The Mufti’s proclamation is not as “shocking” as the Priest who goes along with him. FGM is evidently a tradition in Islam but to bring it over to Christianity and to all other women, in the Priest’s opinion, is dangerous. If they were to try to carry this out, I wonder how the Russian women will react – I bet they will fight back!

JONATHAN TURLEY

150px-muslim_woman_in_yemenIsmail Berdiyev, a leading mufti from Russia’s North Caucasus region, has called for the universal use of clitoridectomy, or female genital mutilation, for “all women to reduce lechery” and “sexuality.” The shocking and disgusting proclamation by Berdiyev is magnified by the the supportive public statement by a senior priest in the Russian Orthodox Church, Vsevolod Chaplin, who wrote on Facebook: “My sympathies for the mufti. I hope he doesn’t retreat from his position because of the howls and hysterics which will start now.”

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