FGM Survivor Wishes that Omar had Criticized FGM

NPR’s Scott Simon asks female genital mutilation survivor Maryum Saifee why she wishes Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., had seized on an opportunity to advocate for FGM survivors.

NPR, “Speaking Out Against FGM”, August 1, 2019
Female “circumcision” is actually a euphemism. It is equivalent to cutting off the entire head of the penis.

Omar Throws a Hissy Fit after Muslim Activist at a Muslim Conference Asks Omar a Reasonable Question about Female Genital Mutilation

What happened to the whole “there are no bad questions” thing?

At a conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, a Muslim activist asked Rep. Ilhan Omar if she would condemn the medieval practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, which is still in use among some groups today.

The Minnesota Democrat, clearly miffed by what she described as an “appalling” and “frustrating” question, responded with an ice-cold drubbing.

Shawn Langlois, “Muslim activist probably regrets asking Rep. Ilhan Omar this ‘appalling’ question“, Marketwatch, July 24, 2019
Many Muslim activists object to female genital mutilation, which a majority of Muslims in some African countries practice. When a Muslim activist at a Muslim political conference asked Omar about it, Omar wrongly claimed that the Muslim activist was discriminating against her by not asking a non-Muslim legislator.

Were there even any non-Muslim legislators to ask at this conference? It was a conference by and for Muslims. Even so, the Defenders of Omar are going nuts claiming the reasonable question was in fact Islamophobic.

When Asked by a Female Muslim at a Muslim Forum to Condemn Female Genital Mutilation, Omar Said That She Was “Disgusted”…by the Question!

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ilhan Omar gave a polite verbal thrashing to an audience member who asked her to condemn female genital mutilation during a conference in DC on Tuesday, saying she’s “disgusted” by some of the questions asked solely of Muslim politicians.

The dispute came during a conference for Muslim Americans in politics, when Ani Osman-Zonneveld of Muslims for Progressive Values asked Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (who was scheduled but could not make the event) to condemn female genital mutilation.
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“I am, I think, quite disgusted I think to be honest that as Muslim legislators, we are constantly being asked to waste our time speaking to issues that other people are not asked to speak to because … the assumption exists that we somehow support and are for [the issue],” Omar responded.

Kadia Goba, “Rep. Ilhan Omar Was Asked To Condemn Female Genital Mutilation — Again. She Was Not Happy“, Buzzfeed News, July 23, 2019
Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the world. 98% of Somali women have been victims of it. It is reasonable for a Muslim woman at a Muslim political conference to ask a Somali-born female Muslim politician about it.

The Ilhanomaniacs who defend Omar on this point are rarely in danger of being genitally mutilated, so of course they scoff and defend and deny to defend Omar as they always do. But OMAR SHOULD HAVE ANSWERED THAT QUESTION. This was not a case of some non-Muslim man approaching her and apropos of nothing asking her about FGM. If this subject cannot be discussed among women AT A MUSLIM POLITICAL CONFERENCE then when can it be discussed?

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