ISIS is off the hook regarding FGM

ISIS is off the hook regarding FGM

But the Sunni insurgents in Iraq DO want women to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment

MEDIA reports this week that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had ordered women in Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation have been shown to be untrue, but the insurgents are now reported to have issued guidelines on how veils and clothes should be worn by women in Mosul, one of Iraq’s biggest cities.

Their hands and feet must be covered, shapeless clothes that don’t hug the body must be worn and perfume is prohibited. Women have also been told to never walk unaccompanied by a male guardian.

Isis has even ordered shopkeepers to cover their store mannequins with full-face veils.

The insurgents run vice patrols in Mosul that answer to a morality committee, which has shut the city’s college of fine arts and physical education, knocked down statues of famous poets, blown up shrines and banned smoking and waterpipes.

As part of a campaign to violently impose their radical brand of Islam, ISIS said in a statement that they were not seeking to restrict women’s freedom but:

To prevent her from falling into humiliation and vulgarity or to be a theatre for the eyes of those who are looking.

A cleric in Mosul said that Isis gunmen had shown up at his mosque and ordered him to read their warning on loudspeakers when worshippers gather.

The warning said:

Anyone who is not committed to this duty and is motivated by glamour will be subject to accountability and severe punishment to protect society from harm and to maintain the necessities of religion and protect it from debauchery.

The insurgents have been systematically stamping out any religious or cultural influences they deem non-Islamic since their lightning sweep through the north.

US military and Iraqi security officials estimate ISIS has at least 3,000 fighters in Iraq, rising towards 20,000 when new recruits since last month’s advance are included.

ISIS militants view Iraq’s majority Shias as infidels who deserve to be killed and have told Christians to either convert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death. Their radical views have alarmed Iraqis, but there are no signs their leaders will be able to regain control of captured areas. Since the army’s virtual collapse in the face of the Sunni militant onslaught, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shi’ite militias have emerged as the only forces that seem capable of challenging Isis.

• The photo above shows desperate families fleeing Mosul last month after ISIS invaded parts of the city.


18 responses to “ISIS is off the hook regarding FGM”

  1. K9P says:

    It took one nasty fuckwit epileptic to endow us with islam, it took one con man in upstate New York to bestow mormons upon us, it took one wandering hippy boy to give us christianity. Now we have one bloodthirsty megalomaniac opportunist with a tribe of lawless murderous bandits and probably millions of disenfranchised young male dormant islamist scattered around the world watching in admiration and biding their time until they embrace jihad. Think about it rationally for a few minutes and see where all this is leading.

  2. Rob Andrews says:

    Belief is based on emotion, not rationality. Christians often express their reasons for believing in terms like:”feel the power of the lord” and “washed in the blood of the lamb”.

    According to a science chaannel documentary, people in religious ecstacy have the same release of dopamine in their brains as people who have just done cocaine. Secular humanism can’t compte with that.

    The only answer is to raise the living standard of the people-not just education, but materially. give them a stake in this world.

    Here’s a good website with quotes from the qu’ran and bible. showing the negativity. ‘The Skeptics Annotated bible’

  3. barriejohn says:

    Rob Andrew: Quite correct – religious belief acts like a drug. As a believer I was at times deliriously happy even in a hopeless situation. I ended up suffering a “nervous breakdown”. People with little to hope for in life fall prey to all sorts of charlatans.

    Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, the chief UN investigator says.

  4. Matt Westwood says:

    Hmph. I have declared a Worldwide Secular State of Enlightened Rationality, the laws to which all humans are commanded to adhere.

    Any adult who does *not* so adhere will be subject to having a Strict Talking To. Consistent delinquents will be subject to Ridicule.

  5. barriejohn says:

    Matt: I represent the Worldwide State of Enlightened Secular Rationality. You and your American Zionist running dogs, the Worldwide State of Secular Enlightened Rationality are a curse upon humanity, and leading the world into nothing but a new Dark Age of intellectual bondage!

  6. Broga says:

    Rob Andrew: I had a look at the Sceptics annotated bible. How do the square the “the bible is the inerrant word of God” with this. That feat is either a miracle or derangement of the brain.

  7. AgentCormac says:

    ‘According to a science chaannel documentary, people in religious ecstacy have the same release of dopamine in their brains as people who have just done cocaine.’

    Except in the case of religiots it’s actually dopeamine.

  8. Norman Paterson says:

    I bet that ISIS has just backed off from FGM temporarily. The clothing thing is just a first step: expect more. Islam works by repressing men and women in different ways.

  9. John Coffin says:

    Conquered non-muslims are offered the choice of conversion, the payment of tribute, or death.

    This is NOT ‘extreme,’ Islam. It is rooted in Sura 9 and is part of the basic faith of all Muslims. It’s bad enough that Muslim apologists cherry-pick their way around such stuff. It is inexcusable for non-muslim reporters to do their rationalizing for them.

  10. Matt Westwood says:


  11. Barry Duke says:

    @ BarrieJohn and Matt: A curse on both you heretics. I head the Worldwide State of Enlightened Secular Rationality (Primitive and Continuing).

    I, and fellow members of The Ruling Council may appear on the surface to be a bunch of wussy sweethearts, but if you do not recant and join forces with us terrible consequences with ensue. Think coffee tables with broken legs; think amyl nitrate in your air conditioners; think kippers stuffed into your curtain rods.

    Our wrath will be terrible to behold.

  12. Matt Westwood says:

    “amyl nitrate in your air conditioners…”

    Whee! That’s our holy sacrament, that is!

  13. barriejohn says:

    “The kipper is forbidden. It can neither swim nor fly. It is an abomination. It liveth in the smoke of Hell. It hath neither eyes nor mouth, and cleaveth not the hoof. Them as what eateth the kipper are also an abomination and shall be banished to a far off land (or maybe not that far off).” Tesco sell kippers, and look what’s happened to them. Nuff said!

  14. Newspaniard says:

    Only non-muslim refugees from these countries please. We have enough terrorists already living among us, thank you.

  15. Barry Duke says:

    Precisely. And that’s why the Worldwide State of Enlightened Secular Rationality (Primitive and Continuing) Brethren have kippers in their arsenal of weapons against the Unbelievers and the Heretics.

    And Matt has compounded his heresy by stating that amyl nitrate is “our holy sacrament”. This is in direct conflict with a Council Ruling of Feb 23, 2013 that stated: “Any substance that leads to the addlement the brain and/or the reeling of the senses is deemed to be an abomination that may interfere with rational thinking”. However, its use as a weapon was then approved.

    After much debate and a consideration of the latest scientific data, the Council ruled that a much milder substance – Isopropyl Nitrite – would be used during our sacraments.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Barry and other heretical brethren photographed at their annual convention, where a day’s kipper fishing is a great atraction – though no one has managed to catch one yet!

  17. barriejohn says:

    That link works perfectly well when pasted in my address box!