Female Genital Mutilation is happening in Australia, KRudd complicit…

Tim Blair

HUNDREDS MUTILATED

Some 180 words into an ABC piece on female genital mutilation in Australia, this paragraph appears:

Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital says it is seeing between 600 and 700 women each year who have experienced it in some form.

And that’s just in Melbourne. What about Sydney? Adelaide? Perth? What the hell is going on here? The hospital’s Zeinab Mohamud tries to explain:

“Some people when they hear they say, ‘how can that happen?’ It’s when something is cultural and the people have been doing it for so long, it’s not easy to either eliminate it or to say, ‘you have got a bad culture’,” she said.

You have got a bad culture!

It’s not that difficult to say. Dr Ted Weaver, of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, is similarly delicate:

Dr Ted Weaver agrees and he says ordering people against the practice would be inappropriate.

No. Weaver’s response is inappropriate. Recall the words of Kevin Rudd from last September:

“Silence is tantamount to tacit approval,” he said …

“We cannot afford to be silent … We have a responsibility to speak up and say ‘I swear never to commit violence against a woman’.

“I swear never to excuse violence against women and I swear never to remain silent about violence against women, and this is my solemn oath as a man, that is the oath to which all men of Australia should adhere to and swear.”

Further from Weaver:

“If we try and dictate and pontificate about this and not provide culturally appropriate care, we’ll further disenfranchise those women,” he said.

Forget disenfranchised. They’re disfigured.

(Via Mark Steyn)

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4 thoughts on “Female Genital Mutilation is happening in Australia, KRudd complicit…”

  1. “…The centuries-old custom has been outlawed in Australia since the 1990s.

    But that has not stopped it happening here, according to Dr Ted Weaver from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists…”

    SACK HIM!!!!!
    IF IT IS ILLEGAL, IT IS ILLEGAL!!!!!
    WHICH PART OF THE WORD DOESN’T HE UNDERSTAND?

  2. We have no business telling Muslims how to practice their religion. However, we do have the right to tell them to practice it somewhere else. In fact we must insist that they practice it elsewhere.

  3. “If we try and dictate and pontificate about this and not provide culturally appropriate care, we’ll further disenfranchise those women,” he said.

    But [we] will dictate and pontificate about smoking and obesity, and stuff the PC “culturally appropriate care” and “disenfranchisement”:

    * ADELAIDE’S Queen Elizabeth Hospital is refusing to perform certain major surgery on anyone who is obese or a smoker.

    * All current patients will be told to return to their GP to devise a weight-loss strategy or a quit plan if they do not meet the new requirements.

    * Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital previously has refused to perform lung surgery on smokers but the Australian Medical Association yesterday was unaware of any other hospitals with similar criteria.

    Cigarettes: bad! Obesity: evil! Islam: good!

    How about a Quit Line for muslims – 1800 NO2MO ?

  4. “Dr Ted Weaver agrees and he says ordering people against the practice would be inappropriate.”

    He’s quite right. It is also inappropriate to criticise Islam’s mandate to kill infidels, strike terror into them, chop off their limbs etc. It’s also very inappropriate to state that Islam doesn’t share the Judeo-Christian values on which our democracy is based and we therefore shouldn’t be engaged in interfaith with them.

    Truth is very inappropriate in these politically correct times.
    So let’s keep on lying and then everything will turn out just fine.

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