Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Britain Does the Right Thing, But We Don't Know Why It Had To


                ‘Britain to prosecute genital mutilation’ read the heading of the  article buried in the ‘world notes’ section of my local paper the other day. Well, that’s super, but in an age where one can be prosecuted for saying ‘hurtful’ things, and a privately owned professional sports franchise can be forced to change its team name  because someone could be offended, I would hope cutting off your daughter’s clitoris would be frowned upon.
     LONDON- ‘Parents in Britain who subject their daughters to genital mutilation will be prosecuted, Prime minister David Cameron announced Tuesday, a day after new research showed that the number of victims of the practice here is about twice as high as previously believed.’
                …”Genital mutilation has been illegal in Britain since 1985, but the first prosecutions took place only this year.”
                This, basically, was the extent of this ‘article’.
                Typical  modern day  mainstream media. No root cause given. No probing. No questions.  (Unless a controversy surrounds someone who doesn’t hold their views and is not a protected minority. Then, they go in for the kill).  At least they didn’t blame the Church of England. Say, why didn’t they need a law banning this practice until 1985? Hmmm. There’s a particularly  obvious question. Were they just lopping ‘em off by the millions, but nobody really cared until then? Catholics and Protestants had  rather famously been around Britain for hundreds of years. This never seemed to be a problem until recently. What’s changed? Immigration of…Musli…? No, nope, never mind! Nothing to see here! How ‘bout that Manchester United squad?!
            You know if a Protestant or Catholic member of Parliament had this done to their daughter(s) it would have been so stated. (Would’ve led off the nightly news in fact). That ‘member’ would’ve been called a ‘monster’.
                As Martin Luther King, Jr. so eloquently said, “the day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.”

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