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  • Allen West Shows Off Fresh New Ink (Tats up arm)

    09/08/2014 12:12:38 PM PDT · by Blackirish · 228 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/8/14 | Andrew Johnson
    Former congressman Allen West (R., Fla.) is making a statement on the right to bear arms on his right bare arm with a new tattoo. Aces High Tattoo Shop in West Palm Beach, Fla. showed off the former Republican’s ink on its Instagram account over the weekend.
  • 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.
  • Massachusetts taxpayers to pay est. $2.6M per year for ‘sex changes’

    06/24/2014 2:04:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 24, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    BOSTON, MA -- Massachusetts taxpayers will soon be on the hook for an estimated $2.6 million in costs for transgender surgeries and hormone therapy. On Friday, Gov. Deval Patrick, who leaves office at the end of 2014, announced that the state's Medicaid program would begin writing proposed regulations so taxpayer funds would cover the controversial medical procedure. According to the Boston Herald, the state believes the plan will cost $2.6 million per year based on figures from California and Vermont. Patrick has said the policy will make Massachusetts more equal, as transgender surgeries and hormone therapies are being included as...
  • 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
  • The Unbelievable Savagery of the Kenya Mall Terrorists

    09/30/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 91 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 27, 2013 | Alec Torres
    <p>As if the senseless massacre of innocents in Nairobi’s Westgate mall was not horrific enough, reports are surfacing that the Islamic terrorists who seized the mall last weekend tortured, beheaded, raped, and mutilated their victims before killing them. A police doctor who entered the mall after the attack said these reports “are not allegations. Those are f***ing truths.”</p>
  • Next up for AFL-CIO members: Pay your dues, endorse the transgender ‘delusion’

    09/16/2013 6:09:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 8 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 16, 2013 | Charlie Butts
    The AFL-CIO has demonstrated again its penchant for forcing its members to support social causes...This time ...sex-change surgery and therapy. As The Washington Times notes, last week’s vote could result in mandated employee insurance coverage for such things as hormone therapy and sex-change surgery. ...creates a dilemma for the majority of the union's members, forcing them "to endorse a delusion." “Nobody is advocating that people who suffer from gender confusion be discriminated against ...but ...people who recognize biological reality should not be compelled to entertain an irrefutable biological delusion.” “Even Johns-Hopkins University, which was kind of at the forefront of...
  • In shift, Medicare would pay for sex-change operations

    03/29/2013 9:19:33 AM PDT · by mykroar · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 29, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    For the first time since 1981, when it dubbed sex-change operations "experimental," Medicare has opened the door to covering transexual operations, adding to the growing list of operations that would be allowed under Obamacare. Acting on a new request, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it is starting a new analysis that could lift the spending ban for sex-change operations with a goal of making a decision two days after Christmas and on the eve of Obamacare kicking in January 1. A 30-day public comment period just opened on the proposed "National Coverage Determination." "Surgical Treatment for Gender...
  • College Health Plans Respond as Transgender Students Gain Visibility

    02/13/2013 5:45:41 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2013 | RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA
    Over the last decade, as activists started pushing colleges to accommodate transgender students, they first raised only basic issues, like recognizing a name change or deciding who could use which bathrooms. But the front lines have shifted fast, particularly at the nation’s elite colleges, and a growing number are now offering students health insurance plans with coverage for gender reassignment surgery. No college or university offered such treatment just six years ago, but when Brown University said last week that its student health plan would be extended to cover sex-change surgery beginning in August, advocates for transgender students said Brown...
  • [Brown University] Student health plan to cover sex reassignment

    02/08/2013 6:22:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | February 6, 2013 | Jennifer Kaplan
    The Brown Student Health Insurance Plan will cover 14 different sexual reassignment surgery procedures starting in August, Director of Insurance and Purchasing Services Jeanne Hebert confirmed in an email to The Herald. The move makes Brown one of a handful of schools and healthcare providers nationwide to cover the surgeries. “We identified this as an important benefit for students to have access to,” Hebert wrote, adding that the change was in line with “Brown’s efforts to support all students.” The coverage will be funded through renewal rates paid for next year’s student healthcare coverage, she wrote. In general, the total...
  • Cranial deformation discovered in 1000 year old Mexican cemetery

    12/17/2012 3:28:48 AM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | 12-16-2012
    Close to the small Mexican village of Onavas, south Sonora, archaeologists have uncovered the first pre-Hispanic cemetery of that area, dating to around 1,000 years ago.Infant burial with shell bracelet and earrings. Image: INAH A unique burial ground The burial ground consists of 25 individuals; 13 have intentional cranial deformation and five also have dental mutilation, cultural practices which are similar to those of pre-Hispanic groups in southern Sinaloa and northern Nayarit, but until now, have not been seen in Sonora.Individual buried with a turtle shell placed over the abdomen. Image: INAH Some of the individuals were wearing ornaments such...
  • 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...
  • Fourteen mutilated bodies found outside Mexican supermarket

    06/24/2012 5:24:15 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 8 replies
    Yahoo News/Reuters ^ | June 23, 2012 | Reporting By Cyntia Barrera Diaz; Editing by Paul Simao
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Fourteen mutilated corpses and a threatening message aimed at a drug cartel were found inside a truck in the parking lot of a supermarket in a northern Mexico city, local media reported on Saturday. Mexico's attorney general's office could not immediately confirm the reports of the grisly discovery in Mante and police officials in the crime-ridden city were not immediately available for comment. Mexican media said the body parts belonged to 10 men and four women and the message was directed at the Gulf cartel.
  • Leading U.S. Muslim jurist: Female genital mutilation an "honor" in Islam

    05/03/2012 12:55:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 5/3/12 | Robert
    How is it that Dr. Hatem al-Haj, a fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics and a leading Muslim jurist, misunderstands Islamic law so severely as to think that this purely cultural practice has something to do with Islam? Surely it can't be that the mainstream media and Islamic leaders in the U.S. have been lying to us, and FGM really is justified in Islam, could it? Naaah. "AMJA Senior Committee Member: Female Genital Mutilation Is 'an Honor' per Islam," from Translating Jihad, April 27 (thanks to all who sent this in): A couple of weeks ago I posted a...
  • 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...
  • He's all man now: A fuzzy-faced Chaz Bono shows off his beard for the first time

    08/16/2011 10:25:49 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 97 replies
    DailyMail.U.K. ^ | 16th August 2011
    FULL TITLE: He's all man now: A fuzzy-faced Chaz Bono shows off his beard for the first time as he runs errands round Los Angeles Two years after he started his gender reassignment process, Chaz Bono appears to have completely made the transition from female to male. He was snapped sporting a new beard as he ran errands round Los Angeles yesterday. The 42-year-old looked all man with his facial hair and short cropped hair as he filled up his car. Dressed in shorts and a vest top, Chaz teamed his look with a chunky bracelet, designer watch and aviator...
  • Breast Ironing Tradition Targeted In Cameroon [Cultural Barbarism]

    07/27/2011 10:41:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | July 27,2011 | Nkepile Mabuse
    Breast Ironing Tradition Targeted In Cameroon From Nkepile Mabuse, CNN July 27, 2011 Activists fight breast ironing tradition 1 in 4 girls in Cameroon are affected, a study found All of the more than 200 ethnic groups use the practice The U.S. State Department assails the practice Charities want to show mothers in Cameroon that sex education, not the ironing, is the solution (CNN) -- Every morning before school, nine-year-old Terisia Techu would undergo a painful procedure. Her mother would take a burning hot pestle straight out of a fire and use it to press her breasts. With tears in...
  • 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.
  • Spader trial: Left for dead, Jaimie crawled to....

    10/27/2010 9:38:43 AM PDT · by Article10 · 108 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 10/27/2010 | KATHRYN MARCHOCKI
    The physician who supervised Jaimie Cates' care at Children's Hospital in Boston today said he had never treated anyone with so many separate and sharp wounds and said the 11-year-old girl likely would have died if she had not been able to drag herself to the telephone and call for help. "Pretty much every part of her body had one cut on it," Dr. David Mooney told the Hillsborough County Superior Court jury on the second full day of testimony in Steven Spader's trial for first-degree murder, attempted murder and related charges. Mooney was the first witness on the stand...
  • “NARCOS” DONNING PRIESTLY GARB

    09/08/2010 9:06:15 AM PDT · by AuntB · 3 replies
    Nafbpo M3 Foreign News report ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | NAFBPO/various news reports
    El Imparcial (Hermosillo, Sonora) 9-6-10 Cloning priests! Monterrey, N.L. – Members of criminal organizations not only wear military type garments to disguise their activities but also dress as religious figures, the Cardinal of Monterrey, Francisco Robles Ortega, revealed yesterday. Over the two days that the Army has operated a checkpoint on the Reynosa Highway, numbers of people dressed as priests have been detained. The hierarchy of the Catholic Church has assured that the presumed priests are imposters. In an interview after a mass, the Cardinal said, “People dressed as priests have been detained at checkpoints. They say, ‘See how I...
  • Another human foot found washed up on Washington beach (9 so far, footloose and fancy free)

    08/30/2010 6:14:32 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 50 replies · 1+ views
    The Province ^ | August 28, 2010 | Yolande Cole
    A human foot was found washed ashore on Whidbey Island in Washington state on Friday. The bare foot was found at about 11:15 a.m. by a tourist on the east side of the island, near the town of Greenbank. It is the ninth severed foot to be found on the B.C.-Washington coast since August 2007, with seven of those in B.C. “Based on what we’re seeing, we’re estimating that it either belongs to a female or a juvenile, because it’s a smaller size,” said Island County Det. Ed Wallace.
  • [Juarez:]Federal Agent Dismembered

    08/25/2010 2:25:06 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    KTSM ^ | August 24, 2010 | Ben Swann
    By Ben Swann - Main Anchor Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 10:45pm The body of a federal police agent was found dismembered in Juarez, Tuesday. The agent was found just a few feet from the border between Juarez and El Paso. The man's body had been found dismembered with body parts spread out across street. His head was left on top of a Nissan Xterra.
  • [Mexico:]2 bodies hung from bridge on road to Acapulco

    08/24/2010 3:01:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post/AP ^ | August 24, 2010 | SERGIO FLORES
    ACAPULCO, Mexico -- The dismembered bodies of two men were hung from a bridge Tuesday on a highway leading to Acapulco, the second such discovery in three days in a region where two drug lords are fighting for control of their divided cartel. The men were hung from their feet at the entrance of Chilpancingo, the city nearest to Acapulco along the highway connecting the Pacific coast resort to Mexico's capital, according to police in the state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Their arms had been cut off, and a message was left threatening extortionists, kidnappers, police and the...
  • 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...
  • Mexican police say 5 suspects hacked up officer

    08/16/2010 10:39:10 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2010
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say that police in Ciudad Juarez have captured five alleged drug gang members suspected in the killings of two federal officers, including one whose body was hacked to pieces. One of the suspects is also believed to have acted as a lookout in the July 15 car-bomb attack on police that killed an officer and two other people, Luis Cardenas Palomino, regional security chief for the federal police, said Friday. He described the five men as members of the La Linea gang, which works for the Juarez drug cartel. He alleged they killed two federal...
  • 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...
  • Man Slashes Dog For Being Racist

    04/09/2010 12:14:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 968+ views
    imwiddstupidd.com ^ | April 9, 2010
    A Yonkers man was arrested by local police after he slashed a German shepherd because it was racist. According to 58-year-old Andrew Owens, Jenna the German shepherd only barked at minorities and bit him in the past because of his race. When the dog began barking at him on Tuesday, Owens reportedly became so furious that he took out a nine inch knife and slashed the dog across the face. The dog was reportedly cut from the right eye down to the eye socket bone. The dog lost an eye because of the incident and was hospitalized.
  • Brothers to have ears, noses cut off

    12/24/2009 12:33:38 AM PST · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 1,633+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | December 24, 2009
    A COURT has ordered that two brothers should have their noses and ears cut off after they were found guilty of doing the same to a woman who refused to marry one of them. The judge at an anti-terrorism court in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore handed down the sentences on Monday in line with the Islamic law of Qisas. The law was introduced in Pakistan during the military rule of General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq in 1979. It stipulates punishment equal to the crime, akin to an eye-for-an-eye, unless the culprit is pardoned by the victim or the victim's family.
  • MASSACRE VICTIMS SEXUALLY MUTILATED BY RADICAL MUSLIMS

    11/28/2009 11:19:04 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 32 replies · 1,900+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 28, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    The Religion of Peace Strikes Again thelastcrusade.org The 22 women, who were among the 57 people killed in this week’s shocking massacre in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated, government authorities have confirmed.“Even the private parts of the women were shot at,” Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera, said on national television. “It was horrible. It was not done to just one. It was done practically to all the women.”Muslims also sexually mutiliated their female victims in Mumbai, India last year.While work continued to identify all the dead, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has reported that 30 journalists...
  • French troops were killed after Italy hushed up ‘bribes’ to Taleban

    10/14/2009 6:25:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies · 2,523+ views
    timesonline.co.uk ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | Tom Coghlan
    When ten French soldiers were killed last year in an ambush by Afghan insurgents in what had seemed a relatively peaceful area, the French public were horrified. Their revulsion increased with the news that many of the dead soldiers had been mutilated — and with the publication of photographs showing the militants triumphantly sporting their victims’ flak jackets and weapons. The French had been in charge of the Sarobi area, east of Kabul, for only a month, taking over from the Italians; it was one of the biggest single losses of life by Nato forces in Afghanistan. What the grieving...
  • Penis chopping woman must wait for verdict

    09/11/2009 10:05:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies · 2,464+ views
    METRO.co.uk ^ | September 10, 2009
    A Turkish woman accused of cutting off her lover's penis must wait 18 months for a verdict and sentencing while a court determines whether his re-attached penis still functions, a court source said on Thursday.
  • Monitors: Taliban cut off fingers of Afghan voters

    08/22/2009 6:36:44 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 1,414+ views
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2009
    KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Making good on a threat of election day violence, the Taliban sliced off the index fingers of at least two people in Kandahar province, according to a vote monitoring group. After they cast their ballots, the fingers of Afghan voters are stained with ink to prevent them from voting multiple times. The fingers of the two women in Kandahar, a stronghold of the Taliban, were cut off because they voted, said Nader Naderi of the Free and Fair Election Foundation. The Taliban had vowed to disrupt Thursday's election and the risk was too great for some...
  • Authorities: Teen arrested in Fla. cat mutilations

    06/14/2009 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 174 replies · 3,488+ views
    AP ^ | June 14 | SARAH LARIMER
    MIAMI (AP) -- A teenager was arrested early Sunday and accused of committing a string of gruesome cat mutilation deaths that had horrified residents of his Miami area community, authorities said. .... Some of the dead cats were missing fur and appeared to have been cut with a sharp, straight instrument, police said. .... Tyler Weinman, 18, was taken into custody early Sunday at a party, police said. Weinman was charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary.
  • Gender Identity Disorder: Has Accepted Practice Caused Harm? (Next on the list)

    05/22/2009 2:17:14 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 893+ views
    http://www.psychiatrictimes.com ^ | May 19, 2009&#8206; | Lois Wingerson
    As transgender activists protested outside the American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, speakers at the meeting were presenting on the same topic: gender identity disorder (GID). Some of their words would add clinical weight to the political slogans. Some of the speakers are activists themselves, including Rebecca Allison, MD, cardiologist who is transgender, widely published author Sarah Hoffman, whose son is gender variant, and Hewlett-Packard engineer Kelley Winters, PhD, founder of GID Reform Advocates. Winters1 has called on the APA to use the DSM-V revision to affirm that “in the absence of dysphoria, gender identity and expression that vary from assigned...
  • $2.3M awarded in suit over botched circumcision

    03/30/2009 8:49:51 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 39 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Monday, March 30, 2009 | TY TAGAMI
    A Fulton County jury has awarded $1.8 million in damages to a boy whose penis was severed in a botched circumcision. The state court jury gave another $500,000 to the boy’s mother in the decision rendered Friday. The case involves a child, identified only as D.P. Jr., who was born at South Fulton Medical Center in 2004. In a suit filed two years later, his mother contended that the doctor who circumcised him removed too much tissue and that his pediatrician failed to respond when a nurse complained of excessive bleeding. The tip of the penis was placed in...
  • Machete gangs bring fear to South Africa as they carry out mutilations for traditional medicine

    10/17/2008 8:31:10 AM PDT · by E. Cartman · 20 replies · 829+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10/17/2008 | Graham Tibbetts
    Machete-wielding gangs in South Africa are mutilating young people to provide body parts for the traditional medicine market, an investigation has found. The practice has brought terror to parts of South Africa, where it is estimated that at least 300 people are killed each year for the medicine, known as muti. One victim was Fortune Khumalo, a boy of nine, who was attacked as he relieved himself in bushes.
  • UK: Cops save 45 girls from tribal abuse (Genital mutilation; no prosecutions, 6500 'at risk')

    07/31/2008 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Stoat · 21 replies · 187+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | July 31, 2008 | ANTHONY FRANCE
    Cops save 45 girls from tribal abuse   By ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter Published: Today     COPS rescued 45 British girls from horrific African tribal abuse in the past year, it has been revealed. Kids as young as four have had their genitals sewn up because parents believe it will protect their virginity until marriage. The practice is popular in many African countries but banned in the UK. Scotland Yard believes that 6,500 girls in London are at risk. Ages of victims rescued range from a few days old to 16. The total saved by the Met’s Project...
  • Courageous Victim Recounts 19 Hours Of Rape And Torture In Stunning Courtroom Testimony

    06/23/2008 7:33:38 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 57 replies · 192+ views
    CityNews ^ | June 10, 2008
    We can't tell you her name but she was able to tell a jury about what happened to her. And her determination to recount some of the most incredible savagery ever heard in a courtroom is testimony to her courage and her desire to see justice done. The recall of a Columbia University student that unfolded in a New York City hall of justice on Monday was almost too hard to hear. The 24-year-old victim sat in the witness box with her jaw clenched and her mind focused, as she retold the unimaginable ordeal she claims she suffered at the...
  • Cow found mutilated in Saskatchewan

    05/15/2008 5:05:09 AM PDT · by Renfield · 22 replies · 157+ views
    Leader-Post (Canada) ^ | 5-15-08 | Jana G. Pruden
    REGINA -- A macabre mystery that pops up around the world has surfaced once again on a secluded Saskatchewan farm. The most recent case of cattle mutilation occurred in the Stockholm area, just yards away from where Heather Harris and her husband slept. Harris was out tending the cattle the next day when she made the grisly discovery. "It's hard to describe what she looked like ...," Harris said, recalling finding the cow's corpse. "I told my husband, 'You don't even want to see this.' " The pregnant cow was missing its rectum, female organs, udder, navel, top and bottom...
  • Severed fingers of 5 hostages delivered to U.S. officials in Iraq

    03/12/2008 4:02:15 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 159 replies · 5,906+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo ^ | 3-12-08 | Hannah Allam
    <p>BAGHDAD _U.S. authorities in Baghdad have received five severed fingers belonging to four Americans and an Austrian who were taken hostage more than a year ago in Iraq , U.S. officials said Wednesday.</p> <p>The FBI is investigating the grisly development, and the families of the five kidnapped contractors have been notified, American officials said on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the case publicly.</p>
  • Body of model found in Paris river (Outspoken against muslim mutilation practices)

    02/29/2008 7:04:51 AM PST · by Celerity · 95 replies · 443+ views
    PARIS, France (AP) -- Police said Friday that a body found in the River Seine was that of Katoucha Niane, a former top model for Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers who spoke out against female genital mutilation after quitting the catwalks. The body of former top model Katoucha Niane has been found in the river Seine. 1 of 2 Paris judicial police said her body was found Thursday near the Garigliano bridge in Paris. Police said an autopsy showed no signs of foul play, pointing to the possibility that she may have accidentally fallen into the river. She...
  • A Cutting Tradition [NYT practices cultural relativism with FGM]

    01/20/2008 5:15:39 AM PST · by Brian Mosely · 36 replies · 421+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 20, 2008 | SARA CORBETT
    When a girl is taken — usually by her mother — to a free circumcision event held each spring in Bandung, Indonesia, she is handed over to a small group of women who, swiftly and yet with apparent affection, cut off a small piece of her genitals. Sponsored by the Assalaam Foundation, an Islamic educational and social-services organization, circumcisions take place in a prayer center or an emptied-out elementary-school classroom where desks are pushed together and covered with sheets and a pillow to serve as makeshift beds. The procedure takes several minutes. There is little blood involved. Afterward, the girl’s...
  • Surgery restores face, and soul, for war victim

    01/20/2008 3:19:53 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 140+ views
    Mail & Guardian Online ^ | 12 January 2008 | Alexis Okeowo
    The first time a knife was put to Anna Alwoch's face, her lips were hacked off by rebels. The next two times, sharp blades were used by surgeons to rebuild her mouth -- and the process is almost done. Alwoch (55) is on a list of candidates for plastic surgery to repair her face, along with other victims who were mutilated by members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda. The LRA massacred thousands and abducted over 10 000 children to be soldiers and sex slaves during its 20-year rebellion against the central government. More than two...
  • 'Someone is displaying' mutilated cats[TX-San Antonio]

    10/26/2007 7:01:11 AM PDT · by BGHater · 51 replies · 990+ views
    Express-News ^ | 25 Oct 2007 | Colin McDonald
    The mutilation and killing of felines in San Antonio has reached an unprecedented level, officials say, with 11 incidents reported over the past three weeks. Most recently, on Wednesday morning, the remains of a cat were found at Northampton Drive and Wurzbach Road, in a manner not unlike the others that have been found in the city. Each had been cut with a "scalpel-like" instrument, veterinarian Melissa Draper said. "Someone is displaying them," Animal Control Director Jeff Hale said of the felines, adding that the department is investigating Wednesday's killing as the latest in a string that might have been...
  • 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.
  • Breast implants linked with suicide in study

    08/08/2007 8:13:39 PM PDT · by RDTF · 59 replies · 1,530+ views
    Reuters via Drudge Report ^ | August 8, 2007 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women who get cosmetic breast implants are nearly three times as likely to commit suicide as other women, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday. The study, published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, reinforces several others that have shown women who have breast enlargements have higher suicide risks. Loren Lipworth of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee and colleagues followed up on 3,527 Swedish women who had cosmetic breast implant surgery between 1965 and 1993. They looked at death certificates to analyze causes of death among women with breast implants. Only 24 of the women had committed...
  • Time to give transgenders rights, not ridicule

    08/06/2007 2:41:22 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    Sun Sentinel Editorial ^ | August 5, 2007 | Michael Mayo
    Excerpt: ...This is not a choice," he said Friday. "It's something you try to deny and hide, but as time goes on, as you become more miserable in your own skin, you just can't take it anymore." Cummings said he was 3 when he realized he was born in the wrong body. His parents didn't understand. After they came to South Florida from Cuba, Maritza gravitated to boys' activities, like weightlifting, and she joined the Army. It didn't help. She abused drugs and alcohol, attempted suicide in her 20s. Then she found out that there was a medical explanation and...
  • Interesting Where is the Media Coverage for the Newsome/Christian Murders.

    05/15/2007 10:49:49 AM PDT · by Independentamerican · 35 replies · 2,509+ views
    Snopes ^ | 5/5/2007 | NA
    Origins: On 6 January 2007, Knoxville, Tennessee, residents Christopher Newsom, Jr., 23, and Channon Christian, 21, went out for a dinner date at a local restaurant, then headed to a friend's house to watch a movie. They never came back. When the couple had failed to return by the following morning, their parents notified police. Christopher Newsom's body was found near some railroad tracks in East Knoxville that afternoon, but Channon Christian remained missing. A trace run on Channon's cell phone helped authorities locate her abandoned vehicle the next day, and fingerprints raised from an envelope inside the automobile led...
  • No sex please - we're eunuchs

    04/07/2007 4:32:11 PM PDT · by aculeus · 155 replies · 6,460+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | April 3, 2007 | By Julia Stuart
    What does it take for a healthy man to choose to have his testicles removed? Roger Davies is one of a surprising number who have found salvation in castration. Like many sensitive teenagers, Roger Davies felt different from his peers. He wasn’t into sport and abhorred the aggression he saw in other boys. When, at the age of 22, he still hadn’t grown out of his sense of isolation, he took radical action: he travelled to America and underwent castration. “I’m really happy with who I am now,” says the 25-year-old cleaner and caterer from Southport. “I don’t have any...
  • China:Two held for killing & chopping man in 'love triangle'(mailed parts across the country)

    01/15/2007 3:46:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 432+ views
    China Daily ^ | 01/15/07 | Zheng Caixiong
    Two held for killing & chopping man in 'love triangle' By Zheng Caixiong (China Daily) Updated: 2007-01-15 06:47 GUANGZHOU: Police have detained a young man and a woman suspected of dismembering a man and sending his body parts to three different cities by post. The man is an employee of a local logistics company, while the woman is a prostitute, according to the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis News. "The case is thought to involve a murder for love," the newspaper quoted a police source as saying yesterday. The victim was a 50-year-old man who had once visited the prostitute, the newspaper...
  • Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem? (short answer: Yes!)

    01/12/2007 6:29:46 AM PST · by RKV · 23 replies · 1,477+ views
    Middle East Quarterly ^ | Winter 2007 | Thomas von der Osten-Sacken and Thomas Uwer
    Among social activists and feminists, combating female genital mutilation (FGM) is an important policy goal. Sometimes called female circumcision or female genital cutting, FGM is the cutting of the clitoris of girls in order to curb their sexual desire and preserve their sexual honor before marriage. The practice, prevalent in some majority Muslim countries, has a tremendous cost: many girls bleed to death or die of infection. Most are traumatized. Those who survive can suffer adverse health effects during marriage and pregnancy. New information from Iraqi Kurdistan raises the possibility that the problem is more prevalent in the Middle East...