Wednesday, August 17, 2005

They Did What to Her Clitoris?
How Many?

We hear, all the time, about the horrors Islam brings upon it's people. When confronted with evil, the natural reaction of human beings is to attempt to disbelieve what we are confronted with. It is impossible to fathom, so it must not be true.

Hitler told the Jews what he was going to do to them. He wrote it in Mein Kampf and he proceeded to repeat it in speeches. But, the Jews, and in fact, the whole world, refused to believe what they were hearing.

Similarly, the Jihadis openly tell us they want to establish a transnational Caliphate ruled by Sharia Law, but we refuse to believe they mean it. They tell us they are charged by the Koran to kill Christians and Jews, but we don't listen.

Why do we not listen? Because it is impossible to fathom the idea that someone would want us dead because we are "Christians." Especially since many of us don't consider ourselves Christians.

Well, if you want to understand whether to believe them or not, here's a story that will give you nightmares. You may have already heard of Female Genital Mutilation. The name means the removal (usually using crude surgical techniques, and without anesthesia) of the clitoris. FGM is practiced by Muslims for the purpose of making sure women do not enjoy sex.

So, now, if you have heard of this practice, you probably have formed some opinion. You think it's awful, right? But, you probably don't think it is very widespread, right? C'mon, admit it.

Well, read this. From Little Green Footballs:

KIRKUK, IRAQ - Set on an arid plain southeast of Kirkuk, Hasira looks like a place forsaken by time. Sheep amble past mud-brick houses and the odd sickly palm tree shades children’s games. There is no electricity.

Yet along with 39 other villages in this region that Iraq’s Kurds have named Germian (meaning hot place), Hasira and its people have become noted for presenting the first statistical evidence in Iraq of the existence of female circumcision, or female genital mutilation (FGM), as critics call it.

“We knew Germian was one of the areas most affected by the practice,” says Thomas von der Osten-Sacken, director of a German nongovernmental organization called WADI, which has been based in Iraq for more than a decade.

Of 1,554 women and girls over 10 years old interviewed by WADI’s local medical team, 907, or more than 60 percent, said they had had the operation.

The practice is known to exist throughout the Middle East, particularly in northern Saudi Arabia, southern Jordan, and Iraq. There is also circumstantial evidence to suggest it is present in Syria, western Iran, and southern Turkey.

But while this practice was suspected in the region, there was never solid proof that the procedure was so prevalent.

The Global War on Terror is a war to free women from the slavery of Islam. It is among the most just wars ever fought in the history of the world.

May God hold everyone of us accountable. We can not allow this to go on anymore.