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Is the UK failing on FGM?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Yes. It's an open secret. And still no prosecutions. Midwives see it all the time.
  3. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    An unintended consequence of multiculturalism.
    border_walker likes this.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    Cases need to be prosecuted. Apparently the rates of females undergoing FGM are plummeting in Sudan, Ethiopia, South Sudan etc. The West needs to keep the pressure on. The fact is that better education is the key to ending these barbaric and backward practices (another one is child marriage in Lesotho and Swaziland). It's nothing whatsoever to do with multiculti, except that having Somalis etc in Britain has revealed the extent of the problem.
    monicabilongame, chelsea2 and InkyP like this.
  5. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

    'In Malaysia, FGC has become a widespread practice among the middle class, which considers it a religious obligation.Although the government has outlawed the practice, the National Fatwa Council declared it obligatory in 2009....Similarly, in Indonesia, where 85 percent to 100 percent of girls are believed to have undergone FGC or are at high risk of it, it is believed to be an Islamic requirement. In 2013, the Indonesian Ulama Council issued a statement that female circumcision is recommended, but not mandatory.

    Major contemporary fatwas on FGM/FGC include one issued by Sunni Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who leaves the choice to parents, although he personally supports it to protect girls' morality.'

    From John Esposito and Natana DeLong Bas's recently published Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know page 214.

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    What a depressing post, NMT! I read its use was declining in sub-Saharan Africa. I didn't expect it to be increasing elsewhere in the world! I'm off to bed now, completely crushed by man's inhumanity to woman, especially under the guise of religion.
  7. NoseyMatronType

    NoseyMatronType Star commenter

    Me too.

    Thought it was worth quoting to make others aware of how prevalent the practice is.
  8. newposter

    newposter Occasional commenter

    Yes. But look on the bright side - multiculturalism is thriving.
    Photo51 likes this.
  9. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I don't see how 'multiculturalism', whatever you mean by that, is anything to do with it as it is happening world wide and would be happening somewhere if not here. In fact, I think girls are often being taken abroad to get this done. I have not heard of anyone whoever thought FGM was a good thing apart from the people doing it.
  10. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    It continues to happen here without convictions, is what it has to do with it.
  11. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Frequently it happens abroad. As stated in post #9.
  12. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    We must not offend that weird religion.
    Repeat, repeat,repeat.
  13. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Aren't all religions weird?;) (When thought about logically & rationally...o_O)
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  14. nixmith

    nixmith Established commenter

    The answer is yes, which makes it all the more bizarre that last week Britain pledged £50 million to deal with FGM in Africa, what is the point of that, if we don't even deal with it here!


    P.S. what a stupid, stupid country, we have become.
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  15. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    This appears to me more a cultural than religious practice, given that it is done by people of all faiths in the countries / cultures affected.
    sparkleghirl likes this.
  16. newposter

    newposter Occasional commenter

    It is Pythonesque isn’t it?
  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I still don't see how ''multiculturalism' which means different things to different people has anything to do with it.
  18. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    By the way, I agree that the UK is failing to prevent FGM being inflicted on girls here but short of physically examining girls from 6 years old upwards I don't have any practical suggestions.
    vannie likes this.
  19. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Because is approves other cultures and gives then equal validity.
  20. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    FGM has never been legal here. Nobody is giving it any validity.
    JosieWhitehead likes this.

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