Female Genital Mutilation – FGM – in tolerant Britain

I am sick to bloody death of the so-called ‘cultural sensitivity’ that abounds in this damned country. The cultural sensitivity that I call wimpishness that allows, by tacitly condoning, some of the more repulsive and barbaric practices that have been imported into Britain.

These practices include the outrageous and egregious practice of female genital mutilation that has infiltrated this country via different immigrant peoples all of which call Islam their ‘religion’.

The British seem to have no idea how to make multiculturalism work but keep opening their arms to disparate groups of immigrants – mostly post colonial, some of whom are internecine enemies. The British then allow pockets of immigrant groups to form in housing estates thus allowing (again by tacit acceptance) a ghetto culture to develop with rival groups at loggerheads with each other. So much of this stems from the old days of Empire when Britain had some pretty horrendous practices of its own. But, really! Is that any excuse to encourage the barbarism that some of the immigrants’ cultures embrace with religious fervour. The Brits stand by limp-wristedly and spruik cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness.

Today the BBC online news had an article advertising its Newsnight programme tonight:

Hidden world of female genital mutilation in the UK

It must surely be unacceptable in any so-called self-styled civilised society to turn a blind eye to cutting off the clitoris, the outer labia and inner labia and then sewing up the raw flesh of the vagina leaving a tiny hole for urination and menstruation. Done when the girl is anywhere from three years old onwards. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was six when her grandmother held her down and in highly septic conditions mutilated her. That was in Somalia.

I understand how hard it is to track and monitor this revolting practice because it occurs usually in a domestic setting and on a kitchen table. I also understand how pathetic Border Control is – but that is where the monitoring should start.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali – mutilated at six

Read Ali’s book; read the BBC article; watch Newsnight tonight or watch it tomorrow on BBC iPlayer. Become aware of what is going on in the cities across Britain.

I fail to understand why, if France can use its enacted laws to prosecute the practitioners of this disgusting practice of hacking off female genitals, Britain has yet to prosecute anyone despite having enacted similar laws to France at the same time in the 1980s.

I get so angry when I try to imagine the horror and pain these children feel; what must seem as an act of betrayal from the parents and grandparents they have learnt to trust. Because it is an act of betrayal. Parents are expected to love, cherish and nurture their children, not mutilate them for some stupid tradition.

And then the aftermath when these girls grow up (some, of course, die from blood loss, toxic shock and other infections) – painful sex, reconstructive surgery, agonising childbirth after being cut open again for the passage of the baby. And I am supposed to accept that crap because such practices are part of the social and religious culture of various peoples? Bollocks! It is barbaric and stems from primitive beliefs and gender control measures.

This is how France’s seasoned campaigner sees it:

‘She (Isabelle Gillette-Faye) is trying her best not to be rude about the English.
“In England, you are very respectful of your immigrants,” she says.
“It is very different in France. They have to integrate and they have to obey our laws.”’

What sort of religious claptrap is Britain going to handle so that girls can be cut because the Brits are oh so ‘culturally sensitive’. What a load of rubbish. France has it on the money. Integrate and obey the laws of the land. Stamp this horrible dehumanising behaviour out – and Rowan Williams – stop bleating on about how Sharia law needs to sit in concert with British law so that Islam can continue pretending it can exert its barbarism in this country.

It is time to take a zero tolerance stance on this rubbish. Massive fines, gaol terms and banishment from our society. Come on Cameron, Gove, Clegg and the rest of you wimps. Do something!

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One comment on “Female Genital Mutilation – FGM – in tolerant Britain

  1. Veronique says:

    I have been advised to not call Britain that damned country, because I live here. However, I am of the opinion that one has to call things as one sees them. In this particular instance, Britain is well called a damned country.

    Of course I live here – well, in Scotland – and I am not about to change my living circumstances. My choice of country in which to live does not blind me to that or any country’s shortcomings. If I were partisan in these things, I would be a hypocrite and worse, blind! Or patriotic and nationalistic. I am none of these things and not about to change to smooth the feelings of a country that sometimes and under certain circumstances needs to be taken to task.

    There – I have said my piece and I stand by it. I don’t set out to offend anyone, but I well recall the Hitch stating that no one had the right to be not offended. I agree with him and swallow hard if I start to feel offended:-)

    Cheers to all and sundry:-)

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