Let’s just make it a whole month of Islamic insanity with this story of a Russian mufti calling for genital mutilation for all women, everywhere.
Mufti Ismail Berdiyev, a senior Muslim cleric that leads a Muslim association for the North Caucasus region, has announced that universal female genital mutilation “could be applied to all women, that would be very good”.
Good for who, exactly?
Berdiyev said that female genital mutilation doesn’t stop women from fulfilling their sole role as mothers and that applied universally, “there would be less fornication”. Berdiyev later retracted his statements as a “joke” but we all know he wasn’t.
And not to be left out, controversial Russian Orthodox cleric Vsevolod Chaplin stepped in and said that Muslims have a right to their “time-honoured tradition”. After all, “you probably don’t need to ‘circumcise’ all women, there’s no need with Orthodox women as they don’t fornicate anyway.” Two religious nutballs doubling down on religious insanity. Joy.
This came up after Russian Justice Group released a report on some remote villages in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan who engaged in female genital mutilation. The report said that in Dagestan the practice has gone “without any attention whatsoever from the authorities”. “In Dagestan, most of society is still not ready to admit that this problem exists,” it said, adding that female genital mutilation has “almost total support” in certain villages where it is seen as a “compulsory ritual” to control sexual desire.
Now I might be able to see it if people in remote areas without any credible education agreed with female genital mutilation. They just don’t know any better. But when a major religious figure in a generally civilized nation says it? You know this is a major problem that needs to be addressed. It’s bad enough that it happens, it’s worse when someone like Berdiyev actively supports it and wants the use of mutilation expanded worldwide. That’s when you know that Islam, as a whole, is a cancer that needs to be wiped out. But that’s what we do here on Horror Show Sunday, we point these things out so that the world can act. Too bad the world is so damn slow.