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US Pediatric Doctor Favors Female Circumcision


Dr. Hatem al-Haj says circumcision is "an honor" for women.

Dr. Hatem al-Haj says circumcision is "an honor" for women.
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Dr. Hatem al-Haj, PhD, MD, a senior committee member of the Association of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA), has recently published a 41-page Arabic-language paper titled “Circumcision of Girls: Jurisprudence and Medicine.”

According to the “Translating Jihad” blog, Dr. al-Haj explains why female circumcision is recommended and even “an honor” for women. This is the practice known as female genital mutilation (FGM).

According to the UN World Health Organization (WHO), FGM ” has no health benefits for women,” and causes “severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility, as well as complications in childbirth.”

The Translating Jihad blog was established in 2010 to provide translations of Arabic-language news, opinion, and fatwas related to Islamic intolerance, totalitarianism, and jihad.

According to TJ, Dr. al-Haj, a medical doctor and fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics, justifies his position by referring repeatedly to the words of classical Islamic scholars from the four schools of mainstream Sunni Islamic thought, all of which attest to FGM’s legitimacy under Islam. He also refers to the words of the Prophet Muhammad himself, who reportedly counseled people in his day on how to perform FGM in a way that would be “more beautiful to behold and better for [the woman's] husband.”

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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147 Responses to “US Pediatric Doctor Favors Female Circumcision”

  1. Jason Maas says:

    He sounds just like many of his peers in the medical and religious establishments who favor male circumcision. All of them use bad science and religious dogma to rationalize abusing children — male and female, Jewish, Muslim and Christian.

  2. "Promotes Female Mutilation" would have been a better title. The phrase female circumcision should never have been used in the first place. It is as sick and meaningless as 'legalized sex for minors'.

  3. Jason Maas says:

    "Circumcision" and "mutilation" are the same thing when they are forced on unconsenting minors, boys or girls.

  4. DantheMan says:

    Oh look. All the anti-Bris Milah nuts are coming out.
    Bet it won’t take long for them to start with the antisemitic comments next.

  5. DantheMan says:

    You guys should get a room.

  6. DantheMan says:

    Nothing shall abrogate His words.

    Oh dear, but that’s exactly what your new testacle did. It abrogated His words. What a conundrum. First you say nothing shall abrograte His words, and then give an example of it abrogating His words.

  7. The Oxford English American dictionary defines mutiliation as "to injure or disfigure by cutting off an important part" Therefore, by definition mutilation is the correct word as what is done to male and female minors. Let's work together to end both.

  8. The Oxford English American dictionary defines mutiliation as "to injure or disfigure by cutting off an important part" Therefore, by definition mutilation is the correct word as what is done to male and female minors. Let's work together to end both.

  9. Christianity does NOT practise circumcision on girls or boys. The New Testament rightly condemns it. Outisde of the US and Africa, few Christian men are cut.

  10. I think that The Jewish Express ought to pay more attention to its own attachment to the genital mutilation of boys than to go casting stones on others cultural biases. The standard female circumcision, as practiced by Muslims, is just the amputation of the clatoris (8000 nerve endings) while the standard removal of the prepuce of a boy amputatess 20,000 nerve endings, 75% of penile nerves, 100% of the most erogenous and 1/2 inch in penile length. Please, when it comes to genital mutilation, The Jewish Express is quite hypocritical in pointing at others.

  11. Unfortunately, too few Christian leaders in the US publicly condemn the genital mutilation of boys. In some cases, it is even condoned as a so-called "parental right". See the Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco for an example of this.

  12. Please not that hyperbole is used just to make a point. Mutilation done to a girl or boy is horrific.

  13. Gregor Waltz says:

    Carl Augustsson Christians are not supposed to. The NT says not to cut with any association to religion. I think it is an easy inference from the Bible to conclude that needlessly cutting a child is a SIN, however, too many Christians do turn a blind eye to this issue. Many Christian men are genitally mutilated. Somebody mutilated me against my will.

  14. Liz Matthews says:

    Cutting pieces of children's genitals off, whether they are girls or boys, is cruel, sickening, barbaric, and nothing more than child sexual abuse and a human rights abuse. Not to mention surgery on un-consenting minors for no medical reason, which is ethically wrong. Children have a right to be whole, which trumps any so-called 'religious' or 'parental' right.

  15. Jason Maas says:

    Carl Augustsson : Technically, there is nothing in the Quran itself that mandates circumcision, either — for boys or girls.

  16. this guy serves at Mayo clinic and AAP and his references include religious scripture? WTF??

  17. Jason Maas says:

    Those are good points to remember next time you hear the AAP or other American docs promoting circumcision. Sadly, their ranks are full of people who are brainwashed by tradition and religious dogma.

  18. Hugh Intactive says:

    Jason Maas Technically? Absolutely. There is not a word on the subject (Just like Jesus on homosexuality.) There are however numerous texts suggesting circumcision should NOT be done (to males or females):
    He created everything in exact measure; He precisely designed everything (25:2)
    He designed you, and designed you well. (40:64)
    He created the heavens and the earth for a specific purpose, designed you and perfected your design (64:3)
    He created man in the best design. (95:4)
    [Satan said:] " I will mislead them, I will entice them, I will command them to mark the ears of livestock, and I will command them to distort the creation of GOD." (4:119)
    We did not leave anything out of this book. (6:38)
    The word of your lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient. (6:115)

  19. Robin Ricca says:

    That's right. It's NOT an islamic practice. It's a cultural dictate that originated in Africa, and one that muslims on that continent adopted.

  20. Hugh Intactive says:

    Call them both genital cutting then. That's indisputable in both cases.

  21. Hugh Intactive says:

    He's a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics? Well he'll be right at home then. In 2010, the American Academy of Pediatrics proposed allowing a token, ritual nick of girls' genitals "much less extensive than neonatal male genital cutting" (their words) lest worse befall, but the proposal was howled down and reversed within a month. The chair of the "Bioethics" committee that proposed it, Dr Douglas Diekema, has never stopped defending it. He is still on the AAP's taskforce on circumcision. Why are baby boys still fair game for a "much [more] extensive" genital cutting?

  22. Hugh Intactive says:

    To be fair to Dr al-Haj, your last sentence refers to this hadith:
    'Um Atiyyat al-Ansariyyah said: A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (pbuh) said to her: Do not cut too severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband'. 1,8

    In Indonesia and Malaysia, Female Gential Cutting is surgical and much milder than in Africa, and entirely comparable to Male Genital Cutting. It is hard to condemn one without condemning the other.

  23. Kathleen Legler says:

    http://news.yahoo.com/female-circumcision-anger-aired-india-094432311.html "a small Muslim sub-sect known as the Dawoodi Bohra continues to believe that the removal of the clitoris is the will of God." DAMN, does that ever sound familiar! FGM and MGM are 2 sides of same coin. Wake up people.

  24. Valkyrie Hunter says:

    Huh. This must be meant to show how "barbaric" female circumcision is, but sorry, it's no different from male circumcision promoted by so many Jewish, Christian, Muslim, secular etc etc etc doctors. Genital mutilation of non consenting children is WRONG. I don't care what your religion is or why you do it. It's barbaric. It needs to stop.

  25. Upon reading this article, I didn't see where it mentioned infants. I think it's all bad, but if an adult wishes to believe that cutting their genitals is making themselves more beautiful, then that is their right. The problem is when this cutting is done to boys and girls that are not adults and cannot make this decisions on their own.

  26. Greg Allan says:

    Carl Augustsson You might want to add Australia to your list.

  27. Aman Wardak says:

    "I don't care what your religion is or why you do it."

    What if the religion says it's for the health of the child? And we have evidence like this to support it:
    http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/malecircumcision/en/index.html

    What do you say then?

  28. Aman Wardak says:

    Is science yet to discover similar benefits for female circumcision?

  29. ummm…..how about "no"

  30. that's horrible, bro

  31. what benefits?…..that a woman will not be able to enjoy making love? if the prophet(s) recommended that we are to look at a woman before marrying her, i don't see him saying "yeah…look at her….and then after you approve of her….after you think she's beautiful….cut her thingy so she can't enjoy making love"

  32. Aman Wardak says:

    Michael Davis how can you be so sure?

  33. the prophet(s) says that we are not allowed to leave our wife after we have been pleased – meaning that we can't just have an orgasm and then leave her hanging. obviously, she needs her clitoris in order to have such full enjoyment of sex and to reach orgasm. this is why i am sure

  34. Aman Wardak says:

    Michael Davis Ah, I think I see where we're not agreeing: in what circumcision means. It's definitely NOT cutting "her thingy". The circumcision that the Muslim scholars talk about in no way hinders her ability to make love and enjoy her spouse. It's been completely twisted to mean FGM in this article which includes various levels of cutting which are un-Islamic.

  35. Aman Wardak says:

    Michael Davis I agree with you in everything, especially in "she needs her clitoris". And that's not what the scholars say circumcision includes.

  36. what does it include?

  37. i'm not gonna read that. i'm feelin' lazy, right now. can you tell me what it includes?

  38. because they ain't got nothin' to cut other than the clit, i thought. so, please clarify

  39. Jason Maas says:

    Circumcision, male or female does not prevent HIV. The United States has the highest rate of HIV in the developed world. It has also been practicing near universal circumcision for generations. If there was anyplace where circumcision might have worked to lower HIV, it would be the US. Instead, just the opposite has happened. In Europe, meanwhile, where circumcision is rare, HIV is also far lower than in the US. It is no coincidence that those in the WHO are much like the Muslim cleric in this article, using bad science to prop up their superstitious belief in favor of male circumcision.

  40. completely superstitious….has nothing to do with islam – AT ALL.

  41. Aman Wardak says:

    I'm trying to read the original text of Dr. Hatem's paper and it does include the limits of what is allowed to be cut right after where the translator stops in his "excerpted translation". However there are some words there that I can't fathom. In the video, he mentions the clitoris hood only.

  42. funny……removing the clitoris hood will make it easier to excite the clitoris. what's his point, basically? what does he want to accomplish by his idea of circumcision….and….if it's to curb desires, his version, the removal of the clitoris hood, the EXACT opposite of curbing excitement will be accomplished. pretty much, female circumcision has nothing to do with islam……so, if somebody wants to promote it, let them promote it, but not connect it with islam…because there is no connection.

  43. Aman Wardak says:

    Jason Maas Can you point us to your references please?

  44. Aman Wardak says:

    Michael Davis Dr. Hatem has his references in his paper and those show the possible connections.

  45. Aman Wardak says:

    More clarification on the subject:

  46. Aman Wardak says:

    "I don't care what your religion is or why you do it."

    What if the religion says it's for the health of the person? And we have evidence like this to support it:
    http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/malecircumcision/en/index.html

    What do you say then?

  47. Jonathon Conte : Roman Catholicism does not approve of circumcision for non-Jews, but turns a blind eye towards the routine circumcisions of the English speaking world. Catholicism does recognise the book of Genesis as the word of God, and therefore acknowledges that Jewish ritual circumcision is a valid religious imperative. Roman Catholicism for centuries turned a blind towards the antisemites in their midst, which resulted in many Catholics playing a part in the Holocaust. The Church now feels obligated to bend over backwards to curry favour with Jews, and so will defend brit milah. More generally, intactivism won't get much support from religious figures in the USA, for fear of being branded antisemitic. Intactivists in practice range from evangelical Christians to atheists and neopagans.

  48. IT is ghastly and weird that a fellow like this was invited to join the inner circle of the AAP. His involvement in the AAP, along with Edgar Schoen and Douglas Diekema, destroys the AAP's credibility on the subject of routine infant circumcision.

  49. Hugh Intactive says:

    The Who policy was decided at a closed door meeting of unknown participants, but it seems to have included a number of people with some very dodgy associations. In any case, even if its claims are true, circumcision protects only MEN and only from infection by women and then only a little better than tossing a coin to decide whether to have sex. Condoms are still essential in any encounter with a person of unknown HIV status. So unless you expect your son to have a lot of unprotected sex with strange women 15+ years from now, circumcising him now to prevent him getting HIV is a bad policy.

  50. Joseph Lewis says:

    How is this any different than Jewish doctors and/or rabbis claiming "medical benefits" for male circumcision? Funny how the "medical benefits = not mutilation" equation only works for boys but not girls. Let it be clear; this isn't about "medical benefits." There would not be enough "medical benefits" in the world to justify female circumcision. Somehow, circumcision advocates seem to think that the more "studies" and "proof of benefits" they churn out, the more the forced genital cutting of boys is justified. This isn't about "medicine," and it's not about "severity." It's about self-serving willful blindness.

  51. Joseph Lewis says:

    Are babies having crazy sex with multiple sex partners without condoms? 'Fraid even the WHO must admit that circumcision is so ineffective that condoms cannot be overstated. Bottom line is, it should be up to a grown man to decide whether he wants to get cut and risk going bareback, or wear a condom.

  52. Joseph Lewis says:

    First of all, what religion says circumcision is "for the health of the child?" Since when does religion have any relevance in medicine?

    What if a religion says female circumcision is "for her health" too? What would you say then?

    Why does an already healthy child need an operation? Is health simply impossible without it?

    I'm afraid you're seeking a problem for your "solution." For most other surgery, medicine dictates that there must be a medical necessity where surgery is the only option after other solutions have been tried and failed. Your logic is backwards.

  53. Joseph Lewis says:

    Genital mutilation, whether it be wrapped in culture, religion or “research” is still genital mutilation.

    It is mistaken, the belief that the right amount of “science” can be used to legitimize the deliberate violation of basic human rights.

    I'm sure if scientists dig hard enough, if they fooled around with the numbers long enough, they'd be able to produce "studies" in favor of female circumcision, as they have with male circumcision.

    There will never ever be enough "medical benefits" to legitimize any degree of genital cutting in girls; the same should apply to boys.

    This isn't about "medical benefits." This is about insulating cultural practice from scrutiny.

    "It's my religion, it's my culture, I'm the parent" fail as alibis.

    Ergo the feigned interest in public health.

  54. According to Dr Pierre Foldès, the inventor of the restoration of the clitoris, complicatiopns of excision inlcude a 20% DEATH RATE!

  55. Liz Matthews says:

    @Aman, that 'evidence' is faulty…but even if it was true, we can't just chop off children's body parts because it might prevent something later on…where would it end? Should we start removing baby girl's ovaries to prevent the chance of them getting ovarian cancer? Joseph is right, it should be up to a grown man to decide. It is completely wrong to do this to a helpless baby.

  56. Karen Goldis says:

    Aman Wardak whether or not there are health benefits is irrelevent. No surgery should be performed on healthy body parts of individuals unable to consent.

  57. Karen Goldis says:

    Aman Wardak should we assume all our male children will grow up to be irresponsible man-whores? If you reallly want to prevent HIV, just amputate the whole penis and get the rate down to 0%

  58. Hinda Blas says:

    Michael apparently you know nothing about circumcision on boys. In Jewish law it is done at the age of 8 days and there are many studies that proves that the nerves are not connected at that age unlike others who have had it done at much older ages which can cause problems. Since you want to attack a Jewish paper for bringing an article that exposes a "member of the American Pediatric Society" who wants to push a barbarity ideology on our children – I think you should try to find something else to do – like being a Human sheild or something more appeasing to this ideology.

  59. Anonymous says:

    Certainly not if it was done in USA by trained surgeons in proper medical setting.
    Can you imagine promoters of female circumcision going all "but it's done by trained professionals, in hygienic conditions, and only take 2 minutes", like they say about male circ to make it look more acceptable?

  60. Anonymous says:

    Aman Wardak
    "What if the religion says it's for the health of the person?"
    What is your basis for saying that RELIGION says it's for health?
    Maimonides about circumcision ( disclamer : the following opinions are Maimonides' and are in no way endorsed by the author of this message :D ) :
    "one of the reasons for it is, in my opinion, the wish to bring about a decrease in sexual intercourse and a weakening of the organ in question, so that this activity be diminished and the organ be in as quiet a state as possible."
    "It is hard for a woman with whom an uncircumcised man has had sexual intercourse to separate from him. In my opinion this is the strongest of the reasons for circumcision."

    I'm not aware he said anything about hygiene and diseases, but I may be wrong?

  61. Nate Thomas says:

    Hinda Blas — WTF does "the nerves are not connected at that age" even mean? Are they just floating around like piss in the bladder? Of course, they're attached! They have nowhere else to go! Why do you think babies scream with the blade hits the flesh? Coincidence? Why do pathologists find those nerves working properly (and can count them with a high percent of accuracy) when they study them? Coincidence? Boy, you're stupid.

  62. Hinda Blas is obviously uneducated about nature, choosing to live in a world of biased ideology.

  63. Jason Maas says:

    Hinda Blas : Please stay away from children. If you actually believe that a baby's nerves "aren't connected" then there's no limit to the amount of harm you might cause a newborn. You are as ignorant and dangerous as the doctor promoting female circumcision in this article.

  64. Hinda Blas Someone told you babies don't feel pain so, instead of recognizing the screams of babies being tortured and mutilated, you deny there are any. This is not an issue of competitive suffering. The screams of babies and children having the tender flesh of their genitals cut are genderless. Both genders die from these harmful traditional practices. This issue should not be seen as an attack on parents, religions, cultures, or physicians in general, it is not. It is a human rights issue meant to protect infants and children. The rights of a child trump personal, religious, and cultural preferences. The body belongs to the person who inhabits it. Those who care for an infant or a child have a responsibility and obligation to protect the child until the child is old enough to protect himself and make personal choices about his or her own body.

  65. Jimmy Whispers says:

    Aman Wardak because of its invasiveness, you can present that information to the boy when he is old enough to consent to the intervention. In the case of nearly all countries outside places like sub-Saharan Africa, the low prevalence of HIV and the very small benefit it would confer in that setting, they'd opt for something a little better. I know I would. That is of course if you wanted to perform circumcisions ethically, something not too common here in the US.

  66. Zabi Wardak says:

    Is this guy for real???

  67. It's about the lowest scum of perverts getting off on it.

  68. coincidentally I just read an article about 'masculinists', ie men who profess a need to protect men from gender discrimination. logically they should ally with feminists as opponents of gender discrimination. but they don't, because theyre not opposed to gender discrimination, theyre opposed to feminism: they are anti-feminists. similarly this article doesn't appear to be opposed to genital mutilation, just to muslims. no mention is made of the mutilation of children's genitals outside of the muslim faith. for example, I was under the impression that many US pediatric doctors favour circumcision. but no broader issues are touched upon beyond the opinion of the single american pediatrician quoted in some obscure part of the blogosphere.

  69. Aman Wardak reductio ad absurdum: if removal of a hand or an eye was found to reduce the risk of STIs, would it be legitimate? condom use is what prevents the spread of STIs, so genital mutilation is unnecessary, but even if it was necessary, shouldnt that be the choice of the person who owns the genitals? when they reach the age at which their society deems them capable of making a rational decision about their own body (age of majority/manhood, etc)?

  70. Rob Clemons says:

    Aman Wardak You're a ****ing moron. It's well documented that the methodology of that experiment was flawed. The reason circumcised males appeared to contract HIV less than uncircumcised males is because they did not allow for the penis to heal properly before documenting any findings, i.e., circumcised males didn't go out and have sex during the time frame because their penis had yet to heal. You're a disgusting, knuckle-dragging, mouth-breather if you're here trying to justify male or female genital mutilation.

  71. Aman Wardak says:

    Rob Clemons You're a great genius. Thank you very much for clearing that up for us.

  72. truly fascinating place for the article, would be interesting to see if they do a follow up series on the subject

  73. As a masculist myself, I say we ARE opposed to all forms of sexism, including sexism against women. However, we cannot ally with feminists because they are not for equality; they are anti-male. Moreover, they get angry when we mention that sexism against men exists, as they deny that it exists. If our big cause is fighting against sexism then how can we align with thise who deny its existence?

  74. Carl Augustsson I was referring just to the masculinists in the article: I wouldnt like to make a sweeping statement about all masculinists, especially since gender discrimination against men is a real and upsetting phenomenon. sorry if it came across that way. but equally, not all feminists are anti-male, and feminism as a system of thought or belief is not an anti-male. neither should be used as a cover term for mysogeny or mysandry (not sure of the spelling of either, or even if the 2nd is the correct term!) and Id like to think that all sensible maculinists and feminists could agree on opposing gender discrimination, tyrannical gender essentialism, inequality, etc

  75. Aman Wardak says:

    wow you're really cool, can I be your facebook friend?

  76. Joseph Lewis says:

    "Since you want to attack a Jewish paper for bringing an article that exposes a "member of the American Pediatric Society" who wants to push a barbarity ideology on our children…"

    You mean like how Edgar Schoen bugged the AAP until they withdrew their recommendation AGAINST circumcision? Or like how Aaron J. Fink invented the lie that circumcision prevented HIV? Or how Abraham L. Wolbarst invented the lie that circumcision prevents penile cancer? Or how Daniel Halperin is trying to "prove" Fink's circumcision/HIV myth? Or how Alex Wodak is trying to bring back universal circumcision to Australia?

    THAT kind of ideology pushing on children?

    Naw, couldn't be.

  77. Tardez Whitley says:

    Women who have undergone Female Circumcision have a significantly decreased risk of HIV-2 infection when compared to those who had not.
    ———————————————-
    Kanki P, M'Boup S, Marlink R, et al.
    "Prevalence & risk determinants of HIV type 2
    (HIV-2) and human immunodeficiency virus type 1
    (HIV-1) in west African female prostitutes
    Am. J. Epidemiol. 136 (7): 895-907. PMID

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1442755

  78. Tardez Whitley says:

    Aman Wardak "Researchers bent on proving that female circumcision heightens HIV risk in women could not explain away numbers that argued the opposite."

    Stallings et al. 2009 -
    Risk of HIV among women who had undergone Female Circumcision is roughly half that of women who had not. Association remained significant after adjusting for region, household wealth, age, lifetime partners, and union status.

    Rebecca Stallings (ORC Macro, Calverton, Maryland) set out to see whether variables influencing circumcision or HIV risk could solve this apparent riddle [abstract TuOa0402]. But session attendees guessed Stallings had no good news when she started her talk with a terse avowal of opposition to female circumcision and to government intrusion in women's lives. [...] None of the variables Stallings weighed explained why circumcision apparently protected women from HIV in the primary analysis — and she weighed a lot of them: region, years living there, household wealth, age, education, religion, years sexually active, union status, polygamy, number of recent and lifetime sex partners, recent infection or abnormal discharge, use of alcohol, and ability to say no to sex. [...] In the final model, circumcision whittled the risk of HIV infection by 40% (odds ratio [OR] 0.60, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.41 to 0.88)."

    - Female circumcision and HIV infection in Tanzania:
    For better or for worse?
    3rd IAS conference on HIV pathogenesis and treatment
    International AIDS Society

    http://www.ias-2005.org/planner/Presentations/ppt/3138.ppt
    http://www.thebody.com/content/art12238.html

  79. Tardez Whitley says:

    To say that masculists or men's rights activists are just "anti-feminism" is nonsense. MRA's sometimes expose feminists when they outright try to diminish men's rights, which they often do… but that is to be expected. If you are trying to defend men's rights, and a group is fighting to further hurt men's rights, you can expect the men's rights activists to stand up to it.

  80. Jessica Zikri says:

    I've heard this doctor speak on this issue twice over two years. He's said repeatedly that he has never performed the procedure, has never seen it done, and is not only NOT advocating it, but he has discouraged every audience he's ever spoken to on the issue NOT to have it performed because it is illegal in the U.S.

    To lump this doctor in with all of the barbarians who practice FGM is irresponsible and a distraction from that issue, which is a huge problem in places where people choose culture over religion out of ignorance or defiance.

    Shame on all of you who are so quick to demonize someone with misleading statements and very little information. You could be hurting his career as a respected pediatrician with this because of your haste to burn a door down.

  81. Carol DeLis says:

    He may be living in the US but he is not an American, not with views like that! Even if stupidly he was granted citizenship!

  82. Carmen Perez says:

    I met the doc, he was giving a Jihad speech at the Holiday Inn. I heard him say "sexual relations with nine year old girls is acceptable in Islam." and I heard him say "Jihad is necessary."

  83. Carmen Perez says:

    We have that sect here. A shiite sect. Do a lot of males get infectections from getting cut??

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A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

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