Thursday, September 20, 2007

Why I hate Religion. Chapter Ten Zillion And One

I came across this story via a link in the next story. (above)

This short story below is horrendous in it's own right but what jumps out at me is it's location and the degree of sentencing.

Given that it is set in Georgia of all places, Georgia where farting without a licence will get you twenty five to life or receiving a consensual blowjob gets you ten, then why oh why does this animal only get ten years?

I can think of no other reason than "Religion" is involved.

An Ethiopian immigrant was convicted of the genital mutilation of his 2-year-old daughter and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in what was believed to be the first such criminal case in the United States. The man, Khalid Adem, 30, left, was found guilty of aggravated battery and cruelty to children. Prosecutors said Mr. Adem used scissors to remove his daughter’s clitoris in his family’s Atlanta-area apartment in 2001. Mr. Adem wept loudly after the jury’s verdict was read. Federal law bans the practice of genital mutilation, but many states do not have a law addressing it. Georgia lawmakers, with the support of the girl’s mother, passed an antimutilation law last year.source

I beg you read this previous post concerning Georgia and adult female genital piercings, it's a must.

The bill would make such mutilation punishable by two to 20 years (sic)in prison. It makes no exception for people who give consent to have the procedure performed on their daughters out of religious or cultural custom.

I can only assume the proposed bill was originally intended to address the custom of female circumcision but then went on to included consensual adult female piercing.

Two to twenty years; I wouldn’t have a problem with the full twenty being handed down to any parent who subjected a daughter to such a selfish act of barbarism, in fact if religion were cited as the reason for carrying out this heinous act, I would give them forty years. more Democracy! I'll Take Anarchy Any Day.

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