Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mark Steyn-Genius Quote O' The Day

Last week, the American Association of Pediatricians noted that certain, ahem, "immigrant communities" were shipping their daughters overseas to undergo "female genital mutilation." So, in a spirit of multicultural compromise, they decided to amend their previous opposition to the practice: They're not (for the moment) advocating full-scale clitoridectomies, but they are suggesting federal and state laws be changed to permit them to give a "ritual nick" to young girls.

A few years back, I thought even fainthearted Western liberals might draw the line at "FGM." After all, it's a key pillar of institutional misogyny in Islam: Its entire purpose is to deny women sexual pleasure.

True, many of us hapless Western men find we deny women sexual pleasure without even trying, but we don't demand genital mutilation to guarantee it. On such slender distinctions does civilization rest.

Der Spiegel, an impeccably liberal magazine, summed up the remorseless Islamization of Europe in a recent headline: "How Much Allah Can The Old Continent Bear?" Well, what's wrong with a little Allah-lite? The AAP thinks you can hop on the Sharia express and only ride a couple of stops. In such ostensibly minor concessions, the "ritual nick" we're performing is on ourselves. Further cuts will follow.


Mike aka Proof said...

Mr. Steyn may be Canada's best gift to the US. (better than Shatner or Labatt!) Heh.

The Creaking Floor said...

The Pediatric Association is missing the point altogether, and are complicit in the ritual mutilation by not only failing to condemn it, but also by enabling it in a so-called milder way. If I were a woman I would not want a ritualistic "nick" taken out of my sensitive parts in the name of any religion. It is not our right to decide this and perform this for or on anyone.

We must not make concessions to barbarism no matter how it cloaks itself in multicultural garb.

Lady Cincinnatus said...

Proof, You may be right. I'll concede that Michael Buble doesn't even come close despite my love of his jazz and crooner toons. :)