Video: Egyptian villagers celebrate the joys of female genital mutilation

posted at 9:31 am on May 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

It’s their custom and the Prophet wants it this way and what’ll happen to women’s honor blah blah blah.

There’s only one sensible person in the whole lot of them. Wait until you see who it is. Click the image to watch.

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Barbarians! Evil freeking barbarians. Bring on the war on islam!

Buck Turgidson on May 31, 2007 at 9:40 AM

This mutilation is a barbaric act, and doesn’t get the international attention and protest that it should.

Bad Candy on May 31, 2007 at 9:49 AM

Vile humanoids!

Hilts on May 31, 2007 at 9:51 AM

Hmm Well at least they didnt stone young girls to death and say

“They got thier blood price”

William Amos on May 31, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Interesting how long these countries have been around, yet they don’t have air conditioning. You’re the cool guy in the neighborhood if you’ve got a car. Yeah, Islamic regimes are working wonders over there.

Barbarians.

amerpundit on May 31, 2007 at 9:52 AM

What’s interesting to me is the way Islam always seeks to impose sexual restraint via “external” means. Women have to cover themselves because men can not be trusted to restrain their urges. Women have to be circumcized because women can not be trusted to restrain themselves. How about, you know, working on internal restraint? Me, I can look at a woman’s hair and not feel compelled to rape her. And I’m not even especially religious.

Farmer_Joe on May 31, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Because its not about preventing sex its about controlling women. You cant have women thinking or driving cars or talking to their betters

spit.

William Amos on May 31, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Farmer_Joe on May 31, 2007 at 9:58 AM

Nailed it. These people are taught from the womb to be lazy concerning their personal responsibility for their base impulses.

csdeven on May 31, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Wow, they must slip a little lobotomy at the same time.
But considering this is the same mindset that leads to blowing one’s self up “because it’s God’s will”, hacking up your children because of tradition or custom isn’t that much different.
Where are the howls of protest from the Feminists?
Why isn’t Rosie all over this?
Or could it be that she/they are OK with it because of their pathological hatred of anything “Western” or “civilized”?

G-man on May 31, 2007 at 10:06 AM

My bad, that should have read “slip in”

G-man on May 31, 2007 at 10:08 AM

Nailed it. These people are taught from the womb to be lazy concerning their personal responsibility for their base impulses.

csdeven on May 31, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Odd…sounds familiar

Pilgrim on May 31, 2007 at 10:11 AM

Yet, Amnesty International is investigating Israel for human rights violations. This act of mutilation is by an Islamic regime – nothing to see here, folks.

amerpundit on May 31, 2007 at 10:11 AM

How about, you know, working on internal restraint? Me, I can look at a woman’s hair and not feel compelled to rape her. And I’m not even especially religious.
Farmer_Joe on May 31, 2007 at 9:58 AM

LMAO!! I wonder how to say “NO DUH!” in Farsi?

P.S. If that old guy was speaking the truth: that it is the women (in the villiages) that insist on it and some resort to circumsizing their daughters behind the father’s back, could it be something to do with many wives competing for one husband. This helps to level the playing field. Imagine what havoc a sex-loving wife could wreak on the rotating sleep schedule.

NightmareOnKStreet on May 31, 2007 at 10:17 AM

How about, you know, working on internal restraint? Me, I can look at a woman’s hair and not feel compelled to rape her. And I’m not even especially religious.

Farmer_Joe on May 31, 2007 at 9:58 AM

I guess the spiritual struggle jihad can’t be relied upon to moderate behavior. If mutilation fails there’s always the rock pile. 7th century sub-humans.

Buck Turgidson on May 31, 2007 at 10:18 AM

That’s funny circumcision did not make me calm nor did it give me self restraint.

DoctorDentons on May 31, 2007 at 10:22 AM

There’s only one sensible person in the whole lot of them. Wait until you see who it is.

You know what though, it makes a little sense. For a woman who has been circumsized to then say it is wrong and harmful is to admit what’s been done to her, something that cannot be undone. But if they believe in it, the pain of their own mutilation can be softened as “tradition” or something that was “good for her.”

Still, that was very depressing.

Esthier on May 31, 2007 at 10:28 AM

Hey, shouldn’t we be first concerning ourselves with the Christians in this country that demand the same kind of sexual mutilations?…Oh wait. Oh yeah.

But, But, but..Christians in ths country are the same as.. But Rosie said…

hoosierken on May 31, 2007 at 10:30 AM

That’s funny circumcision did not make me calm nor did it give me self restraint.

Me neither, it was marriage.

Capitalist Infidel on May 31, 2007 at 10:31 AM

Because its not about preventing sex its about controlling women. You cant have women thinking or driving cars or talking to their betters

spit.

William Amos on May 31, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Except it’s the women who do it to other women. I think it really is about preventing enjoyment in sex. The women who are doing it to their children have had bad sex all their lives and don’t know what their doing to their daughters. And really, I think they don’t want to know.

Esthier on May 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Note to the muzzie ladies:
We girls have the right to enjoy sex too.
Oh and btw-despite NOT being ‘circumsised’-I haven’t exactly been been around the block.

As many of you have said: control begins from within.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 31, 2007 at 10:38 AM

Must…Resist…offering…annoyinglittletwerp…candy….

doriangrey on May 31, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Except it’s the women who do it to other women. I think it really is about preventing enjoyment in sex. The women who are doing it to their children have had bad sex all their lives and don’t know what their doing to their daughters. And really, I think they don’t want to know.

Esthier on May 31, 2007 at 10:32 AM

True. Its a form of female jealous also. Older women force the younger women to do it so the Younger women dont steal their men away.

But again it goes back to the fact that Islam is a poligamistic sect. Older women have to fear a younger wife taking the attentions of their man. Hence the need for women to control other women.

Remove the poligamy and women wouldnt do this to each other.

William Amos on May 31, 2007 at 10:52 AM

Boy, that sheik had better hope that ol’ Adam the Apostate doesn’t watch MEMRI. If so, his a** is grass, as we used to say.

You know what though, it makes a little sense. For a woman who has been circumsized to then say it is wrong and harmful is to admit what’s been done to her, something that cannot be undone. But if they believe in it, the pain of their own mutilation can be softened as “tradition” or something that was “good for her.”

Esthier, I like the way you’re looking at it. One can appreciate that another culture has a diffent way of looking at things, and that it may make some kind of sense, in an internal way, without condoning it by any means. I actually was trained as a mohel, and have done some circumcisions, so I’m familiar with the debate that rages around that custom. I honestly couldn’t make a rational argument as to why I believe female circumcision is barbaric, while male circumcision is not–because even the most obvious difference, which is that male circumcision doesn’t essentially sexually cripple the one who receives it, would get you an argument from the anti-circ crowd–except to say, like more than one woman in the video, that it’s our custom. I’m not saying, “It’s all relative; who am I to pass judgement on another culture?” which is how lefties would excuse their silence on this, but, to be intellectually honest, I have to admit I’m familiar, and not in a good way, with the feeling of having a custom that you value being under attack by people who don’t look at the same way you do. 3 2 1. . .

smellthecoffee on May 31, 2007 at 10:53 AM

smellthecoffee on May 31, 2007 at 10:53 AM

And it’s not that I like what they’re doing. Because of what it takes from women, I wish it was stopped. But these women were the first victims, and they’re only passing on what was done to them.

Esthier on May 31, 2007 at 11:10 AM

And it’s not that I like what they’re doing.

Of course, not, heaven forbid. We agree totally on this. I just noted that in your first post especially, you were looking at it from the perspective of the women, even as you were undoubtedly disgusted by what their opinions inevitably lead to, and I was appreciating that dual perspective.

smellthecoffee on May 31, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Primitive behavior from a primitive culture. Centuries of brainwashing is a hell of a lot easier than centuries of social and economic development.

Talk about ‘stuck on stupid’.

fogw on May 31, 2007 at 11:20 AM

Oh, now I get it. Mayor McDaniels of South Park was raised by Muslims and this explains why Officer Barbrady can never find the little man in the boat.

Drum on May 31, 2007 at 11:23 AM

Not one word from the defenders of The Right to Choose not to be mutilated!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on May 31, 2007 at 11:27 AM

If controlling desire was the real agenda, they’d perform a hysterectomy. No, this is purely a way of keeping women in their place through institutionalized trauma.

Removing the clitoris, which does not always sever the intended nerve, merely perverts the natural desires of a woman . Desire stays in-tact despite the mutilation, only it gets expressed in other ways that are undoubtedly less desirable than a simple drive for sex. I wonder how many of these woman end up cutting themselves or wanting women instead of men. Imagine what horrors THAT result brings in such a society…

unamused on May 31, 2007 at 11:54 AM

I still don’t understand why Middle Eastern men are threatened by a female organ I’ve always considered my best friend.

dostrick on May 31, 2007 at 12:06 PM

I was appreciating that dual perspective.

smellthecoffee on May 31, 2007 at 11:16 AM

That’s what I figured.

If controlling desire was the real agenda, they’d perform a hysterectomy.

Except that they want children.

Esthier on May 31, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Well, on the flip side, if you were a woman who was going to be stuck having to sleep with one of these nasty, evil, jihadi freaks, you might actually welcome a medical procedure that would deaden the sensation.

morganfrost on May 31, 2007 at 12:21 PM

>Desire stays in-tact despite the mutilation,

Well, that’s just it, isn’t it? Leave it to a thugish and heretical religion to miss the whole point of transcendence and spirit when it comes to sex. Desire is surely expressed in the physical, but it resides in the spiritual.

Why not chop off a women’s arms so as to kill her desire to embrace a man?

Idiots.

Drum on May 31, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Know wonder why they are so angry.

Kini on May 31, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Ideas have consequences. If your religion is a load of crap, and yet you follow it devoutly, and if your political ideas are based upon tyranny and the denial of the individual, you’re gonna be pretty messed up.

Drum on May 31, 2007 at 1:00 PM

I once saw a documentary on this but it was for the African girls. I will never get those images out of my head. It was the most sickening, vile, disgusting thing I have ever seen.

I am a mother of a son and daughter and I could never imagine letting someone do this to my little girl.

I am very thankful to be an American.

heatherrc77 on May 31, 2007 at 1:24 PM

I read Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s autobiography, “Infidel”.

The little girls where she grew up (either Kenya or Somalia.. I think she was in Kenya at this point) would tease each other by calling each other “clitoreen”. or something like that. It was with horror when it dawned on her what that meant and by what means one was no longer called that.

VinceP1974 on May 31, 2007 at 3:52 PM

Is it me or are those women they interviewed really HOT!!!!! Oh baby, Muslimas are a total turn-on. Oh, but they can’t enjoy sex…hmmm…oh well, who cares? They’re hot!

Andy in Agoura Hills on May 31, 2007 at 3:52 PM

One theory I’ve heard to explain why women are often the staunchest supporters of these misogynist practices is that women who have managed to gain some measure of power in that environment, such as an increased standing/respect through her conformity to (and defense of) the mores of the community, are fearful of losing that status if the mores shift. From her perspective, it is better to be a big fish in a little pond (status relative to her female peers), than an average or small fish in a big pond.

VerbumSap on May 31, 2007 at 5:27 PM

I’m waiting for NOW and the rest of the feminists to be outraged…

*crickets*

Oh. Right. That would be passing a moral judgment on another culture. Damn.

wherestherum on May 31, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Well, on the flip side, if you were a woman who was going to be stuck having to sleep with one of these nasty, evil, jihadi freaks, you might actually welcome a medical procedure that would deaden the sensation.

morganfrost on May 31, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Finally, somebody drops a nuke on these devils. That’s gotta hurt.

Buck Turgidson on May 31, 2007 at 8:00 PM

I noticed that when at least one of the women were asked if it was the right thing to do, they would say YES and then shake their head NO.

Here is my problem. How do they respond to this:
Old Mo said “If a woman climaxes first, then they kid will look like her”
If she CANNOT climax, how now do you explain this lunacy in the koran?

CrimsonFisted on May 31, 2007 at 8:46 PM