Sunday, April 22, 2012

Female Genital Mutilation Rampant . . . in Great Britain

But who are we to judge other cultures?

As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported.

Investigators from The Sunday Times said they secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner who were allegedly willing to perform circumcisions or arrange for the operation to be carried out. The doctor and dentist deny any wrongdoing.

The practice, which involves the surgical removal of external genitalia and in some cases the stitching of the vaginal opening, is illegal in Britain and carries up to a 14 year prison sentence. It is also against the law to arrange FGM.

Known as "cutting", the procedure is traditionally carried out for cultural reasons and is widespread across Africa.

It is thought to be needed as proof of a girl's "purity" for when she marries, but victims are rarely given anaesthetic and frequently suffer long-term damage and pain.

Research suggests that every year up to 6,000 girls in London are at risk of the potentially fatal procedure, and more than 22,000 in the UK as a whole.

The Metropolitan Police said since 2008, it had received 166 reports of people who fear they are at risk of FGM.

It is the same story for all 43 forces across England and Wales with no convictions for the offence ever taking place, according to The Sunday Times.

The newspaper added that only two doctors have been struck off by The General Medical Council since 1980.

According to Forward, a charity which campaigners against FGM, an estimated 100,000 women in the UK have undergone mutilation. (Read more.)


Aletheya said...

@ David Wood,
This is off topic but I just watched one of Jesus or Muhammad show (Islam In The News 2). I want to comment on what the first caller's comment 'cause you guys actually didn't address what he said about "Apartheid" in South Africa.

I am in South Africa and know exactly what was/is going on here.

He was right when he said 92% of South Africans are Christians. Then he went on to say that the "Apartheid" was influenced by Christianity.

I know that the Bible refutes that vividly, but what he forgot is that almost 80% of the 92% Christians here ARE BLACK.

Does this make any sense? I was laughing at his comment but I just thought to let you know in case they'll bring this up again in the future.

Other thing:

The word "Kafir", they call the infidels in the Qur'an is like the N word in America in here. Only if the Blacks in here know that. Believe me, these Muslims, in here, would be in trouble!

God bless you.

Assyria_Lost said...

Of corse when the BBC reports such crimes they tend to substitute such terms as ‘Muslims’ with ‘Asians’ for political correctness that is, at the same time also infuriates the non-Muslim Asians. Most of these crimes are concentred in the South West of England.

A few months ago they showed a documentary about the Life of Muhammad, a very watered-down account if you catch my drift. I was very delighted when David Wood appeared, unfortunately his screen time only lasted for two minutes approx when you consider that it was a four hour documentary series, I despise the BBC for their censorship and biased views.

Anonymous said...

That's disgusting, I lost my appetite over this article.