Archive for January, 2009

Islam – Religion of Mutilation

Posted in Sounding Off, The Truth and The Life, The Way on January 8, 2009 by Irish Bison

I am posting a link here, I actually saw this on European news many years ago but it is an important facet on the mindless nature of many of the followers of islam. If you are squeamish I would urge you not to view this. View Here

Many islamic groups practice a female version of circumcision where a “cleric/physician” removes the female child’s clitoris with an instrument resembling a garotte. As you will note from the images the preparations of the “cleric” follow the strictest rules of sanitation (being facetious here). I would call your attention to the expression of the young girl. No anesthetic is used for this procedure save for a simple dabbing of alcohol on the young ladies genitalia. The procedure usually takes place between the ages of 7 and 13, depending on the islamic sect. The special I saw on this procedure was a live documentary of the same being performed on a 13 year old Egyptian girl. If i can find the documentary I will post a link to it or embed it here, again it is a form of “civilized barbarism” that is difficult to stomach. After the procedure the young girl curses her parents and wishes that they all would die, strong words from a 13 year old.

Circumcision is a religious practice, in the Old Testament God commanded Abraham to circumcise each male child on the 8th day of his first month as a remembrance of the covenant God made with Abraham. As far as I know there is no provision for female circumcision, and I do not know if such a practice is taught out of the quran or the hadith. I need to make a distinction here because muslims, christian detractors and liberals attempt to equate this barbaric practice of islam with biblical circumcision.

The first thing I would say is note the primary time for the required circumcision, 8th day of the first month, so at 8 days old. I would ask all of you, males and females alike, what your memories are of your 8th day out of the womb? Secondly, male circumcision involves removing the excess skin, or prepuce, of the penis. The functionality of this piece of skin has been debated since time began I am sure but as functional organs go the prepuce is simply classified as “excess skin.” In contrast, the islamic circumcision of the female is the complete removal of the clitoris and hood, in essence removing the organ and the excess skin around it. Should we attempt to bring the male practice up to speed we would need to begin the procedure at an equal age… and remove the head of the penis as well as the excess skin. (a simple study of human anatomy would teach you this).

The most important point here is the following tidbit from the mother of the young lady in the article: “This is the practice of the Kurdish people for as long as anyone can remember… We don’t know why we do it, but we will never stop because Islam and our elders require it.” Now as I said earlier, I do not know whether this practice is required by the teachings of the quran or the hadith, but neither does this lady who follows her faith. I have already pointed out to you that the biblical practice was established by God in creating his covenant with Abraham and the promise of a God’s grace. Now, if you are not Jewish, or Christian, you will think I am nuts, but that is fine by me because I understand what the Lord requires of me. I do not follow blindly because my God has informed me and He teaches me to read, learn and understand: Proverbs 17:24 “Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.”

As God has commanded me to learn I can discern the difference between mutilation and a religious observance, mutilation being the act of maiming or physically injuring someone as to negatively alter the appearance or function of the body. Some will undoubtedly argue the appearance part, but thousands of years have shown that male circumcision does not adversely alter the function of the male organs. Studying human anatomy and biology will teach you that female circumcision will definitely have an adverse affect on the functionality of the female organs. I will not go into detail as to how, but it has to do with nerve endings and stimulation. If you are going to attempt to argue against that I would say you might be delusional.

In terms of Christianity and being a Christian, I would say that the sacraments of circumcision and passover existed in old testament times to honor the foreshadowing of the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham. Since we have had that promise fulfilled in the birth, life, death and resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ, His new covenant established two new sacraments that we do in remembrance of His great ministry and sacrifice, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. If many of you study your History you will note that Christian Europeans did not practice male circumcision, possibly due to the understanding of scripture. Circumcision did not become widespread in the US until the 1920’s for purportedly sanitary reasons. For those of you who would like to argue against the “Christian” practice of circumcision, get your facts down before you make such idiotic arguments.

Finally, we hear, see and read about many of the strange events coming out of islam, but many of these are so fantastic that we miss the finer details. I often say that our culture has become so enthralled with sensationalism and catastrophe that we miss the little blessings in them. With regards to islam I will revise my saying and make the observation that we have become so blinded by the larger assaults coming out of islam that we miss the little atrocities. As the world gathers to condemn israel’s assault on gaza, I would remind you that Hamas has been launching mortar rounds and rockets into israel for the past 30 or 40 years now. Just as with this story on Sheelan Anwar Omer, we have missed the little atrocities that are behind the larger ones.