Marie Woods, AKA, Ms. Kansas
Well we have to take her back to the pod after this piece. We worked on it together, her idea my input was editorial support and sourcing. Random thoughts while observing the passing parade, I’m J.C.
What is FGM? It stands for Female Genitalia Mutilation.
FGM is an ancient practice done mainly in African Muslim nations to females aging from babies to 15. It is a procedure that intentionally alters or injures female genital organs for unnecessary and non-medical reasons. It has no health benefits, it can cause severe bleeding, problems urinating, causing bladder infections, childbirth complications and newborn deaths. In Africa an estimated 92 million girls from 10 years of age and about have undergone FGM.
An estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of FGM. It is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and rightly so! It constitutes extreme discrimination against women, and it also violates a woman’s right to health security and physical integrity.
Due to this Islamic ritual, the female loses the right to be free from torture and cruel inhumane degrading treatment. When it results in death, it takes a woman’s right to life away. Muslim men don’t care! Following Sharia Law, women are subhuman beings, animals are treated better under Islam.
There is no reason on God’s green earth for Muslim women to ever have this done to them! For followers of Islam to say this is necessary to take the libido away from women ensuring them not to commit adultery is absolute nonsense. It is doubtful that many women forced to live under Sharia law would dare commit adultery.
Frequently they are accused, usually lies, by three men required to witness said adultery or rape. The punishment, they are stoned to death while being buried up to their heads in hard packed dirt. Small rocks are thrown initially, thrown at them until they slowly and painfully die. If the alleged woman is lucky she may be taken to an arena, where in front of hundreds of peoples she is shot to death.
The alleged adulteries committed by women are most often the result of their husbands getting tired of them. Instead of getting a divorce, they simply just accuse them of committing adultery, or they are raped and instead of the man being punished, the woman is blamed for committing adultery and killed because she has violated the “family honor.” This is truly INSANE!
If there is a bright side to this. In 1997, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a joint statement with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) against the practice of FGM. A new statement, with wider United Nations support, was then issued in February 2008 to support increased advocacy for the abandonment of FGM. Of course the reader understands that sanctions and statements made by the U.N. are folly.
WHO is particularly concerned about the increasing trend for medically trained personnel to perform FGM. WHO strongly urges health professionals not to perform such procedures. It is bad enough that millions of women, babies and young girls must endure such cruelty in their own countries, but it is even worse when this practice spills over into America within Muslim communities, and physicians are petitioned and pressured to agree to perform at least the ceremonial pricking or piercing.
The United States must lead the way in education on awareness of this barbaric ritual. It must be stopped because millions of Muslims who are flooding to America. They will pressure physicians to perform this procedure, and they will oblige citing fear that if they don’t do it, the family will take them back to Africa or Pakistan or any Muslim country and have it done in an unsanitary unsafe, way. In Muslim countries a dirty knife or glass may used to perform this procedure on some as young as babies. This will increase the “patient” undergoing FGE mortality rate in a significant way.
The reader is warned, the videos included are disturbing and outright gut wrenching, Awareness is key to involvement. This Islamic ritual must be stopped along with their encroachment in America. ACT, The American Council for Truth has 400 chapters within the United States who educate members in their local communities about the ways of Islam and Sharia Law. Where are the Women’s Lib groups on the degradation of Muslim Women? Why aren’t they doing something about this to advocate for Muslim women and girls basic human rights?
Could Michelle Obama become an advocate to stop this travesty? Instead, she focus on what Americans eat. Certainly, children and adults may be getting fatter, the First Lady’s time would be better spent helping educate America about Islam and this horrible practice.