Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker responded to recent migrant sexual assaults by advising her female constituents to keep strangers "at an arm's length" and "stick together in groups" even when they're "in the party mood. Are Western women responsible for provoking Muslim men into raping them? Some Europeans certainly seem to think so.
But for the patient, a year-old French student of Moroccan descent from Montpellier, the minute procedure represented the key to a new life: the illusion of virginity. Like an increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, she had a hymenoplasty, a restoration of her hymen, the vaginal membrane that normally breaks in the first act of intercourse. Gynecologists say that in the past few years, more Muslim women are seeking certificates of virginity to provide proof to others.
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PDF version. The age range of the 12 females attending University of Jordan Hospital in Amman was 35 days to 28 years. Gynaecology interventions included the use of a vaginoscope, circular resection of the hymen in cases of congenital imperforate hymen, evacuation of perineal abscess and evaluation of a torn hymen. Abder-Rahman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
A friend is trying to figure out what became of her hymen. Several other women I know women brought up in the s, s and s in the United States, the Middle East, the UK and Ireland tell me similar stories: they heard about the hymen in school and in books, but as they progressed through their teens — getting their periods; masturbating; or experiencing penetrative sex for the first time — it often failed to present itself in the way that they had imagined. However, not one of the women I speak to actually confirms ever having encountered her own hymen in the way she would describe it.
On January 8th of this year, the world once again was forced to pay attention to the calls for help from a Saudi woman. This time it was 18 year old Rahaf al-Qunun. Thai officials complied with the demands of the Saudi kingdom and promised to deport her back to Saudi Arabia because her guardian, her father, had reported her as missing.
Throughout February, members of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, the Copts, were slaughtered. The Islamic State released a video in mid-February depicting 21 poverty-stricken Coptic Christians being decapitated in Libya, where these men had gone to find work. And today, we are on the south of Rome, on the land of Islam, Libya, sending another message.
The beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya by forces sympathetic to Islamic State over recent days is sadly not an isolated case. The latest victims were migrant workers from Upper Egypt. The announcement by the authorities in Cairo of retaliatory bombing raids on terrorist training camps in Libya should not blind us to an inconvenient truth — that more thanChristians have left Egypt over the past 30 years under both Islamist and supposedly secular regimes.
According to a U. In Eastern Europe it is common practice of traffickers to trick women into signing up with false employment agencies where the girls are made to believe they will be working abroad in restaurants, hotels, nannies, etc. Once the girls hand over their documents such as birth certificates or passports the traffickers are now in control.
Virginity tests have been documented in at least 20 countries. The practice has been noticed in the last few years in European countries with sizeable Muslim populations, such as Belgium and the United Kingdom. A Moroccan gynaecologist, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of his work, said virginity tests were done in public hospitals only upon request from the public prosecutor in rape cases.