May 10, 2010, - 2:13 pm
We’ve officially lost the war against Islamic barbarism. You probably didn’t notice because we don’t have the streets filled with “Chop-Chop Squares” a la Saudi Arabia.
But don’t let your general vision crowd out the sub rosa nod and wink toward the disgusting disfigurement officially sanctioned by Muslims around the world . . . and now by the official association of America’s pediatricians, which has now given its own nod and wink toward a “lesser” version of female genital mutilation.
Oh, and note the use of the words “Asian” and “African” as euphemisms for what it really means: Muslim
In a controversial change to a longstanding policy concerning the practice of female circumcision in some African and Asian cultures, the American Academy of Pediatrics is suggesting that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or “nick” on girls from these cultures if it would keep their families from sending them overseas for the full circumcision.
The academy’s committee on bioethics, in a policy statement last week, said some pediatricians had suggested that current federal law, which “makes criminal any nonmedical procedure performed on the genitals” of a girl in the United States, has had the unintended consequence of driving some families to take their daughters to other countries to undergo mutilation.
“It might be more effective if federal and state laws enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a ritual nick as a possible compromise to avoid greater harm,” the group said.
But some opponents of female genital mutilation, or F.G.M., denounced the statement.
“I am sure the academy had only good intentions, but what their recommendation has done is only create confusion about whether F.G.M. is acceptable in any form, and it is the wrong step forward on how best to protect young women and girls,” said Representative Joseph Crowley, Democrat of New York, who recently introduced a bill to toughen federal law by making it a crime to take a girl overseas to be circumcised. “F.G.M. serves no medical purpose, and it is rightfully banned in the U.S.”
Georganne Chapin, executive director of an advocacy group called Intact America, said she was “astonished that a group of intelligent people did not see the utter slippery slope that we put physicians on” with the new policy statement. “How much blood will parents be satisfied with?”
She added: “There are countries in the world that allow wife beating, slavery and child abuse, but we don’t allow people to practice those customs in this country. We don’t let people have slavery a little bit because they’re going to do it anyway, or beat their wives a little bit because they’re going to do it anyway.”
Exactly. It’s as if we’re saying, well, some people will rape anyway, so let’s let them just “molest” instead of rape.
Can’t wait to see how the doctors find a way to behead “just a little” rather than doing the whole thing. Ya know, because they’re going to do it anyway.
Tags: American Academy of Pediatrics, clitorectomies, female genital mutilation, FMG, Islam, Muslim, nick, pin-pricks