November 2, 2006, - 10:46 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Thanks to the many readers who’ve been sending me the story, all week, about Khalid Adem, the Ethiopian Muslim immigrant on trial for “circumcising” his daughter’s genitals in his Atlanta-area (Lawrenceville, Georgia) apartment.
He was convicted, yesterday, and sentenced to 10 years in prison for mutilating his daughter.
But not a single story mentions that Adem is a Muslim. Why not? You know why. Same reason the AP story on this went out of its way to note that
The practice, intended to deny women sexual pleasure, crosses ethnic and cultural lines and is not tied to a particular religion.
Uh-huh. But, it just so happens that most of those who practice this happen to be Muslim. As is convict Khalid Adem.
While this is believed to be the first time this has been prosecuted in the U.S., it, in fact, goes on here, every single day. As do polygamist marriages and assorted other practices that usually emanate from one group of people.
Hint: It’s not the Mormons we’re talking about here. Another Hint: Look at the photo of his Adem’s friends, above.
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