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John Kerry Should Ask President Morsi About Genital Mutilation

March 8th, 2013 - 5:12 am

This is realpolitik of the most cynical sort, and bad realpolitik. The Muslim Brotherhood is a hybrid of pre-modern barbarism and 20th-century totalitarian vanguard party methods, whose objective is to subvert and overthrow America’s allies in the region, notably Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Morsi’s now-notorious televised outbursts of Jew-hatred illuminate his character.

It is one thing to pursue realpolitik, and another thing to pursue stupid realpolitik. It is yet another thing again to do so while purporting to defend the rights of women, without mentioning the most widespread and onerous violation of women’s rights anywhere on the planet.

Kerry’s attempt to herd the opposition into Morsi’s camp in order to secure IMF funding has a very low probability of success in any case. Egypt’s checks are bouncing with grain suppliers, and its wheat stockpiles are down to a bare three months’ supply. Egypt imports half its food, and wheat is the main source of calories for the poor. The IMF is demanding an end to the food and fuel subsidies that have ballooned Egypt’s government deficit to a sixth of GDP, but the elimination of the subsidies probably would provoke political chaos. U.S. diplomacy in Egypt will have puked over its principles for nothing.

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I'm wondering why the useless bastion of international sensibilities on the East River, aka the UN, hasn't banned it. Oh, that's right - they're too busy with furthering the Islamaphile agenda, like inhibiting Israel's existential efforts at self-defense; attempting to prohibit any criticism of Islam anywhere in the world, etc. Why in the world would they bother taking any steps that would show Muslim men for the sexist creeps, perverts, and sadists that they are?
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Walid Shoebat says al-Azhar is promoting the idea of cannibalism. http://shoebat.com/2013/03/07/the-promotion-of-human-sacrifice-and-cannibalism-in-egypt/

Maybe they won't starve...
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Geez David get with the times. The New York Times, that is. They stopped covering the issue in 2008, when it apparently stopped being a problem (for good measure they changed their coverage to calling it "female genital cutting" first -- less upsetting of course. And ran a sympathetic feature story exploring the nuances -- did they give the girl a glass of juice afterwards? Was the slice the size of a leaf-tip or a grain of rice? How colorful, those WHO investigation embued with local color.

The N.O.W. likewise dropped their FGM campaign after Obama was elected. You see, it solved all sorts of problems.

However to be fair this is not true of all feminist organizations. And perhaps others could behave as if FGM isn't just something for the feminist ghetto, no?
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I will never understand why a woman would be a follower/admirer of the muslim religion when they enact such savage and backward behavior towards women. Just boggles the mind.
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The new format for comments is lousy. Hardly anyone is commenting anymore. In the past, a Victor Davis Hanson article would usually result in over a hundred comments. His latest article had seven comments after having been posted for hours and hours. Those who regularly commented are no-shows now. I used to look forward every morning to the give and take in the comments section for every article. I don't even care anymore if I visit PJ Media. The changes you made were bone-headed and I bet the hits on this site have decreased dramatically since you introduced this new format. Too bad. PJ Media used to be a good site.
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It is kinda dumb. There is a virtue to simplicity and web design is not a crap shoot. There is a way to encourage academic discourse and a way to put people off.
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"And why don’t American feminists demand that he raise the issue?"

Don't you know how busy they are fighting the war on women? They work hard to insure that no one hears about the genital mutilation, forced sterilizations, honor killings and sexual slavery that are rampant around the world so they can continue to whine about free birth control and abortion rights here at home.
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Why bother? Morsi didn't create this custom, which is probably at least centuries old. Better to ask Morsi why he doesn't resign for the good of the country. That Morsi can control.
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Thank you for finally bringing this up Spengler. I wondered why everyone was ignoring this feature of enlightenment in Egypt. I guess it's a subject that Obama and his buds just don't want to deal with.
1 year ago
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John Kerry supports everything that Herr Morsi of the Muslim Nazihood does as Herr Hussein Obama loves Herr Morsi of the Muslim Nazihood
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All I know is, Allah & HIs Prophet notwithstanding, bits is bits. Leave 'em alone.
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