August 15 the President of the coordination centre of North Caucasus Muslims, mufti Ismail Berdiyev said that female circumcision is not a threat to health and does not contradict the tenets of Islam”. Meanwhile, in 2015 the United Nations adopted a resolution banning this barbaric custom.
We live, I think that in the 21st century, progress launched a rocket into space and have not been surprised, talking humanoid robots. At the same time in many parts of the world, is still practiced female circumcision.
Its essence lies in the fact that girls at a certain age (usually 5-12 years), remove the clitoris and sometimes the labia. It is believed that it helps women to keep their purity and not to satisfy yourself. This custom spread primarily in inaccessible to civilization areas, where the practice of extreme radical Islam. According to numerous confessions of women who have been cut, it lives forever.
Circumcision makes the peoples of the Sudan, Mali, Somalia, parts of Ethiopia, Egypt and Northern Nigeria. In Sudan and Somalia compulsory circumcision subjected to 98% of girls in Egypt – 75%. Worldwide procedure is applied 80 to 100 million girls. In Russia similarly “dedicated” in adult life in the West of Dagestan.
No sterility, no anesthesia. Only the older women and razor. These are the scars that sexual intercourse turns into torture, the procedure often leads to urinary infections and even early death. During the delivery of flour girls increase, the scars do not stretch, they just break.
One of the most famous women who underwent such surgery, Naomi Campbell, who throughout life fights against a barbaric custom.
Such tradition is not mentioned in the Qur’an, according to scientists it has its roots in the pre-Islamic past. But, despite the fact that the custom is banned of the UN, it is still practiced in the world, and for some time actively distributed in the mountainous regions of Dagestan.
August 15, mufti Ismail Berdiyev said that female circumcision is a good thing because it helps to calm women’s zeal”.
This statement caused an uproar on social networks, journalists, bloggers, users of Facebook reminded the mufti that he himself has two daughters. As far as he is prepared to support the tradition which gives the woman nothing but excruciating pain throughout life?
“I don’t like “kindle” on religious grounds, but it’s just a hell of savagery and barbarism,” he wrote on Twitter, the lawyer of FBK Love Sable.
“Those political and religious figures, which suggest female circumcision, not all is well — or even at all…” — said the writer and journalist Alexei Sukhoverkhov.
However, there were also advocates of such ideas. Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin on his page on Facebook wrote that he sees nothing wrong with female circumcision.
“All women trim is probably not necessary – the Orthodox, for example, that there is no need, and so they don’t swing that way. But these words of a mufti are of universal significance: “the Almighty created Woman in order that she had children and raised them,” he said.
The Chairman of the Commission of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation for the support of family, children and motherhood, the singer Diana Gurtskaya in response to this statement addressed to the public Prosecutor of the Russian Federation with a request to check the information about operations on the female circumcision carried out in some villages of Dagestan. She believes that if such information is confirmed, “the necessary urgent measures of Prosecutor’s reaction to actions that violate the constitutional principle of protection of motherhood and childhood”.
Byrd later renounced his words, explaining that joke and poorly expressed. According to him, he is against crippling women of the operation, and his words were misunderstood.
Yeah, maybe it was. It is possible that wild custom is still to be eradicated. But now it’s still happening – girls are maimed. They do not have voting rights, can’t avoid it, they are doomed to pain for the rest of your life. And this is happening very close to us.