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FGM Has Economic Benefits Says Egyptian Imam

Note to Readers: There are images of FGM and sexually explicit statements in this post. Yes, you read that right – an Egyptian imam says FGM (female genital mutilation), which he calls female circumcision, has economic benefits. What’s more, he has a doozy of a theory as to why that’s so. There’s a pretty big pointer that imam Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Maligi’s theory is going to be... read more

Egypt 1958: Mockery of the Idea of Compulsory Hijab

This video about requiring women to wear the hijab is from a tweet by Ali A Rizvi with the comment “How times have changed.” It’s from 1958 and has been around for a while, but I think it deserves as much attention as possible. It’s a portion of a speech from Egyptian president Gamel Abdel Nasser (left). In it he recalls when the head of the Muslim Brotherhood came to see him with... read more

Jordanian MP: It’s Best for Society for Rape Victims to Marry their Rapist

Many people in this world still have extremely backward attitudes relating to women, and rape is a topic on which they expose themselves. For most of them it’s a product of their upbringing. They’ve often never had exposure to different opinions. But, there’s no excuse for the attitudes Jordanian MP Mahmoud Al-Kharabshe (aka Mahmoud Kharabsheh). He’s intelligent (a lawyer) and... read more

Another Imam Justifying FGM

A couple of months ago I wrote a post: Making Excuses for Islam and FGM. Although the post was a general one about the issue of FGM worldwide, the inspiration came from the arrest of three doctors in Detroit. One of them, Dr Jumana Nagarwala, was initially facing charges of performing FGM on two girls. The other two were Dr Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar. They were allegedly allowing the FGM... read more

Why Aren’t More Women Atheists?

Personal Note: Sorry I’ve been gone so long. I had personal issues, then when I was back to normal my laptop and PC both refused to cooperate. I’ve got the laptop back now, so onward and (hopefully) upward! One of the features of the atheist community that draws most criticism is that it’s largely made up of white males. The Pew Research Center put out these statistics about US atheists... read more

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