October 30, 2012, - 3:06 pm
A Muslim doctor, Mohammed Kandil, has written a research paper arguing that the Muslim practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is neither harmful nor painful. FGM is the brutal Islamic religious rite in which a woman’s genitalia are partially or fully cut off for non-medical reasons, so that sex is very painful for the woman and that she never experiences pleasure during sex. Most of the time it is done without anesthesia and the clitoris and/or labia are sliced off. It’s simply incredible that any so-called medical professional–let alone an obstetrician/gynecologist–would claim that this is neither harmful nor painful. But Dr. Kandil does, claiming that because of “pain management” technology, this savage, misogynistic, barbaric procedure is okay.
Dr. Kandil is a member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine-Menofyia University, in Shibin Elkom, Egypt. The title of his now-published “research” paper is absolutely ridiculous: “Female Genital Cutting is a Harmful Practice: Where is the Evidence?” Gee, I can’t wait for the Muslim Brotherhood companion research paper: “Chopping a Gay Man’s Testicles Off is a Harmful Practice: Where is the Evidence?” Until a couple of weeks ago, the paper was awaiting what is known as “peer review,” a requirement before it can be published. But, predictably, Dr. Kandil found at least two fellow Muslim doctors who both eagerly reviewed and approved his thesis.
They agree with Dr. Kandil that the any negative attention to FGM is an attack on Muslim “traditions and cultural beliefs” and that it is an attempt to “Westernize” Muslims. Yup, these two Muslim docs who “treat” women approved this, and they represent many of those–probably the vast majority–who treat women in the Muslim world (and that includes a good number of Muslim docs here in the United States):
* Hisham Kandil, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University, Egypt; and
* Ahmed Fetouh, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine Al-Azhar University for Girls, Cairo, Egypt
Both of these docs wrote:
I have read this submission. I believe that I have an appropriate level of expertise to confirm that it is of an acceptable scientific standard.
Uh-huh. The “scientific standard” of witch doctors, perhaps.
Here are some excerpts from this outrageous “academic” paper:
There is insufficient evidence to support the claims that genital cutting is a harmful procedure if performed by experienced personnel in a suitable theatre with facilities for pain control and anesthesia. Cutting, however, is advised not to go beyond type I [DS: Type I FGM is removal of the clitoris and the clitoral hood a/k/a a clitoridectomy]. . . .
In Islam, if female circumcision is desired by parents, it should not go beyond type I FGC [DS: Female Genital Cutting, the sanitized term Muslims use for what it really is: Mutilation] (Ia is removal of the prepuce and Ib is removal of the prepuce and clitoris) according to hadith “Sunna type of circumcision”. This type of female genital surgery is equated with male genital surgery. In support of hadith, many studies showed that women with clitoridectomy “type I cutting” are less likely to develop gynecologic or obstetric complications compared to infibulated women “type III”. Considering that the number of Moslems in the world ranks second, it seems logical to reconsider the legal attitude towards female circumcision and probably avoids the ban directed towards Sunna circumcision.
The decline in FGC practice is not proportionate to the efforts exerted. It is not easy to give up your traditions and cultural beliefs for what is considered, by many, to be an attempt to westernize societies in the third world. Many believe that national and international feminist organizations and child rights’ advocates have propagated misleading or unproven information through the media in order to force governments to prohibit the procedure. In fact, all the above-mentioned health hazards were concluded from studies that showed inconsistent findings. Some of them confirmed the hazards of FGC while others failed to prove them. It is the author’s view that none of these studies hold solid evidence to rely upon. These studies were either of retrospective design or studies depended on self-reported FGC and its health consequences. Such studies are imprecise and have low reliability1920. Research including reported data about past experiences will always be threatened by the individual’s memory and the influence of exposure status on the recalling process.
FGM is amputation. Period. There is no excuse for it. It is not medically acceptable, no matter how many Muslim men parading as doctors claim otherwise. It’s a form of torture that we would never even think of for the Gitmo detainees or other hardened Islamic terrorists. And, yet, this is halal [permitted] by these cretins.
I wish I could say this “research paper” is “truly incredible.” But it isn’t. This is just same ‘ole, same ‘ole for the Muslim world. The savagery we see from that world on a daily basis never fails to top the previous savagery and absurd defense of the indefensible.
Even the increasing escalation of the savagery and the rhetoric in defense of the savagery never surprises. It’s what we’ve come to expect.
BTW, read the courageous comments of Dr. Vitaly Citovsky, Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at
State University of New York – Stonybrook, and the absurd mega-dhimmi response by the Rebecca Lawrence, F1000Research publisher, who provides of such mindless “academic” defenses of this Mengele-esque savagery in the name of scholarship in science and medicine:
Yup, multi-culturalism and political correctness must be pursued ad absurdum even in “science” and “medicine” to the point that the attitude is, “who are we to judge Islamic barbarism?”
And when we’re at that point–which we are (I told you two years ago about the American Academy of Pediatrics changing its position to approval of “pin prick” FGM to accommodate Muslim brutality toward girls)–we’ve lost the war.
If only Josef Mengele had changed his name to Youssef Mengele, he’d be a medical star today.
Oh, and don’t worry, you won’t see Sandra Fluke or her fellow screeching feminists say a peep about this actual war on women. They are too focused on the make believe one.
Tags: Ahmed Fetouh, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Cairo University, Dr. Walter Citovsky, Egypt, Female Genital Cutting, female genital mutilation, FGC, FGM, Hisham Kandil, Islam, Josef Mengele, Menofyia University, Mohammed Kandil, Muslim, Shibin Elkom