Friday, March 1, 2013
Islamic Female Genital Mutilation
I just read in the news yesterday that a fifteen year old rape victim in the Maldives will be receiving 100 lashes, her sentence in the Sharia courts for having pre-marital sex. She was introduced to sex by way of rape by her stepfather. According to Sharia Muslim law she deserved it. Why was she allowed to reach the age of fifteen without having her clitoris removed, as is the experience of millions of little girls in the Muslim world?
The above cartoon was done by a female cartoonist in protest of this savagery on little girls. According to PRI International she's taken a lot of heat from Muslims for it. The cartoonist will no doubt have death threats soon, if she hasn't already.
Even in Muslim countries where this savagery is practiced more enlightened governments have tried to put a stop to it. In the mid 90's the government of Egypt passed a law that bans the practice but so much Islamic protest forced the law banning mutilation to be overturned by the Islamic courts.
Radical Islamists believe the surest way of insuring proper female behavior is to lacerate their clitoral area and remove the clitories, thus making sex so painful a woman would only engage in it to provide children according to her husband's wishes.
Of course this savagery, combined with the absolute refusal to allow girls to get an education, is the ultimate "war on women". While both Bush and Obama have made token protests to this practice, Obama never tied foreign aid with a ban on these mutilations. He's never asked the President of Afghanistan to speak out against it, even as we have provided over a trillion dollars in military and economic support. You'll hear only mild peeps from President Obama on this issue; any mention of this radical Islam war on women might offend all his friends in the Middle East. Nor has Michelle taken a strong stance on this. Laura Bush, to her credit, did travel to the Middle East and spoke out in favor of education for girls and she strongly protested the practice of female mutilation. But until we tie our foreign aid to this practice it will continue.
And American women seemed to have no problem with Obama and liberal indifference; they'll continue to get the majority of the American female vote as long as they continue to support wholesale abortion and free birth control pills.
The hell with those thousands of little ten and twelve year old girls getting mutilated by radical Muslims every day of the year. War on Women, American women? You wouldn't know a war on women if it was right in front of you...which it is!