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Submitted by Robert Abrams (United States), May 25, 2004 at 08:55

Mr Pipes: Your fine article does not mention the barbaric practice of female circumcision which is widely inflicted on prepubescent girls, often with the endorsement of their mothers and grandmothers. The purpose of this operation is to reduce or eliminate sexual enjoyment by amputation of the clitoris and labia, often without anesthesia. This is done in the name of sexual morality! I cannot grasp the mentality of muslims who insist that Islam is kind and merciful religion.
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