Skip to comments.Palestinian mental patients get hysterectomies (Twisted "honor" surgeries guard against "shame")
Posted on 10/02/2010 8:48:05 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
Palestinian mental patients get hysterectomies
Muslim law permits parents to remove uteruses of mentally ill girls to protect family from shame Ali Waked
A debate held by a Palestinian radio station has revisited the issue of female mutilation, with interviewed parents saying they prefer to perform hysterectomies on mentally ill girls in order to prevent them from becoming impregnated.
But the procedure is known to be performed in order to allay fears of embarrassment by a similarly ill offspring, and has been sanctioned to this end by both Sharia and the Palestinian Authority.
"We can't follow the girls around 24 hours a day, and we worry that they will be sexually assaulted, so we prefer to cut out their wombs," one parent told a radio station belonging to the Ma'an news agency.
The station held a debate on the matter over the past few days, uncovering a phenomenon not uncommon in the West Bank.
Parents who were interviewed anonymously cited protecting their daughters from rape as the reason behind the procedure, and the mufti of Nablus issued a decree approving hysterectomies "if they can put an end to a mental condition or social problem".
A gynecologist interviewed by the radio stressed that the procedure prevents pregnancy but not sexual desire.
The debate also concluded that Palestinian law does not prevent hysterectomies from being carried out on mentally ill girls, despite prohibiting the severing of body parts from any person's body without that person's consent.
Female Palestinian MP Dr. Sahar Al Qawasmi agreed that there is a legal problem, and said a hysterectomy does nothing to defend the girl but rather serves only to protect her family from the shame and embarrassment incurred in Muslim society by a mentally ill family member.
"If our will is to protect the disabled or mentally ill, we must worsen the punishment against those who would attack her," Dr. Qawasmi said.
"If we must cut out the girl's womb, why do we not chop off body parts from disabled boys? The hysterectomy makes her the victim of a rape as well as of punishment, and the lack of punishment for her assailant."
Sorta like Kennedys, but below the belt.
I’m a bit confused about how a rapist even knows his victim had a hysterectomy, never mind cares.
It’s not about the rapist, it’s about getting the mentally-challenged daughter fixed up so that a rapist, or her own behavior, won’t get her pregnant. That way, if their mentally-challenged woman won’t show the signs that sexual abuse happened, to give the impression that it didn’t happen.
Not surprised. They can still get raped, but with no result re: proof. Sick. Also prevents the inbred children from in family assaults.
Look up what we did in this country from the Buck case up to Sanger. There are many unneeded hysterectomies going on now.
I was trying to point out the illogic: “...we worry that they will be sexually assaulted, so we prefer to cut out their wombs.”
This comment says it all. Crass, illogical and self-serving are the main motivations of Muslims it seems.
BIG QUESTION - What constitutes “mental illness” over there?
I don’t understand this at all. It doesn’t make any difference at all if a girl gets pregnant because of rape. She will be stoned to death for sex outside of marriage and the perp will be allowed to walk free.
Well, the clitorectomy already took care of that particular problem...
OTOH, per Wikipedia the hysteroctomy is the most common gynecological surgical procedure in the US as well, including for the reason of developmental disabilities.
“Female Palestinian MP Dr. Sahar Al Qawasmi agreed that there is a legal problem, and said a hysterectomy does nothing to defend the girl but rather serves only to protect her family from the shame and embarrassment incurred in Muslim society by a mentally ill family member.”
Ok, I give up. One side wants to “rip out” female parts of mentally ill girls. How the hell do you tell who’s who?
The “Palestinian” Islam is the ‘creme-de-la-creme’ of the religion of “peace.”
decades back the mentally ill were sterilized by the federal government in the United stats...some were lobotomized without consent..like Joe Kennedy’s daughter...We are not with clean hands in such things....just not done anymore....
These Muslims are the ones who are mentally ill. Dear L-rd in heaven.
I’m surprised they don’t just sew the thing shut. They’re that bright.