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Questions About Female Genital Mutilation

hijabToday I want to respond to some of your questions dealing with a subject I have not dealt with for some time. It is a subject that I am a bit uncomfortable dealing with. Islam is a religion that abuses women and today I want to look at Islam’s Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

According to the BBC, the United Nations estimates 30 million girls are at risk in the next 5 years of their lives. UNICEF estimates 125 million women and girls have had this procedure done to them. The British National Health System (NHS) estimates 137,000 women are affected by FGM.

This procedure has been against the law in Great Britain since 1985. Sadly it still continues to be done. Those who do this can be punished with up to 14 years in prison even if the child is take overseas for the procedure.

Let me explain why Islam does this to women. To answer this question we will go to the Shariah Law book, “The Reliance of the Traveller.” This information can be found in my book Refuting Islam. They do this because their god, Allah, and their prophet, Muhammad, command it. If you want to be a faithful Muslim and follow the teachings of Muhammad, you will have this done to your daughters.

ROT e4.3 Circumcision is obligatory for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce of the clitoris.

Sunnahs: Abu Dawud, Adab 167 Abu al- Malih ibn `Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: “Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.”

They do this so that women will not be sexually active outside of marriage. The purpose is to take away their sexual desires. It is to keep women in line. The circumcision of a man does not take away his sexual desires, but for women it does.

As I have said before, you should study this out for yourself and come to your own conclusions. My conclusion is that this is a barbaric practice. This is the oppression of women. It is designed to take away the pleasures of women and keep them subjugated to men.

Christianity lifts up women, but Islam degrades them. The Bible does teach that women are to be subject to their husbands, but it doesn’t teach that they are inferior to men. Islam makes women the property of men, much like a horse or a cow. You don’t see this in the biblical teaching on the relationship between men and women. They Bible teaches that husbands and wives are heirs together of the grace of life, and men are to honor their wives.

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered. (1 Peter 3:7)

Islam teaches that the man is superior and the woman is inferior, having only half the value of a man.

There are a number of references to Muhammad teaching about women in hell. Here are some examples:

“O people! Give alms.” Then he went towards the women and said. “O women! Give alms, for I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-Fire were you (women).” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is the reason for it?” He replied, “O women! You curse frequently, and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than youSahih Bukhari 2:24:541

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” Sahih Bukhari 1:2:28

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abbas: The people say, “O Allah’s Apostle! We saw you taking something from your place and then we saw you retreating.” The Prophet replied… I also saw the Hell-fire and I had never seen such a horrible sight. I saw that most of the inhabitants were women.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! Why is it so?” The Prophet replied, “Because of their ungratefulness.”Sahih Bukhari 2:18:161

… The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Sahih Bukhari 1:6:301

Narrated ‘Aisha: It is not good that you people have made us (women) equal to dogs and donkeysSahih Bukhari 1:90:498

There are many other things that could be covered, like pedophilia and sexual sin, but I think you get the picture.

The FGM problem is really big in Europe where Muslims are congregated in great numbers. Even though it is illegal, it is still being practiced.

There are not many reports of this happening in the United States, but I have heard testimony by those who have come out of Islam. They have told me that it is practiced in Dearborn, MI. It is a growing issue in our country. It is growing because it is part of Islam. You cannot be faithful to the teachings of the Prophet if you don’t practice FGM.

What do we do about this barbaric practice? If we remain silent, If we say that it is part of their faith so let’s just let them do it, we become complicit. Tolerance of this kind of practice is evil. The reason people don’t want to speak up and do something is they are afraid that Muslims will get mad. Fear of Muslim retribution has caused us to censer ourselves.

If you are a child of God, He has called you to be salt and light in this dark world. Most people interpret this as being a soul-winner and taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost. This is certainly a great part of it, but it also means that we are to shine forth God’s righteousness before a lost world. Light reveals and salt preserves, purifies, and cleanses. We need God’s righteousness to be preserved in our communities and our country. If we are not this salt and light we will loose righteousness in our nation. I must say, it is already happening.

We encourage you to join us at the corner of truth and courage. We must have the courage to stand for truth and against unrighteousness.

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