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Tahereh vividly remembers the day in her native town of Marivan in Iran when she was circumcised with a razor, leaving her with physical and psychological pain that endures nearly 45 years later.
"We were five sisters --we didn't really understand what was happening. My mother just said that someone was coming to our house," says 48-year-old Tahereh, who is one of many women who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iranian Kurdistan.
"Then they took all of us -- we were 2, 3, 4 years old -- and the operation was done," says Tahereh, who asked that her real name not be used.
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Good on you for presenting a counter argument. Both sides of any argument should be equally addressed.
I'm against starting anymore wars, and I believe we should mind our own business when it comes to foreign culture, though it may be barbaric and primitive to our standards.
Originally posted by MysticPearl
That's fine. I wanted to leave politics out of the other Iran thread, and simply point out that Iran is not the 3rd world country the MSM makes it out to be.
Of course numerous atrocities have occurred in Iran which are despicable. I have zero issue discussing that in a thread meant to discuss it.
But I have to ask, why only the atrocities of Iran in this thread. Why did you leave out all the atrocities committed by the two countries which want to attack Iran?
I mean, if you want to just put it all out there on the table, why act as if America and Israel haven't committed horrible crimes against their own and others as well?
Clearly a thread with a one sided agenda.
Originally posted by Six6Six
Iran might have some beautiful scenery but they are in every way a country of ANIMALS and disgusting human beings. I have NO sympathy for this country and whatever is coming to them has been long overdue.
IRAN must be stopped.