Clitoral Clip? No, ‘Scraping’ Suffices! TELL Us, Islamist ‘Scholars!’ WHY Do It?

Efua Dorkenoo, director of Equality Now’s campaign against FGM, today said the failure to alert police was a mistake and warned that teachers and other professionals were allowing girls to remain at risk because of a mistaken belief that mutilation was a cultural practice rather than a crime.

“Practising communities think that the UK doesn’t have the guts to prevent and prosecute for FGM,” she said….



Britain, blessed with multicult madness. And Cameron has SO many priorities before he’ll get round to real crimes like this!

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, the usual suspects continue to promote female circumcision. Why?


We have touched on this issue before  but somebody referred me to this quote from AsiaNews, so let’s ask the question again.

What is the BENEFIT of female circmcision?

None of those in favour appear prepared to tell us.


Kiai Hajj Amin Ma’ruf, pointed out that it is an”advisable practise on moral grounds…he rejects any attempt to declare this practice illegal or contrary to the principles. It comes under the sphere of “human rights,” said the Islamist leader, and is “guaranteed by the Constitution.”


Although I frankly doubt that interference with girls’ private parts features anywhere in the Indonesian Constitution, the MUI has an ally, no less than the most fanatic outfit in the country,

Iffah Ainur Rochmah, the spokesperson for the Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), rebuffed the negative assumptions about female circumcision practices in Indonesia.

“This is a part of our culture rooted in Islamic teachings,” she said. Jakarta Post, December 23rd 2012


I rather suspect that when the 19th century British Raj outlawed suttee, the burning of Hindu widows, some ‘scholars’ protested in similar terms. Most Hindus probably welcomed the reform, especially widows!



So what does the ‘scholastic’ community have to say on the good that this practice does? The MUI rejected any efforts to ban the practice on Monday.


ma'arruf amin MUI’s Ma’aruf of the Indonesian ‘Scholars’ Council, MUI


MUI chairman Ma’ruf Amin instead urged all hospitals and health centers in Indonesia to service those who want their daughters circumcised.

“What we reject is the ban. If there is a request [to perform a female circumcision], don’t turn [the parents] away,” Ma’ruf said. The MUI considers circumcision an act of religious devotion. The MUI issued a fatwa five years ago, saying that female circumcision is a religious service.


The Ministry of Health banned health workers from performing female genital cutting in a 2006 decree. But in 2010, Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih issued guidelines that instructed health workers to “scrape the skin covering the clitoris, without injuring the clitoris” in an effort to provide a measure of safety in the widely unregulated industry.
If we give the MUI the benefit of the doubt, as I suppose we must, they talk the talk of concern about girl-babies’ health and welfare, by limiting the operation to mere scraping, not interfering with the clitoris. But the ‘scholars’ nowhere (at least in the reports I can find) tell us WHY this ‘scraping’ should be done. And plenty of Muslms in Indonesia share my curiosity,
A about what good it does, and
B why the Government should pay heed to ‘scholars’ whose expertise, if it exists in any sphere, is not known to include medical science..
Women’s rights groups criticized the decree, arguing that the regulation was a tacit approval of female circumcision….. “Strange the Ministry of Health, as an institution, can be directed by the MUI [the Indonesian Ulema of Council],” Komnas Perempuan commissioner Ninik Rahayu,…“If [women] would like to get circumcised please make an inquiry to a health agency so a medical officer can handle [the procedure],”
Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi added that female circumcision did not cause any negative side effects if the clitoris isn’t cut.
YES<, but what GOOD does it do? I’m no big fan of the United Nations, but they were quite right to adopt their resolution urging a ban on female genital mutilation.

There is no medical justification for such surgery, and to allow it is merely pandering to backward types, like the HT and MUI.
Ccivilised Muslims here in Indonesia have taken a stand, as reported in the Jakarta Post article quoted earlier.
National Commission on Violence against Women (Komnas Perempuan) deputy chairwoman Masruchah said that the 2010 ministerial regulation runs counter to the UN resolution because it legalizes a practice that is harmful to the sexual and reproductive health of women.


Hard to believe, in this day and age, that even Dark Age dimwits would do such things to their own off-spring, but child abuse remains child abuse, even when goat-beards say it’s okay. The Ministry website reportedly denies that it’s mutilation to inflict incising the skin that covers the front part of clitoris, without harming the clitoris, but bizarrely, the same website, unless somebody can correct me, offers no clear explanation of any benefit at all that accrues from this incising.
Last word to Masruchoh, who says ‘Many Indonesians believed that female circumcision could control the sexual desires of girls.

Aha! At last we’re gettig to the nitty-gritty of the issue.