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June 29, 2007

Walk Like An Egyptian

...might just mean a normal gait after all.

Egypt Officials Ban Female Circumcision

The death of a 12-year-old Egyptian girl at the hands of a doctor performing female circumcision has sparked a public outcry and prompted health and religious authorities to ban the practice.

The girl, Badour Shaker, died this month while undergoing the procedure in an illegal clinic in the southern town of Maghagh. Her mother, Zeniab Abdel Ghani, told the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper that she paid about $9 to a female physician to perform the procedure.

Poor puddin'. As a mother who'd been through the same horror, how could you do that to your little girl?

Posted by tree hugging sister at June 29, 2007 10:54 PM


Just now, huh? Well better late than, say, SEVERAL HUNDRED FRICKIN' YEARS AGO, I guess.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at June 30, 2007 12:15 AM

As a mother and decent human being, I don't get it. I don't want to hear their lame excuses about their religion. Their religion be damned......and it is. If ANYONE got near my girls in that way besides an OB/GYN that I trust? You'd see me on the 5 o'clock news.

Posted by: barista grazioso at June 30, 2007 07:28 PM

Amen, Barista.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at June 30, 2007 08:39 PM