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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
UK: The Crisis of Female Genital Mutilation
FGM has emerged as a major problem in Europe due to mass immigration. The European Parliament estimates that 500,000 girls and women in the European Union are living with FGM, and every year another 180,000 girls in Europe are at risk of being "cut."
Britain has the highest levels of FGM in Europe. According to a government-funded study published in 2007, at least 66,000 women and girls in Britain have had the procedure performed on them, and more than 20,000 girls under the age of 15 are currently at risk.
These figures, however, may be only the tip of the iceberg. A 2011 Department of Health policy paper warns that "it is possible that, due to population growth and immigration from practicing countries…FGM is significantly more prevalent than these figures suggest."
FGM is thought to be common in Britain among immigrant groups from Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kurdistan, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Northern Sudan, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Yemen.
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
In a way yes. This is done to girls 13 years old of course not really because where could they go if they wanted to refuse? They are indoctrinated to believe this is what God wants . It's what husband's want. A woman who couldn't ever say they were bad lover's because they never know the difference if you never have an orgasm to start with. . A woman who wouldn't cheat on them. a reply to: boymonkey74
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
No they don't ask. If you refuse you forfeit the possibility of marriage and children. So really what's the choice anyway? a reply to: Toadmund
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
originally posted by: Snarl
This is bad. This is almost as bad as it gets. This is absolute subjugation.Bad caricature, but it makes the point.
What the Hell did 0bama think he was doing? Yup ... gotta obey the orders of the Commander In Chief.
So ... What the Hell were the Voters thinking? Guess it really just doesn't matter what happens to 'other people' anymore.
Sorry for the rant. This stuff tears my soul.
A disgusting response to this topic.
What has the world really done for about genital mutilation elsewhere...you know...where there is nothing to gain? What does any president have to do with this? This is a human issue and condition. The revolution against which needs to start from within with support of other humans.
Exactly what do you expect a president to do about this? Bomb the f*ck out of yet another million or more women and children to stop this?
originally posted by: tom.farnhill
a reply to: Wildbob77
i will never understand the islamic way of thinking , they say their god is perfect and all merciful ,
so why do they think that their god made women imperfect and that they should correct his mistakes .
Parents will be prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter being cut, and all victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) will get lifelong anonymity, David Cameron will say on Tuesday.
As the prime minister hosts a Girl Summit with Unicef aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end FGM and child marriage, new measures will be announced aimed at ending the practices "once and for all".
The announcement comes the day after it emerged that the number of women living in England and Wales who have been subjected to FGM is twice as high as previously thought. A new study reveals more than 137,000 women in England and Wales are living with the consequences of FGM. The number has significantly increased in the past 10 years as women flee war-torn countries to find safety in Britain, according to the report from City University and the human rights group Equality Now.
Doubts grow over Isis 'FGM edict' in Iraq
Doubts are growing about the authenticity of an edict attributed to the Sunni Islamist group Isis controlling the Iraqi city of Mosul about female genital mutilation (FGM).
A top UN official quoted from a statement saying that Isis wanted all females aged between 11 and 46 in the northern city to undergo the procedure.
But media analysts say the decree seen on social media may be a fake.
It has typos and language mistakes and is signed by "The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant", a name the group no longer uses, instead referring to itself as the Islamic State.
Some bloggers suggest that the alleged fatwa, which has been circulated on social media for about two days, may have been aimed at discrediting Isis.