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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:27 am 
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Immigrant father on trial for genital cutting
Man accused of circumcising 2-year-old daughter faces 40 years in prison

Oct 27, 2006
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The trial of an Atlanta-area father accused of circumcising his 2-year-old daughter with scissors is focusing attention on an ancient African practice that experts say is slowly becoming more common in the U.S. as immigrant communities grow.

Khalid Adem, a 30-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, is charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. Human rights observers said they believe this is the first criminal case in the U.S. involving the 5,000-year-old practice.



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This story makes me cringe. I can't help but putting thinking about how awful that would be, if it was me in that child's shoes.


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"Prosecutors say Adem used scissors to remove his daughter’s clitoris in their apartment in 2001. The child’s mother said she did not discover it until more than a year later."


From what I read, it was a year after the "circumcision" when the mother noticed. Wasn't the daughter 3 by that time?...How could the mother not have noticed something that, I would think, would brutally scar her child at that young age...when she's still bathing her daughter? I don't understand.


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" “He said he wanted to preserve her virginity,” Fortunate Adem, the girl’s mother, testified this week."


How, exactly, is cutting of her clitoris going to preserve her virginity? That's not how it works. ... But, really, isn't this what it's about?:

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"Activists say the practice is intended to deny women sexual pleasure."



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"It is unknown how many girls have died from the procedure, either during the cutting or from infections, or years later in childbirth."


Sounds like a good practice to be continuing.


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This is one of the most ignorant and cruel practices I've ever heard of...the idiots don't have sense enough to know that the clitoris has nothing to do with whether or not a female is a "virgin." That word makes me sick, too...it's so goddamned hypocritical...nobody seems to give a big happy hurrah about whether or not a male is a "virgin." Sheesh..... :evil:

Why can't humans simply acknowledge the fact that we have sex for a variety of reasons and be done with it? It's fine to have laws to protect those who wouldn't be otherwise protected, but the bottom line is that we are sexual creatures and no amount of religious denial is going to change that.

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That word makes me sick, too...it's so goddamned hypocritical...nobody seems to give a big happy hurrah about whether or not a male is a "virgin." Sheesh..... :evil:


I've read a bit about people who practice this before, and things similar, such as the sewing up of the vagina. The hypocrytical bullshit between male and female virginity was something that always drove me crazy! Women are butchered so they'll keep their virginity ( sex tends to be very painful after the 'procedure'--go figure!!), yet the men have sex with tons of "whores" while waiting for their virgin brides. WTF?

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I first heard about this when I was working at Planned Parenthood and I thought they were making it up. I couldn't imagine anyone being so horribly cruel--and stupid!

I still want to vomit when I hear about it, but around the world it is still practiced.

Isn't it amazing that it is men who want to do such awful things while they casually 'sow their wild oats'?

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He better get the full 10 years.

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maybe as punishment they should cut his pecker off.....every inch of it...that way, not only will he always be reminded of his ignorance, but he won't be able to reproduce any more like him.

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maybe as punishment they should cut his pecker off.....every inch of it...


Castration is what he deserves.

If castration was a legal and practiced punishment within our society for sexually motivated crimes, I believe such crimes would cease to be a seriously increasing problem.

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