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Submitted by Mikal (United States), Oct 9, 2010 at 08:54

Should what I have learned serve me well, in Islam, as often as not, a female willingly submits to the practice of castration. For the majority who take part, whatever anxiety might be experienced gives way to sheer resignation for the majority, and a deep sense of duty for others. Very few are they who dare to speak out against the practice, or thereafter express their disdain having been so maimed. Yet there are a great number of Muslim women from such places as Egypt , Indonesia, Yemen and Lebanon, to name but a few of the many, who, when the opportunity arises seek genital reconstruction to repair the damage done, and to this very day, which well indicates that the practice is indeed currently occurring and is not limited to such locations as Africa. I would go so far as to say that even in the good old U.S. of A. a fair number of Muslim women are castrated. I say this having known a young, soon to be married Indian Muslim who, soon after coming to the States, was castrated. Being one of the willing, the proud to serve her god, she openly admitted to why it was she was having such difficulty walking. She cannot be the only one.

This young woman is still known to me, and I have dealings with her often. Soon after the birth of her first child she so proudly came knocking to introduce me to her beautiful, thick haired, baby. It wasn't long after that she came yet again, needing (demanding) a ride to the store. I was taken aback by the sight of the infant as her head had been shaved. This was to facilitate hair growth as well as to improve her eyesight and her hearing, I was told. I found it somewhat curious that her uncle, who is a practicing pediatrician, hadn't advised the baby's parents that shaving her head would have no affect on her eyesight or hearing. I am left to wonder how long it will be before she too is castrated, as I am sure she will be and there will be no law to protect her from what would be considered gross child abuse separate and apart from Islam, and Islam's Constitutional right to practice what is believed, and perhaps even murder/honor killings, eventually, will come into question, should Islam gain foothold enough. I cannot stress enough that this young woman is from India, as is the rest of the family, and not from Africa.

We, being in business for a number of years, have many dealings with Muslims. I take issue with the mere thought that Muslims are treated as second class citizens! It's been my experience, in dealing with so many, that could never be the case as most I know (not all, but most) do not allow themselves to be treated as other than superior beings. I've a very dear Muslim friend, who is one of the kindest people I have ever had the privilege of knowing, and yet she lives in fear, in this country, of such as her son who openly and vehemently opposes our friendship, in particular because I am a Jew, and the Jewish people are the most hated of all. When he believed I was a Christian I was merely tolerated. Now I am not. Nothing short of a torturous death is good enough for me now. I no longer visit my friend, in her home, for fear he will pop in. She sneaks here, when she can. I've a Hindu acquaintance who, along with her family, fled India for the U.S. Hindu's, like everyone else within the Middle East, are expected to convert to Islam or suffer the consequences for not doing so, I'm told. I give more credence to those first hand accounts than anything I might read or see on T.V., with the exception of such sites as this which strive for truth and true justice. 'Thing is, we've been long in the "live and let live" liberal attitude, smudging the line between right and wrong, good and evil. Truth has become whatever strong opinion there is, or how loudly the minority objects to what were considered moral absolutes, or how guilty they can cause the rest of us to feel for adhering ourselves to certain moral standards.

As I close this now, images of hundreds of bloodied children come to mind. The horrified faces of the majority weigh heavily upon my soul. If you don't know what Ashura is, you should. Even for the sakes of the children Islam has to be dealt with. I am certain there are some who do and who crumble with me in horror. Islam, in truth, is treacherous. Even for its own.

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