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Female Infibulation and Female circumsision

Reader comment on item: Infibulation: Female Mutilation in Islamic Northeastern Africa

Submitted by G Crofts B.A. Womens Studies, and PPS . (Australia), Jun 20, 2008 at 05:57

The practise is barbaric and abusive. It is a way of denying women any personal sexual pleasure.

It is a method where other women, do perform the procedure commonly, by the child's own mothersGrandmothers and Midwives in order to ensure that the girl is not going to be seen as different by those of their own tribe, whom see this as an essential part of ensuring that a future bride will be sexually faithful and controlling her sexual desires.

The need to survive as a tribe and the collective identity of the women in tribe is seen as being compromised if girls do not have it done, usually by a barabric ritual without any anaesthesia. If a girl is not female infibulated often she will be unable to get married or make an advantageous marriage and will be ostracised and object of abuse. It is MEN whom insist on this practise as well so do not always blame just the women, it is a culturally pressured practise which is unlikely to be ever stopped whilst women are seen in islam as the corrupters of men.

The practise of Female Circumsicion is found in hadiths by commandment of Muhammad when he declared both boys and girls to be equally circumsised. It is a practise which pre dates islam and the writing of the koran. Muhammad merely declared in keeping with the cultural practises pre arabian cult of allah, that it was to continue.

Governments in the west must deny entrance to any women whom have been circumsised as well as their families, for if allowed to come here they will practise it here as well, and is being openly practised here in Australia amongst the Muslims here and Doctors and medical fraternite are keeping it hushed up, performing the operation normally in private clinics and day surgeries as well as private hospitals.

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