Islamic sharia law states circumcision is obligatory for men and women.¹ Why this sanctified butchery of females, the slicing of flesh, the excising of up to and including the clitoris²? What is the purpose of this hacking of little girls and sewing up the remaining shreds of flesh or simply binding the legs together create numb scar tissue in place of the sensitive womanly parts she was endowed with at birth.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, in her 2007 book “Infidel,” relates her own harrowing personal experience and uses the word “kintar” to describe a culturally despised body part that could grow long and is to be reviled.³ Why is this considered in some schools of thought a “courtesy to the husband”? How many millions over the centuries have been so cut or died as a result of this action? How many today? Some say it is not Islamic, but simply cultural, but so what of it? If Islam has codified it into law, and by the references below it has, then its origin is of little consequence.
Why a practice that eliminates a woman’s pleasure but maintains a man’s? Is this a culture that values control over its women or which devalues women generally? Is this culture so honor-bound that it reduces a woman’s desire and potential to stray; to be destined to be house maids, brood mares and ready sexual subordinates for their husbands? Or is this practice to prevent men from acting on lustful desires? To maintain the purity of a girl so that she can be inspected at marriage and proven unmolested?
This repudiation of the very idea of women as independent, whole and sentient beings should disgust the world. I applaud existing efforts to eliminate FGM around the globe. However, the world could do more: shame the practice, ostracize the cutters and protect the uncut. Is it our ignorance or moral incapacity that allows millions to still be so harmed, so permanently and heinously altered?
Are we collectively, through our inaction, condoning this practice that creates such biological dysfunction? Imagine the ongoing pain just for being, the potentially agony of normal bodily functions, the prospect of life-threatening infection, the further damage and pain when “used” by the husband, especially for the first time, and the fatal blow to normal sexuality. Can you imagine? How many don’t need to imagine because they live it daily. And finally, consider the all too real possibility of unsuccessful child birthing and resultant death of both child and mother.
How can a world stand by mute as its women are maimed, degraded and simplified; their full self-actualization denied them and handing all power and pleasure to their male overlords.
End Female Genital Mutilation:
For women, for daughters, for humanity.
- “Reliance of the Traveller–A Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law (‘Umdat al-Salik)” by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (d. 769/1368) in Arabic with Facing English Text, Commentary, and Appendices Edited and Translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, page 59, e4.3. Circumcision is obligatory.
- “In English is says to cut only the ‘prepuce of the clitoris, but not the clitoris itself’; however in the adjacent Arabic it is reported to say cut out the clitoris.”
- “Infidel,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 2007, Free Press, Page 32.
Islam commands the attainment of political objectives as religious duty. Islam’s prime directive is Islam over all by conversion, subjugation or jihad.
Implicit in this unquenchable imperialism is Islamic supremacism and its hostility to all things not Islam. Islam’s calling card is the conquest of “filthy kafirs”–unbelievers–who earn wrath in this life and the next. If we dare to look at Islamic doctrine, we find denigration of kafir values, antagonism to kafir culture, recurring theft of property and wealth–the fruits of kafir labor, obliteration of kafir art and history, and the taking of kafir girls as tilth for the plowing and the making of the coming generations of Islam.
Implicit is the loss of kafir liberty–a thing to be relegated to our past, a past we will forget as the decades pass and the demands of Islamic sharia law deconstruct the soul and conscience of once free men, women and children.
Unrealistic? Fraudulent? Too uncomfortable to ponder?
Consider atrocities done in the name of Islam: Torture and slaughter of Jews, Christians, Yazidis, Animists, and “insufficiently Islamic” Muslims, particularly Apostates. The systematic rape, gang rape and sexual slavery of captured women. The destruction of history caused by repeated obliteration of art, religious structures and libraries. Add to that the seemingly endless offense-mongering and intimidation by Islamic minorities, organizations and international bodies.
Why do they hate us? Because Islam. Why all the violence? Because Islam. Why all the fear? Because Islam.
“Just Say No” is not enough. “Hashtags” are not enough. “I” am not enough. We will need broad cultural fortitude and deep political will to stop the ongoing assault on our civilization.
Please help to END CULTURAL JIHAD… And recognize that this cultural Betrayal Starts at the Top, with many in the so called leadership class who remain paralyzed by fear, abjectly clueless, or traitorously complicit.
I wish Islam were a religion of peace, but it is not.
I wish our view of Islam were tied to evidence-based reality, but it frequently is not.
I wish our weakness did not aid Islam’s resurgence, but it does.
I wish the cautionary pleadings from Jefferson and Adams, Churchill, and Pirenne had been heeded, and not lost in the fog of revisionist history.
I wish our ignorance did not empower those bent on our destruction, but it does.
I wish we scrutinized details, rather than look away, hope for the best, or accommodate the unknown.
I wish Islam had not destroyed the world’s art, architecture and libraries-the repositories of human knowledge, but evidence indicates that it has and it continues still.
I wish no one were denied enjoyment of art, music, laughter and of love, but sadly Islam provides evidence they are denied indeed.
I wish we could compare values across peoples but, alas, the charade of multiculturalism instructs us we cannot, for comparison implies judgment.
I wish women were safe from Islamic violence and sexual slavery, but they are not.
I wish children were cherished and nurtured in Islam, but often we can see they are not.
I wish the world were focused on protecting life and freedom from the clutches of Islamic sharia law, but it is not.
I wish our tolerance beget tolerance, but instead it breeds rage and desire for domination.
I wish Islam had not killed nearly 300,000,000 people in the last 1,400 years, but the legacy of jihad tells us it has.
I wish the jihad had not been born, or had died in the past, but it is ongoing.
I wish Islam would reform or wither; expunge the hate or recede, stamp out jihad or fade away, jettison the sharia or perish.
I wish pleasant fictions could protect us and deny flesh to the sword of jihad, but we remain exposed and vulnerable.
For if we spoke not in the wishes but in objective facts, asked reasoned questions and demanded honest answers, how much better might we understand the current threats and have already fortified our nations to repulse the enemy, thus securing our culture and human liberty from death by a thousand cuts?
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The image above is the black flag of islam mocking the raising of the American Flag at Iwo Jima during WWII and was found at “Islam Future” with the caption: …The Future Universal Flag… This should make your bile rise.
What do America’s founding principles mean?
“That is, if Muslims don’t kill me for leaving Islam, which it requires them to do. That’s just one of the reasons I’ve been writing and drawing against Islam and its Jihad for a number of years now. But fortunately for us, Islam hasn’t been able to make every Muslim its slave, just as Nazism wasn’t able to turn every German into a Nazi. So there is Islam and there are Muslims. Muslims who take Islam seriously are at war with us and Muslims who don’t aren’t.
But that doesn’t mean we should consider these reluctant Muslims allies against Jihad. I’ve been around Muslims my entire life and most of them truly don’t care about Islam. The problem I have with many of these essentially non-Muslim Muslims, especially in the middle of this war being waged on us by their more consistent co-religionists, is that they give the enemy cover. They force us to play a game of Muslim Roulette since we can’t tell which Muslim is going to blow himself up until he does. And their indifference about the evil being committed in the name of their religion is a big reason why their reputation is where it is.
So while I understand that most Muslims are not at war with us, they’ve proven in their silence and inaction against jihad that they’re not on our side either, and there’s nothing we can say or do to change that. We just have to finally accept it and stop expecting them to come around, while doing our best to kill those who are trying to kill us.”
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Posted by CD, September 2, 2013