One of the sadder things about Indonesia is the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation or FGM with estimates being that 80-90% of young, mostly (but not always) Muslim girls are abused in this manner. This particular barbaric piece of child abuse is often excused as “it is required by religion” (although this just highlights the person’s ignorance of their own religion as IT IS NOT) or more bizarrely “It will stop my daughter becoming over sexed” which is beyond words for stupidity.
Sadly but looking for any light in the dark, barbaric practice at least Indonesia generally tends towards the lesser versions of mutilation not that excuses the practice in any fashion.
It was pleasing to read that Australia is still taking a hard (ish) line on the practice as any civilized nation should. A number of people were arrested including a Sheik ( of what? since when does Australia have Sheiks) and a Lawyer over the mutilation of two innocent girls aged six and seven. Bizarrely these sick perverts are somehow allowed bail, yet you can bet if anyone else have taken a blade to a young child they would be jail now and for a long, long time as. Australians are truly tiring of this one rule for some and another for others. One can only hope long sentences await the creeps involved and the girls are already in protective custody.
“A SYDNEY lawyer has faced court charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the alleged genital mutilation of two young sisters.
The 46-year-old man, arrested at an office in Sydney’s inner west in July, is the ninth person charged over the circumcisions.
The arrest followed an investigation by the Sex Crimes Squad into the circumcisions, which allegedly took place when the girls were aged six and seven.
The lawyer appeared at Parramatta Local Court today charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice. Bail was continued.
He will appear in the same court to make an application to change his bail conditions on August 15, with his case set to come before the court again on September 5.
Eight other people – including the parents of the girls and a retired nurse – were charged last year with being present during the procedures and with other offences.
The victims’ father, who is a Sydney doctor, and his wife have been charged with two counts of mutilation.
A local sheik was charged with being an accessory after the fact to female genital mutilation and with hindering the police investigation.
He is accused of telling locals to lie to police about the prevalence of female genital mutilation in their community, previous court documents showed”
- Female genital mutilation: 30 million girls ‘at risk’ (richarddawkins.net)
- Solictor charged over genital mutilation (bigpondnews.com)
- Solictor charged over genital mutilation (news.com.au)
- Female Genital Mutilation and It’s Shocking Implications (guardianlv.com)