Since 9/11, people in the West have been struggling to decide whether all devout Muslims are depraved, or just a psychotic subset. Here’s a data point from their debate on the barbaric practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) .
FGM is carried out on little girls, and has been documented by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Here’s a snip from a piece in Tao of Defiance on the debate within Islam (my ellipsis):
…Egypt is pretty much FGM-central, with 97% of women there having been subjected to it.
..see…this fascinating and shocking recent debate (and it is at least good to see they have plenty of those) involving a male lecturer from…Al-Azhar university (in Egypt), debating a female lecturer…on the subject of FGM.
The male sheikh…argues that milder forms of FGM are sunna (traditional), while total removal of the clitoris is forbidden, while the female lecturer argues against all forms of FGM.
Dr. Muhammad Wahdan concludes:
In Egypt we have four and a half million spinsters. The definition of a spinster is a woman who has reached 30, without ever receiving a marriage proposal. We have a spinster problem in the Arab world, and the last thing we want is for them to be sexually aroused. Circumcision of the girls who need it makes them chaste, dignified, and pure.
Here’s the CIA Fact Book on the Egyptian people:
80,335,036 (July 2007 est.)
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.048 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.024 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.743 male(s)/female
total population: 1.017 male(s)/female (2007 est.)
No surplus females before the 65 year-plus cohort. So Dr. Muhammad Wahdan is a liar as well as a child mutilator.
The mutilation situation is similar in Indonesia:
In an attempt to find out more about female circumcision, the US AID-funded study by the Population Council surveyed 1694 households in eight separate regions and found all the boys and 97.5 per cent of girls had been circumcised.[..] current practice shows no signs of a decline in popularity, with more than 90 per cent of mothers questioned supporting the practice continuing.
And one in five mothers even suggested social sanctions should be imposed on girls who were uncircumcised.
This supports the conclusion that devout Muslim males and females are – from a Western viewpoint – depraved.