The UK’s National Secular Society pressured Amazon.co.uk to withdraw a circumcision training kit from its website. Amazon.com still offers headless infant torsos for doctors to practice their crude skills on a baby’s penis.
Yet another case of religious child abuse. Laser surgery male circumcision on a child victim goes terribly wrong. When will the world act?
Boy loses penis in botched circumcision, police confirm
‘It is most consistent with the individual’s right to self-determination that parents not be allowed to make this decision,’ says Ethics Board
The Independent covers the debate in Denmark – where the vast majority want religious child abuse legislated against.
Doctors in Denmark want to stop circumcision for under-18s
Would this be the outcome if the genital mutilation victims were girls?
“A medical tribunal is to consider lifting a ban on an NHS psychiatrist who illegally circumcised dozens of boys for religious reasons.
Dr Hassan Abdulla was banned from performing surgery for two years in 2014.
The condition was imposed after a Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel found him guilty of misconduct.
This followed a hearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court when the doctor admitted six offences of carrying out surgical circumcisions without Care Quality Commission registration on 41 boys between November 2011 and January 2012 …”
Full Story … Leicester Mercury
At last the British liberal press, the Guardian, is beginning to break its silence on this issue… A great deal of page space has been devoted to FGM previously …
A sad story of cultural clashes, the brave Mother put her children first, and refused to allow her sons to be genitally mutilated for their father’s religious preferences…
“The High Court ruling, upholding the rights of two children to choose upon maturity, and the rights of both parents to be heard, offers some reassurance. It also throws up a lot of questions. Were the dissenting parent also Muslim it is not at all clear which way the law would fall. The UK also allows pretty much anyone to circumcise boys pretty much anywhere – it’s almost completely unregulated despite well-known medical risks. How could the law be effective in preventing someone determined to have their child circumcised? And how can I ever feel that my sons will be safe?”
Male circumcision: the issue that ended my marriage
Denmark overwhelmingly does not support religious cult practises involving genital mutilation of boys …
Copenhagen: Nine out of ten Danes would ban ritual circumcision of boys …
It is best to watch the article – there are no explicit scenes of cutting –
Me: I watched Sky News’ report on FGM in Puntland, Somalia. For people who have no idea about FGM – like most UK natives – it was informative. The reporter stated that Sky tried to persuade the Mother not to do it. Sky informed the local Police – who were not interested as there is no law against FGM in Puntland. They covered the terrible consequences for the girls. They hid the identity of the girl. They covered the campaign to legislate against FGM in Puntland. For someone like Hibo Wardere
, it must be deeply upsetting to watch this report as it must bring back memories one would rather not have, but I would say that the program will raise awareness. I… think their report fair – remember most people in the UK have no idea what goes on in connection with FGM.
Anti-FGM Activist: “There are other ways to raise awareness… This is a form of child abuse, do you advocate sky news filming other forms of child abuse, just so we’re all clear on what goes on? I completely and utterly disagree that this was necessary to raise awareness. I work with Hibo and have seen first hand how she educates people who had no idea about fgm. No more girls lives need to be ruined!”
Me: Sky will reach many people – it would take many Hibos working for many years to reach as many people. I agree that perhaps their title is misleading “Activists Edge Closer ….” and yet the video content is more about the poor girl. If you read their web page about the report, however, it is very positive about the fight for FGM legislation in the Puntland region, and not sensationalist …
Anti-FGM Activist: “Funnily enough I understand how mass media works… but thank you for taking the time to explain it to me. But instead if patronising me, why don’t you answer my question, would you advocate the filming of other acts of violence/abuse, just as long it was presented as part of a campaign to end that particular form of violence/ abuse?”
Me: Should we stop reporting wars and not show the devastation and suffering? Is not Hibo Wardere
‘s book a form of sensationalism – I hope the profits are going to charity… the graphic used to illustrate the front of Hibo Wardere
‘s book is in my view sensationalist – the very thing you are accusing Sky News
of. Hypocracy indeed.