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Reza Aslan: Lying for Islam on FGM

ZealotThere was a window when Reza Aslan had my sympathy. At the end of July Fox News reporter Lauren Green interviewed him about his book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Green’s opinion seemed to be that as a Muslim, Aslan had no right to write a book about Jesus and the whole thing was some kind of anti-Christian plot. It was bizarre and truly cringe-worthy. I was one of the many who tweeted and retweeted this interview as an example of both poor journalism and Islamophobia.

It wasn’t long before my usual opinion of Reza Aslan re-asserted itself though, which mostly arises from the starring role of Islamic apologist he has assumed. Whenever Islam is disparaged in the US media, Aslan is ready with a patronizing grin to point out why that criticism is just bigotry. It seems any correlation of belief in Islam with bad behavior by an individual Muslim is either an unsophisticated understanding of religion, a facile comparison, or simply Islamophobia. He’s entitled to his own opinion of course, but he’s not entitled to his own facts. In one of his recent forays onto TV to counter a monologue by Bill Maher he made multiple incorrect statements about female genital mutilation (FGM) and its relationship with Islam. Several of those statements have since been parroted by others with the assumption they are accurate.

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Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota with Reza Aslan on CNN. (Source: CNN.com)

Amongst other things, Maher referred on his show to the issue of female genital mutilation in Muslim countries. CNN Anchors Alisyn Camerota and Don Lemon asked Aslan for his response to this. Aslan denied FGM was even an issue in Islam. “FGM is not an Islamic problem, it’s an African problem,” he stated. When he was challenged on this by Camerota and Lemon he doubled down: “… that’s actually empirically, factually, incorrect. It’s a central African problem.” He then referred to the FGM statistics for Eritrea (almost 90%) and Ethiopia (75%), both Christian countries. Aslan further commented, “Nowhere else in the Muslim majority states is female genital mutilation an issue. But again this is the problem: you make these facile arguments like that women are somehow mistreated in the Muslim world …”. And later, “In Indonesia women are absolutely 100% equal to men.” Aslan has since referred to the CNN interview as another example of  anti-Islam bigotry in the media.

(You can see the full interview here.)

FGM has existed for at least centuries, and probably millennia. It was around long before Islam, so Aslan can rest assured that I’m not going to try and pin the blame for its origins on Muhammad. However, there can be no doubt that Sunni Islam has adopted the practice and made it part of its traditions, and not just in Africa. Africa’s role is that it is the only continent where religions other than Islam practice it. However, when health workers visit Christian communities to explain the negative health effects of FGM, none of the people say, “We do it to express our faith in Jesus.” It’s a different story in Muslim communities.

Yes, FGM is an issue in predominantly Christian Eritrea, where UNICEF reports a rate of 84%. Aslan reports a figure of “almost 90%”, and it’s likely that Aslan’s figure is more accurate due to under-reporting now that it’s banned. It’s an issue in predominantly Christian Ethiopia too, which UNICEF says has a rate of 74% (not Aslan’s 75%). Other African countries in which FGM is an issue include Guinea (97%), Somalia (96%), Djibouti (93%), Egypt (91%), Sierra Leone (90%), Mali (89%), Sudan (88%), Burkina-Faso (76%), Gambia (76%), Mauritania (69%) and Guinea-Bissau (66%), all of which are Muslim. UNICEF reports FGM is still an issue in 27 African countries, 15 of which are Muslim. In general, the rate of FGM is higher in Muslim countries than in non-Muslim ones. This is because of the role faith plays in the decision of parents to have their daughters circumcised (as they call it). I’ll go into this further below.

Aslan insists that FGM is virtually unknown outside Africa. He particularly likes to use Indonesia as an example when lauding Islam. He stated, as already mentioned above, “In Indonesia, women are absolutely 100% equal to men.” Well, tell that to the estimated 140 million Indonesian women and girls, all Muslim, who have been subjected to FGM, usually before they are a year old. In Indonesia, FGM is absolutely an Islamic practice. Until Islam came to Indonesia, it was unheard of. It was introduced in the 13th century along with Islam and Muslim communities are the only ones that practice it. Indeed in some regions, the practice is carried out annually as part of the celebrations for Muhammad’s birthday. As recently as 2013 Indonesia’s top Muslim clerics, the IUC (Indonesian Ulema Council), came out in support of FGM. Although it acknowledged FGM wasn’t compulsory, it recommended it for both moral and religious reasons. The Council has also been lobbying the government to “circumcise” girls to bring it in line with Islamic teachings.

CNN itself did a story about FGM in Indonesia back in February:

 

FGM is present throughout central, southern, and south-east Asia including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Malaysia and the Philippines, but only in Muslim communities. Using Malaysia as an example, although at least 80% of Muslim women are victims of FGM, the practice is not carried out in any Christian, Hindu or Buddhist communities. In the Maldives, Imams renewed their calls for FGM to continue just this year. FGM is also widespread throughout the Middle East. It is much more difficult to obtain accurate figures of its prevalence in these countries but there is no doubt it exists in large numbers. In all these countries it was introduced as part of Islam.

Reza Aslan’s characterization of female genital mutilation as an “African problem” is simply wrong. Except for in Africa, FGM is solely a Muslim issue. Within Christianity, the Bible has been used to justify much that is evil over centuries – FGM is not one of them. Therefore, those seeking to get the practice banned can concentrate on education to get the message through. Education is not enough in Islam though because Muslims carry it out as an expression of faith.

Fatwa 60314In Sunni Islam, there are four schools of jurisprudence that express an opinion on the matter. Two of them, the Hanbali and Shafi’i schools, consider FGM obligatory, while the other two, the Hanafi and Maliki schools, recommend it. In addition, there have been several fatwas issued regarding FGM over the years, the majority of which favour it. (Fatwas are not compulsory, but devout Muslims consider them morally imperative.) For example, Fatwa 60314 includes statements that express the importance of FGM within Islam and dismiss the opinions of doctors.

The belief that FGM is an expression of faith if you are a good Muslim is widespread, insidious and promoted by religious leaders. Even in those Muslim countries where it has been banned, there is push-back by religious leaders. In Egypt for example, FGM was finally banned after several failed attempts in 2008. However, it is still being carried out outside hospitals and the Muslim Brotherhood has a campaign to get the law overturned. Mariz Tadros reported in May last year that “the Muslim Brotherhood have offered to circumcise women for a nominal fee as part of their community services”.

So Mr Aslan, next time you want to accuse CNN or anyone else of bigotry for making unsophisticated generalisations about Muslim countries, please try to get your facts straight. If even one girl or women is subjected to FGM, that is a problem, and FGM is carried out throughout the Muslim world as an expression of faith. Instead of saying, “it’s not a Muslim problem,” how about using your voice to speak up for those who are subjected to it, almost exclusively women and girls who do not have a say in the matter.

 

Note: In most Western countries, FGM is illegal. In several, including New Zealand, Australia, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, it is also illegal to take a child overseas to have the procedure carried out, even if it is legal in the country where it is performed. Not all US states have specific laws, but there is a federal law against it and where states don’t have a law, prosecutions are carried out under child abuse and battery laws.


 

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110 Responses to “Reza Aslan: Lying for Islam on FGM”

  1. PangurBanTheCat says:

    I can’t thank you enough for setting the record straight and in demonstrating how out of the ballpark Aslan is on this issue, as I suspected.

    While I don’t believe Bill Maher, or Sam Harris were as aware of this as they might have been, they still have proven accurate in their conversation on this issue.

    Religion, of all kinds, to me, are useless and keep civilization from advancing its course toward humane treatment of people, especially women.

    • Thanks for this.

      I agree with your assessment of the effects of religion on civilization. It is secular society that drags religion the ethics of religion forward.

      • PangurBanTheCat says:

        Thank you for your response Heather. I found your blog through a recent article on Evolution is True. Seems like this is a good place to read as well. Cheers.

      • paxton marshall says:

        Good article with compelling data. But why no mention of male genital mutilation, aka circumcision?

        • Hi. I was specifically refuting Aslan’s claims about female genital mutilation, which is why male “circumcision” didn’t get a mention. One interesting thing that came up in my research though is that in some parts of Asia where “circumcision” was banned for both men and women before the advent of Islam, it was introduced only for women after conversion to Islam.

    • Firoza says:

      Reza Aslan has no right to speak for Islam when he has not even done his homework. Female circumcision is as Islamic as male circumcision is and confers numerous benefits in terms of hygiene and sexual wellbeing. Here’s a better trustworthy guy who makes a good case for it, with evidence unlike Reza’s bluff:

      http://www.sailanmuslim.com/news/female-circumcision-the-hidden-truth-by-asiff-hussein/

      • ASHAM says:

        Sorry,I had to confront you on this one Firoza. As you might be ignorant but FGM is not Islamic at all, your assumptions are wrong. Also your very FACT THAT IT HAS BEEN PART OF ISLAM IS ALSO WRONG.
        My refutations to your statement is given below(aka why I called you ignorant)-
        1. The first and foremost reason I have in mind to refute FGM is Quran. Quran never states anything RELATED to FGM at all (Check This OUT). Its just not there in Quran
        2. The second reason is sunnah of prophet muhammad. I think you know that he had four daughters THAT DID NOT underwent FGM.
        3. The third reason AS YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR LINK SOMETHING ABOUT AISHA.BUT I THINK YOU FORGOT TO MENTION SHE HERSELF NEVER UNDERWENT FGM.
        4. Hadith NEVER mentions THAT uthman (pbuh) EVER MADE HER DAUGHTERS UNDERGO FGM.
        5. Another REASONING ABOUT HADITHS IS AUTHENCITY. AS SOME MIGHT BE considered UNAUTHENTIC, NO KIDDING.
        6.Also hadiths were SCROLLS WRITTEN TO COMPILE THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD 200-300 YEARS AFTER HIM AS WAS BELIEVED UNDER ABBASIDS AND UMMAYADS. They come with a DISCLAIMER from writers that THEY ARE MERELY CONVEYING OF WHAT WAS BELIEVED BY PEOPLE ABOUT PROPHET AT THAT TIME WHICH WAS NOT CASE WITH QURAN (WHICH WAS FIRST WRITTEN DOWN WITHIN 20 YEARS OF PROPHET(OLDEST SCROLL). GO CHECK IT OUT.
        7. Also the disclaimer mentioned that IF MUSLIMS FIND SOMETHING CONTRADICTORY IN HADITH WITH REGARDS TO QURAN AND THEY FEEL ITS WRONG THEY SHOULD NOT FOLLOW IT BECAUSE IT IS MERELY WORDS OF MOUTH. THEN ALSO HADITHS ARE VERY CLEAR ABOUT PROPHET DAUGHTERS AND OTHER PROMINENT WOMEN AT THAT TIME INCLUDING AISHA(THEY DID NOT UNDERWENT FGM).
        8.LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST PROPHET IN HIS TIME SEEMS TO HAVE ALLOWED THIS PRACTICE TO OCCUR AT THE TIME. BUT POINT TO BE NOTED HE NEVER HIMSELF MADE HIS DAUGHTERS OR WIVES FOR THAT MATTER AND ENCOURAGED OTHERS FOR UNDERGOING FGM. ALLOWING SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY,S CULTURAL REASONS IS NOT SAME AS DOING IT HIMSELF WHICH HE NEVER DID(HE NEVER MADE HIS WIVES AND DAUGHTERS UNDERGO FGM NEITHER HE EVEN STATED LET ALONE COMMANDED OTHERS TO DO SO)
        SOURCES- ONE DOES NOT NEED SOURCES FOR ABOVE STATEMENTS I MADE. IT JUST KNOWN TO EVERYONE REGARDING ISLAM. FUNDAMENTALLY ISLAMIC LITERATURE QURAN NEVER MENTIONS FGM IN ITSELF. EVEN HADITHS ONE OR TWO IT MENTIONED IT NEVER MENTIONS IT AS OBLIGATORY OR SOMETHING NECESSARY FOR PIETY. DO YOU MEAN TO SAY FATIMA AZ ZAHRA(PROPHETS DAUGHTER) WAS HERSELF IMMODEST JUST SHE NEVER UNDERWENT FGM. WHAT KIND OF STUPID REASONING IS THAT I DARE SAY.
        AFTER SAYING THIS I M TRULY APPALED THAT INDONESIANS AND MALAYSIANS HALLMARKS OF TOLERANCE AMONG MUSLIM NATIONS(IN COMPARISON TO OTHERS THEY ARE BETTER OFF) ARE DOING THIS IN CONTEXT OF ISLAM. WILL SOMEBODY ASK THEM A QUESTION ARE PROPHETS DAUGHTERS ALSO IMMODEST IN THEIR EYES. WERE THEY ALSO PRONE TO DESIRES AS THEY CLAIM TO DICTATE UNDER THE GARB OF ISLAM. WILL SOMEBODY ASK THAT REZA ASLAN THAT WHY DID HE NOT PUT HIS POINTS IN AN APT MANNER. AND I WOULD TELL YOU ONE THING MADAM EVEN IF PROPHET OF ISLAM WOULD HAVE DONE IT TO HIS DAUGHTERS AND WIVES(WHICH THANKFULLY HE DID NOT) I WOULD HAVE CONDEMNED THE PRACTICE AND I M NOT ASHAMED TO SAY SO. YOUR CULTURE(SAYING TO FIROZA) IS POISON I DARE SAY. YOU DARE TO DICTATE OTHER PEOPLES BELIEF UNDER THE PRETEXT OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE. IS IT NOT DICTATORSHIP WITHIN ISLAM ITSELF. WOULD YOU HAVE MADE PROPHET TO DO THE SAME TO HIS DAUGHTERS EVEN IF HE DID NOT WANT THEM TO(FOR FGM). I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE I MEAN FUCK REASON AND LOGIC. GOT TO DO WHAT I WANNA DO. ATLEAST IF YOU PEOPLE WOULD HAVE MADE SOMETHING GOOD A PART OF ISLAM THEN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. IF YOU WOULD HAVE FOUGHT FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN WITH THE SAME FERVOUR YOU DEFEND SOMETHING AS UNISLAMIC AS THIS DISGRACE WHICH MY BOTH GRANDMOTHERS(AN INDIAN MUSLIM) EVEN MY MOTHER WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR. YOU STILL GONNA DEFEND IT. REST IN PEACE LOGIC AND REASON, DEFINITELY SANITY AS WELL. OH WAIT YOU FORGOT ABOUT VIRGINITY TESTS IN INDONESIAN POLICE AS WELL. WHICH PROPHET MADE BELIEVING MUSLIM WOMEN IN HIS LIFETIME TO UNDERGO VIRGINITY TESTS EXACTLY. DEFINITELY NOT MUHAMMAD THAT I KNOW OF. BUT YOU STILL GONNA DEFEND IT. I HAVE GIVEN UP ON PEOPLE I WONDER IF ISLAMOPHOBIA IS WELL JUSTIFIED I DARE SAY THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MUSLIMPHOBIA. AS FEAR OF MUSLIMS CANBE DEEMED RATIONAL. ALL THANKS TO YOU GUYS. HOPE YOU(FIROZA) SEE THIS

        • Hi Asham. Welcome to the discussion. Please remember it is a discussion. Do not SHOUT at others, and do not insult them by calling them names. Please check out the the Comments Guidelines.

          • Firoza says:

            Thanks Heather

            Frankly I think you’re a better person than this Asham guy with his closed mind(unfortunately many of our Muslim men have this problem).

            Asham please read the link I sent carefully before blurting out nonsense. What it shows is that in Islam Female Circumcision is not FGM, but rather like male circumcision where only the prepuce of the clitoris is removed and which confers health benefits and also enhances sexual fulfillment in women.

            If you have a problem reading and understanding things, it’s your problem. There’s nothing anybody can do about it!

    • I can’t believe you are still trying to Blame Islam for FGM. It’s NOT Islam, the fact that there are ISLAMIC nations that DO NOT PRACTICE FGM says it all. Yes it’s an issue, but it’s ALSO an ISSUE IN SOME CHRISTIAN NATION. Therefore, the simple assessment says that it’s the nations, not the religion. You should be ashamed of yourself, Resa may have his facts wrong, but he is fighting an uphill battle against a Bigoted nation of Christians whom have been condemning muslims since I was born. I remember when every bad guy was a european mastermind/thief, in every action movie. And I remember when one day, every movie had Muslim terrorists as the bad guy from there on out, up till 9/11. And people say it wasn’t an inside job. The media, and hollywood conditioning of the minds, the bigotry, the propaganda in the schools, all of it leading up to 9/11, to give them a full ride to steal the resources of the middle east and invade every country. Look unto your heart and you will know that Islam is not the problem. and if you cannot, simply look upon the past and you will see that Christianity in only 2000 years has been responsible for more murder than anything in the history of mankind. You cannot blame the religion, you can only blame the people whom make and enforce the rules, and those whom follow and do not stand up. Being silent is being in agreeance.

      • Martin says:

        Did you miss the part of the article where says that the bans on FGM have been opposed by Islamic leaders in various countries. And they reason they give is that FGM is integral to their religion. This article doesn’t explicitly mention it (unless I missed it) but that is exactly what happened in Indonesia. That sure sounds like a tradition has been accepted as a religious practice. I believe the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the largest in Indonesia, when they say it is religious.

        • Roze says:

          Thankfully the Indonesian government has specified what needs to be done in circumcising females by removing only the prepuce of the clitoris, which is like removing the foreskin of males.

          Women who were not circumcised properly in their infancy are now rushing to get it done. Recently over 100 women got it done at a clinic run by Salama Organisation. Thousands more are expected to get it done to improve their genital hygiene and sex lives, besides fulfilling a religious obligation.

  2. Mark Joseph says:

    Saying what must be said. Excellent work!

  3. Terry says:

    Men can think up the most despicable things to do to women, and at the earliest ages. How could anyone defend this practice?

  4. Julian C says:

    Excellent summary of the issue. Thanks for posting it.

    Why anyone can support or excuse the practice is beyond me.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Thank you SO much, Heather: I was completely appalled by the stats on the prevalence of the practice in Africa; I had no IDEA it was that widespread! It is a disgusting, demeaning practice which, in its most extreme application, seeks to remove completely the female’s ability to truly enjoy sex (the claim that male circumcision is also “mutilation” and reduces sensitivity is ridiculous in comparison). This is, I suppose, a macho way of ensuring that your female “property” is not tempted to stray (a “permanent chastity belt”) and also springs, no doubt, from ignorant fear and anger toward women in general, they being culturally perceived as powerful “temptresses”. Your point about how education doesn’t work when a religion proscribes against it is the epitome of just what is wrong with Islam AND with any other religious “meme” that has the same built-in “defense”.

    • Thanks for your support Jeffrey. 🙂

    • There is nothing wrong with islam, there’s something wrong with your brain. You’ve been brought up and conditioned by the TV, Movies, books, and other propaganda to inherintly have a distaste for Islam. It was “the plan” and is what allowed for all the proof(and there is more than you can imagine) that 9/11 was an inside job be ignored, because long term subconscious programming has you brainwashed. Why don’t I start going around saying Christianity is evil because preachers molest children all over the world! It’s an evil , evil religion and breeds incest and rape! (that would make no sense, about as much as you’re making)

      • Please apologize for the way you are addressing other commenters and myself or I will have to ban you from commenting. It is acceptable on this site to disagree with the opinions of others. It is not acceptable to insult those you disagree with. Please read the comments guidelines. Thank you.

  6. Heather. Thnx for doing the xclnt research. I’ve heard Muslim apologists make very similar claims to Aslan’s, it is their stock answer to say “Xian countries do it” Having read Hirsi Ali I knew there was so much more to it, but did not know the details you present. Awsum. I also found your link thru Jerry Coynes’ “Why Evolution is True” site which I have read daily since its inception in 2009. I look forward to reading your archives. With your permission after you have vetted me as a new commenter, I’d like to link to your blog when I weigh in on the FGM discussion on mine later this week at wearedone.org.

  7. Marella says:

    Just how much do you have to hate women to come up with the idea of removing all prospect of them having sexual pleasure but cutting up their genitals? And what kind of man wants to have sex with a woman who’s inability to orgasm makes her little more than an animated sex toy? The whole social system of which this is a part is one based on the debasement and dehumanisation of women.

  8. MattF says:

    Thank you so much for this!

    Both for our own edification, and in preparation for the predictable onslaught of angry challenges and denials aimed at your excellent work, I hope you will consider adding citations for all of the claims made therein.

    Cheers!

  9. Paul Hughes says:

    Excellent summary – thank you. Many neoliberals here in Britain seem to be taking Aslan seriously. It’s good to see the record set straight. At least the government here has got something right, having taken a strong stand against the practice of FGM in the UK. I was signposted to your site from Why Evolution Is True, so now have found yet another excellent blog to follow.

    • Thanks Paul. New readers are always welcome!

      • PangurBanTheCat says:

        This issue of the treatment of women is of concern to me. Through the years I have watched the feminist movement continue its struggle for equality since the 60’s. I eventually learned about the Suffrage Movement and other facets of it as well.

        I was raised a catholic so I became aware of the Abrahamic tradition from the mindset of the Christian world. I left the faith at the age of 13 or 14 as I began to question the hierarchy, and the ideas it was founded on. I began to perceive the glaring efforts in the buybull to cast women in the role of submissive and as chattel, and were labeled in my Douai version as a helpmeet, and an afterthought to a creature called adam.

        But I also noticed the first creation story differed greatly from the second one, which followed the other in their genesis book. In the first one they were created at the same time, in the second one we have the rib woman.

        Science tells me that the DNA of that rib would have only created another man. Which would mean god created a second man with the rib.

        But the woman was blamed for their sin and punished for it with her having to suffer greatly when pregnant, while all the man was punished with was a difficult time with agriculture.

        One can easily determine that the Jewish religion does the same, as it is based on pretty much the same buybull as the Christians use.
        I am not as familiar with the kuran, and do not know how muslim men are indoctrinated into treating women so badly.

        If anyone can enlighten me I would appreciate it.

        But all three set men and women up to accept this mindset in their behavior as “the way it is,” with women as 2nd class people or even property, and pollutes the worlds groupthink on this.

        • read ayaan hiris ali’s first book Infidel, and maybe also nonie darwish’ Now they call me Infidel for real insight on how men are raised in Islamic/Arab culture. Its frightening, really. Raised spoiled and privileged, women are there from a young age to take your smelly socks off cook your food and keep the house, while you eat first and bullshit with the other males.

  10. Aldo Matteucci says:

    Thanks for the summary – which does not come as a surprise. (BTW; % in Indonesia?) A now little used term for FGM is “Pharaonic circumcision” – you can google the term – which indicates the ancient origins of the practice. Indeed, FGM was prevalent well before Islam in certain areas.

    Where Aslan goes wrong is ignoring the fact that meanwhile FGM has become, just like the veil in its many forms. for many Mislims a signifier of identity. To practice FGM is symbolic of being a “good” Muslim.

    The core question is how to de-escaltate this process and help women. Hectoring does not help. Monique STERNIN (Positive Deviance Initiative) has worked effectively in Egypt in three communities is reducing FGM, with noticeable results. Take a leaf form that experience.

  11. GBJames says:

    Well said, Heather.

  12. Acleron says:

    Very good analysis and powerfully presented.

    (Came on the WEIT recommendation)

  13. Diana MacPherson says:

    Great article Heather!

  14. Rob says:

    Instead of downplaying FGM as just an “African problem”, why not proclaim loud and clear that is it wrong, that it is horrible abuse? It should be stopped. It should not be practiced. It should not be practiced by Muslims. It should not be practiced by Christians. It needs to stop. Stop downplaying it as if it is just a problem limited to one geographic region. It is horrible, horrible abuse for every girl that has to endure it.

    It is demeaning to every girl who has suffered this mutilation to downplay this as being a regional problem, as if her personal suffering can somehow be minimized.

    How about, we quit calling it FGM, and start calling it MUTILATION? Maybe some people will get the point.

  15. sylvia says:

    Excellent post. I thought cnn was supposed to be a news channel. Why do they continue to let guest come on their show and say things that aren’t true. They need to get facts like you have and challenge their guest. Thanks again for the truth.

  16. David Thompson says:

    Got the link to your site from Jerry Coyne’s. Thank you very much. I’ll certainly be back.

  17. I am no fan of Aslan. I wrote two columns earlier this year demonstrating his lack of scholarship in ancient literature as dissected by Bart Ehrman . I certainly agree that Aslan comes across as a blowhard, giving no support for his statements. That is what has concerned me about most of the writing in this area. For this reason, I would have liked to have more resourcing of your data, so that I can check for myself that it is correct.

    For instance, unless I missed it, I did not find information on who issued Fatwa 60314. I find FGM an abhorrent practice, but I am not aware that any of the Muslims I have known in the US for 40 years have followed the practice. While the practice may be widespread elsewhere, I don’t know how to gather data to support that proposition and I would like to be able to check the data for myself. I hope you can share more of your sources with us.

    • Hi Lamar. All the data I used in the article is accessible via the web, which I did on purpose for those who wanted to follow it up. All the figures relating to the prevalence of female genital mutilation in Africa for example, came from a UNICEF report which can be accessed at http://data.unicef.org/child-protection/fgmc. Fatwa 60314 was issued by Al-Azhar University in Cairo, which Wikipedia describes as “one of the most respected universities of the Islamic world”. A Google search “Fatwa 60314 fgm” will give you the full text. There are several Wikipedia articles relating to FGM, all of which provide good referencing to enable further research.

  18. Randy Schenck says:

    It is essential that Heather Hastie’s information on this matter get out and it should be the obligation of CNN and Bill Maher to make sure this happens. After all, they put this guy on the tube to put out his false garbage and they should see that it is corrected.

  19. Barbara says:

    If I remember correctly (and I may not), there is a line in the Koran that says, roughly, “Men, slow down and let the woman enjoy sex too.” If so, this line may be useful as a precedent for arguing against FGM. It seems to me that FGM wasn’t a part of Islam at first, though it certainly is now.

  20. darrelle says:

    Well said Heather. Misinformation spread by the Aslan’s of the world is pernicious and rampant. Thank you for taking the time to try and set the record straight.

  21. Ken Elliott says:

    The more I think about this abhorrent practice, and the reasons behind it, including the one stated by Lukman Hakim in the video report embedded in this blog in which he claims the practice makes women more respectable, it becomes clear that the true outcome is one in which every sexual encounter between a man and a victim of FGM is basically an episode of rape. Her desires have effectively been removed, have they not? She no longer is capable of experiencing sex in the way evolution provided for homo homo sapien females. So, the likelihood of mutual passion is probably nil? No desire, no passion, no sexual deliverance on the part of the woman means she is effectively being raped each time. Just when you think you understand the depth of the horrors visited upon the human race by religion a new strata of evil, encompassed by morality, is revealed.

    • MattF says:

      Ken, although I agree with your general sentiments, I have to take issue with a couple of your specific points.

      RAPE:
      Just because a woman has been subjected to FGM at one point in her life, it does not mean that she could never again meaningfully consent to sex. While there might be any number of other factors in such a woman’s life that would create a social environment wherein she was, in effect, not free to refuse sex, the sole fact of her FGM, per se, would simply not obviate her ability to consent.

      Ask yourself: Do you believe that Ayaan Hirsi Ali is not capable of consent in this regard?

      DESIRE:
      For all of its horrors, FGM would not necessarily remove, utterly and completely, a woman’s desire for sex. Much of our sexual desire is a result of hormones, and FGM would not inherently interfere with such processes. Regardless of a person’s in/ability to achieve sexual climax, they may nonetheless feel the desire to do so.

      In addition, we should keep in mind that within the rubric of FGM there is a spectrum of procedures, some of which are much more severe than others. Yes, they are all horrific, but some versions remove much more, and others, much less.

      Just FYI.

      • Ken Elliott says:

        Granted, I am nowhere near anyone who would know the specifics of what happens to a woman who had been subjected to FGM. I guess I assumed a near worse case scenario. As for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, I could never presume anything, I can only hope that such a wonderful person is as capable as possible of enjoying the better things of life, whatever they may be for her. She certainly endures enough of the harsher elements of life as it is.

        • paxton marshall says:

          Ayaan Hirsi Ali exemplifies my problem with Islam-bashing. Yes, she is a courageous woman who has endured much to stand up to misogyny and injustice. But she has indicated support for a military solution in which western armies can put things right. I believe this has already been shown to be a dangerous delusion.

  22. Bhagwan says:

    Thank you, madam. I spoke to a western feminist (female) and shamelessly she defended Islam, and amazingly was neutral about FGM itself. Moral relativism will kill us all. Thank you for the truth.

    • As a feminist myself, I have a big problem with those who refuse to condemn abhorrent practices just because they won’t criticize another culture or religion. In fact, I sometimes find it worse than those who carry out these practices because they often come from a position of ignorance while Western feminists don’t have that excuse.

  23. Keith Cook says:

    Thank you for this. Aslan deserves no less and it begs the question how much does he know and how much does he ignore to forward his view. For myself, it keeps the issue in prospective. I found evolutionary psychology a good way of explaining group behaviour like this let alone the faith aspect. Restraining and forced practices to one half of the population by the other needs all the exposure it can get, so in this way Aslan has done a service. His deception is another thing (if that is what he has done)
    The CNN report is disturbing, the submission program starts early.

    • Hi Keith. The psychology aspect is one I find fascinating, but I don’t have nearly enough knowledge to write about it – yet another thing I want to learn more on! It’s possible that Aslan believes what he’s saying, especially if he wants to believe the best of Islam. A cursory Google search would almost certainly bring up the UNICEF report first, which doesn’t mention FGM outside Africa except a little bit in Yemen and Iraq. It could leave someone with the impression that’s the only place it’s an issue. However, given Aslan’s academic credentials, he definitely knows better than to be so publicly adamant about a subject based on one study.

  24. Anita says:

    Hi Heather. This is my third attempt at a reply ( my screen froze twice before).
    Anyway, thanks for the post; I found it both interesting and informative. I think strong notions of purity are the root cause for such pleasure-reducing bodily modifications. I’m sure the thinking behind male circumcision has a similar rationale at heart.
    The RCC seems to be a great advocate of the purifying properties of pain and suffering as well as Islam . I could never see the value in this myself, but it probably takes a full childhood of indoctrination for these notions to take hold.
    I look forward to reading your blog in the future. It’s encouraging to hear from another female in the atheist community. I know we exist, but we seem to be much quieter when voicing our opinions.

  25. Free Speech says:

    Every time I read a “fatwa”, ‘Planet of the Apes’ comes to mind. Aslan is not going to speak up for women and girls.

  26. MattF says:

    I found this rather obscure report on the topic — a journal article from 1994 — which may be of interest to those wanting to do more research.

    “To Mutilate in the Name of Jehovah or Allah:
    Legitimization of Male and Female Circumcision”

    Sami A. ALDEEB ABU-SAHLIEH
    Medicine and Law, Volume 13, Number 7-8: Pages 575-622,
    July 1994.

    In particular, Chapter 2 provides a detailed analysis of Religious Arguments for and against circumcision.

    http://www.cirp.org/library/cultural/aldeeb1/#Chapter2

    And in case you’re wondering about the author’s opinion, here is the last two sentences of the report:

    Religion has been a means of justifying both male and female circumcision. It is time to expose the irrationality behind this thinking and reveal the harmful influence of some religious circles which are in favour of it or refuse to denounce it.
    That is the goal of this study which, I hope, will contribute to the respect of the rights of all children.

    Formal Citation:
    Sami Aldeeb Abu-Sahlieh. To Mutilate in the Name of Jehovah or Allah: Legitimization of Male and Female Circumcision. (Translation by Frederick M. Hodges, D. Phil. (Oxon).) Medicine and Law, vol. 13, no. 7-8 ( July 1994): pp. 575-622.

  27. Folie Deuce says:

    Overall, this is a great article. One correction and two other points.

    1. I believe you are incorrect regarding the Hanbali position on FGM in that this school recommends but does not require FGM. See, e.g., Wikipedia on this topic. Also, FGM is not required in Saudi Arabia the heartland of Hanbali Islam where Hanbali clerics have a lot of influence.

    2. Eritrea has a nearly 50/50 Christian/Muslim mix – 50% Christian, 48% Muslim. And Ethiopia has a significant Muslim population – 34%. I find it somewhat disingenuous to call Eritrea a Christian country, particularly in the context of the FGM debate.

    3. FGM is practiced today only in Muslim communities or communities adjacent to Muslim communities. Many on the non-Muslim communities were historically subject to rule or under the political control or influence of Muslim communities.

    • Hi. All references to FGM in Hanbali I found considered it obligatory except one, which described it as “strongly encouraged to obligatory”. Saudi Arabia is an interesting case. In the past it was mainly practiced by immigrants in the south, but it’s thought it may be spreading for religious reasons. You are certainly correct that it wasn’t customary there in the past. That may be changing unfortunately. This is a good source of info on Saudi Arabia: http://www.stopfgmmideast.org/countries/saudi-arabia/. There are varying studies on the religion of Eritrea e.g. Pew data from 2010 says 62.9% of the population are Christian, but your figure may be correct too. No data from there is very reliable. I agree completely with your third point. Imo, the influence of Islam is the reason the practice is hanging on in some non-Muslim communities.

      • Folie Deuce says:

        There seems to be some disagreement as to what the Hanbali position is. On the other hand, ISIS follows Hanbali Islam and ISIS is imposing FGM on the population. The Saudi case remains something of a mystery.

  28. Shwell Thanksh says:

    I found it revealing that Reza Aslan chose a different tactic in his Chris Hayes interview tonight when responding to Harris’ & Maher’s similarly horrific statistics showing that the overwhelming majority of Islamists support the death penalty for Muslims leaving the faith in Egypt and other nations. Rather than dismissing this too as an “African problem” or “Christians also do it” (neither of which is tenable) Aslan simply cited slightly lower statistics in certain other Muslim countries.

    This shows a deliberate pattern of disingenuous treatment of the evidence on his part, which makes no attempt to engage with the facts in good faith but merely aims to distract and distort to sell his message.

    • Hi. We don’t get MSNBC in New Zealand so I didn’t know about this until you brought it to my attention. I think I’m going to have to put aside the article I was working on and have another go at Mr Aslan! I really wish Chris Hayes had brought up FGM – I would love to have seen Aslan squirm …

    • Folie Deuce says:

      Yes, Reza’s modus operandi is to obfuscate and change the subject. The countries with lower support for death for apostasy are former Soviet block countries or other countries with strong secular traditions (Indonesia, Turkey and Tunisia). All of these countries are geographically located on outskirts of the Islamic world and have strong non-Islamic cultural influences. They are more moderate precisely because they are less Islamic. But Reza is not interested in critical analysis of the data.

  29. Folie Deuce says:

    I have always wished some blogger would create a page dedicated to refuting Aslan’s lies and misinformation. He makes a lot of egregious errors and gets away with it. It would be nice to have his most outrageous distortions catalogued in one place.

    Any interest in taking on such a project, Heather?

    • My academic credentials don’t stack up too well against Aslan’s, so I’m not sure I’m the right person to take on the responsibility. However, several of the comments he and Nick Kristoff have been making regarding death for apostasy have appalled me with their simplistic reasoning, so I’ll definitely be tackling that one at some point. I don’t have the physical capacity to write as prolifically as I’d like either, so I can be a bit slow to respond, which is another drawback. Thanks so much for your comments and support – I appreciate them.

      • Folie Deuce says:

        Academic credentials are irrelevant (and Reza’s are not what he makes them out to be). All one real needs is the time to do the work. The errors Reza makes are very basic ones. He really has no idea what he is talking about.

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  32. Associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University and author of The End of Biblical Studies and Fighting Words, Hector Avalos, shows us how ALL religions that are grounded in unverifiable beliefs are at various times and places susceptible to being used to justify a host of barbaric behaviours.

    Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, Taoism, ancestor worship — all have been used to justify horrific practices.

    By focussing on just the one religion that is being used by certain peoples in certain times and places and with certain experiences to justify evils we are focusing on the symptoms and missing the real reason for the problems.

    No-one blames Christianity or ancestor worship for the barbarisms that drenched pre-Communist China in blood even though these beliefs were used to justify all sorts of hideous tortures and cruelties. We did not always have terrorist Muslims crazed to kill Westerners.

    There are reasons that prompt people to flick switches and use religion to justify horrors. The common factor in all of these contingencies is the way we give social respectability to belief systems that are unverifiable.

    If we don’t recognize the causes (the real causes) of religious violence and barbarism we are not going to help progress civilized values but could in fact be contributing to the ignorance and chaos.

    See Muslim Violence: Understanding Religion and Humanity.

    • PangurBanTheCat says:

      Well Neil I am going to have to disagree with you. It seems you are missing the huge point that Aslan was intentionally misreporting or unaware of facts that have been presented here. It sounds like you are attempting to put bandaids on his boo-boos.
      We are focused on this religion because of its recent behavior and because of its growing tendency towards being violent. How can you ignore the stats he used to drive attention away from islam?
      Others like Jerry only see Resa as “the Great Muslim Apologist”.
      Because of his behavior (Aslan) I agree with Jerry Coyne.
      “Now I have been one of those atheists who does not see religion in and of itself as evil; I quite understand and to an extent sympathize with people’s attachments to their faith. There was a brief time in my past when I had an essentialist view of religion and saw its irrational and exclusivist belief systems as an evil blight on our society but I have long since tempered my outlook.”
      I used to be like you are now, but I have become more essentialist towards all belief systems, especially those who claim a supernatural deity, as well as other things without evidence. It is a blight on our society, despite the few good things it may have done. That was simply a few good people using religion to do a good thing.

      No one blames christianity for what happened in China before becoming communist, because, most of us are historically unaware and ignorant of it. The christian influence on what is written in our history books would go to lengths to hide that information. It had to paint China with an angry red brush for religious and political purposes.

      China is seen as it is today because of all the attention our government and by it through the media and the Cold War to paint them as ugly non-believers which we must use christianity (and the changes that resulted to the US to add god to the pledge of allegiance and money) to defeat and overcome. But you should know this.

      “We did not always have terrorist Muslims crazed to kill Westerners.”

      Yes, but the switch has been flipped and the barbarism is growing and by and large I don’t hear a lot of muslims denouncing it, OR in doing a damned thing about it. If the number of their 1.9 billion who have flipped that switch are so small, why hasn’t the larger number (who are being painted as peaceful when the info in this blog shows one more aspect of how horrible a large number of them actually are for example in their treatment of women) simply stood up and completely shut the smaller number down and snuffed it out so that such activities will stop giving the rest of it such a bad name?

      “There are reasons that prompt people to flick switches and use religion to justify horrors. The common factor in all of these contingencies is the way we give social respectability to belief systems that are unverifiable.”

      Right, I agree, but it is threatening civilization in a larger way, and continues to be on the increase. When is the right time to say enough is enough? When will we say enough is enough to all of these savior, messiah, sacrificial, mutilating insanities, with invisible sky daddy delusional beliefs?

      • It seems you are missing the huge point that Aslan was intentionally misreporting or unaware of facts that have been presented here.

        I find it difficult to accept that Aslan was “intentionally reporting” anything. What “facts” in the post are you referring to? The post says: “There can be no doubt that Sunni Islam has adopted the practice and made it part of its traditions.” Is that a fact? Religions don’t adopt anything. People do. Do all Sunnis practice FGM? Facts?

        The post ignores the fact that the Muslim Indonesian government has banned FGM and is working with the UN to have the practice eradicated from Indonesia. Yes, it is a problem for some Muslim groups within Indonesia but it is also Muslims who are leading the fight against it there.

        We are focused on this religion because of its recent behavior and because of its growing tendency towards being violent.

        I don’t see religion’s behaviour. I see people’s behaviour. I see many violent Muslims and Buddhists and Christians.

        I used to be like you are now, but I have become more essentialist towards all belief systems, especially those who claim a supernatural deity, as well as other things without evidence. It is a blight on our society, despite the few good things it may have done. That was simply a few good people using religion to do a good thing.

        I don’t know what you mean by “like you”. I am referencing the scholarly analysis of Hector Avalos towards religion and violence.

        No one blames christianity for what happened in China before becoming communist, because, most of us are historically unaware and ignorant of it.

        You miss the point. People often use religion (any religion, even ancestor worship) to justify their violence.

        “We did not always have terrorist Muslims crazed to kill Westerners.”

        Yes, but the switch has been flipped and the barbarism is growing and by and large I don’t hear a lot of muslims denouncing it, OR in doing a damned thing about it.

        I hear lots of them doing a damned lot about it and putting their lives on the line to try to thwart it. What media do you watch or use as your sources? I know Muslims doing peaceful and good things does not make exciting news worth the advertizers’ bucks. If you really were serious you could find lots of action among Muslims on the web.

        “There are reasons that prompt people to flick switches and use religion to justify horrors. The common factor in all of these contingencies is the way we give social respectability to belief systems that are unverifiable.” Right, I agree, but it is threatening civilization in a larger way, and continues to be on the increase. When is the right time to say enough is enough? When will we say enough is enough to all of these savior, messiah, sacrificial, mutilating insanities, with invisible sky daddy delusional beliefs? –

        Again you miss the point. If we are going to fight what’s common to all religions then we will be fighting all religions. If we are going to examine why one particular one is being very often used by certain groups to justify violence right now then we need to understand what has triggered that and remove the immediate aggravations. Then we need to address what is wrong with all religions.

        • PangurBanTheCat says:

          I didn’t miss your point or points. But you missed mine (and those of others). And it is apparent that you’ve chosen to observe this situation through a lens that is distorted by your own confirmation bias.

          Heather’s latest addition confirms this. She nailed it, but I don’t think you’ll be able to see it for what it is.

        • Martin says:

          Can you provide a source on “Muslims who are leading the fight against” FGM? It is also Muslims who led the fight to overturn the ban, and for religious reasons, they said. The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) (the largest in Indonesia) wanted all restrictions done away with. Have they changed their minds? If so, I haven’t read about it.

    • Folie Deuce says:

      “The common factor in all of these contingencies is the way we give social respectability to belief systems that are unverifiable.”

      True, but that does not mean that all unverifiable belief systems are equally bad or equally dangerous. None of the religions you mention has anything remotely similar to the Hadith and Sira of the Isalamic tradition where the most perfect man who ever lived, the example for all humanity to follow is described in vivid detail engaging in atrocity after atrocity and counseling his companions to do the same. As Tarek Fatah has noted “The ISIS jihadis are doing exactly what we Muslims are taught our Prophet did during warfare.”

      “By focussing on just the one religion that is being used by certain peoples in certain times and places and with certain experiences to justify evils we are focusing on the symptoms and missing the real reason for the problems.”

      Atheists are not focusing on just one religion. Some atheist are stating the obvious, at the present time, one religion poses a much greater threat than the others.

      “We did not always have terrorist Muslims crazed to kill Westerners.”

      True, but when Islam is not controlled by stronger political or non-Islamic cultural forces, we tend to see a lot of violence. In modern times, every attempt to implement Sharia results in something like the Taliban. There are no progressive or moderate counter examples. Moderate Islam exists only to the extent that Sharia is ignored. Whenever the clerics are given a political opening, the march backwards towards the 7th Century begins.

      Finally, you miss the larger point that Reza Aslan is a giant fraud who lies, distorts and obfuscates. He is not interested in reform. He is interesting in shutting down all critical discussion of the faith. And sadly, he is succeeding. Recently, he cleverly shifted the debate with Sam Harris and Bill Mahr from a discussion about the tenets of Islam (problematic beliefs) to an irrelevant discussion about diversity in the global Muslim community (something that no one ever disputed). When you have no arguments, change the subject and cry persecution. That is all Reza knows how to do.

      • paxton marshall says:

        Fanatical adherents of all (or at least most) religions have done horrible things. Today radical Islamists appear to be the greatest offenders against basic human decency. But neither ISIS nor Taliban/al Qaeda are primarily products of Islam. Both arose to resist foreign invasion. What’s happening in Iraq and Syria now is a direct outgrowth of the US led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein.

        The tragedy of this apparent need of westerners to single out Islam as uniquely evil is that it encourages those who still believe in a military solution. Every beheading played up by the press lends support to the neocons and other assorted warmongers who want another military invasion. Obama has been a cool hand at the wheel so far, but I fear he has embarked on a slippery slope with his bombing campaign.

        Let’s work for peace and use our influence to support reform of destructive practices like FGM (and MGM?). Vilification of other peoples practices is often the first step towards vilification of people themselves and justifying treating them as less than human. According to Bush/Cheney, Saddam was an evil man who had to be removed. But what of the 100,000 mostly innocent Iraqis who would die in the process, and the millions whose lives were ruined? Collateral damage? Criticism of FGM and other Muslim practices is justified. Self-righteous condemnation is not.

        • Aldo Matteucci says:

          Right, Paxton,

          if you go back to my original post, you’ll find that in the third paragraph I pointed to the hopeful work on FGM in Egypt by the Positive Deviance Initiative (Ms Sternin).

          Neither Heather nor any other picked it up, so engrossed were they in dissecting the ins and out of Islamic religion, or booing Aslan, cheering Coyne, or whatever.

          I rarely comment because people hardly read beyond the first line and aim to put down rather than understand the argument. Internet is good for what A. J. Ayer called “hurrah” and “boo” statements, but little more. McLuhan was right: the medium is the message, and an ephemeral medium yields ephemeral thought.

      • If you truly believe that Reza Aslan is “a giant fraud who lies, distorts and obfuscates. He is not interested in reform. He is interesting in shutting down all critical discussion of the faith” and as one who “has no arguments and cries persecution” then of course you cannot have a conversation with him or the ideas he is expounding.

        This sounds as if hate for Islam has embraced hate for anyone who argues an alternative point of view and tries to bring the results of scholarly research into the question.

        Is it possible that you can possibly conceive that Aslan might really sincerely believe what he is saying and that what you see as an attempt to change the subject is actually an answer from a different perspective to yours?

        • Folie Deuce says:

          Why do you assume I hate Islam?

          I’m an ex-Muslim living in a Muslim country. I know plenty of people who sincerely believe what they are saying and who strongly disagree with me. I suspect Aslan is not sincere and is merely an opportunist (his reversion to Islam to become the spokesperson for moderate is Islam is suspicious and he is evasive about his personal beliefs and practices). Even if he is sincere, he is not a reformist. He supports the status quo including the Iranian regime, Hamas and the Muslim brotherhood.

          • AU says:

            If you think Reza Aslan supports the Iranian regime, you really do not know Reza Aslan at all.

          • I’m perfectly well aware that Aslan doesn’t support the Iranian regime and I never said he does.

          • AU says:

            Heather – that comment about the Iranian regime wasn’t aimed at you, but the other poster who had written that Aslan “supports the status quo including the Iranian regime”.

            Thanks.

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  35. AU says:

    Heather,

    You cite Fatwa 60314 to show how Muslim scholars advocate FGM.

    Can you please also cite the Fatwa by Qaradawi? He is one of the leading Sunni scholars in the Islamic world – he has a huge following, and is the Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. His Fatwa can be found here:

    https://www.target-nehberg.de/HP-08_fatwa/index.php?p=Qaradawi&lang=en&

    As you can see, he has clearly changed his view on FGM – he first said if someone wants to do it to their daughters, they can. He now calls it the work of the devil.

    Qaradawi is an orthodox Muslim scholar. He follows the same Islamic texts that the other scholars you have mentioned follow. I think if you’re going to use Fatwas from Muslim scholars to say Islam promotes FGM, you should also make your readers aware of Fatwas from Muslim scholars to show that Islam can also condemn FGM.

    Thanks.

    • I’m pleased he has changed his mind about this revolting practice. There are thousands of other religious leaders continuing to endorse FGM – I hope they follow this scholar’s lead.

      • AU says:

        Heather – thanks for allowing my comment on your blog – some atheist blogs I have posted on in the past haven’t let my comments be posted, which is extremely sad, considering my comments were just pointing out errors in the article, and stifling of “free speech” is something I would expect from religious sites, and not from an atheist blog.

        Anyway, I have a number of issues with your article. First of all, you say the majority of Fatwas support FGM. Now, I would not say I am an academic on Islam, but I have read a LOT about it over the years, and so I would say I know more than the average person on the street. I am not aware that the majority of fatwas support FGM. Can you please provide me with some evidence for this claim – maybe you have researched fatwas on FGM, and have found that there are more for it than against it – if so, please could you share the details as I would be interested.

        Secondly, you find Fatwa 60314, and pass it off as an example of support of FGM in Islam. Fatwa 60314 is from islamqa, and islamqa is a Salafi website. Salafis are the most conservative branch of Muslims, and Salafis account for less than 1 per cent of Muslims. I have a problem with this – would you be happy if someone used the policies of The National Front in New Zealand and said this is what New Zealanders support, even though The National Front only had 1.9% support in Christchurch’s Mayoral elections? Of course you wouldn’t. Therefore, you should at least make it clear in the article that this fatwa is a Salafi fatwa.

        Thirdly, surely you should mention that Qadarawi has rejected FGM as being the work of the devil. Qadarawi is a televangelist, he has a HUGE following, so if you’re writing an article on the Muslim position on FGM, you should mention this. And surely you should mention that al Azhar University, which is one of the highest institutions in the Muslim world, rejected FGM in 2006.

        A good journalist writes with honesty and integrity, and ensures his or her readers are not mislead. Someone reading your article who has no prior knowledge on the topic will go away thinking that the contemporary Islamic position is that FGM is something that should be done. However, I see the evidence to the contrary – for example, here is the Islamic Cultural Centre quoting a Saudi Hadith saying FGM is un-Islamic:

        http://www.iccservices.org.uk/news_and_events/updates/female_genital_mutilation.htm

        And CAIR in America are also against FGM:

        https://cair.com/press-center/cair-in-the-news/9422-quran-sunna-international-treaties-refuse-fgm.html

        Therefore, to me it seems your article is quite misleading and falls below the standard of good journalism. This is a shame, because the topic of FGM is an important one, and one which we should all be shedding light on.

        Thank you.

        • paxton says:

          AU. I think your talents would be put to better use joining the fight against fgm than attacking Heather. What scares me most is when any credance is given to anyone who claims anything is the work of the devil. Fgm is the work of people, who for cultural reasons conclude it is the right thing to do. Where those cultural reasons are supported by supernatural sanctions they become increasingly hard to resist. Christian or Muslim or animist the pretence to dictate peoples behavior by appeal to some supernatural auythority must be resisted.

          • AU says:

            Paxton,

            I wasn’t attacking Heather. Not in the least. I admire her for her work to get rid of FGM, and I support it completely.

            I did however find her article was one-sided, as she did not present the views from the Islamic world that is condemning it, and therefore I posted my opinion. I think it is important we get Muslims on board against FGM, and I would rather we work with them to eradicate this practise.

            Thanks.

        • Thank you for this. You’re the only person in the comments that makes any sense. I completely agree that she is being biased, and not giving any refrences, and misrepresenting Islam as a whole. (I am not islamic,I have distaste for all organized religion, because people are easily herded like sheep when they place blind faith in something en masse)

          • ASHAM says:

            Well Heather clearly forgets that Prophet muhammad had only four daughters during his lifetime and not a single one of them underwent FGM. Also Al Azhar university also condemned FGM Practices. She forgets that majority of muslims even in countries like Pakistan bangladesh,turkey, Iran and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia DON,T HAVE FGM PRACTICES THERE(ONLY MINORITY). She has shown negligence in her assessment. I have INDIAN AND SAUDI MUSLIM BACKGROUND(NOT RELIGIOUS) but NEVER even heard of THE PRACTICE APART FROM EGYPTIAN CASE. EVEN Religious ELDERS here condemn the practice and even they don,t know about the same.(THIRD LARGEST ETHNIC MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN INDIA). She also forgets to mention that THERE IS NO MENTION OF FGM IN QURAN and that In Niger, for example, 55 percent of Christian women and girls have experienced FGM, compared with TWO PERENT of their MUSLIM counterparts.SOURCE WIKIPEDIA. Again ITS NOT WRONG TO SAY THAT ATLEAST FGM IS NOT THERE IN QURAN ,PROPHETIC CODE(HER DAUGHTERS NEVER UNDERWENT IT) AND ISLAM AND CAN BE USED AS A STATEMENT THAT THEOLOGICALLY ITS UNISLAMIC. Instead with finding a solution TO END FGM and BLINDED BY HATRED I dare say The Writer has not much to offer

  36. Lisa says:

    If these ‘people’ believe God is great, supreme, etc, why couldn’t he make a female body correctly in the first place?

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  38. mary says:

    I must say if this is the way aslan speaks,then his work must also be similar in not properly studying the facts.moreover he has a brilliant way of running arguments in circles if you notice.but the worst part is he is misguiding the average person in a dangerous way and still worse sweeping the huge problems of islam under the cafpet.its high time some news agency should call him out publicly on this.

  39. Mini says:

    No, as an Indonesian I’ve never heard of any case of FGM. And yes Reza is right, women and men are equal here, our previous president was a woman, and many ministers are women too. Government give us freedom of speech that can be too free then many ppl will abuse it.
    Women can do everything here same as men. They can choose to wear hijab or not. And most women don’t wear it. In fact, Indonesia is too westernized, IMO. That’s why.. FGM? Gosh.. Sounds scary tho! Told my parents about this and they were shoked with the word FGM itself. And clueless about the existence of FGM.

    • Women are not equal in Indonesia in my opinion. For example, I’m sure male police officers are not required to be virgins – your national police website list it as a requirement, so they’re not even trying to hide it. (You can find their website here. I can’t read your language, but Human Rights Watch advise that’s where they checked their facts.) They reported on in it in their annual report, which you can read about here. If you watched the video from CNN, you will see Indonesian people taking their baby daughters to be cut.

      I’m pleased your parents are not involved in perpetuating the practice of FGM, and didn’t subject you to it.

      • ASHAM says:

        MAAM, don,t be objective PROPHET MUHAMMAD HAD FOUR DAUGHTERS AND NO OTHER CHILDREN.NONE OF THEM UNDERWENT FGM. GUESS WHAT IT AIN,T IN QURAN AND REST YOU ALREADY UNDERSTAND WHAT I WANT TO SAY. REZA ASLAN MIGHT BE WRONG IN MANY THINGS BUT THIS TIME HE WAS RIGHT

    • Martin says:

      I believe you, but I am surprised you never heard of FGM. As a Westerner I lived in Indonesia in 2007 when the first ban went into effect (before it was repealed). It was big news everywhere. I learned about it for the first time then.

      Here is something on it.

      (I’m not sure how to put in a link in.)

  40. Robert Munyui Kamunyu says:

    FGM PROSTITUTION ON WOMANHOOD BY PARENTS- THE BUTCHERS OF WOMANHOOD ( THE COVENANT OF THE FLESH).
    When God told Abraham to sign the covenant of the flesh, he circumcised all the male children and he was circumcised. The message was direct and in plain language. GENESIS 17: 1-27. The agreement was strategically initiated and the male child grew beholding daily his agreement with God at every call of nature throughout his married life.. The covenant of the flesh for a man is with ease to behold with no ill feelings or regrets without medication required afterwards in life. When God told Moses that the Children of Israel shall not circumcise their girls, the message was given in a spiritual language and bore two warnings. The Israelis parents shall not sexually mutilate their daughters and fathers were commanded not have carnal knowledge (incest) of their daughters making them prostitutes. Fgm prostitution is a satanic sacrifice for a woman, of secrecy with miseries and constrains of disgrace to behold accompanied by many cases of traumatic child delivery requiring medication. There is no fold of a fore skin in a sexual organ of a woman to cut round that hides dirty stuffs that stinks. There is no part of her sexual organ that rots as she grows old from childhood. There are blunt lies of those women anointed by satan to propagate fgm when they claim women that are not cut stinks. Homes ,cities and countries where fgm is not practiced would have been stinking hell if their claim is true which would have been an open truth known by all. The devil is the father of lies and his accomplished the same. Fgm is the most horrible heart breaking satanic sacrifice in parenthood accepted and appreciated by many communities. They have given fgm prostitution a satanic religious positive face value with wholesome none existent cleanliness which is mockery to wisdom and Word of truth. Today those who favor fgm feel their marriages are under attack and endangered with the unfolding truth on falsified physical and spiritual beneficial issues acclaimed in fgm. All they have is to tell epic of lies to keep their husbands mentally caged and remain relevant to their husbands.
    The rotten social bubble has busted and the evil social worms held by the old generation which unites families together but cause the country to be cursed with all evils are wriggling away from families circles. Jehovah God has brought healing for the families. You cannot teach men enough on issues involving sex and the future for men is settling down to free themselves from inhuman inhibited sexual slavery in fgm prostitution . Fgm prostitution is done much more for the benefits of the man child as the end receiver in marriage to keep his wife faithful in marital life which is undoing of his marital life. Fgm prostitution affects marital life of a man wherever he goes and reduces him to a sexual scavenger thus trapping him to heartless being since in fgm man has accepted satanic sacrifice over his prime flesh which brings all evils to a country. Men must turn back to God in pursuit of Divine Holiness without pegging their relationship to God to a mutilated sex organ of a woman as a stepping stone and a pillar to their holly relationship with God. What will happen in near future for women who had no choice in fgm when men free themselves from demonic fgm prostitution slavery trap in favor of girls having the pearls of marriage intact? For how long will men accommodate and reconcile to the demonic world of fgm prostitution smartly hidden and crafted by satan and parents in womanhood? Fgm leaves a spiral of conflict of interests spiritually and physically to a wise God loving young man that lingers up to his death. Fgm removes the cultivated free liberty that was with Adam at Aden. How do men ensure their virginity vitality in marriage? The severity of Fgm done is according to community gagged level of social morality engagement to satan. Man takes the marriage supper caged in dark rules laid after fgm initiation to abide to community social commitment to satan. Fgm opens a hidden vacuum of interests for a man to have a woman at Divine state and behold the first class wonders of creation by God for him us it were in the Garden of Eden. Fgm leaves man at the crossroad of battle field of faith between woman and satan on redemption of mankind by Christ through His birth by a woman. Man holiness in God is not measured or pegged to women morality base in fgm status .The yawning restless heart turns him to a wild beastly person. Men have to overcome and overthrow the demonic world of fgm that put them at great losses and salvage their marriages to divine state . The sex organ of a woman is not an institution of worship or the pillar of holiness for man. The girl child’s puberty is in her onset of her monthly period. Puberty based on fgm is satanic sacrifice. Do we have puberty for girls mutilated and sexually crippled within an hour immediately after birth. This shows how well bonded some parents are to satanic world of fgm.
    Let men love those ladies who have under gone fgm in Christ’s Love that bonds on love Let those ladies not condemn themselves . Let them abound in liberty that is in Christ and enjoy full life and do away with satanic fgm for their daughters. The devil has his own even among the smart elites in every society that will justify evils under all costs. Fgm is a demonic act associated with the existent of parenthood and the devil who has given it a religious backing as a cover up of deception. There are women who have undergone fgm and they hold and tell the bear truth on issues based on fgm. May God Almighty shower them with blessings of fortitude of grace to forbear the deprivations done in fgm. In fgm prostitution persecution parents are engaged in a clear active respectable satanic open sacrifice. They indulge themselves in orgy of mutilating the very womanhood of their own girl child for none existing morality for God. Fgm is the satanic strategic morality sacrifice tragically endorsed by many parents across all social status around the world. Parents have their own zeal of faith in fgm and have established their own righteousness not according to righteousness of God in the knowledge of his Word. Roman 10:1-4. Parents spearhead the immoral act in fgm which is a covenant of flesh and blood with satan for society morality. Many fathers are bonded and bound by it and sink to abyss of silence even when children and youth raise a protest the battle of minds against fgm. Satan has for generations perfectly cushioned fgm in many families parenthood which is un institution of tender care and love as the acceptable way of life. It is the time Satan tragically prevails in honor in parenthood. Fgm is the parental dear paradox regarding girls chastity. On fgm sin enslavement , fathers play the pivot role in sexually crippling their daughters behind the scene having been entangled and snared by Satan as it were with Eve and Adam in garden of Aden. There are parents comfortably settled down on mutilating their young girls for community social acceptance and honor at families managed alter of satan. This defeats any iota of holy love and care for the girl child under fgm, bawling for mercy when heaped on her shoulders empty promises bearing the burden of the family and the society morality placed on her very womanhood In fgm operation . In fgm operation, parents are heartless and lack ornaments of a holly heart. Fgm defines parents in demonic world of culture gripped by satan but not in God. They are faithful dependable apostles and ministers of satan bound in perpetuating fgm the underworld of parents evil hands . Parents and close relatives continuously taunt young girls on their uncut status which is a state of social mental torture for some hard to bear. Finally some face the martyrdom of womanhood in fgm for demonic cultural purity cleansing acceptance . To them, immorality is put to an end. The devil’s strike on womanhood is immortalized in a cruel manner of cultural religious ceremony given a cover up of wholesome acceptance by elders present us custodian pillars of demonic culture sexual slavery. The crime of fgm committed by parents love cannot fathom.
    Girls who face the evil cut become prostitutes on alter of satan sadly without their consent which pollutes the land. Magicians and witches in the world do not make girls prostitutes. But parents by subjecting girls to fgm make them prostitutes and are worse than them. Parents have soiled their hands in fgm honorary .Humanity has been subject to satanic celebrated sacrifice in fgm prostitution beyond imaginations in many families among generations. The evil cutting is done in honor of the dead. Leviticus 19:28-29. This type of prostitution cannot be cleansed in marriage life . She bought her prostitution with her flesh, bone and blood on alter of Satan while still In her flower age when facing all evil forces under her parental care. Unless she gets saved (call upon the blood of CHRIST to cleanse her.John3:16-18, Isaiah1:18) she shall go to her grave a prostitute. Thus there were no sexual mutilations among the Israelis women. The Girl child was bought up in divine order leaving the petals and stay of love intact for a beloved wise husband core co-benefits. She remained a garden fenced , a spring shut up and blessed in sealed divine state. A woman to man she is a garden and a fountain. The man plants a seed and a child grows in the womb and is born. The man quench his marital thirst with her in shared joy for woman is a keeper at home. A fountain with a cover has more flesh safe water than uncovered well. A fenced garden has a defense and is a safe comfort. Song of Solomon 5:1-2. Song of Solomon 4:12, Proverbs 5:18-19. The banner of love is at even state over the garden of love at Divine state when his hand lands at the garden of love to prop it up undisturbed in the great rift valley. Song of Solomon 2:2-3.
    By instinct man lands at the garden of love and joy to prop it up at Divine state. The mission is stayed and accomplished. The Israelis brethren never married from alters of Satan. Israelis women remained lively and delivered goodly children easily a state known to Pharaoh. Exodus 1:1 5-22. That knowledge on the differences between a circumcised woman and a woman who had not faced the evil cut was exploited by the Hebrew Midwives, Shiphrah and Puah as their reason for saving the Israelis men children alive contrary to the King of Egypt instructions for their ultimate death at birth for they were easily delivered for the Israeli women were lively a state known to Pharaoh. Pharaoh was aware that the Egyptians women went through Pharaonic circumcision or infibulations and the difficulties they faced in delivering children were known to him thus he agreed with the midwives answer. God has promised our beloved sisters a save child delivery in their divine active lively state.. 1Timothy 2: 15 .Girls who have the evil cut cannot pass the threshold of Divine virginity since they sacrificed their fresh, soft bones and to demonic world. Their virginity in marriage is according to satanic standards since they have been defiled with humanity demonic practices. God has never described virginity for a girl child under the knife. All traditional women mutilators die poor since Satan keep them poor to their trade. They are devil’s royal priests in command who have hoodwink parents in Church of Christ that they help them in cultural holiness in fgm .The girl child holds no battle field of faith in her defiled crippled sexual state. She is sexually excavated, sexually muted and sexually crippled. Girls who face the evil cuts are leftovers from the alter of Satan and for a man marrying her is equal to sharing a wife with Satan unless she gets saved. Man takes the marriage supper the left over from the alter of Satan us the dictate of demonic cultures. Fgm is a form of partial castration for womanhood. Man is put in higher marital responsibility which demands from him more attention ,facilitation and chain of deliveries from him. He cannot deliver marital joy to his wife in her sexually rocky excavated and sexually muted crippled state. How can a man deliver conjugal satisfaction in Divine order wherein the owner rights for marital joy were denied her in fgm through the knife which he cannot reverse. Man is commanded by GOD to give his wife her conjugal rights and benefits for it is a shared joy.1Corithians 1:1-4. Fgm is the undeserved intrigue and the unnecessary worst evil ever committed on a girl child by her own parents in a whole disguised covenant with satan for social morality when her fleshy coals are sacrificed to Satan .How can a sexually mutilated woman share sexual joy in Divine state with her husband while sexual joy was denied and removed from her in Fgm. When men reach the absolute resolution that no innocent girl child will be mutilated ,it will be the end of fgm. No more for any man sharing a wife with satan in fgm. The door to invade the sanctuary of marriage in fgm is wisely closed.
    Circumcision in man does not destroy his body integrity and his sexual ability remains intact. In Church of Christ, ever where parents force their daughters to face the evil cut, the parents having given the devil the first sacrifice should not be ashamed to remove the blanket of etiquette and prepare their daughters to play wives (incest) to their husbands to give the devil a complete sacrifice. Let mothers have the final honor and pride themselves in remaking the conception beds of their daughters and prepare their husbands to know their daughters and give satan a due complete sacrifice. It is not a greater evil than the first sacrifice. Fgm is an insult and assault to womanhood by parents. Let parents pride themselves in complete evils. The petals and stay of love are left strewn at alters of Satan. The sparkles of love cannot be rekindled. In natural world a door is provided for knocking before entry and an aerial is provided for effective communication so is the same for the girl child body by nature. Fgm prostitution is not done for the love of the girl child .This is misconception of love. There is no barbaric action done in love. Fgm prostitution is done when the sex organ of a girl child is viewed as a source of all immoralities and a center of all evils that engulf a community. It is done as a sacrificial satanic proactive cleansing of a society from immoralities. They view mutilated sex organ of a girl child as clean and holy thus up rifting it’s status to satanic reverence. Love does not seek its own benefits, 1Corinthians 13:1-13. Prostitutes made by parents in fgm prostitution are honored and encouraged . Us no man can miss the mouth even when eating in total darkness, so shall man falter in search of the marital coals removed in sexual mutilation how foolish he is. From the family parliament man becomes a slave of satan . Fgm prostitution keeps man out natural way of life in marriage .Song of Solomon 2:6-7. After fgm is done there are no boughs for man to hold since the woman was subjected to sexual excavation and torture of honor in fgm rampage by satan . Song of Solomon 7:1-8. Girls subjected to fgm is a reflection of man’s moral decay which leaves fgm atrocities flying back to his face. In fgm ceremonies parents authority is enhanced and preserved. Fgm remains the tested brutal cultural yard for girls sexual excavation in honor morality preservation.
    Parents who perform the grand satanic sacrifice of fgm are sources of families instabilities and of great evils to the land. When their daughters face marital problems originating from their family parliaments, they offer themselves as prayer partners with their daughters before God interceding for stability and peace for their families. They do not count themselves as the cause of the marital problems affecting their daughters marriage life for breaking and dismantling the defense and the fences of the marriage courts in fgm. The grandmothers and aunts are in a more canning self defensive ,hypocritical deceptive state buying time for their daughter to bring up girls for them to storm unto them demanding sex mutilation as an exercise of honor. Paul told Timothy not to heed unholy stories from old women. 1Timothy4:7. In such deceptive manner unfortunately the cycle of demonic fgm prostitution repeats itself again. Do they ever learn anything destructive in fgm or they are spiritually blind folded as they abound more in vain prayers? When the wife at the family parliament loose esteemed value to her husband all that pertain to the family has no value to him and this is the widest wild gate for the man that leads to lack of burden of responsibility for the family that opens the highway of family destruction by the devil. Fgm lays social foundations for unstable marital lives. Parents are highly entrenched in prostitution with their girl child. When in demonic world parents say fgm prostitution makes a girl child clean but God says she defiled and made a prostitute. Fgm remains the annual mass overwhelming celebrated parental satanic human sacrifice for the mankind under cover of social morality ever witnessed. Ironically these parents are active in the Church who shoulder burdens for the church but with continuous unresolved marital problems a dilemma to the clergy. They are workers of Satan who have camouflaged as believers in the Church of Christ. How do they differ from magicians and witches? Fgm prostitution is the parental satanic sexual sacrifice , assault, insult and abuse of a girl child sexual integrity. They pollute the land in prostitution and the land becomes full of all evils. How can a father be obsessed with the sexual organ of his daughter as a bearer of holiness in the mutilated state? It is hypocritical for him to be in a place where GOD is worshiped. Why should parents be obsessed to place the family uprightness and the country holiness in the mutilated sex organ of their girl child? After fgm is done ,the girl child is highly esteemed and it is a demonic cover up of the plight of evils done. Where are the loving brothers to stand up without fear that will not feast and cerebrate when their dear sisters are sacrificed to satanic under world in fgm by their own parents?
    Can a girl child with stolen childhood and womanhood find love in her parents in subjecting her to unjust Fgm? It all boils down to social rottenness that require Divine spiritual intervention. Clergy ought teach and preach the truth and hold parents accountable to irresponsible injustice committed against their daughter in fgm. It is awkward that laws are enacted to stop parents from performing fgm. Men and women of upright minds come up together to stop atrocities done to a girls child by her very own parents. An issue parents would have abandoned on learning the suffering girls go through in fgm and after fgm. Instead of her finding parental love and care, she is ushered into brutality against her very womanhood. Fgm has been used as an instrument of disciplined measure against women by sexually crippling them against perceived climes they have never committed. If fgm install holiness in women as paramount foundation for a holy life before marriage and in marriage, then there would never be any divorce in marriages where women have undergone fgm. This notion stipulate the mutilated sex organ of a woman as center of holiness and an institution of worship since in it mutilated state chastity can be delivered. It would mean men loosing self holiness in God and having secondary holiness in God received from mutilated sex organ of a woman there by making the sex of a woman a center of worship for a man. This is demonic way of thinking and practice in life. Fgm has zero benefit for a man and a woman. Fgm suppresses the libido for which can never be regained in marriage .She is not adventurous in sexual relationship and the man takes the marriage supper under dark rules set to hind her shortcoming in dreaded love affairs. She cannot be Eve in garden of Eden for the man. Marital freedom is denied . The husband remain an instrument of torture in herself reserved married life. Fgm increases incidences of cesarean and fistula complications at birth. It makes a woman a land without fence and a well without a cover. Fgm opens without mercy hell on earth for a girl child which is a wakeup call for all brave and wise men to fight Fgm. Much knowledge without Divine wisdom cannot eliminate fgm prostitution.. Fgm belittle wisdom. It is a barbaric culture imposed on womanhood by parents and the society at large .Song of Solomon 4:12
    It is evident Fgm puts God at faults for providing a girl child with an active sexual organ. They view the active sexual organ of a girl child in its Divine active states as evil and a source of immorality. Redemption and salvation for themselves is crafted by sexually crippling the girl child in Fgm whereby they sacrifice the girl child sexual organ to Satan in the name of morality for God. Leviticus 19:28-29. By uplifting the sexual organ of a girl child as pillar of morality in defiled mutilated state shifts the blame game to the sexual organ of a girl child as a source of immorality in a community hence all brutalities direct against the girl child in all forms of fgm. The prime blame game is directed against God for providing her with an active evil sexual organ thus they mutilate her to their taste making her a sexual mute. She lives with stolen childhood and womanhood the lest of her lifetime .This defeat any sense of humanity in them. It is cruelty on a girl child at alter of family and community social holiness sanctioned by satan from demonic world.
    Fgm was authored in Egypt by Pharaoh as Satanic sacrifice to increase pain and wailing in child birth . The fleshy sexual coals are excavated leaving her frigid and rocky thus denying her for live time Divine marital gift which she requires in marriage for a lively marital relationship with her husband. How stupid a man may be, by instinct a man will falter in search of the fleshy coals removed in fgm thus leaving him at moral loose for unfulfilled marital gift achievement. The fleshy coals are provided for the benefits of their marriage life. 1Corithians7: 9. The fleshy coals help a woman in marriage to lock in emotionally with her husband in a cordial marital relationship. Some parents send their daughters far away to close relatives for retrogressive fgm as a cover up without the girl child knowledge of the adverse side effects on her body and spirit. Today, knowledgeable granddaughters are running away from grandparents and aunts since they hold the mutilating blades of tear and terror of horror for their bodies. Wise parents are shielding their daughters from them. Paul told Timothy not to listen to old women unholy stories. This they call breakdown of extended families ties which brethren in Christ are ready to uphold for their faith in God .The spiritual and physical integrity of their daughters remain intact. The shedding of the blood and flesh of their daughters in satanic sacrifice in fgm they cannot allow it us the uniting bonding force for the extended families unity. Their faith in Christ breaks the yoke of satan.
    It is quite evident parents are under blind cultural moral slavery siege and ready to sacrifice their daughters in Fgm at demonic alter of cultures for community social acceptance but they are an eye sore before God for performing this type of prostitution . Fgm is more of rottenness of morals for the as the head of the family. How would parents commit their daughters to Fgm so us someone can have food for the mouth calling it their trade of life? How could someone say it was done in honor of religion where God is mentioned and the clergy exist? How will girls ever be compensated after the evil trade of forced fgm is abandoned while their mutilated sexes organs remain and the wounded soul and spirit cry to God Almighty. Many parents are still stuck in wilderness of demonic cultures though in institutions of Godly worship. Even from time of old women can perform all types of evils counting on their husbands support. Israelis women in the Bible told Jeremiah the Prophet that the sacrifices they offered to queen of heaven they did so with the support and knowledge of their husbands. Jeremiah 44:15-22. Even today women who force their daughters to undergo fgm count on their husbands full support. They confirm their husbands are part of Satanic sacrifice performed on their daughters in fgm when they disregard Godly advice and truth concerning fgm. It is the time parental love and care are nonexistent as the girl child is raised on alter of Satan for sexual excavation in fgm thus dethroning her from her very womanhood with full parental honor and the pleas by young girls for justice fall to deaf ears. The coveted cultural benefits and rights in fgm are left with the parents as the girl child is merchandized at the altar of Satan leaving her empty handed bearing all adverse severe effects and defects in her body and spirit for the lest her life time. For how long will parents hold this form of prostitution dear to their bosom for earthly respect ,honor and social acceptance? Is it that before God our beloved parents are not aware they are in a cerebrate prostitution with their daughters in fgm or they are stiff necked? The earth is annually drenched with the innocent blood of young girls and the seed of terror of evils is planted and established by parents. Who will pull out parents stuck in the wilderness of demonic cultures with love and care? Fgm is in the bosoms of parents and the community at large. It all boils down to communities morals social rottenness. The battle fields of double faiths range in their hearts and they fail terribly to test faith in God. GOD is not a respecter of persons and you cannot modify evils committed by parents to less evils to look upright. No form of gm is acceptable before God. To think you can subject girls to less invasive form of fgm is spiritually not acceptable . Where Men circumcision involves removal of a fold of the fore skin, fgm involves massive dense muscles with high concentration of sensitive net work of nerves and soft bone which leaves a woman sexually crippled out phase with man. Her bone is left in the air to dry like dead wood. This is not circumcision. It is Sexual excavation. Circumcision involves cutting round a fore skin in man. Which man would ever leave part of his bone cut to dry in the air like dead wood? After Fgm is done ,there are no bows left for man to hold. Song of Solomon 7:8 .NO blood should be spilled in Fgm. Leviticus 19:28-29. God purposed a woman to enjoy sex in marriage life. No human being should play God to her life. Song of Solomon 2:2-5. Sexual joy is Divine given to her and parents have no rights in sexually crippling her cold in fgm. Do not give parents a soft landing ground in their evils adventures by making them acceptable knowledgeable social criminals. The youths of today face great moral social battles against fgm which is a must win goal since they are blessed and enlightened with abundant interactive active knowledge concerning ills of fgm. They must not allow themselves to be engulfed in a cocoon of hypocritical suffering.
    Fgm prostitution is a satanic faith moral issue hedged on cultures incorporated in many religions. It is the deadly beastly yoke of Satan on womanhood hidden in parenthood for submissive evil acceptance . Satan activities have camouflaged themselves as Godly believers among believers telling them they assist them in holiness in fgm. Fgm is the annual mass demonic sacrifice done by parents to Satan for his gratification . In demonic world they claim fgm make a girl child clean but God says she defiled and made a prostitute sadly without her consent. Can parents take heed to Godly advice and do away with generation to generation prostitution in fgm? If we have to stop fgm it cannot be based only on negative side effects inherited by fgm. Since it is a faith based moral issue one can decide to live bearing all sufferings that come with fgm. It is known even clinically trained personnel perform fgm with full background firsthand knowledge of all sufferings and shortcoming associated with fgm. They are well paid by those who hunger and thirst to satisfy they cultural based faith attachments in fgm even contrary to moral standards of Godly believers. When fgm is involved, God is of secondary important to them. It is the time Satan is Supreme in their lives when all demonic forces raise together against the defenseless girl child as she reckon with satan in fgm. The clergy have more work to do in preaching having to bring parents and the young men on board to the full knowledge of the true Word of God. Young men know God told Moses in Spiritual language that fgm is a Satanic sacrifice for non believers hidden and preserved in parenthood for acceptance. Leviticus 19:28-29. Young men if you are presented with a virgin sexually mutilated without the sparkles of love and a virgin who has her divine splendor of her sex organ intact, who would you choose a wife having stood the test of faith in Godly manner? In fgm the son in-law is deemed trusted unworthy by his parents in-law to have their daughter sexually active with pearls of marriage intact. The clergy cannot live as though no Satanic sacrifices are performed on the girl child in fgm. In fgm the marriage bed is defiled and discredited .Young men have full reality faith in God that you have a wife a leftover from Satan in fgm. You cannot serve God and demons together. Choose wisely in your hearts as wise believers.
    In the Church of Christ, let fathers not exercise the dead terror of silence which have allowed satan to raid and rain terror on young girls in fgm. Let fathers stand up for the divine rights of their daughters in marriage. Parents owe their sons in laws lifetime gratitude for agreeing to marry their daughters whom they sexually assaulted, muted and sexually crippled. God has never asked parents to sexually cripple their daughters so as to remain virgins and holly. Is holiness attained by sexually crippling a girl child acceptable to God purposes for her live destiny entity? No! There is holiness that pertains to children of God. Fgm is direct mitigated assault and insult to her real womanhood. The sex organ of a girl child cannot be manipulated through sexual mutilations as a gate way for man to heaven. Parents owe their daughters a life time apology for their inhuman acts which robbed them their divine marital gifts. Parents who force their daughters to undergo Fgm exercise the most dignified unreserved beastly cultural atrocities on the girl child with man child at the receiving end as beneficially .Fgm remain the most horrible evil ever coveted by some parents with full support of some grandparents and aunts. Proverbs14:1-2. A foolish woman destroys her own house with her own hands. Let parents face the truth and know they have evil thoughts in demonic live style against their own girl child in fgm and they are terribly wrong .In the spirit world parents spy their daughters and are envious of their marital bed thus they raid the marriage court in fgm acts. They view their daughters us sexually wild and immoral children who have to be tamed to gain moral control standards over their own bodies assisted in fgm under the Knife. But who is weak? Men or women. Is the immorality one sided based on women among themselves only? Is the girl child sexually immorally wild to herself in her divine state? Who is fooling who? Is the sexual organ of a girls child the pillar of immorality and evils in any given society? Fgm is the cold unjust sacrifice involving blood ,flesh and bone to Satan which tie parents more to demonic world. Can men cut their penis heads to be near equal with women who have lost their clitoris in fgm? In Fgm, parents are a curse to a nation. In fgm parents craft and draw holiness for themselves and for the whole family together with the community from fgm thus they cleanse and protect themselves from immoralities in the blood of their daughters clothed in religious attires. The burden of family and the community holiness is pegged and delivered from the mutilated sex organ of a girl child. It is a demonic way of life. This pertain more to human satanic sacrifice and worship than many would like not to believe they are more submerged in demonic world. Parents have subjected their children to satanic slavery in fgm. Fgm was designed to permanently sexually disconnect a girl child from her very womanhood. The liberation straggle must start with the young men as the deciding factor in fgm eradication and abandonment. Fgm prostitution is done for them and on their behalves which is demonically wrong. Youths have to free themselves from cultural sexual slavery in fgm prostitution banqueted for them by old generation for their none existent spiritual and physical well being. In fgm prostitution parents are in satanic world together with witches and magicians turning the sexual organ of woman into un institution of satanic reverence.
    It is hypocritical and mockery for parents in Church of Christ to spend their early marriage live in double standards life to perpetuate FGM and live in their twilight years as devoted loving caring parents having soiled their hands with the blood of their daughters in a well intended time staged managed shedding of blood and flesh of their daughters in fgm in early marriage life as she wade through the jungle of life for demonic chastity sacrifice acceptance . Parents pride themselves in fgm for tearing down the defense and fences of the marriage court a sacrifice to Satan. They do not pride and delight themselves in God. But GOD can never be mocked. Some men force their daughters to undergo fgm under the mothers pressure and pleasure forgetting there are no curses for those in Christ Jesus. Galatians3:10-14, Proverb26:1-2. It is quite evident parents are under cultural moral slavery siege and ready to sacrifice their daughters in fgm at alter of demonic cultures for community social acceptance. Fgm is the historical prostitution and plunder of womanhood bound in cultural respect and honor. Evil committed by parents cannot be justified by existent of time done or by existent of once faith to do it. Can a man kneel before God and support fgm. It is awkward to hear men say what is good for a woman and not say what God says is good for a woman and him. It seems some men want to craft a way of life from the sex organ of women for themselves in name of purity for God. When God told Moses that the Israelis fathers shall not subject their daughters to fgm in honor of the dead or have sex with them, He did not leave any form of fgm for a girl child. To suggest there can be mild form of FGM is not acceptable before God. Leviticus 19:28-29. FGM is the annual mass satanic sacrifice done honorably by parents. Once the blood of a girl child is shed in fgm the land is polluted and the country becomes full of all evils. Mothers are the accomplish with devils priests who mutilates the sex organs of young girls with full expressed active acknowledgment of fathers when sold to satan. When parents advance in age they present themselves as faithful model of faith full of prayers which is a mare mockery to devotional integrity of moral faith in God having well planned to accomplish honorary executed fgm for all of their daughters in early marriage life.
    If men have no respect for the complex delicate sex organ which is the sanctuary of marriage which their long for and deliver them to this world, how will they have mercy for one another even where they have common faith? When the earth is fully polluted in fgm blood , at a point in life ,men turn the country a slaughter house for one another and the communities at large in a well selfish justified demonic manner. When the demonic world unleashes calamities and atrocities on the community, images of suffering that draw waves of emotions and floods of tears are seen .The seed of all evils is well planted and watered by parents. Fgm prostitution usher celebrations after the garden of love and joy defense and fences of the marriage court are scrapped out. Men can overturn the suffering girls go through in fgm over night when they are not habitually cheated on issues concerning fgm. They will take a firm stand knowing girls atrocities in fgm resulting in a flood gate of life of sufferings is not their joy and benefit by refusing sharing wives with Satan in fgm which rob her the coals of love. Men must understand and know that fgm is a respected high order of satanic prostitution done by parents with honor when coals of love are sacrificed to Satan. No trade can exist without customers. When men have true caring love and holy concern for our beloved sisters, Satanic parental generations prostitution sacrifices in fgm will be an issue in the forgotten past. Men ought to know and understand that in FGM the devil has invaded the sanctuary of marriage and defiled the fountain. Let your fountain be blessed, cushy and the King of marriage is wholly anointed. Let not your fountain be a fountain of terror and horror. Youth should enter marriage with their full bodies integrity intact as virgins of the Lord,1 Corinthians7:36. Which man would not like to have a happy and glorious wife beside him bound together in perfect true love? That bundle cannot be separated. Provebrs5:18-19. Which wise man burning in love would prefer a bride prepared for him on hell on earth and sexually cold crippled in fgm prostitution by satan ? How blessed is the man who enter into marriage with a lady who appreciate him in her eyes and her body is naturally tuned and toned to accommodate and appreciate him in Divine state. Men bear the automate change over. Girls are prepared for them in fgm for their marriage .They are the deciding factor who can never be ignored with power to free our sisters from grip of satan in fgm. If men give our dear sisters the loving caring right hand of help them in saying no to fgm and fathers lead a firm stand against infants fgm, history will record end of fgm events among families. Fgm prostitution is a satanic treasured sacrifice super imposed in cultural morality and false religion for honorable acceptance which is a direct mockery of faith in God but God can never be mocked. Fgm remains the treasured covenant between Satan and parents on social morality dear to them. The family and society moral status level is pegged to conditioned degree of state of severely in fgm. The horror burden of terror of fgm is left on shoulders of the girl child to carry entirely on her own for her lifetime on earth.
    How would parents commit their daughters to fgm so us someone can have food for the mouth calling it their trade of life? How could someone say it was done in honor of religion where God is mentioned and the clergy exist? How will ever be girls compensated who are forced to fgm in their flower age after abandoning the evil trade? Parents and the clergy should know that the mutilated injured defenseless girls remain and the wounded souls and spirit in anguish of their heart cry to Almighty God. Many parents are still stuck in wilderness of demonic cultures though in institutions of Godly worship. Who will pull out parents stuck in the wilderness of demonic cultures with love and care? FGM is in the bosoms of parents and the community at large. It all boils down to communities social rottenness. The battle fields of double faiths range in their hearts and they fail terribly to test of faith in God. Can parents be so cruel and evil minded to perform fgm in name of morality in GOD? Where is honesty and love in sobriety them . Fgm is a form of culturally appreciated prostitution on womanhood with respect , honor and rewards by parents with society support. Let us have fathers who can stand for God with their families when the lest rebel against God. Joshua 24:14-15 .
    The greatest force behind fgm are fathers and young men. It is heart breaking to hear women say if it were not of demands by fathers and young men behind the sin they will not do it. In fgm parents break the spiritual and physical integrity well being of their daughters. It is all known some men dare not speak against fgm for it propel them to social powers. The parents and the whole families supports are dear to them thus they endear and center themselves us champion of fgm as a cultural heritage. Their enthronements to social powers are fueled by blood and flesh of young girls thus weakening laws passed to ban fgm. The young girls fate hang out of balance since she cannot count on rescue even from her dear brothers. Her fate is sealed in dying hope by those who thirst and hunger for her flesh and blood for the injustice of the beloved parents is awful cruel. It is in the hour of need when a father turns a cold shoulder to his girl child and commit her to Satan in fgm prostitution persecution . The girl child lives with unresolved burning self reserved resentments against her parents but all they see is well to their eyes. The dark embarrassing day of losing her womanhood in fgm remains vivid to her mind. Parents will have their daughters physically but emotionally detached from them in their old age a dilemma and a surprise to them. Their silent heart acre of lack of mutual trust between their daughters will go down to their old age. A great social rift is emerging among the youths and old generation based on increased abundant interactive active knowledge on whole issues based on fgm with youth calling for social justice in ending fgm. Youths are on a race against time whether to subject their marriages to generations prostitution in fgm. Parents can socially lose their children in their old age with phenomenal of being neglected by their children becoming more apparent. Fgm condemns a girl child to a life time of sexual cultural slavery. This is the misery bestowed upon her by her own parents in honor of the dead which they hold dear to their hearts. Parents pride themselves in fgm prostitution since they receive their communities social recognitions and acceptance at a price of permanently sexually deforming their girls in fgm which they can view in a mirror. Parents are in Sodom of their own even in places of worship.
    Laws to ban FGM may not eliminate fgm since it can be done clinically at home. Parents require deliverance of their souls and spirit to God. In their liberated hearts they will not suffer any loose for abandoning fgm for their trust in God is paramount. God Himself told Moses that the Israelis fathers shall not subject their daughters to fgm in honor of the dead or have sex with them making them prostitutes. Leviticus 19:28-29. FGM is a Satanic sacrifice involving blood, soft bone and flesh and parents are more bonded to demonic world by sacrificing their girl child in fgm . The seed of evils is planted, watered and guarded by parents in joy. Let all Children of Abraham by faith face the full reality of the demands in their faith in God. God bless you all united against this demonic cultural practice called fgm, a hard nut to crack preserved and hidden in parenthood for acceptance. It is the time the promises in fgm die out and the demonic world open her gates wide for the girl child and closes her behind as she leaves the alter of Satan empty handed for the rest of her life time. Can the young men and girls muscle enough will power and do away with fgm prostitution forced down their lives by the old generation? Yes, they can since they are strong with an open clear mind. They have the divine provision of a happy marriage within their reach. Their marriage belong to them and not to their parents. Your obedience stays within the practices of Godly confined boundaries. God says you are strong and you can overcome the wicked one. 1 john2:14. We must hold the Word of God within its content and contest lest or we be found to have contempt for the Word of God.
    In Church of Christ, men should stop counting their up hold to spiritual holiness in reverence to a defiled sexually mutilated sex organ of a woman. Some men say when women are sexually crippled, men and women remain faithful but to who? Which men are sexually crippled for women to remain holy? Is the sexual organ of a woman an institution of worship for men? GOD IS HOLLY. Men should not have defiled faith in God based on crippled sexual organ of a woman. Men should love God with a pure heart. The sexual organ of a woman is not a stay to his faith in his God. Should a man share a wife with the devil in fgm? Fgm is ill tagged as a benefit to a man child by those who perpetuate this demonic sacrifice. Men who view their holiness in God through the mutilated sexual organ of a woman put their faith in God to demonic practices. Fgm is a Satanic sacrifice imposed on womanhood by men behind the sin for selfish eroded gratification. Culturally women who had gone fgm as they passed child bearing age and hung up the ploughs, the old man would marry another young woman who had gone fgm referred to us the wife of his old age with desires to have children to match other wives. No eyes blow were raised against her by the other wives since they understood their frigid sexually rocky morbid state. They were not a joy to have as wives in their old age . Love to hem was like surgery awake and they acknowledged the sexually active state of their husband. It was a time their husband was like a sexual beast to them. They sexually off loaded themselves through the young wife of his old aged thus shifting the burden of the curse to the young woman. Parents who perform fgm are a curse to their children and the country for the demonic act in fgm. Where uncircumcised woman is married to a polygamous marriage of circumcised women, they vehemently call for her circumcision since she is like a magnet to their husband. They need him less of her. If a man has to be circumcised in the Church of Christ, he should join our sisters in spiritual circumcision for all that is salvation. For he is a Jew that is spiritually circumcised. Colossians 2: 8-12. Roman2:28-29. Can a wise man pride himself before God counting the benefits of marrying a prostitute? In Church of Christ, only uncultured men in Godly practices, uncouth, no witty and demonic sadist will applaud sexual mutilation of young girls. Leviticus 19:28-29. Fgm is the perennial curse for the girl child and the land. The land is polluted and all evils come to the nation. Fgm remains the greatest satanic cultural monument that parents have to overcome at all costs.
    Fgm prostitution defeat any Godly purpose for it . Can any clergy support fgm prostitution ? Only those taught by apostles and ministers of Satan can support fgm prostitution . Fgm exercise the most Dignified unreserved beastly cultural atrocities subjected on womanhood which is the deadly yoke of Satan hidden in parenthood for demonic chastity acceptance. Corinthians11:13-15. NO FGM WITH GOD .When faithful Abraham the father of faith was commanded by God to be circumcised at99 years old with his son Ishmael at thirteen years old, he obeyed God. Sarah and Hagar were not circumcised or any girl child since there is no women circumcision with God. It was a clear instruction and Abraham obeyed Jehovah God instructions to the letter. GENESIS 17: 1-27. When will it dawn on parents that they are in demonic world together with magicians and witches in fgm? Parents only way out of this demonic trap is to reconcile back to God together with their daughters by asking for forgiveness and get saved. Since in fgm the girl child is sacrificed in historical generation to generation prostitution and plunder on womanhood bound in cultural respect and honor for the benefits of the man child concealed nonexistent benefits ,the man child ought to be brought in the front line to fights fgm empowered with wholesome active knowledge of all ills involved in fgm prostitution . The life time miseries the girl child goes through in fgm prostitution is not a gift to a man child. Parents must know they shall account before God on satanic sacrifice performed in fgm in the final judgment day.
    Fgm prostitution bleeds horrible sorrows and suffering for a woman in her life time. When the mind of the man child is redeemed from fgm prostitution acts and fathers break the dead terror of silence against the inherent morally disgusting and offensive fgm prostitution then it will be the natural death of fgm . Fgm prostitution has evaded men perspective of Divine Holiness in God. Men have subjected women to brutal evil discovered cultural slavery and sexual deprivation of marital joy in fgm as a precondition for love and marriage. Women are left desperate and defenselessly cornered by onslaught of fgm. Men should not enter into marriage in seeking vain glory of sexual competition with women which raise gain to fgm prostitution to make them sexual cripples for men to remain as champions on sexual relationship since it is a Divine given equal shared joy. Men should not take pleasure in sexually humiliating and hurting women in fgm prostitution persecution . This is a demonic and the most hypocritical selfish life style for a man on earth when his heart breeds absolute anarchy and evils for womanhood. Men should enter into marriage within Divine approved orders without selfish cultural sexual competition inclinations .
    Fgm prostitution is a satanic prime reward sacrifice more tied to man as the enforcer but he does not bear the physical scaring scars sufferings women go through silently with physiological scars and no Christian should apply it in life. Christian should eliminate FGM with ability given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for in him there are no generation curses. Christians must redeem the time and not be foolish in daily life. The sex organ of a woman is not a battle field of faith for man in God. Men must purge social evils from their hearts, minds and not from the sexual organs of women in fgm operation ruins. Fgm was started by men and they must battle it to a dead end. It is a deeply rooted cultural battle field they can win overnight. It takes less than two hrs to teach men and women on Biblical perspective of fgm ills to bring it to a dead end. The survival of young girls from fgm is in the hands of parents and men. Men must salvage girls from fgm in the hands culturally enslaved women. Their hands are washed with innocent blood of young girls sacrificed to satan in fgm. Fgm betrays the dignity of men faith in God. Men have wrongly pegged their dignity in faith in God to the sex organ of a woman. A woman body in Divine state is a natural refresher for the man in trace of his Holy Creator. Men should appreciated they are delivered safely to the world from the womb and should never wage waves of wars of atrocities against womanhood. Men can break the cultural religious zeal in fgm for the dignity of the girl child. Fathers bear the absolute responsibilities in delivering girls to the platform of victory against fgm predicaments. When fathers say no to fgm ,young men are automatically on board against fgm. Fgm is the chronic moral disorder in a man bonded to satan in culture. Fgm was started by men as a tool of sexual depression in women in war of virgins waged by men who later brought it forward to women to propagate it in inherent zeal unknown before. Where is even the spiritual virginity of girls mutilated by men in martyrdom of womanhood? Legend has it that men were going for wars for a very long time against others communities and on return they found their beautiful young wives and girls were sexually molested and impregnated by the old men that were left behind . Sexual depression and deprivation were introduced in fgm as a tool of sexual suppression oppression. Can any wise God fearing parents subject their daughters to fgm to justify in a religious manner the sin of grandfathers for their historical generation sexual immorality dynasty pacification cover up? Fgm remains the grandfathers generation to generation curse and sexual social slavery to girls .Men must soberly disengage themselves honorary behind the scene for being the custodian pillars of sin of fgm making the sex organs of women as the moral battle fields of faith in God and call fgm the bygone unjust case of mayhem. Fgm foe must be purged from the battle field of minds and hearts of men in order of give girls social justice and enable women to overcome fgm. Man cannot seek Holy Almighty God in mirror of fgm castration.
    Come and be renewed at the throne of grace for Christ is full of love and mercy for your free sanctification and redemption. The cradle of hope in Christ Jesus radiates the inner person in peace who forgives in perfect love and cannot be deformed. Let the abundant love of Christ prevail in your yielding enabling life of righteousness in Christ Jesus. His unfailing love full of grace is sufficient for your triumph future without compromise. The Church is cleansed and perfectly restored for His own glory. Love covers multitudes of sins and weakness . Jehovah God break the yoke of Satan in fgm prostitution atrocities at family pillars for the fulfillment of your internal glory.
    GOD OUTLAWED FGM WHICH WAS FORBIDDEN AND WRITTEN IN SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE. Leviticus
    19:28-29. The message is freely given
    purely to the body of JESUS CHRIST worldwide.
    By Br. Robert Munyui Kamunyu.

    • Brujo Feo says:

      Holy lallation, Batman!

      lallation
      [lalā′shən]
      Etymology: L, lallare, to babble
      1 babbling, repetitive, unintelligible utterances, such as the babbling of an infant and the mumbled speech of schizophrenics, alcoholics, and the severely mentally retarded.

      Also…

      “Word salad” is a “confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases”,[1] most often used to describe a symptom of a neurological or mental disorder. The words may or may not be grammatically correct, but semantically confused to the point that the listener cannot extract any meaning from them. The term is often used in psychiatry, as well as in theoretical linguistics to describe a type of grammatical acceptability judgment by native speakers, and in computer programming to describe textual randomization. It has thus become used as a way of criticizing very incoherent or irrational statements by rival political leaders.

      I’m just wondering if this Kumunyu gentleman imagines for a moment that ANYONE is going to read his essay.

  41. Robert Munyui Kamunyu says:

    FGM PROSTITUTION CASTRATION CURSE BY PARENTS- THE BUTCHERS O F WOMANHOOD ( THE COVENANT OF THE FLESH). When God told Abraham to sign the covenant of the flesh, he circumcised all the male children and he was circumcised. The message was direct and in plain language. GENESIS 17: 1-27. The agreement was strategically initiated and the male child grew beholding daily his agreement with God at every call of nature throughout his married life.. The covenant of the flesh for a man is with ease to behold with no ill feelings or regrets without medication required afterwards in life. When God told Moses that the Children of Israel shall not circumcise their girls, the message was given in a spiritual language and bore two warnings. The Israelis parents shall not sexually mutilate their daughters and fathers we commanded not have carnal knowledge (incest) of their daughters making them prostitutes. Fgm prostitution is a satanic sacrifice for a woman, of secrecy with miseries and constrains of disgrace to behold accompanied by many cases of traumatic child delivery requiring medication. There is no fold of a fore skin in a sexual organ of a woman to cut round that hides dirty stuffs that stinks. There are no undue growths that warrant cutting and scrapping in her sexual organ. There is no part of her sexual organ that rots as she grows old from childhood. Those who justify fgm benefits in in any form are mare agents of satan in sheep skin. There are blunt lies of those women anointed by satan to propagate fgm when they claim women that are not cut stinks. Homes ,cities and countries where fgm is not practiced would have been stinking hell if their claim is true which would have been an open truth known by all. The devil is the father of lies and his accomplished do the falsehood. Fgm is the most horrible heart breaking tribute to satanic sacrifice in parenthood accepted and appreciated by many communities. They have given fgm prostitution a satanic religious positive face value with wholesome none existent cleanliness which is mockery to wisdom and Word of truth. Today those women who favor fgm feel their marriages are under attack and endangered with the unfolding truth on falsified physical and spiritual beneficial issues acclaimed in fgm.
    Even when some advocate for not cutting much for her benefit and her husband ,this vindicate the opening door of intended sexual deprivation and suppression for the girl child bearing all the shortcomings of fgm. All they have is to tell epic of lies to keep their husbands mentally caged in culture and remain relevant to their husbands. When some women vouch for safe mother child delivery, the devil is in front with others women in destroying the very gate way of safe mother child delivery system in fgm without iota of remorse. Parents pay homage to satan in fgm. In old days old women who had undergone fgm used to pass direct messages to young men initiates that a woman once she grows old the man if he wants and wishes to marry another woman he should do so and not disturb her. It was clear message for the young men that past child bearing age they were not readily available for their husbands at their matrimonial bed. During fgm initiation ceremonies, immoral cultural songs are accepted and openly sang for a satanic banquet. Fgm remains the formidable honorable sin favored by many parents globally enslaved by satan Let men love those ladies who have under gone the awful risk of unkind cut in Christ’s Love that bonds on love. Let those ladies not condemn themselves . Let them abound in dignified liberty that is in Christ and enjoy full life and do away with satanic barbaric fgm for their daughters. The devil has his own even among the smart elites in every society that will justify evils under all costs. Fgm is a demonic act associated with the existent of parenthood and the devil who has given it a religious backing a cover up of deceptive acceptance. There are women who have undergone fgm and they hold and tell the bear truth on issues based on fgm. May God Almighty shower them with blessings of fortitude of grace to forbear the deprivations done in fgm. In fgm prostitution persecution castration parents are engaged in a clear active respectable satanic open sacrifice. They indulge themselves in orgy of mutilating the very womanhood of their own girl child for none existing morality for God. Fgm is the smart satanic strategic morality sacrifice hidden tragically and endorsed by many parents across all social status around the world. Parents have their own zeal of faith in fgm and have established their own righteousness not according to righteousness of God in the knowledge of his Word. Roman 10:1-4. Parents spearhead the immoral act in fgm which is a covenant of flesh and blood with satan for society morality. Many fathers are bonded and bound by it and sink to abyss of solemn silence even when children and youth raise a protest the battle of minds against fgm. Satan has for generations perfectly cushioned fgm in many families parenthood which is un institution of tender care and love as the acceptable way of life. It is the time Satan tragically prevails in honor in parenthood. Fgm is the parental dear paradox regarding girls chastity. On fgm sin enslavement , fathers play the pivot role in sexually crippling their daughters behind the scene having been entangled and snared by Satan as it were with Eve and Adam in garden of Aden. There are parents comfortably settled down on mutilating their young girls for community social acceptance and honor at families managed alter of satan. This defeats any iota of holy love and care for the girl child under fgm, bawling for mercy when heaped on her shoulders empty promises bearing the burden of the family and the society morality placed on her very womanhood in fgm operation . In fgm operation, parents are heartless and lack ornaments of a holly heart. The formidable aggressive force against womanhood in fgm from her very parent is beyond many girls ability to withstand. The mother’s love towards her girl child, in change of events is full of momentarily intimidations to her uncut state seen as unclean . They are faithful dependable apostles and ministers of satan bound in perpetuating fgm with taunt young girls on their uncut status which is a state of social mental torture for some hard to bear. Finally some face the martyrdom of womanhood in fgm for demonic cultural purity cleansing acceptance . To them, immorality is put to an end. The devil’s strike on womanhood is immortalized in a cultural religious ceremony given a cover up of wholesome acceptance by elders present us custodian pillars of demonic culture sexual slavery.
    Love cannot fathom the era of zeal outburst in fgm prostitution castration ordeal that ravage the garden of love and joy enhanced in agony of cultural honor by parents in chopping and tearing the helm of womanhood. What is left is a figure of womanhood. In fgm operation, parents are heartless and lack ornaments of a holly heart. Fgm heinous act defines parents in demonic world of culture gripped by satan but not in God. They are faithful dependable apostles and ministers of satan bound in perpetuating fgm with willing evil hands . Parents and close relatives continuously taunt young girls on their uncut status which is a state of social mental torture for some hard to bear. Finally some face the martyrdom of womanhood in fgm for demonic cultural purity cleansing acceptance . To them, immorality is put to an end. This is the awesome sin of honor by parents in propagating the grave yard of womanhood. This defeats real love and wisdom. Satan footstool is amicably established in fgm by parents in honor. Girls who face the evil cut become prostitutes on alter of satan sadly without their consent which pollutes the land. Magicians and witches in the world do not make girls prostitutes. But parents by subjecting girls to fgm make them prostitutes and are worse than them. Parents have soiled their hands in fgm honorary .Humanity has been subject to satanic celebrated sacrifice in fgm prostitution beyond imaginations in many families among generations. The evil cutting is done in honor of the dead. Leviticus 19:28-29. This type of prostitution cannot be cleansed in marriage life . She bought her prostitution with her flesh, bone and blood on alter of Satan while still In her flower age when facing all evil forces under her parental care. Unless she gets saved (call upon the blood of CHRIST to cleanse her.John3:16-18, Isaiah1:18) she shall go to her grave a prostitute. Thus there were no sexual mutilations among the Israelis women. The Girl child was bought up in divine order leaving the petals and stay of love intact for a beloved wise husband core co-benefits. She remained a garden fenced , a spring shut up and blessed in sealed divine state. A woman to man she is a garden and a fountain. The man plants a seed and a child grows in the womb and is born. The man quench his marital thirst with her in shared joy for woman is a keeper at home. A fountain with a cover has more flesh safe water than uncovered well. A fenced garden has a defense and is a safe comfort. Song of Solomon 5:1-2. Song of Solomon 4:12, Proverbs 5:18-19. The banner of love is at even state over the garden of love at Divine state when his hand lands at the garden of love to prop it up undisturbed in the great rift valley to satisfy his wild sexual imaginations. Song of Solomon 2:2-5. Circumcision in man does not destroy his body integrity and his sexual ability remains intact in joy. Fgm remains a deadly liability to girls’ spiritual and physical live. Nothing more satisfying against fgm than hearing present generation of fathers say that they will never allow their daughters to be mutilated.
    Does it require governments to ban fgm for parents to realize they commit grave honorable abomination in fgm? Can parents understand that fgm from its conception and inception was a crime against womanhood in nature? Up to when will parents linger on honorable fgm prostitution castration of young girls? In Church of Christ, ever where parents force their daughters to face the evil cut, the parents having given the devil the first sacrifice should not be ashamed to remove the blanket of etiquette and prepare their daughters to play wives (incest) to their husbands to give the devil a complete sacrifice. Let mothers have the final honor and pride themselves in remaking the conception beds of their daughters and prepare their husbands to know their daughters and give satan a due complete sacrifice. It is not a greater evil than the first sacrifice. Fgm is an insult and assault to womanhood by parents. Let parents pride themselves in complete evils. The petals and stay of love are left strewn at alters of Satan. The sparkles of love cannot be rekindled. In natural world a door is provided for knocking before entry and an aerial is provided for effective communication so is the same for the girl child body by nature. Fgm prostitution is not done for the love of the girl child .This is misconception of love. There is no barbaric action done in love. Fgm prostitution is done when the sex organ of a girl child is viewed as a source of all immoralities and a center of all evils that engulf a community. It is done as a sacrificial satanic proactive cleansing of a society from immoralities. They view mutilated sex organ of a girl child as clean and holy thus up rifting it’s status to satanic reverence. Love does not seek its own benefits, 1Corinthians 13:1-13. Prostitutes made by parents in fgm prostitution are honored and encouraged . Us no man can miss the mouth even when eating in total darkness, so shall man falter in search of the marital coals removed in sexual mutilation how foolish he is. From the family parliament man becomes a slave of satan . Fgm prostitution keeps man out of natural way of life in marriage .Song of Solomon 2:6-7. After fgm is done there are no boughs for man to hold since the woman was subjected to sexual excavation and torture of honor in fgm rampage by satan . Song of Solomon 7:1-8. Girls subjected to fgm is a reflection of man’s moral decay which leaves fgm atrocities flying back to his face. Men must decide and channel their spiritual morality command zeal for God eventually sealed in great dignity of personal love for God and not stayed in fgm. In fgm ceremonies parents authority is enhanced and preserved in funding satanic priests black bloody economy.
    Fgm remains the tested brutal cultural yard stick for girls sexual excavation in honor of cultural morality preservation. The livelihood of devil’s priest in fgm is enhanced by parents with no remorse. Parents who perform the grand satanic sacrifice of fgm are sources of families marital instabilities and of great evils to the land. When their daughters face marital problems originating from their family parliaments, they offer themselves as prayer partners with their daughters before God interceding for stability and peace for their families. They do not count themselves as the cause of the marital problems affecting their daughters marriage life for breaking and dismantling the defense and the fences of the marriage courts in fgm. The grandmothers and aunts are in a more canning defensive hypocritical state buying time for their daughter to bring up girls mayhem to storm unto them demanding sex mutilation as an exercise of honor. Paul told Timothy not to heed unholy stories from old women. 1Timothy4:7. In such deceptive manner unfortunately the cycle of demonic fgm prostitution repeats itself again. Do they ever learn anything destructive in fgm or they are spiritually blind folded as they abound more in vain prayers? When the wife at the family parliament loose esteemed value to her husband all that pertain to the family has no value to him and this is the widest wild gate for the man that leads to lack of burden of responsibility for the family that opens the highway of family destruction by the devil. Even higher university education may not save a girl child in hands of parents gripped by satan in fgm slavery. Fgm lays social foundations for unstable marital lives. Parents are highly entrenched in prostitution with their girl child. When in demonic world parents say fgm prostitution makes a girl child clean but God says she defiled and made a prostitute. Fgm remains the annual mass overwhelming celebrated parental satanic human sacrifice for the mankind under cover of social morality ever witnessed. Ironically these parents are active in the Church who shoulder burdens for the church but with continuous unresolved marital problems a dilemma to the clergy. They are workers of Satan who have camouflaged as believers in the Church of Christ. How do they differ from magicians and witches?
    Fgm prostitution castration is the parental satanic sexual sacrifice , assault, insult and abuse of a girl child sexual integrity held in cultural cerebrated religious manner. They pollute the land in prostitution and the land becomes full of all evils. How can a father be obsessed with the sexual organ of his daughter as a bearer of holiness in the mutilated state? It is hypocritical for him to be in a place where GOD is worshiped. Why should parents be obsessed to place the family uprightness and the country holiness in the mutilated sex organ of their girl child? After fgm is done ,the girl child is highly esteemed and it is a demonic cover up of the plight of evils done. Where are the wise loving brothers to stand up without fear that will not feast and cerebrate when their dear sisters are sacrificed to satanic under world in fgm prostitution castration by their own parents? Fgm was authored in Egypt by Pharaoh as Satanic sacrifice to increase pain and wailing in child birth . The fleshy sexual coals are excavated leaving her frigid and rocky thus denying her for live time Divine marital gift which she requires in marriage for a lively marital relationship with her husband. How stupid a man may be, by instinct a man will falter in search of the fleshy coals removed in fgm thus leaving him at moral loose for unfulfilled marital mission not achievement. The fleshy coals are provided for the benefits of their marriage life. 1Corithians7: 9. The fleshy coals help a woman in marriage to lock in emotionally with her husband in a cordial cushy marital sexual relationship. Some parents send their daughters far away to close relatives for retrogressive fgm as a cover up without the girl child knowledge of the adverse side effects on her body and spirit. Today, knowledgeable granddaughters are running away from grandparents and aunts since they hold the mutilating blades of tear and terror of horror for their bodies. Wise parents are shielding their daughters from them. Paul told Timothy not to listen to old women unholy stories. This they call breakdown of extended families ties which brethren in Christ are ready to uphold for their faith in God .The spiritual and physical integrity of their daughters remain intact. The shedding of the blood and flesh of their daughters in honoring satanic sacrifice in fgm they cannot allow it us the uniting bonding force for the extended families unity. Their faith in Christ breaks the yoke of satan. It is quite evident parents are under blind cultural moral slavery siege and ready to sacrifice their daughters in Fgm at demonic alter of cultures for community social acceptance but they are an eye sore before God for performing this type of heinous prostitution .
    Fgm is more of rottenness of morals for the man as the head of the family. How would parents commit their daughters to Fgm so us someone can have food for the mouth calling it their trade of life? How could someone say it was done in honor of religion where God is mentioned and the clergy exist? How will girls ever be compensated after the evil trade of forced fgm is abandoned while their mutilated sexes organs remain and the wounded soul and spirit cry to God Almighty. Young girls desperations explode without relieve in dying hope when the devil in his status establish authority over her body in fgm. Her fate in fgm is firmly sealed by her own very parents in stunning atrocities of honor held together by grandparents and aunts us bedrock of fgm prostitution castration cause in the society. Many parents are still committed and stuck in wilderness of demonic cultures though in institutions of Godly worship. Even from time of old women can perform all types of evils counting on their husbands support. Israelis women in the Bible told Jeremiah the Prophet that the sacrifices they offered to queen of heaven they did so with the support and knowledge of their husbands. Jeremiah 44:15-22. Even today women who force their daughters to undergo fgm count on their husbands full support. They confirm their husbands are part of Satanic sacrifice performed on their daughters in fgm when they disregard Godly advice and truth concerning fgm. It is the time parental love and care are nonexistent as the girl child is raised on alter of Satan for sexual excavation in fgm thus dethroning her from her very womanhood with full parental honor and the pleas by young girls for justice fall to deaf ears. The coveted cultural benefits and rights in fgm are left in the hands of parents as the girl child is merchandized at the altar of Satan leaving her empty handed bearing all adverse severe effects and defects in her body and spirit for the lest her life time. For how long will parents hold this form of prostitution dear to their bosom for earthly respect ,honor and social acceptance? Is it that before God our beloved parents are not aware they are in a cerebrate prostitution with their daughters in fgm or they are stiff necked? The earth is annually drenched with the innocent blood of young girls and the seed of terror of evils is planted and established by parents in honor. Who will pull out parents stuck in the wilderness of demonic cultures with love and care?
    Fgm is in the bosoms of parents and the community at large. It all boils down to communities morals social rottenness. The battle fields of double faiths range in their hearts and they fail terribly to test faith in God. GOD is not a respecter of persons and you cannot modify evils committed by parents to less evils to look upright. No form of gm is acceptable before God. To think you can subject girls to less invasive form of fgm is spiritually deceptive and not acceptable . Where Man circumcision involve removal of an open fold of the fore a skin by cutting round the foreskin , fgm involves massive dense muscles cutting removal with high concentration of sensitive network of nerves and soft bone which leaves a woman sexually excavated and crippled out phase with man. Her bone is left in the air to dry like dead wood. This is not circumcision. It is Sexual excavation and rip of womanhood. The thought of a woman having foreskin in her sexual private part is a demonic false after thought by sadist men and satan intended to legitimize fgm under all costs. There is no foreskin in a girl child’s sex organ. Which man would ever leave part of his bone cut to dry in the air like dead wood? After Fgm is done ,there are no bows left for man to hold. Song of Solomon 7:8 .NO blood should be spilled in Fgm. Leviticus 19:28-29. God purposed a woman to enjoy sex in marriage life and the husband to mark the coals in his joy endeavors. No human being should play God to her life. Song of Solomon 2:2-5. Sexual joy is Divine given to her and parents have no rights in sexually crippling her in cold blood . Do not give parents a soft landing ground in their evils adventures by making them acceptable knowledgeable social criminals. The youths of today face great moral social battles against fgm which is a must win goal since they are blessed and enlightened with abundant interactive active knowledge concerning ills of fgm. They must not allow themselves to be engulfed in a cocoon of hypocritical suffering in fgm culturally mounted in rooted demonic cultural sexual atrocities in fgm.
    The desire for a man to be sexually at home with his bride as God had decided from time of creation still stands. Men must assert final authority against fgm in face of taunting incredible forces of demonic honored cultures. There is nothing more annoying than hearing in Christian discussion in place of worship of a learned uncouth sadist man declare that the clitoris which is well above the virginal opening obstruct man in intercourse. Nothing more unkind to truth than falsehood unearthed in fgm foul evil act by using truth in plain language only to be declared fouls course language by those who have holy than thou attitude. They view naked truth that can eliminate fgm overnight as a threat to their cash cow as fgm fighters. They are black listed as dangerous to their trade This is the way the devil fights back. Those who teach the truth about fgm are not for character assassination. It is a an agonizing hair raising sensational experience encounter with a learned ardent fgm cultural man heaving angrily for an almost physical confrontation with those who are opposed to fgm prostitution castration on defenseless innocent young girls. In the Church of Christ, let fathers not exercise the dead terror of silence which has allowed satan to raid and rain terror on young girls in fgm. Let fathers stand up for the divine rights of their daughters in marriage. Where Christian mothers pride themselves in fgm , let them have their husbands know their daughters before they pass on from earth as the final functional triggered banquet for satan without sanction. This will give satan the deserved complete sacrifice . Parents owe their sons in laws lifetime gratitude for agreeing to marry their daughters whom they sexually assaulted, muted and sexually crippled. God has never asked parents to sexually cripple their daughters so as to remain virgins and holly. Is holiness attained by sexually crippling a girl child acceptable to God purposes for her live destiny entity? No! There is holiness that pertains to children of God. Fgm is direct mitigated assault and insult to her real womanhood for very womanhood. The sex organ of a girl child cannot be manipulated through sexual mutilations as a gate way for man to heaven. Parents owe their daughters a life time apology for their inhuman acts which robbed them their divine marital gifts. Parents who force their daughters to undergo Fgm exercise the most dignified unreserved beastly cultural atrocities on the girl child with man child at the receiving end as beneficially.
    Fgm remain the most horrible evil ever coveted by some parents with full support of some grandparents and aunts. Proverbs14:1-2. A foolish woman destroys her own house with her own hands. Let parents face the truth and know they have evil thoughts in demonic live style against their own girl child in fgm and they are terribly wrong .In the spirit world parents spy their daughters and are envious of their marital bed enjoyment thus they raid the marriage court in fgm acts. They view their daughters us sexually wild and immoral children who have to be tamed to gain moral control standards over their own bodies assisted in fgm under the Knife. But who is weak? Men or women. Is the immorality one sided based on women among themselves only? Is the girl child sexually immorally wild to herself in her divine state? Who is fooling who? Is the sexual organ of a girls child the pillar of immorality and evils in any given society? Fgm is the cold unjust sacrifice involving blood ,flesh and bone to Satan which tie parents more to demonic world. Can men cut their penis heads to be near equal with women who have lost their clitoris in fgm? In Fgm, parents are a curse to their daughter and to a nation. In fgm parents craft and draw holiness for themselves and for the whole family together with the community from fgm thus they cleanse and protect themselves from immoralities in the blood of their daughters clothed in religious attires. The burden of family and the community holiness is pegged and delivered from the mutilated sex organ of a girl child. It is a complete demonic way of life. This pertain more to human satanic sacrifice and worship than many would like not to believe they are more submerged in demonic world. Parents have subjected their children to satanic slavery in fgm without remorse. Fgm was designed to deliver sexual crippling of a girl child from her very womanhood. The liberation straggle must start with the young men as the deciding factor in fgm eradication and abandonment. Fgm prostitution castration is done for them and on their behalves which is demonically wrong. Youths have to free themselves from cultural sexual slavery in fgm prostitution banqueted for them by old generation for their none existent spiritual and physical stability benefits . In fgm prostitution parents are in satanic world together with witches and magicians turning the sexual organ of woman into an institution of satanic reverence.
    It is hypocritical and mockery for parents in Church of Christ to spend their early marriage live in double standards life to perpetuate FGM and live in their twilight years as devoted loving caring parents close to the clergy having soiled their hands with the blood of their daughters in a weal intended time staged managed shedding of blood and flesh of their daughters in fgm in early marriage life as she wade through the jungle of life for demonic chastity sacrifice acceptance . Will ever parents fathom from the bottom of their hearts the unjust physical and spiritual injuries inflicted in fgm? The girl child is deprived of her authority and integrity of her womanhood to demonic world and men who believe in their objective holiness gain for humanity based on her precarious live in fgm. Parents pride themselves in fgm for tearing down the defense and fences of the marriage court a sacrifice to Satan. Women and girls are given to demonic world morality and will of men which is the hid out of satan . They do not pride and delight themselves in God. But GOD can never be mocked. Some men force their daughters to undergo fgm under the mothers pressure and pleasure forgetting there are no curses for those in Christ Jesus. Galatians3:10-14, Proverb26:1-2. It is quite evident parents are under cultural moral slavery siege and ready to sacrifice their daughters in fgm at alter of demonic cultures for community social acceptance. Fgm is the historical prostitution and plunder of womanhood bound in cultural respect and honor. Evil committed by parents in fgm cannot be justified by existent of time done or by existent of once faith to do it. Fgm is cultural sexual slavery without love. Can a man kneel before God and support fgm.
    It is awkward to hear men say what is good for a woman and not say what God says is good for a woman and him. It seems some men want to craft a way of holy life from the sex organ of women for themselves in name of purity for God. When God told Moses that the Israelis fathers shall not subject their daughters to fgm in honor of the dead or have sex with them, He did not leave any form of fgm for a girl child. To suggest there can be mild form of FGM is not acceptable before God. Leviticus 19:28-29. FGM is the annual mass satanic sacrifice done honorably by parents. Once the blood of a girl child is shed in fgm the land is polluted and the country becomes full of all evils. Mothers are the accomplish with devils priests who mutilates the sex organs of young girls with full expressed active acknowledgment of fathers when sold to satan. When parents advance in age they present themselves as faithful model of faith full of prayers which is a mere mockery to devotional integrity of moral faith in God having well planned to accomplish honorary executed fgm for all of their daughters in early marriage life. Youth in unique spiritual flight must dislodge themselves from the yoke of fgm prostitution slavery offered honorary by parents in satanic sacrifice. They are dependable force for young girls who cannot be ignored. How would parents commit their daughters to fgm so us someone can have food for the mouth calling it their trade of life? How could someone say it was done in honor of religion where God is mentioned and the clergy exist? How will ever be girls compensated who are forced to fgm in their flower age after abandoning the evil trade? Parents and the clergy should know that the mutilated injured defenseless girls remain and the wounded souls and spirit in anguish of their heart cry to Almighty God. Many parents are still stuck in wilderness of demonic cultures though in institutions of Godly worship. Who will pull out parents stuck in the wilderness of demonic cultures with love and care?
    FGM is in the bosoms of parents and the community at large. It all boils down to communities social rottenness. The battle fields of double faiths range in their hearts and they fail terribly to test of faith in God. Can parents be so cruel and evil minded to perform fgm in name of morality in GOD? Where is honesty and love in sobriety them . Fgm is a form of culturally appreciated prostitution on womanhood with respect , honor and rewards by parents with society support. Let us have fathers who can stand for God with their families when the lest rebel against God. Joshua 24:14-15 . The greatest force behind fgm are fathers and young men. It is heart breaking to hear women say if it were not of demands by fathers and young men behind the sin they will not do it. In fgm parents break the spiritual and physical integrity wellbeing of their daughters. It is all known some men dare not speak against fgm for it propel them to social political powers. The parents and the whole families supports are dear to them thus they endear and center themselves us champion of fgm as a cultural heritage. Their enthronements to social powers are fueled by blood and flesh of young girls thus weakening laws passed to ban fgm. The young girls fate hang out of balance since she cannot count on rescue even from her dear brothers. Her fate is sealed in dying hourly hope by those who thirst and hunger for her flesh and blood for the injustice of the beloved parents is awful cruel. It is in the hour of need when a father turns a cold shoulder to his girl child and commit her to Satan in fgm prostitution persecution . The girl child lives with unresolved burning personal reserved resentments against her parents but all they see is well to their eyes. The dark embarrassing day of losing her womanhood in fgm remains vivid to her mind. Parents will have their daughters physically but emotionally detached from them in their old age a dilemma and a surprise to them. Their silent heart acre of lack of mutual trust between their daughters will go down to their old age. A great social rift is emerging among the youths and old generation based on increased abundant interactive active knowledge on whole evil issues based on fgm with youth calling for social justice in ending fgm. Men must break free overnight from long overdue cultural desert edge of fgm atrocities and roll back the sheet of fgm loose to historical events. Youths are on a race against time whether to subject their marriages to generations prostitution in fgm. Parents can socially lose their children in their old age with phenomenal of being neglected by their children becoming more apparent. Fgm condemns a girl child to a life time of sexual cultural slavery. This is the misery bestowed upon her by her own parents in honor of the dead which they hold dear to their hearts. Parents pride themselves in fgm prostitution since they receive their communities social recognitions and acceptance at a price of permanently sexually deforming their girls in fgm which they can view in a mirror.
    Parents are in Sodom of their own even in places of worship. Laws to ban FGM may not eliminate fgm since it can be done clinically at home. Parents require deliverance of their souls and spirit to God. In their liberated hearts they will not suffer any loose for abandoning fgm for their trust in God is paramount. God Himself told Moses that the Israelis fathers shall not subject their daughters to fgm in honor of the dead or have sex with them making them prostitutes. Leviticus 19:28-29. FGM is a Satanic sacrifice involving blood, soft bone and flesh and parents are more bonded to demonic world by sacrificing their girl child in fgm . The seed of evils is planted, watered and guarded by parents in joy. Let all Children of Abraham by faith face the full reality of the demands in their faith in God. God bless you all united against this demonic cultural practice called fgm, a hard nut to crack preserved and hidden in parenthood for acceptance. It is the time the promises in fgm die out and the demonic world open her gates wide for the girl child and closes her behind as she leaves the alter of Satan empty handed for the rest of her life time. This is satanic torture for a girl child has to face to satisfy the demonic cultural purity. Can the young men and girls muscle enough will power and do away with fgm prostitution forced down their lives by the old generation? Yes, they can since they are strong with an open clear mind. They have the divine provision of a happy marriage within their reach. Their marriage belong to them and not to their parents. Your obedience stays within the practices of Godly confined boundaries. God says you are strong and you can overcome the wicked one. 1 John2:14. We must hold the Word of God within its content and contest lest or we be found to have contempt for the Word of God. Fgm prostitution defeat any Godly purpose for it .
    Can any clergy support fgm prostitution ? Only those taught by apostles and ministers of Satan can support fgm prostitution . Fgm exercise the most Dignified unreserved beastly cultural atrocities subjected on womanhood which is the deadly yoke of Satan hidden in parenthood for demonic chastity acceptance. Corinthians11:13-15. NO FGM WITH GOD .When faithful Abraham the father of faith was commanded by God to be circumcised at99 years old with his son Ishmael at thirteen years old, he obeyed God. Sarah and Hagar were not circumcised or any girl child since there is no women circumcision with God. It was a clear instruction and Abraham obeyed Jehovah God instructions to the letter. GENESIS 17: 1-27. When will it dawn on parents that they are in demonic world together with magicians and witches in fgm? Parents only way out of this demonic trap is to reconcile back to God together with their daughters by asking for forgiveness and get saved. Since in fgm the girl child is sacrificed in historical generation to generation prostitution and plunder on womanhood bound in cultural respect and honor for the benefits of the man child concealed nonexistent benefits ,the man child ought to be brought in the front line to fights fgm empowered with wholesome active knowledge of all ills involved in fgm prostitution . The life time miseries the girl child goes through in fgm prostitution is not a gift to a man child. Parents must know they shall account before God on satanic sacrifice performed in fgm in the final judgment day. Fgm prostitution bleeds horrible sorrows and suffering for a woman in her life time. When the mind of the man child is redeemed from fgm prostitution acts and fathers break the dead terror of silence against the inherent morally disgusting and offensive fgm prostitution then it will be the natural death of fgm . Fgm prostitution has evaded men perspective of Divine Holiness in God. Men have subjected women to brutal evil discovered cultural slavery and sexual deprivation of marital joy in fgm as a precondition for love and marriage. Women are left desperate and defenselessly cornered by onslaught of fgm.
    Men should not enter into marriage in seeking vain glory of sexual competition with women which raises gain to fgm prostitution to make them sexual cripples for men to remain as champions on sexual relationship since it is a Divine given equal shared joy. Men should not take pleasure in sexually humiliating and hurting women in fgm prostitution persecution . This is a demonic and the most hypocritical selfish life style for a man on earth when his heart breeds absolute anarchy and evils for womanhood. Men should enter into marriage within Divine approved orders without selfish cultural sexual competition inclinations which make women vulnerable to fgm atrocities.. Fgm prostitution is a satanic prime reward sacrifice more tied to man as the enforcer but he does not bear the physical scaring scars sufferings women go through silently with physiological scars and no Christian should apply it in life. Christian should eliminate FGM with ability given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for in him there are no generation curses. Christians must redeem the time and not be foolish in daily life. The sex organ of a woman is not a battle field of faith for man in God. Men must purge social evils from their hearts, minds and not from the sexual organs of women in fgm operation ruins. Fgm was started by men and they must battle it to a dead end. It is a deeply rooted cultural battle field they can win overnight. It takes less than two hrs to teach men and women on Biblical perspective of fgm ills to bring it to a dead end. The survival of young girls from fgm is in the hands of parents and men. Men must salvage girls from fgm in the hands culturally enslaved women. Their hands are washed with innocent blood of young girls sacrificed to satan in fgm.
    Fgm betrays and dwindle the full dignity of men in faith in God. Men have wrongly pegged their dignity in faith in God to the sex organ of a woman. A woman body in Divine state is a natural refresher for the man in trace of his Holy Creator. Men should appreciated they are delivered safely to the world from the womb and should never wage waves of wars of atrocities against womanhood. Men can break the cultural religious zeal in fgm for the dignity of the girl child. Fathers bear the absolute responsibilities in delivering girls to the platform of victory against fgm predicaments. When fathers say no to fgm ,young men are automatically on board against fgm. Fgm is the chronic moral disorder in a man bonded to satan in culture. Fgm was started by men as a tool of sexual depression in women in war of virgins waged by men who later brought it forward to women to propagate it in inherent zeal unknown before. Where is even the spiritual virginity of girls mutilated by men in martyrdom of womanhood? Legend has it that men were going for wars for a very long time against others communities and on return they found their beautiful young wives and girls were sexually molested and impregnated by the old men that were left behind . Sexual depression and deprivation were introduced in fgm as a tool of sexual suppression oppression. The macabre of fgm castration by parents was left settled by satan in prime hands of women so as appear as women affairs.
    Can any wise God fearing parents subject their daughters to fgm to justify in a religious manner the sin of grandfathers for their past historical generation sexual immorality dynasty pacification cover up? Fgm remains the grandfathers generation to generation curse and sexual social slavery for culturally battered women. Men must soberly disengage themselves honorary behind the scene for being the custodian pillars of sin of fgm making the sex organs of women as the moral battle fields of faith in God and call fgm the bygone unjust case of mayhem. Fgm foe must be purged from the battle field of minds and hearts of men in order of give girls social justice and enable women to overcome fgm. Youth must diligently determine the breaking and leveling of grandfathers extra ordinary generation curse in fgm grip to enable girls walk over it to freedom. This is the present single generation gigantic cultural crush win for youth to freedom from shackles of cultural sexual slavery in fgm. Train men to do away with fgm and there will be no fgm. Men form the bedrock of fgm. Man cannot seek Holy Almighty God in mirror of fgm castration. The sin of fgm castration is in the harbor of men and fathers hearts who hold firmly fgm as a stronghold for their source of morality enrichment support and for women. The faith of man in God cannot be rooted and stayed in mutilated sex of a woman for him to remain holy in God. Fgm remains the worst religious dogma with elite religious support. This has given satan the upper arm in force religions.
    Man must stand on his two feet and seek his relationship with his Holly Creator not based on sin of having his hand on a firm filthy grip in mayhem of butchering womanhood and melting away behind the scene after fgm castration. Man is classically outwitted and purely deceived by the devil in fgm The end of fgm is simple. When fathers decide that they will not sacrifice their daughter to satan in fgm and men decide they will not have fgm in marriage, that will usher to ultimate celebrated end of fgm. There is no trade without customers. Fgm was a satanic sacrifice done by men and today done for men perceived benefits . Men have traded fgm with satan for sexual supremacy over women for generations immemorial. When men do away with fgm, there will be no more fgm atrocities blood bath. This is the way forward for men who stand in truth and just righteousness. Truth and just righteousness are in the heart of people who acknowledge and live in purpose of Divine knowledge in Divine wisdom order. For now wisdom beg for understanding, rescue and redemption of parents enslaved in cultural prostitution castration of their daughters in culture desert of fgm. Let Christian parents know fgm is a satanic sacrifice with no spiritual and physical benefits. Fgm remains a monster in honor held by parents which the clergy are not able to handle effectively spiritually. Some religious leaders lukewarm attitude towards fgm has given parents face saving values which helps the perpetuation and legitimizing of the heinous act of fgm carnage among Christians . This is the soft accommodation landing ground for many culturally strong willed parents in fgm with their heads held honorary high without brushing and bashing from the preaching fraternity.
    When the religious leaders have a firm stand against fgm, it will be the drastic end of fgm among Christians around the world. Come and be renewed at the throne of grace for Christ is full of love and mercy for your free sanctification and redemption. The cradle of hope in Christ Jesus radiates the inner person in peace who forgives in perfect love and cannot be deformed. Let the abundant love of Christ prevail in your yielding enabling life of righteousness in Christ Jesus. His unfailing love full of grace is sufficient for your triumph future without compromise. The Church is cleansed and perfectly restored for His own glory. Love covers multitudes of sins and weakness . Jehovah God break the yoke of Satan in fgm prostitution castration atrocities at family pillars for the fulfillment of your internal glory. AMEN. GOD OUTLAWED FGM WHICH WAS FORBIDDEN AND WRITTEN IN SPIRITUAL LANGUAGE, Leviticus 19:28-29. The message is freely given purely to the body of JESUS CHRIST worldwide. Bro. Robert Munyui Kamunyu

  42. Ratu Maraa says:

    i am indonesian. a woman, too. a muslim as well.
    i can testify two things based from your writing :
    1) in indonesia, women are 100 % equal to men. this is correct. 100 % correct.

    2) FGM is common in Indonesia? absolutely not. i only know ONE friend of mine who actually was circumcised. i myself was not circumcised. and, i dont want to be.

  43. Edward von Roy says:

    Female genital mutilation is present in South Algeria among Sub-Saharan African migrants.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_by_country#Algeria

    Female genital mutilation is practiced in Libya.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_by_country#Libya

    Female genital mutilation is prevalent in Saudi Arabia. FGM is most prevalent in Saudi regions following Shafi’i school within the Sunni sect of Islam, such as Hejaz, Tihamah and Asir.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_by_country#Saudi-Arabia

    Female Genital Mutilation in the Sultanate of Oman

    A research study by: Habiba Al Hinai

    “Non-survey based estimates concluded 20% to 30% of Omani women being circumcised – an estimation probably way below the actual number.”

    http://www.stopfgmmideast.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/habiba-al-hinai-female-genital-mutilation-in-the-sultanate-of-oman1.pdf

    Female circumcision still haunts Jordanian tribe

    “Most of us here are circumcised,” said 30-year-old Umm Nayef, a mother of four who hails from a tribe that settled in the windswept and impoverished town of Rahmah, 50 kilometers north of Aqaba. “Women in our tribe are circumcised when they are between nine and 12 years,” she explained. […]

    Jordan’s Mufti Saeed Abdul Hafeez Al Hijawi ruled that female circumcision was “a noble trait” accepted by Islam, even though it was not a necessity.

    Mufti Hijawi said female circumcision is “halal” (allowed by religion) and safeguards women from the consequences of sexually transmitted diseases and other maladies.

    “It safeguards women’s chastity and protects them against malignant diseases by preventing fat excretions which could cause inflammation in the urinary tract and harm women’s reproduction capability as well as causing malignant diseases,” said the fatwa, or religious edict, written by the mufti after the Jordan Times sought a clarification.

    He said though circumcision is “a habitual practice for men in Islam, for women, it is a noble trait.” […]

    http://www.arabwestreport.info/en/year-1999/week-32/19-female-circumcision-still-haunts-jordanian-tribe-southern-jordan

    A 2012 conference confirmed that FGM is observed in Syria.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_by_country#Syria

    Female genital mutilation practised in Iran, study reveals

    FGM is more prevalent in the southern province of Hormozgan and its nearby islands (Qeshm and Hormuz) than in any other parts of the country.

    It is also being practised to a lesser degree in Kurdistan, Kermanshah and West Azerbaijan provinces, which are situated in western Iran close to the Iraq border.

    Ahmady’s research shows that FGM is mainly an issue concerning the Shafi’i sect of Sunni Muslim Iranians, a minority in the Shia-dominated country. Only a small fraction of the Shia population living in proximity of Sunni communities practise FGM.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/04/female-genital-mutilation-iran-fgm

    Eminent Saudi Cleric: Female Genital Mutilation a ‘Noble Act’

    Sheikh Mohamad Alarefe recently tweeted his sentiments favoring mutilating women to close to 8 million of his followers on Twitter.

    Sheikh Mohamad Alarefe is a popular Saudi Arabian Islamic theologian and a professor at the King Saud University. A recent “tweet” to his almost 8 million followers on his Twitter account stated: “Circumcision [FGM] is a noble act to do to women. There’s nothing wrong with doing it. Some religious scholars have issued fatwas that it’s not allowed because many that perform the circumcision cut too much and they cause damage to the woman.”

    http://www.clarionproject.org/news/eminent-saudi-cleric-female-genital-mutilation-noble-act

    Female genital mutilation is prevalent in Saudi Arabia. FGM is most prevalent in Saudi regions following Shafi’i school within the Sunni sect of Islam, such as Hejaz, Tihamah and Asir.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_by_country#Saudi-Arabia

    United Arab Emirates

    First survey says 34 percent circumcised

    The situation in the United Arab Emirates is quite similar to that of many Gulf countries.

    http://www.stopfgmmideast.org/countries/other-gulf-countries/

    • Sorry it took so long for me to approve your comment and to respond to you – I was having a software problem and couldn’t access the Admin part of my website.

      Thanks so much for all the interesting and valuable information. At some point I plan to do an update post on FGM, and this info will help.

  44. Firoza says:

    Edward you’re right. Female circumcision is ISLAMIC and it is OBLIGATORY. But please bear in mind what is required in Islam is the removal of only the prepuce of the clitoris, the equivalent of the foreskin being removed in male circumcision. See: http://www.sailanmuslim.com/news/female-circumcision-the-hidden-truth-by-asiff-hussein

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