Calgary Muslim website defends female circumcision and critiques ‘Jewish media’

A website serving Calgary Muslims has raised eyebrows by making a lengthy pitch for female circumcision, arguing the practice has “immense” value and blaming its poor reputation on Jewish-controlled media.

The provocative blog post by a foreign Islamic scholar drew strong rebukes this week from researchers and advocates concerned about female-genital mutilation, and from a major Jewish group.

It also resurrected questions about whether genital cutting of young women is taking place in Canada, despite being a crime punishable by up to 14 years in prison.


I broke this story last Month,  and while I’m happy to see it get some play in the MSM the NatPo has given no credit to this blog.

Maybe I should be the one applying for a government subsidy.

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  • john700

    Here’s what Google does (use Translation):

    http://www.pi-news.net/google-earth-entfernt-kreuze-von-kirchtuermen/

    • Cripes.

      • john700

        I checked and they do that with all the churches, including those in the GTA. I think they will invoke some technicality.

    • andycanuck

      Let’s hope one day all the mosques will be indicated with smoking craters… for real.

      • john700

        To be honest, they do the same thing with mosques, removing the crescent on top of the minarets.

        • andycanuck

          Oh. Okay, then.

  • ontario john

    Meanwhile Alberta’s premier likes to dress up as a muslim. I’m glad our premier in Ontario wouldn’t do that. Oh wait….never mind.

    • Oooog.

    • H

      It will be mandatory to do so, in a generation or two. Freedom dies a piecemeal death, and by degrees. “Not with a bang but a whimper” (in TS Eliot’s words).

  • Old Guy

    Below are a few questions this report raises on the subject of female circumcision.

    ● In counselling Canadians on the “immense scientific and medical value” of Female Circumcision is this journalist counselling parents to commit a criminal offence against a child, aggravated assault?

    ● Are the journalist and the organization, Muslims in Calgary, potentially liable, either criminally and/or civilly, if a parent acting on the advice in the article commits a criminal act, aggravated assault, against a child?

    ● Should the author of Female Circumcision in Islam, Asiff Hussein and the organization, Muslims in Calgary, which posted it be visited by the law enforcement?

    ● Should the public, in general, be raising hell with their elected representatives and law enforcement for turning a blind eye to what is an egregious crime against female children, aggravated assault?

    The Criminal Code of Canada

    Aggravated assault</b.

    268 (1) Every one commits an aggravated assault who wounds, maims, disfigures or endangers the life of the complainant.

    Punishment

    (2) Every one who commits an aggravated assault is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years.

    Excision

    (3) For greater certainty, in this section, “wounds” or “maims” includes to excise, infibulate or mutilate, in whole or in part, the labia majora, labia minora or clitoris of a person, except where

    (a) a surgical procedure is performed, by a person duly qualified by provincial law to practise medicine, for the benefit of the physical health of the person or for the purpose of that person having normal reproductive functions or normal sexual appearance or function; or

    (b) the person is at least eighteen years of age and there is no resulting bodily harm.

    Consent

    (4) For the purposes of this section and section 265, no consent to the excision, infibulation or mutilation, in whole or in part, of the labia majora, labia minora or clitoris of a person is valid, except in the cases described in paragraphs (3)(a) and (b).

    R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 268; 1997, c. 16, s. 5.

    • All valid questions, none of which the “political class” will even acknowledge lest they lose the Islamic vote.

    • Tooth&Claw

      Where would you send these questions to? The Police? The RCMP? Your MP?

  • Tooth&Claw

    Someon who deigns to comment on the National Post rip off can put that little tidbit in. Credit where it’s due. I did so at Breitbart.