U.S. grants asylum to Malian victim of female genital mutilation
The Attorney General has accomplished a very worthwhile task here in raising the issue of female genital mutilation in the mainstream media, as many in the United States likely don’t even know the practice exists, let alone that it isÂ so widespread. Mukasey himself probably doesn’t know it is considered obligatory in the Shafi’i school of Islamic jurisprudence (cf.Â Umdat al-SalikÂ e4.3), and justified with references toÂ ahadith.
But there is much more Western countries could be doing to eradicate this practice, from speaking out against it more frequently to tying aid to meaningful and verifiable steps in outlawing the practice and punishing the perpetrators. And above all, no sense of “cultural sensitivity” should stop them from making every effort to keep immigrants from those countries from continuing the practice in the West.
“AG: Don’t deport genital mutilation victim,” by Terry Frieden forÂ CNN Â via DW
Â * Ignore it. Â What you really need to know Â is this:
But if every such “victim of female genital mutilation” or of any other practice that is encouraged by Islam were to be given such asylum, this country would sink under the weight of immigrants who will not have left Islam at the door, even if they have suffered from it. Look at those who leave Muslim lands because of the despotism and economic backwardness, both of them attributable to Islam, but these people bring their Islam with them, and make life, as a result, very difficult, and ultimately represent a permanent danger to the continued existence of our legal and political institutions of our own country, for the Sharia flatly contradicts the spirit and letter of the American Constitution. And even now, with relatively small numbers, they show every sign of aggressively using the power they do have, in the numbers they do have, to persuade or intimidate the Infidels among whom they have come to live into not discussing or finding out about Islam or disseminating what they have found out about it to other Infidels.
Sentimentalism, of the wrong kind, cannot justify this kind of immigration policy. Spend the time better ridiculing, mocking, attacking the policy of FGM (as it is now so conveniently referred to), and those nations that practice it. The Infidel Man’s Burden is getting heavier and heavier, and we just have to lighten the load.
Posted by: HughÂ Â atÂ September 23, 2008 8:02 AM