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  • Female genital mutilation and the hypocrisy of the left

    10/06/2014 9:33:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    The left are extremely selective when speaking out against the persecution of Christians. A family from Cameroon, illegally in Canada, is in the process of being deported and some on the left are absolutely apoplectic. These are the same people who wince at the thought of their government using military force against the Islamic State, who are inflicting the same and much worse type of atrocities on thousands and thousands of people in Iraq and Syria. Hilary Fuh-Cham and his wife and daughter fled their native Cameroon in 2007 and came to Canada where Fuh-Cham’s wife gave birth to two...
  • ISIS reportedly orders women and girls of Mosul to undergo ‘genital mutilation’

    07/24/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    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 cityÂ’s 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...
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution

    06/13/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 12, 2014 | PAUL MCHUGH
    ... You won't hear it from those championing transgender equality, but controlled and follow-up studies reveal fundamental problems with this movement. When children who reported transgender feelings were tracked without medical or surgical treatment at both Vanderbilt University and London's Portman Clinic, 70%-80% of them spontaneously lost those feelings. Some 25% did have persisting feelings; what differentiates those individuals remains to be discerned. We at Johns Hopkins University—which in the 1960s was the first American medical center to venture into "sex-reassignment surgery"—launched a study in the 1970s comparing the outcomes of transgendered people who had the surgery with the outcomes...
  • Medicare coverage ban on sex-change surgery lifted

    05/30/2014 11:31:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2014 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Transgender people receiving Medicare may no longer be automatically denied coverage for sex reassignment surgeries, a U.S. Department of Health and Services review board ruled Friday in a groundbreaking decision that recognizes the procedures as a medically necessary and effective treatment for individuals who do not identify with their biological sex. Ruling in favor of a 74-year-old Army veteran whose request to have Medicare pay for her genital reconstruction was denied two years ago, the agency's Departmental Appeals Board ruled that a three-decade-old HHS rule excluding such surgeries from the procedures covered by the national health...
  • Response by Ayaan Hirsi Ali to the Statement from Brandeis University

    04/15/2014 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Worldwide Speaker's Group ^ | 4/15/14 | Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Yesterday Brandeis University decided to withdraw an honorary degree they were to confer upon me next month during their Commencement exercises. I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me—just a few hours before issuing a public statement—to say that such a decision had been made. When Brandeis approached me with the offer of an honorary degree, I accepted partly because of the institution’s distinguished history; it was founded in 1948, in the wake of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Male British Soldier Gets Sex Change, Embraces Islam, & Marries Muslim Husband "She" Met Online

    09/04/2013 7:09:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    The Daily mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 September 2013 | Martin Robinson
    Former Territorial Army male soldier, 28, becomes Britain’s first transgender Muslim woman and is now MARRIED • Lucy Vallender had a sex change in 2010 and converted to Islam last year • Says she had been a TA private in Gloucestershire but gave up after a year • 'I tried to do macho things but I was trying to be someone I wasn't,' she says • Met already married Murad online but he didn't know she was once a man • They wed in April on first meeting and have met twice for sex since, she says • But her...
  • Female genital mutilation on the rise in the United States-report

    03/18/2013 3:10:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Trust Law ^ | 3/18/2013 | Lisa Anderson
    The ancient, brutal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), once considered primarily a problem of the developing world, is a growing threat to girls and women in the United States, according to a new report. The United States has longstanding laws against the practice of FGM on U.S. soil and in January, passed a federal law against sending young women outside the country for so-called "vacation cutting". However, girls living in America increasingly are at risk of the procedure both at home and abroad, according to research by Sanctuary for Families. The New York City-based non-profit organisation, which specialises in...
  • 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...
  • Berlin declares circumcision legal, but only if performed by a doctor — not as a ritual

    09/05/2012 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9/5/12 | Staff
    One of Germany’s 16 states has declared circumcision legal, but only if performed by doctors — not, as required by Jewish law, by mohels. Berlin, Germany’s capital and itself a state, is the first to declare the practice legal following a Cologne court ruling in June that non-medical circumcisions on children amounted to a criminal offense, according to DPA, a German news wire. National legislation is pending to legalize circumcision. State Justice Minister Thomas Heilmann made the announcement Wednesday, saying he felt it necessary to allay fears in this “difficult transitional period,” the Associated Press reported.
  • ‘The Matrix’ director transgender: Larry Wachowski now Lana

    07/31/2012 10:23:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 47 replies
    Director Larry Wachowski has publicly revealed that she is transgender and now goes by the name Lana in a new promo for her upcoming Tom Hanks film “Cloud Atlas.” The 47-year-old moviemaker has undergone a sex change operation and now goes by the name Lana. With her hair in pink dreadlocks, Wachowski introduced herself for the first time as a woman in a behind-the-scenes trailer for the new drama, saying, “Hi, I’m Lana.”
  • The Bigotry of Anti-Circumcision Zealots

    07/06/2012 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies
    Spiked Online ^ | 2 July 2012 | Frank Furedi
    The international campaign demonising the religious practice of circumcising young boys is fuelled by a new form of misanthropic bigotry. It represents a synthesis of twenty-first-century cultural correctness and old-fashioned prejudice. This moral crusade brings together many of the worst trends of our age: the paranoid dogma about the ‘vulnerable child’; the culturally sanctioned contempt for the exercise of parental authority; intolerance of freedom of religion; insensitivity to people’s traditional beliefs; and old-fashioned prejudice against circumcised people. Last week’s verdict in a court in Cologne, Germany, which said that the religious circumcision of young boys should be banned, is part...
  • Banning circumcision is dangerous to your health

    07/02/2012 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 32 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | July 2nd 2012 | Spengler
    I will not address the scientific grounds for circumcision (which among other things drastically reduces the transmission of infections including AIDS), because your decree has nothing to do with science. Rather, as Heinrich Heine wrote in 1844 of your city of Cologne, Dummheit und Bosheitbuhltenhier GleichHunden auf freierGasse; Die Enkelbruterkennt man nochheut An ihremJudenhasse. (Stupidity and evil mated here / Like dogs in the open gutter / You still can recognize their descendants today / By their Jew-hatred).
  • German court rules circumcision is 'bodily harm'

    06/27/2012 5:49:48 AM PDT · by NCjim · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | June 26, 2012
    A court in Germany has ruled that circumcising young boys for religious reasons amounts to bodily harm. In a decision that has caused outrage among Jewish and Muslim groups, the court said that a child's right to physical integrity trumps religious and parental rights. The case involved a doctor who carried out a circumcision on a four year-old that led to medical complications. Thousands of Muslim and Jewish boys are circumcised in Germany every year. Although male circumcision - unlike female circumcision - is not illegal in Germany, the court's judgement said the "fundamental right of the child to bodily...
  • 100,000 women undergo genital mutilation in Britain

    04/22/2012 7:54:17 AM PDT · by bkopto · 43 replies
    New Kerala ^ | April 22, 2012 | Staff
    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...
  • Newborn dies after reportedly contracting herpes from controversial circumcision ritual

    03/06/2012 2:57:58 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2012 | Fox News
    A two-week-old infant died at a Brooklyn hospital in September after contracting herpes through a controversial religious circumcision ritual, the New York Daily News reported. As part of the ultra-orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual—known as metzitzah b’peh—the rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound with his mouth. The brit milah (pronounced bris), otherwise known as circumcision, is a rite of passage in the Jewish faith, though different groups follow different sets of procedures. The Rabbinical Council of America endorses the practice of using a sterile glass tube between the mohel’s mouth and the baby’s wound for the more orthodox metzitzah...
  • Sex-changing treatment for kids: It's on the rise

    02/20/2012 5:23:47 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2012 | Lindsey Tanner
    CHICAGO—A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics. It's an issue that raises ethical questions, and some experts urge caution in treating children with puberty-blocking drugs and hormones. An 8-year-old second-grader in Los Angeles is a typical patient. Born a girl, the child announced at 18 months, "I a boy" and has stuck with that belief. The family was shocked but now refers to the child as a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • San Francisco Weighs In On Circumcision Ban

    07/07/2011 4:07:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/7/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    The city of San Francisco finally weighed in on a local ballot measure that asks voters to ban the circumcision of male children, saying its attorney claim the proposed law would be unconstitutional if applied to Jewish mohels. The city attorney's office made the argument in response to a lawsuit by a coalition of Jews and Muslims that has asked a California court to remove the initiative from this year's November 8 ballot. The lawsuit, which names both the city and the anti-circumcision activist who qualified the measure, argues that state law bars local governments from restricting medical procedures. If...
  • Anti-circumcision movement is anti-Semitic, says San Francisco city attorney

    06/30/2011 10:29:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 6/30/11 | Dan Schreiber
    A circumcision ban measure on the November ballot contains clearly anti-Semitic campaign material and targets members of the Jewish faith, according to a press release Thursday from the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Jewish groups, along with some Muslim individuals, filed a lawsuit over the measure last week against The City’s director of elections and Lloyd Schofield, the San Francisco resident who gathered more than 12,000 signatures to get the proposed ban on the ballot. Groups that filed the suit argue that state law prevents local jurisdictions from restricting medical practice by “healing arts professionals” and that the ban would...
  • Colorado to end Medicaid coverage of circumcision

    06/23/2011 12:35:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 6/23/11
    Colorado will end coverage for routine circumcisions under Medicaid next month, adding to what's become a national debate over the once widely-accepted procedure. The change will take effect July 1. Lawmakers agreed to end funding as part of a package of cuts to balance the budget.
  • Sex and circumcision

    06/21/2011 5:26:52 AM PDT · by SJackson · 70 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/20/2011 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    Radical secularists, for whom Judaism is a target of choice, wish to portray religion as so barbarous that it excises any pleasure in sex, reducing copulation to a cold and sterile act. Talkbacks (11) The growing number of anti-Semitic caricatures associated with the attempt to ban circumcision in San Francisco is disturbing. These include the highly inflammatory “Foreskin Man” comic, depicting a superhero saving innocent boys from evil circumcisers, which The Jerusalem Post reports was produced by Matthew Hess, “one of the central backers of the anti-circumcision measures.” Indeed, the attempt to ban circumcision in San Francisco smacks of a...
  • Circumcision-hatred: It was only a matter of time

    06/04/2011 11:39:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 153 replies · 1+ views
    hot air ^ | 6/4/11 | J.E. Dyer
    You have to wonder very seriously if these people are insane. The San Diego-based group that is laboring to get circumcision banned in San Francisco has perpetrated a comic book. In it, a superhero named Foreskin Man saves a baby boy from being circumcised by the evil Monster Mohel, a vicious-looking Orthodox Jewish rabbi who could have been drawn by an acolyte of Joseph Goebbels. Indeed, Foreskin Man has a distinctly Hitlerian “Aryan” look to him. It’s crystal clear from the dialogue that the perpetrator of this literary opus intends to depict the Judaic religious view of circumcision as evil...
  • US congressman writes bill to protect circumcision

    06/17/2011 5:01:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 1+ views
    JTA ^ | 06/15/2011
    Brad Sherman, congressman from California, plans to introduce law to keep cities from banning male circumcision. WASHINGTON (JTA) -- US Rep. Brad Sherman will introduce a bill to prevent cities from banning male circumcision, the California lawmaker's office said. Sherman's bill, which his office announced Tuesday, comes in response to a measure that qualified recently for the November ballot in San Francisco that would outlaw the circumcision of males under the age of 18, making it punishable by a $1,000 fine and a one-year prison term. RELATED: Male circumcision ban proposed in Santa Monica San Francisco to put circumcision ban...
  • Actor Russell Crowe calls Jewish circumcision 'barbaric' and compares it to human sacrifice

    06/10/2011 11:42:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/10/2011
    Russell Crowe, the Gladiator star, has sparked outrage after describing circumcision as barbaric in an angry four-letter outburst on the social networking site Twitter. The Oscar-winning actor laballed the practice “barbaric and stupid” during a row with his Twitter followers, telling them to “f--- off” if they disagreed with him. The 47-year-old engaged in an angry exchange with one follower, whom he branded a “moron”, before imploring Jewish people to “stop cutting your babies”. The debate followed a question by one of his fans called @picknic11 who asked him: “My son is due soon. Do you think I should get...
  • A Ban on Circumcision?

    05/26/2011 2:26:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    ON THE BALLOT in San Francisco this fall will be a proposal making it a crime to circumcise male children. If the measure passes, anyone convicted of circumcising a baby boy could be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to a year in prison. Even for San Francisco, this is madness. The circumcising of newborn boys is perhaps the most familiar type of surgery in the United States. According to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US hospitals perform the procedure more than 1.2 million times each year. While there are wide variations by ethnicity and region, and...
  • Circumcision Saved My Life

    05/25/2011 2:44:49 AM PDT · by Rudder · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 25, 2011 | DIANE COLE
    It's a personal story, but let it also serve as a public health rebuttal to the proposed ban on male circumcision that will be on the San Francisco ballot this November. San Francisco's ballot initiative would prohibit circumcision on all males under the age of 18. It would allow no religious exemptions, and it apparently gives no regard to the numerous studies demonstrating that male circumcision can substantially reduce—by more than 50%—the transmission of the HIV virus during sex. "Communities, and especially women, may benefit much more from circumcision interventions than had previously been predicted, and these results provide an...
  • San Francisco's phallic obsession ballot initiative

    05/23/2011 5:24:05 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    "Five young boys in the nude, a police line-up so that you can identify his tallywhacker. Please, please can we call it a "tallywhacker"? Penis is so ppp... penis is so personal."  ---Principal Carter from “Porky’s.” The most recent episode of “South Park” featured the characters obsessed on the subject of penis. It was funny but I thought it was a bit over the top....until I read a news story about a San Francisco circumcision ban ballot initiative shortly after the show aired:SAN FRANCISCO — A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to...
  • Circumcision Ban to Appear on San Francisco Ballot

    05/18/2011 6:48:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    http://online.wsj.com ^ | 05/18/2011 | AP
    A group seeking to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has succeeded in getting their controversial measure on the November ballot, meaning voters will be asked to weigh in on what until now has been a private family matter. City elections officials confirmed Wednesday that the initiative had received enough signatures to appear on the ballot, getting more than 7,700 valid signatures from city residents. Initiatives must receive at least 7,168 signatures to qualify. If the measure passes, circumcision would be prohibited among males under the age of 18. The practice would become a misdemeanor offense punishable...
  • SF Circumcision Ban To Appear On November Ballot

    05/18/2011 3:18:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    KTVU ^ | 5/18/11 | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO -- In November, San Francisco voters will be asked to weigh in on what was until now a private family matter: male circumcision. City elections officials confirmed Wednesday that an initiative that would ban the circumcision of males younger than 18 in San Francisco has received enough signatures to appear on the ballot. The practice would become a misdemeanor.
  • San Franciscans to vote on controversial male circumcision ban in November

    05/18/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 19, 2011 | AP
    San Francisco voters in November will be asked to weigh in on what was until now a private family matter: male circumcision. City elections officials confirmed Wednesday that an initiative that would ban the circumcision of males younger than 18 in San Francisco has received enough signatures to appear on the ballot. The practice would become a misdemeanor. Supporters of the ban say male circumcision is a form of genital mutilation that should not be forced on a young child. But opponents say such claims are alarmingly misleading, and call the proposal a clear violation of constitutionally protected religious freedoms.
  • Boy Genius ... Mark Steyn

    03/16/2011 2:31:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 March 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Should western governments describe “honor killings” or female genital mutilation as “barbaric”? The son of the late Canadian colossus Pierre Trudeau thinks such terms have unfortunate pejorative overtones: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau said the government should not call honour killings “barbaric” in a study guide for would-be Canadian citizens… “There’s nothing that the word ‘barbaric’ achieves that the words ’absolutely unacceptable’ would not have achieved,” Trudeau, the Liberal immigration critic, said. “We accept that these acts are absolutely unacceptable. That’s not the debate. In casual conversation, I’d even use the word barbaric to describe female circumcision, for example, but in...
  • Who Attacked Lara Logan, and Why?

    02/22/2011 8:21:03 AM PST · by ventanax5 · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    For the world’s billion-plus Sunni Muslims, al-Azhar University in Cairo is the center of the theological universe, its faculty and scholars the most authoritative voice on the meaning of Islam. It is not very far from Tahrir Square, ground zero of Egypt’s revolution. It was in Tahrir Square last Friday that the Muslim Brotherhood began shunting aside other opposition leaders, including Google executive Wael Ghonim. The million Muslims jamming the square hadn’t turned out to hear a good corporate citizen of the Left. In this nation, where a strong majority of the population desires the implementation of sharia, Islam’s legal...
  • Egypt and the universal rights of women

    02/11/2011 3:17:44 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 19 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2011 | Nina Burleigh
    In 1799, the French artist Vivant Denon, accompanying a team of scientists traveling to Egypt with Napoleon (who excused his invasion with the logic that he was bringing democracy to the Arabs) was touring some ancient sites along the upper Nile when he came across an 8-year-old girl in severe pain. Writing in his journal, Denon noted that “a cut, inflicted with equal brutality and cruelty, has deprived her of the means of satisfying the most pressing want, and occasioned the most horrible convulsions.” Denon was referring, of course, to female genital mutilation. The Frenchman quickly pulled out a knife...
  • Meet the man behind SF's proposed circumcision ban

    It's not every day we phone an average San Francisco resident to ask about foreskin. In fact, it's no day. Ever. Until now. But Lloyd Schofield's used to such calls because he's collecting signatures to get a circumcision ban on the city ballot in November 2011. "Someone else told me they were calling me at 11 o'clock for an interview," he said. "I might have to - I hate to say it - cut you short." We love it when interview subjects make our jokes for us! Schofield's ordinance would outlaw the procedure throughout San Francisco, even for religious reasons....
  • Next on San Francisco's Hit List: Circumcision

    11/11/2010 5:24:35 PM PST · by rface · 125 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 11.11.10 | SAJID FAROOQ
    the measure would change San Francisco's police code “to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person under the age of 18......... Lloyd Schofield, San Francisco resident is proposing a ballot measure that would ban circumcision in the City, according to the San Francisco Examiner. If passed in November 2011, the measure would change San Francisco's police code “to make it a misdemeanor to circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person under the age of 18.” The punishment up to a $1,000 fine and...
  • Headless, mutilated bodies hung from Mexico bridge

    08/22/2010 2:11:35 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 75 replies · 1+ views
    The bodies of the four young men were discovered early on Sunday, hung upside down by their feet from a bridge near a wealthy area of Cuernavaca, a leafy city about an hour outside Mexico City, where many of the nation's elite own homes. The victims' genitals, index fingers and heads had been cut off, according to a statement from the attorney general's office in Morelos state, which includes Cuernavaca. Their heads and genitals were found nearby, along with a handmade sign, the statement said. "This will happen to everyone that helps the traitor Edgar Valdes," the placard read, referring...
  • 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,"...
  • 140 million woman have been forced to undergo Islamic GENITAL MUTILATION

    Islamic Genital Mutilation: A Barbaric Atrocity. Islamic Genital Mutilation:  A Barbaric Atrocity.140 million women have suffered genital mutilation. 140 million woman have been forced to undergo Islamic GENITAL MUTILATION While Islam condones SLAVERY, the BEATING OF WOMEN, and HONOR KILLINGS (the murder of children), one of the most barbaric atrocities practiced by Islam is GENITAL MUTILATION.In Islam, young girls are forced to undergo a CLITORECTOMY, which removes the clitorus.  This deprives women of any kind of enjoyment of sex during their lifetime. There are 140 million victims of this barbaric practice.Truly, to be a woman in Islam is to suffer...
  • AAP Rejects Genital Mutilation--Sort Of

    06/06/2010 9:38:09 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 15 replies · 372+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 6/6/10 | Joy Tiz
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has taken the bold step of retiring it’s earlier statement in support of female genital mutilation in the name of multiculturalism. The diversity driven blowhards at the Academy had previously proposed that giving little girls a “ritual nick” to appease parents prone to barbaric misogyny might be a reasonable compromise. The sages at AAP point out that such a harmless little “nick” would be preferable to the traditional genital mutilation done by mere dilettantes with household implements as described by Ayaan Hirsi Ali: "Female circumcision is a custom in many African and Asian countries...
  • Religious Predators Target Girls?

    05/22/2010 6:51:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 653+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 22, 2010 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    Editors' note: This column contains graphic description of surgical mutilation.For many years, Africans and immigrants from the Middle East have secretly remained faithful to cultural rituals and rights of passage that have been designed to keep their young women chaste and eligible for marriage. Partial or total female circumcision is one of these practices. In an alarming reversal of protocol and wisdom, this dehumanizing practice is gaining acceptance within the US these days. In fact the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has recommended that American doctors be given permission to perform “ceremonial” female circumcisions. Once again American leaders are fearfully...
  • 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...
  • Trinidad surgeon helps women escape past of mutilation

    03/07/2010 12:27:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 157+ views
    denverpost.com ^ | March 7, 2010 | Karen Auge
    Dr. Marci Bowers slipped into a chair in Exam Room 3, folded one long leg over another, looked at her patient — a young woman with wide eyes and a nervous smile — and got to the point. "We want to help make your life better," Bowers said. Mariama is as tiny as the 5-foot-10-inch Bowers is formidable, as soft-spoken as Bowers is confident. Mariama speaks softly and smiles easily, but a few hours with her make clear that her determination is as strong as it is quiet. She is 26 and lives with her husband and daughter in Virginia,...
  • 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...
  • Queens woman pours boiling water on cheating husband's crotch

    07/28/2009 8:20:28 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 48 replies · 1,795+ views
    Enraged at being two-timed, a Queens woman poured boiling water on her unfaithful husband's groin as he slept Monday, police said. In a twisted act of revenge, Oyinda Ojofeitimi, 67, a registered nurse, carried out the crotch-scalding attack to ensure her spouse stopped cheating, cops said. "She was hurt and angry that after all this time married, he was stepping out on her," a police source said. "She wanted to shut down that possibility forever because he had treated her with such contempt." The painful wakeup call left Emmanuel Ojofeitimi, also a nurse, screaming in the bedroom of the couple's...
  • For Kurdish Girls, a Painful Ancient Ritual

    01/10/2009 2:33:46 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 49 replies · 2,757+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2008 | Amit R. Paley
    "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...