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A few murmurs of dissent rose at the 15th All World Dawoodi Bohra Conference in Udaipur as the topic of validity of the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) or khatna came up on Sunday.

A voice of dissent against the ban came from Gazanfer Okasa, the general secretary of the Bohra Youth Association. “Khatna shouldn’t be linked to FGM,” said Okasa, refering to the Grade 2, 3 and 4 level female genital mutilation practised in African countries, which could involve total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora. “In our community, we cut a little part, unlike in African countries. Though my sister, who is a doctor, and my mother strictly condemn this practice, I am in favour of khatna because I believe it is a part of our Sharia.”

The Bohra community, a sub-sect of Ismaili Shia Islam, remove the prepuce from the genitalia of girls before puberty.

Gazanfer Okasa, 15th All World Dawoodi Bohra Conference 6 Comments [3/18/2017 2:50:08 AM]
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Malingspann

"female genital mutilation (FGM)"

Although it involves cutting the gentials instead of the brain, could this be called a form of lobotomy?

3/18/2017 3:14:36 AM

Kanna

Once again, sharia is shown to be a vile practice of oppression of females.

3/18/2017 5:07:09 AM

JeanP

@Gazanfer Okasa:
Though my sister, who is a doctor, and my mother strictly condemn this practice, I am in favour of khatna because I believe it is a part of our Sharia


Barbarian.

Relevant quote:

@Sir Charles Napier, GCB:
Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.

3/18/2017 8:15:11 AM

The Reptilian Jew

Though my sister, who is a doctor, and my mother strictly condemn this practice, I am in favour of khatna because I believe it is a part of our Sharia.

That's what speaking over women in a debate about women looks like. Go home folks.

3/18/2017 11:20:55 AM



And the sooner we obliterate your garbage fundamentalism, the sooner women and girls do not need fear your Sharia.

3/18/2017 1:56:25 PM

Anon-e-moose

I move that the next speaker be Lorena Bobbitt. The subject of her speech to conference? MGM.

Male Genital Mutilation.

...apart from a few winces, I see everyone's in silent disagreement with that. Q. E. and fucking D.

I therefore move that this debate be adjourned. Those who disagree raise their hands from their crotches.

Motion carried unanimously.


3/18/2017 4:31:56 PM

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