Human Exceptionalism

ISIS Orders Females to Have Genitals Mutilated

Denial of human exceptionalism always leads to bioethical authoritarianism. Mengele experimented on Jewish twin children. The Soviet Union imprisoned dissenters in mental hospitals for mind control. Eugenics led to mass involuntary sterilization.

Now, ISIS–the fundamentalist Islamist terror organization that treats women as chattel–has ordered all women to undergo genital mutilation. From the Reuters story:

The militant group Islamic State (Isis) has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations says. The “fatwa” issued by the Sunni Muslim fighters would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Irbil.

“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said. “This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she added.

Tyranny is about exercising hyper-control and convincing the subjugated that they have no value. How better to treat humans like mere things than to painfully strip them of their sexual response?


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