Monday, November 06, 2006

What Would You Do with Scissors?

What a weekend! My daughter played in a state volleyball tourney for Missouri Lutheran grade schools. We had a great time watching the girls play (4th place).

My wife and I enjoy our time with the parents. One of the subjects that came up this weekend was Female Circumcision. What sparked people's interest was an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about a man who performed female circumcision on his daughter.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that this is the first case of FGC and the first case that was brought to a US court. It is a landmark for everybody who is fighting FGM. Khalid Adem, 31, was sentenced to 10 years for mutilating the genitals of his daughter with a pair of scissors.