.” In one particular case in Australia , defense lawyers tried to slither out...
  • Rise in Female Genital Mutilation, Inspectors Find Entire School Classes Victims ( Sweden )

    06/20/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | M.E. Synon
    School health services in the small Swedish city of Norrköping have found 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) among schoolgirls since March, with evidence of mutilation found in all 30 girls in one class, 28 of the most severe form. In Sweden, where the EU’s Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) says that FGM “is considered to be a serious problem,” the law enables genital examination of children to be carried out without parents’ consent. ... FGM became widespread in Sweden in the early and mid-1990s with the influx of Somali migrants
  • Newspaper Publishes Lie About Jews and Female Circumcision

    06/03/2014 2:26:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 4:16 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Foreign press fabricates lies about Judaism regularly, whether it’s the conviction that Jews were behind the Islamist uprising in Egypt or traditional accusations of blood libel. But on Monday, watchdog blog CiFWatch demonstrated that British newspapers have perpetuated yet another outrageous claim: that Jews are guilty of practicing female circumcision, or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In January, the London Evening Standard published a story—quoting a blogger at the Huffington Post—claiming that “Christians, Muslims, Jews, animists, and non-believers” are guilty of supporting the physical harm of over 140 million women worldwide. Similar claims were made in a September Guardian report by...
  • FGM Survivors: 'It Happens on US Soil, But it Happens in Secret' (Female Circumcision)

    05/19/2014 10:21:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 13 May 2014 | Alexandra Topping
    Campaign groups and survivors warn that despite legislation against FGM, thousands of American girls are still at riskLike many teens coming up to summer break, Leyla was excited about her vacation. Born and raised in the midwest, her parents told her that for a special treat she was going to fly with them to Somalia to meet her grandparents and extended family. “Even though I’m one of four girls I was the one they picked to go.I felt like I really was the lucky one,” she says. But when she got there, instead of practicing Somali and hanging out with...
  • Muslims Debate Centuries-Old Tradition of Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

    03/01/2014 10:12:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014
    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...
  • Egypt 'worst Arab country to be a woman', study says

    11/12/2013 8:36:04 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12 Nov 2013 | Hannah Strange
    The situation for women has worsened in Egypt since the 2011 revolution, while Iraqi women now suffer greater violence and discrimination than under Saddam Hussein. Egypt is the worst country in the Arab world to be a woman, according to a poll of gender experts which found high levels of sexual harassment and female genital mutilation as well as an increase in violence and Islamist sentiment following the 2011 revolution. Hopes that the Arab Spring would improve the lot of women in Egypt have not only been confounded, their situation has in fact worsened ... Syria has in the past...
  • Londoners Sign Petition for Female Genital Mutilation

    10/29/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 24 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 29 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Shocking but revealing. Leyla Hussein, a Somali woman living in London who was subjected to female genital mutilation when she was seven in Somalia, has tried a macabre experiment to test how far the political correctness of the public in the British capital would go. She asked shoppers to sign a petition supporting FGM, telling them she wanted to protect her “culture, traditions and rights”. Ms Hussein astonishingly found that only one person out of 20 refused to sign her petition. She said to the London Evening Standard: “I kept using the word ‘it’s just mutilation’. They were like...
  • 2,000 Mutilated Girls Sought Treatment at London Hospitals

    09/10/2013 6:30:21 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | September 09, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Diversity. It’s just well. Bloody awful. More than 2,000 victims of female genital mutilation have sought treatment at London hospitals in the past three years. The figures, revealed by the Standard today, are the most dramatic illustration so far of the impact of the barbaric practice in the capital. They also show that 298 operations to reverse unlawful “cutting” of London women have been carried out. Hundreds of others have received treatment in an attempt to ease their pain. Cases include one girl with an “open wound” and at least 12 more involving children. The statistics have been drawn from...
  • UK: Muslim dentist offered to perform FGM on girls as young as 10

    09/09/2013 5:48:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/9/2013 | Robert Spencer
    He has been "struck off," which apparently means that he has been removed from the list of acceptable practitioners, but that is an empty gesture, as he seems to be in Somalia, anyway. He was arrested in Britain but later released, for some inexplicable reason that almost certainly had to do with not wanting to offend the Muslim community.It is virtually inconceivable that Omar Addow is the only one offering FGM in Britain. FGM is justified in Islamic law:"Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of...
  • UK Dentist Struck Off For Offering to Perform Female Genital Mutilation

    09/08/2013 4:45:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    IBT ^ | September 8, 2013 | Tom Porter
    A dentist who offered to perform genital mutilation on two young girls in a sting by an undercover reporter has been struck off. Omar Sheikh Mohamed Addow, 56, is the first dentist to be struck off by the General Dental Council for the crime, which carries a maximum 14-year sentence in the UK. The council's Professional Conduct Committee found that Addow had also performed an inappropriate examination of the reporter's chest, abdomen and vagina at his surgery, which was illegal as he was not a doctor registered with the General Medical Council. ... When asked to perform FGM on the...
  • The One Question no one has asked concerning the Wiener Scandal and Huma ~ Vanity

    07/29/2013 3:28:01 PM PDT · by GraceG · 25 replies
    The one question no one in the media has asked concerning Huma and Wiener is this: Did Wiener do the stray husband thing because Sex was painful for Huma due to her having undergone the barbaric Islamic practice of Female Genital Mutilation known as Female Circumcision? We know Huma has extensive ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and that her and her family are self described "Good Muslims". Now I am not Blaming Huma for Wiener's indiscretions, but one has to certainly wonder if this is indeed a factor for Wiener's wandering tweet-erning. The news media hasn't even mentioned the possibility...
  • FGM Debate Continues in Muslim Lands

    07/20/2013 11:19:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | July 18, 2013 | Irfan Al-Alawi
    The Al-Azhar authorities stated in 1997 that cutting female sexual organs -- even partially -- has no foundation in Islam, is medically harmful, and should not be carried out. "Everyone pretends like it never happened." While overshadowed apparently by the general civil conflict over the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) regime in Egypt, the spreading problem of female genital mutilation (FGM) has recently shaken the land of the Nile. Yet the mass upsurge against the tyrannical fundamentalism of the MB is related, however obscurely, to the protests against FGM. Late in June, British media reported that Suhair Al-Ba'ta, an Egyptian girl aged...
  • Female Genital Mutilation Is an Islamic Practice

    03/06/2013 3:23:52 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 7 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 6 March 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Another macroscopic, gigantic example of media cover-up regarding the reality of Islam. The London Evening Standard yesterday carried an article, London’s challenge to stop girls’ mutilation, in which it managed never to mention the words "Islam" or "Muslim" once in the entire piece while discussing FGM, female genital mutilation, the removal of part or all of the external female genitalia (vulva) to prevent sexual pleasure. The dhimmi newspaper Independent (from reason and reality), which in past articles by Robert Fisk, a journalist personally recommended by Osama Bin Laden as a messenger of al Qaeda's propaganda, has shamefully demonized the Egyptian...
  • Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Crime

    12/10/2012 9:36:36 AM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 10, 2012 | Jamie Glazov
    Asia News recently reported how the misogynist crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to be a “widespread traditional practice” in “rural areas and more remote areas of Indonesia, particularly the island of Java.” The story makes sure to remind us, naturally, that while this crime is being perpetrated in a Muslim country, the crime “is not a rule set in a rigid manner by the precepts of Islam.” It is only widespread, we are consoled, because of the actions of “the more extreme and integral fringe.” In her coverage of this news report, freedom fighter Pamela Geller shrewdly asks...
  • (Islamic-Nazi alliance) Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust

    10/04/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    NationalPost ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | T. hopper
    Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust Tristin Hopper | Oct 4, 2012 2:35 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 4:38 PM ET More from Tristin Hopper | @TristinHopper The Free Gaza Movement, a U.S.-based activist group known for provisioning ships to run the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, was hit with charges of anti-Semitism on Wednesday after posting a tweet claiming that Jews were responsible for the Holocaust. “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews,” read a tweet posted Sunday to @freegazaorg, the official Twitter feed of the group, which includes...
  • MSNBC: Don't expose Muslim atrocities

    05/23/2012 8:40:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Harvard professor doesn't want 'fuel' against Islam revealed MSNBC’s new golden girl was in a pickle: If someone sees a black person committing rape or domestic violence, should he report it if it makes black people look bad? Or if Muslims see wife-beating, genital mutilation and childhood sexual abuse, should they just keep it to themselves, because saying something gives ammunition to the “Islamophobes”? The questions appear to be simple. But they posed a challenge for the host of the new “Melissa Harris-Perry” show when guest Mona Eltahawy talked about her Foreign Policy magazine cover story about abuse of women...
  • Why Do They Hate Us? The real war on women is in the Middle East.

    04/26/2012 10:03:47 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 11 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MAY/JUNE 2012 | BY MONA ELTAHAWY
    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex with her husband that as he focuses solely on his pleasure, she notices a spider web she must sweep off the ceiling and has time to ruminate on her husband's repeated refusal to prolong intercourse until she too climaxes, "as though purposely to deprive her." Just as her husband denies her an orgasm, the call to prayer interrupts his, and the man leaves. After washing up, she loses herself in prayer -- so much more...
  • Liberal Montgomery County Drops Israel, Goes for FGM

    02/19/2012 7:03:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Algemeiner ^ | February 16, 2012
    American Jewish liberals can congratulate themselves – finally, the boycott of Israel has gone mainstream with Montgomery County, MD, deciding to drop its “Sister City” agreement with the Israeli town of Beth Shemesh. The reason for this unprecedented decision to stick it to a poor Jewish township within the “green line” has to do not with the Palestinians, but with the internal affairs of the Jewish state – namely, the recent spate of ugly attacks against women by some members of a local ultra-Orthodox sect. Celebrating this “brave” decision by his hometown, Marc Tracy pointed out in “Tablet” that Montgomery...
  • 3000 women in Scotland 'are victims of mutilation'

    02/06/2012 9:41:33 AM PST · by bayouranger · 19 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | 06FEB12 | Lucy Adams
    AS many as 3000 women in Scotland may have suffered female genital mutilation. inShare1 Custom byline text: Lucy Adams Chief Reporter Organisations working with female victims told The Herald there are now more women in Scotland from communities where the practice is widespread, and that it may even be happening in this country. Traditionally girls were mutilated before moving to the UK, or were taken abroad to undergo the practice. The revelation comes on the international day marking Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Alison Davis, manager of a mental health organisation for ethnic minority women in Edinburgh, said: "The brick wall...
  • Women Expose Secret Genital Cutting Rite (shia-sect FGM)

    01/30/2012 8:00:43 AM PST · by bayouranger · 17 replies · 2+ views
    ipsnews.net ^ | 1-30-12 | Zofeen Ebrahim
    KARACHI, Jan 30, 2012 (IPS) - "It was a dark and dingy room, where an elderly woman asked me to take off my panties, made me sit on a low wooden stool with my legs parted and then did something…I screamed out in pain," recalls Alefia Mustansir, 40, of her childhood experience. Her friend, Sakina Haider, remembers "putting up a good fight" before she succumbed. "I was told by my grandmother that I was being taken to the doctor to address burning in the genital area when soap went there while bathing!" Both Haider and Mustansir have refused to have...
  • Kenyan villagers battle police in defence of female circumcision

    12/11/2011 7:15:03 AM PST · by bayouranger · 20 replies
    trust.org ^ | 12-08 | Katy Migiro
    NAIROBI (TrustLaw) – Armed youths battled the police in southern Kenya, demanding the release of two women arrested for carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM), the Daily Nation reported on Thursday. In Kuria, near the Kenya-Tanzania border, hundreds of girls as young as eight have been circumcised in the last few weeks, even though the practice is illegal. When the police arrested two women circumcisers who were cutting young girls, locals blocked their vehicle, demanding the women’s release. The police had to fire in the air to scare off the protestors, the report said. Armed youths then engaged the police...
  • Fears Indonesian Female Circumcision Guidelines Could Increase Practice

    09/04/2011 12:51:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Berita Satu Media ^ | September 02, 2011
    West Java. Guidelines on how to perform female genital mutilation/cutting issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Health could cause an increase in the practice, medical experts and rights groups fear. “This will give doctors a new motivation to circumcise [girls] because now they can say the Ministry of Health approves of this, and the Indonesian Council of Ulema [MUI] approves of it,” said Jurnalis Uddin, a doctor and lecturer at Yarsi University in Jakarta. Though FGM/C was banned in 2006, two of Indonesia’s Muslim organizations, including the largest and mostly moderate, Nahdlatul Ulama, ultimately condone the practice advising “not to...
  • UAW Threat Looms as GM Struggles

    03/23/2011 11:36:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | March 23, 2011 | Mark Modica
    Four minute video of Cavuto and Modica at link As if General Motors did not have enough challenges to contend with, the UAW is now offering up some bellicose talk regarding upcoming labor contract negotiations. I discussed this issue last night with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business Network. UAW Local 900 Plant Chairman, Bill Johnson, states, "If they don't restore everything (union workers) gave up, the membership is going to knock it down. The bonuses that were just announced are just ridiculous." Union leaders are meeting this week to prepare for this summer's negotiations on contracts that expire Sept. 14th....
  • Government Says 41 Percent of Kurdish Women Are Circumcised

    12/04/2010 1:30:06 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    rudaw ^ | 01/12/2010 | ARI OSMAN
    A survey by the Kurdistan Minstiry of Health shows that 41 percent of women have gone under the practise of female genuital mutilation (FGM). The survey was carried out in July this year. The results of the survey were announced during a campaign to raise awareness on violence against women in Kurdistan earlier this week. Part of the campaign has focused on FGM. The survey by the government shows that mothers are the main party responsible for forcing their daughters experience the painful ritual and then grandmothers and fathers.
  • Israel tells UN it will stop Gaza aid flotilla

    08/20/2010 2:20:28 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 10 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 20, 2010
    UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Israel informed the United Nations Friday that it reserves the right to use force to stop a new aid flotilla from reaching the blockaded Gaza Strip. In a letter sent to UN chief Ban Ki-moon, Israel's UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev said the stated intention of the Bolivian-flagged all-women cargo ship Mariam "is to violate the existing naval blockade of Gaza." She added that Israel also had information that another vessel, the Naji al-Ali, plans to leave from a Lebanese port with the aim of violating the blockade. "Israel reserves its right under international law to use...
  • The Obama-Khalidi Connection

    10/04/2008 1:21:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/4/08 | Rick Moran
    Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi - Palestinian supporter and the professor at Columbia University - on a special broadcast of "Hannity's America" which will air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM eastern time. Khalidi is a former professor at the University of Illinois and was a close friend of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared. He thanked Khalidi...
  • BBC’s flotilla film slammed as ‘biased’

    08/19/2010 6:27:26 PM PDT · by bd476 · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/20/2010 01:13 | JONNY PAUL
    BBC’s flotilla film slammed as ‘biased’ By JONNY PAUL 08/20/2010 01:13 Anti-Israel groups outraged at 'racist' documentary; plan protests. LONDON – A BBC documentary screened this week that investigated the Gaza flotilla incident on May 31 is causing a storm of protest – from critics of Israel, who are furious that the program was not as hostile to Israel as they thought it should be. The critics, including an activist from the Free Gaza movement who was aboard the Mavi Marmara, are organizing demonstrations on Sunday outside the BBC’s London headquarters and other BBC offices, and are calling for...
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • Iraqi Kurdistan: Girls and Women Suffer the Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation

    07/24/2010 3:41:10 PM PDT · by Righting · 11 replies
    HRW ^ | 06-16-2010
    Iraqi Kurdistan: Girls and Women Suffer the Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation Kurdistan Regional Government Should Outlaw the Practice June 16, 2010 (Arbil) - A significant number of girls and women in Iraqi Kurdistan suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) and its destructive after-effects, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report. The Kurdistan Regional Government should take immediate action to end FGM and develop a long term plan for its eradication, including passing a law to ban the practice, Human Rights Watch said. The 73-page report, "‘They Took Me and Told Me Nothing': Female Genital Mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan,"...
  • Iran Blinks, Will Not Send "Aid Ship" to Gaza

    06/24/2010 10:46:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1+ views
    (CNN) via JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    Iran blinks, will not send "aid ship" to Gaza SNIPPET: "IRNA said that Sheikholeslam told reporters in the northern city of Rasht that the ship had originally been scheduled to depart for Gaza on Thursday, but that its departure was postponed until Sunday because of restrictions imposed by Israel. He added that officials then decided instead to cancel the trip altogether, shipping to Gaza the goods by other means, IRNA said."
  • Female Genital Mutilation at Cornell University (Dr Dix Poppas - really!)

    06/18/2010 11:43:09 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 22 replies · 609+ views
    SLOG ^ | 6-18-10 | Dan Savage
    While the whole world was debating the American Academy of Pediatrics' position on "female genital cutting"—the AAP was against it before they were for it, and now, after an outcry, they're against it again—Alice Dreger and Ellen Feder have been raising the alarm about "medical research" currently being conducted at Cornell University. A pediatric urologist at Cornell—Dix Poppas—has been operating on little girls with what he judges to be oversized clitorises, cutting away important clitoral tissues, and then stitching the glans to what remains of the shaft. Poppas claims that, unlike past clitoral-reduction procedures, his procedure is "nerve sparing." First...
  • NEW FLOTILLA ANNOUNCED AS RADICAL DISCLOSURES GROW

    06/16/2010 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 725+ views
    SNIPPET: "The Turkish group IHH announced Wednesday that it will send another flotilla to Gaza comprised of six ships during the second half of July. On the same day, Israel added IHH to its terrorist watch list." SNIPPET: "An IHH press conference was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, organized by Richard Howitt, a British member of the Parliament. During the conference, Howitt encouraged the EU to back the new flotilla initiative, stating: "If this terrible (May 31) tragedy tips the balance so that the international community finally insists on full and unhindered humanitarian access to Gaza, then some...
  • Why Are American Doctors Mutilating Girls?

    06/11/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 87 replies · 1,681+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 2o May 2010 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Update: After only a month of criticism—including from Nomad author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, below—the American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed a policy that advised American doctors to give a ceremonial pinprick to girls of immigrant families so that they would avoid seeking a full circumcision. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently put forward a proposal on female genital mutilation. They would like that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls born into communities that practice female genital mutilation. Female circumcision is a custom in many African and Asian countries whereby the genitals of...
  • Report Damaging to Turkish "Humanitarian" Organization/Erdogan Regime Being Suppressed?

    06/02/2010 4:59:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    OSINT - INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 2, 2010 | n/a
    June 02, 2010 “REPORT DAMAGING TO TURKISH “HUMANITARIAN” ORGANIZATION/ERDOGAN REGIME BEING SUPPRESSED?” SNIPPET: "Islamist extremists recruited by the IHH (in Turkish Insani Yardim Vakfi) masquerading as “peace activists” attacked Israeli soldiers with knives, clubs, chains, stun grenades and firearms when the soldiers boarded the IHH owned and operated vessel Mavi Marmaris as it was attempted to violate the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.” SNIPPET: “This should not be surprising given that Hamas is the Gaza branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. More interesting is the possibility that the armed “peace activists” were actually part of the Ikhwan’s Secret Apparatus, which for...
  • Pediatricians group reverses female mutilation policy

    05/28/2010 10:43:44 AM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 33 replies · 749+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/28/2010 | Rick Moran
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has reversed a decision made earlier this month to allow for a modified form of female genital mutilation they called a "ritual nick." This is how they described it: "However, the ritual nick suggested by some pediatricians is not physically harmful and is much less extensive than routine newborn male genital cutting. There is reason to believe that offering such a compromise may build trust between hospitals and immigrant communities, save some girls from undergoing disfiguring and life-threatening procedures in their native countries, and play a role in the eventual eradication of FGC. It might...
  • Mark Steyn: Nicking Our Public Discourse

    05/15/2010 9:03:10 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,204+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | May 15, 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Nicking Our Public DiscourseListening to Attorney General Holder, one is tempted to modify Trotsky: You may not be interested in Islam, but Islam is interested in you.  What with the Fort Hood mass murderer, the Christmas Pantybomber, and now the Times Square bomber, you may have noticed a little uptick in attempted terrorist attacks on the U.S. mainland in the last few months. Rep. Lamar Smith did, and, at the House Judiciary Committee, he was interested to see if the attorney general of the United States thought there might be any factor in common between these perplexingly diverse incidents. “In...
  • "Nick" of Girls' Genitals Endorsed by American Academy of Pediatrics

    What is the American Academy of Pediatrics thinking? Why would this esteemed medical organization backtrack on a firm policy against female circumcision? Now the American Academy of Pediatrics has announced that it will permit a modified symbol of female circumcision that allows doctors to nick or prick the clitoris of young girls so that families do not get a full female circumcision done. Why? Why subject young girls to anything that traumatizes them and associates their genital region with a ceremony that causes them physical pain and emotional distress? And why even honor the concept of female circumcision with a...
  • Group (of American pediatricians!) Backs Ritual ‘Nick’ as Female Circumcision Option

    05/07/2010 7:41:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 950+ views
    New York Times ^ | May 6, 2010 | Pam Belluck
    In a controversial change to a longstanding policy concerning the practice of female circumcision in some African and Asian cultures, the American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls from these cultures if it would keep their families from sending them overseas for the full circumcision. The academy’s committee on bioethics, in a policy statement last week, said some pediatricians had suggested that current federal law, which “makes criminal any nonmedical procedure performed on the genitals” of a girl in the United States, has had the unintended...
  • . . . American Academy of Pediatrics' Call To Weaken U.S. Ban on Female Genital Cutting

    05/07/2010 7:22:08 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 30 replies · 917+ views
    PR News Wire ^ | May 6, 2010 | Staff
    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The founder and director of Intact America, which has been campaigning to change the way America thinks about male circumcision, today blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics' call to legalize a form of female genital cutting, a practice outlawed in this country as a type of genital mutilation linked to oppression of girls and women. "We believe in the human rights of all babies to intact bodies, but have been focused on male circumcision because we believed the horror of female genital mutilation had been outlawed forever in the United States," said Georganne Chapin....
  • Girl Studies

    01/27/2010 10:28:24 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 255+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | January 27, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Girl Studies Bethany Stotts, January 27, 2010 As reported earlier by Accuracy in Academia, Ohio State University Professor Rebecca Wanzo argued at last year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) convention that the practice of female genital circumcision [FGC] abroad was equivalent to the U.S. restricting funding to abortions in foreign countries. “What if we replaced FGC with the issue of restricted funding for reproductive health care?” she argued. “U.S. restrictions on such funding can disable women and in the case of supporting abstinence only education, regions that experience high rates of HIV put women at risk of death.” “The kind of...
  • Code Red On Code Pink (Caroline Glick On The Moonbat Sponsors Of Obama Alert)

    01/15/2010 9:24:11 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 658+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 1/15/2010 | Caroline Glick
    Oh the shame of it all. Last month, 1,300 pro-Palestinian activists from the US and Europe came to the region in the name of peace and social justice to demonstrate their solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza. Led by the self-declared feminist, antiwar group Code Pink, the demonstrators' plan was to enter Gaza from the Egyptian border at Rafah and deliver "humanitarian aid" to the Hamas terrorist organization. But it was not to be. Led by Code Pink founder and California Democratic fund-raiser Jodie Evans, the demonstrators were not welcomed by Egyptian authorities. Many were surrounded by riot police and...
  • Buyers Seem to Be Ignoring GM Bankruptcy

    12/11/2009 8:57:47 PM PST · by Reaganez · 50 replies · 1,756+ views
    WardsAuto.com ^ | Dec 11, 2009 8:00 AM | By Jerry Flint
    Will consumers buy from a bankrupt auto maker? There always are bargain hunters, but I was certain many would stay away. With Pontiac and Saturn out of the picture, I figured General Motors would be down to 16% market share, losing perhaps another 3% as worried potential buyers talked themselves out of visiting a GM showroom. That would have left GM with as little as 13% share. At least, that’s what I figured, and I have a lot of experience covering failing auto companies. So far, I’m wrong. GM’s market share has been climbing since it left bankruptcy, hitting 20.2%...
  • New documentary, The Cut, to educate about FGM, Female Genital Mutilation

    09/10/2009 2:41:52 PM PDT · by blondewithbrains · 17 replies · 875+ views
    RushPRNews ^ | 5 September 2009 | Linda May Kallestein
    Freelance journalist and photogrpaher, Linda May Kallestein, has produced a short documentary, The Cut, aimed at raising awareness of the sufferin to women caused by female genital mutilation. The Cut is a 12 minute documentary about Mary (fourteen years old) and Alice (early twenties) from Kenya. Both are affected by the traditional rite of passage into womanhood: genital cutting. Mary and her community are preparing for her ceremonial cutting. Alice is studying to be a social worker to work against female genital mutilation. As the first in her community to refuse the practice, she has paid a high price for...
  • Another Meaning for "Difference"

    01/12/2009 8:42:22 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 213+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 12, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Another Meaning for “Difference” by: Bethany Stotts, January 12, 2009 At a recent Modern Language Association (MLA) panel on “Disability and Human Rights,” assistant Professor Rebecca Wanzo argued for a new gynecological justice and equated unequal access to “family planning” resources with the controversial practice of female genital mutilation. She told the audience that Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s “linking of welfare, [female genital circumcision] FGC and state concern, however problematic, illustrate the endless play of sign and signification in relationship to these issues.” “What if we replaced FGC with the issue of restricted funding for reproductive healthcare?” she argued. “U.S. restrictions...
  • Elite sex crimes unit to investigate 'Butcher of Bega'

    02/26/2008 3:39:35 PM PST · by Verloona Ti · 24 replies · 126+ views
    new.com.au/ ^ | February 27, 2008 | Kate Sikora and Janet Fife-Yeomans
    THE New South Wales elite sex crimes unit – which investigated the Bulldogs gang rape scandal and the attack on Lauren Huxley – is handling the case into Bega's rogue doctor accused of mutilating and assaulting hundreds of women. As more victims have come forward about the alleged atrocities at the hand of Dr Graeme Stephen Reeves, police will today be handed a brief of evidence and list of complaints from the women.
  • In Egypt, a Rising Push Against Genital Cutting

    09/19/2007 5:28:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 112+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9-20-07 | Mona el-Naggar
    KAFR Al MANSHI ABOU HAMAR, Egypt — The men in this poor farming community were seething. A 13-year-old girl was brought to a doctor’s office to have her clitoris removed, a surgery considered necessary here to preserve chastity and honor. The girl died, but that was not the source of the outrage. After her death, the government shut down the clinic, and that got everyone stirred up.