ISIS orders Iraqi women to undergo female genital mutilation

ISIS orders Iraqi women to undergo female genital mutilation
Islamic State peaceniks pose with shahada. Image source: www.bbc.com

After having shown their intolerance for the Christian population in Northern Iraq by ordering they convert to Islam, exile themselves from the region or be executed, Islamic State terrorists turned their barbarism to the region’s female population.

They ordered that all women and girls undergo female genital mutilation, a practice harkening back to Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, 1991–1786 BC, and enthusiastically adopted by some Islamic countries.

NBC News reported:

Militants have ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said on Thursday. The “fatwa” issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) would potentially affect 4 million women and girls.

“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Jacqueline Badcock told reporters by videolink from Erbil, Iraq, according to NBC. “This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists.”

Female genital mutilations are defined by the World Health Organization as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.”

Those “non-medical reasons” are typically the suppression of sexual pleasure — but just for the women. The World Health Organization added:

Female genital mutilation has no known health benefits. On the contrary, it is known to be harmful to girls and women in many ways. First and foremost, it is painful and traumatic. The removal of or damage to healthy, normal genital tissue interferes with the natural functioning of the body and causes several immediate and long-term health consequences.

ISIS declared a caliphate — an Islamic state led by a supreme religious and political leader known as a caliph — stretching from Syria through Iraq, NBC reported.

Apparently, the only thing having to do with the 21st century ISIS embraces is modern weaponry — in all other matters it’s still stuck in the Middle Ages.

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz

Michael Dorstewitz is a recovering Michigan trial lawyer and former research vessel deck officer. He has written extensively for BizPac Review.


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