Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) must end now

Female Genital Mutilation |  www.MuslimSpeaker.com
Warning : If you do not have the stomach to see the graphic images in some of the article links, please do not see it, but imagine how these children and women must have endured it. If you go have the courage to read it, please speak out against it.
This is a brutal practice of cutting the genital part of women by insecure men of the past, but continued today by equally insecure men.  I have put together several articles here below.  It is cruel, inhuman and violates the inalienable rights of women to life, liberty and happiness, and secondly, the religious leader Syedna Burhanuddin of the Bohra Muslim Community has refused to stop the practice.  I have written a letter to him but he has since passed away and his successor is no different. 
Muslim and Christians should join hands to stop this, as it is practiced by a fraction of them in the name of their religion.
Many have taken up to stop this inhuman practice and we should all join this.
Warning: The pictures too graphic, especially the one with raw blade. Most of the pictures are from Africa to illustrate the point and perhaps due to the limited availability of such practices.
  1. Female Genital Mutilation among Bohra Muslims - A report - not for children, too graphic pictures to bear.
    http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2011/11/female-genital-mutilation-among-bohra.html
  2. Setting the record Straight, Female Genital Mutilation
    http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/04/mutilating-facts-setting-record.html
  3. Scientific knowledge at practice was banned in the USA in 1996
    http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/06/female-genital-mutilation-cutting-fgm.html
  4. Female genital cutting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk1XpaXP3RU
  5. Bohra Women slam cruel tradition of female genital mutilation India Today – NDTV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgwCt9N6OOA
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eR7DkaXCBtM
  7. Female Genital Cutting: An Unknown Global Concern – by Mariya Taher
    http://www.fairobserver.com/culture/female-genital-cutting-an-unknown-global-concern-42053/
  8. FGC and the Law: Why Criminalization Isn’t Enough
    http://blogs.cfr.org/women-around-the-world/2016/02/09/female-genital-cutting-and-the-law-why-criminalization-isnt-enough/
  9. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/08/victim-fgm-speaking-out-cut-genitals-culture-of-silence?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1
  10. End Female Genital Mutilation in India
    https://www.change.org/p/end-female-genital-mutilation-in-india
  11. http://www.safehandsforgirls.org/
  12. Join the Global Conversation to #endFGM Imam Magid and Coptic Pastor
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmfflgHKCfU
  13. Last Generation of Bohra women to go thru FGM
    http://sahiyo.com/2016/02/17/mariya-ali-london-bohra-resident-last-generation-to-lose-a-pinch-of-our-skin/


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Dr. Mike Ghouse is a community consultant, social scientist, thinker, writer, news maker, and a speaker on PluralismInterfaithIslampolitics, terrorismhuman rightsIndiaIsrael-Palestine and foreign policy. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. Visit him in 63 links at www.MikeGhouse.net for his writings at TheGhousediary.com 

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