Source: The Guardian
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A senior police officer has appealed for information about the “cutters” who carry out female genital mutilation on young girls, as pressure grows over the failure to bring a single prosecution in the UK for the abuse, which is thought to affect tens of thousands of girls.
Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, who leads the sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command of the Metropolitan police, said he would use every tactic available to him, including covert methods, to investigate and prosecute individuals who mutilate babies and young girls.
As the Guardian launched its campaign against FGM, Niven also criticised the lack of action being taken by headteachers and the Department for Education (DfE) to address the dangers young girls in their schools were facing. Continue reading
Source: Telegraph Blogs
Change has been too long in coming. That is why this feels like a moment to remember. It has been announced that the first UK prosecution for female genital mutilation is to go ahead “within weeks”, involving an adult woman who was “cut” twice. The practice was first criminalised 29 years ago. There are now estimated to be 170,000 women and children living with FGM in the UK, and not a single prosecution until now.
Since 1985, when the UK law against FGM came in, hundreds of thousands of British girls – ranging from babies to young women – have had large parts of their vaginas sliced away with knives, scalpels or razor blades, sometimes with anaesthetic, often without. They are mainly from communities with links to sub-Saharan or North-East Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Continue reading
Source: Daily Mail
Britain’s first trial for female genital mutilation is expected to take place within weeks, following a concerted campaign to bring the brutal practice to an end.
Despite the procedure being criminalised 28 years ago, the case of an unidentified adult woman who was mutilated twice will be the first female genital mutilation trial to be heard in a UK court. Continue reading
Source: Dispatch International
By Ann Marie Waters
Members of Parliament admit that political correctness is the primary stumbling block in ending this horror. In the UK, 66,000 women have reportedly been mutilated, with an estimated 24,000 more at risk. The authorities do nothing. It’s only mutilation after all.
LONDON. Just when you think multiculturalism can’t get any more alarming, or political correctness any more insidious, you read about a young British woman – herself having suffered from the repulsive practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) – who took to the streets of Northampton to ask people to sign a petition in favour ofFGM, and only one person refused. In the half hour she undertook the task, she managed to secure 19 signatures.
FGM is about the vilest most misogynistic act it is possible for the imagination to devise. You could put a group of the most virulent woman-haters together in a room and ask them to come up with the harshest form of punishment of females, for being female, and I doubt they would manage to come with this. Continue reading
Source: Herald Sun
This article shows the example of a very brave woman from Sudan, who will not bend under sharia law and rather gets flogged for her human right. This will most certainly be very painful and it will leave ugly scars on her body — if she survives the procedure. And now: where are our leftie gender feminists? Huh … ? I don’t hear you, ladies….
A SUDANESE woman says she’s prepared to be flogged to defend the right to leave her hair uncovered in defiance of a Taliban-like law.
Amira Osman Hamed faces a possible whipping if convicted at a trial which could come on September 19. Continue reading
By Ann Marie Waters
LONDON. Nahla Mahmoud came to the UK seeking freedom and security. What she found was sharia law, death threats, and a frightened establishment that refused to defend her. Welcome Nahla – to multicultural Britain.
Ann Marie Waters
Mahmoud is a 26 year old student from Sudan who arrived in Britain in 2010 to flee the “hell” of the Islamic state of her birth. She immediately became an active campaigner with the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and made a short film in 2012 expressing her shock at discovering the proliferation of Islamic sharia law in the UK – there are currently at least 85 sharia courts in Britain, operating quite openly and discriminating against women as a matter of course; something which is entirely unlawful but ignored by successive governments. Continue reading
Quelle: DAILY LIFE
By Ruby Hamad
Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the Centre for Independent Studies. Photo: Steven Siewert
To some she is a hero, a feminist warrior who overcame incredible physical and emotional barriers to become one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. To others, she is a propagator of hate, a charlatan who reduces the faith of more than 1.6 billion of the world’s inhabitants to ‘a sensationalist byline.’
Whichever side of the fence you sit, there is no doubt that when Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaks, people listen. And on April 7, she will be speaking at Daily Life’s All About Women forum at the Sydney Opera House. Her talk, ‘Free and Equal: What It Really Means’, is sure to be a festival highlight.
I spoke to Ayaan, by telephone to the US, about women, feminism and Islam.
Original source: Faith Freedom.org
Egypt warns giving women some rights could destroy society
Egypt‘s ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women’s rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband’s approval and letting her control family spending.
The Islamist party ofPresident Mohamed Mursi outlined 10 reasons why Muslim countries should “reject and condemn“the declaration; The Brotherhood, which helped to elect Morsi to power in June, posted the statement on its website, http://www.ikhwanweb.com/
The Muslim Brotherhood said the declaration would give “wives full rights to file legal complaints against husbands accusing them of rape or sexual harassment, obliging competent authorities to deal husbands punishments similar to those prescribed for raping or sexually harassing a stranger, give girls sexual freedom, legalize abortion, provide teenagers with contraceptives, give equality to women in marriage and require men and women to share duties such as child care and chores , equal rightsto homosexuals, and provide protection and respect for prostitutes” and “equal rights to adulterous wives and illegitimate sons resulting from adulterous relationships.”
Nicolai Sennels is a Danish licensed psychologist known for his writings about the psychology of Islam and Muslim culture. Sennels is author of the book, “Among Muslim Criminals: a Psychologist’s Experiences from the Copenhagen Municipality,” based on his work in Danish capital’s youth prison Sønderbro
He has also published a high number of articles on the subject, which are spread widely on the internet. Together with renowned writers on Islam such as Ibn Warraq, Hans Jansen and Bat Ye’or and others, Sennels contributed a chapter to the Dutch book Islam: Critical Essays on a Political Religion.
Sennels has appeared as a commentator in Danish national state owned radio and television, and has published articles and interviews in Danish news papers and magazines for professionals. His book is also reviewed in the official Danish magazine for professional psychologists: “The book Among Criminal Muslims is a provoking eye opener, convincing and well founded with concrete examples. It should be read especially by people who think, that ‘more of the same’ (that does not seem to work) is good.” (more reviews here).
The ancient, brutal practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), once considered primarily a problem of the developing world, is a growing threat to girls and women in the United States, according to a new report.
The United States has longstanding laws against the practice of FGM on U.S. soil and in January, passed a federal law against sending young women outside the country for so-called “vacation cutting”. However, girls living in America increasingly are at risk of the procedure both at home and abroad, according to research by Sanctuary for Families.