Mass-migration driving female genital mutilation in Germany, says report
“Germany will remain Germany,” Chancellor Merkel had assured Germans amid the massive migrant influx last year. German politicians, media, and celebrities told everyone that “refugees” were coming to “enrich” their country. Since then, the country has seen numerous rapes, sexual assaults, and terrorist attacks. Now you can add female genital mutilation and child brides to that list.
A report from the feminist and women rights group Terre des Femmes states that the number of females in Germany who have had their genitals mutilated has risen sharply last year due to mass-migration — taking the total number of victims to 58,0000. Additionally, more than 13,000 minor girls are at risk of undergoing genital mutilation, a practice officially banned in Germany.
Female genital mutilation is the practice of removing external female genitalia, prevalent in Muslim majority regions of Africa, Asia and Middle East. It is carried out on minor girls without aesthetics and often in unhygienic conditions — resulting in infections, chronic diseases, and even death in some cases.
Terre des Femmes reported its finding in a press release issued on Tuesday:
There is constant rise in the number of women and girls living in Germany that are affected by genital mutilation. Presently more than 58,000 women [have had their genitals mutilated] and at least 13,000 girls are at risk. This raises the number of affected women by 10,000 compared to the figure of 2016. The number of girls at risk [of undergoing genital mutilation] has risen by 4,000. (…)
“The rise is to be attributed to sharp rise in migration from countries where genital mutilation is practised, said Charlotte Weil, expert for female genital mutilation at Terre des Femmes. This especially applies to Iraq, Eritrea and Somalia. The number of women of Iraqi nationality has gone up 61 percent and the girls has almost doubled by 118 percent.” [Translation by the author]
As shocking as the number may be, these are still moderate estimates. Terre des Femmes itself admits in the study that “undocumented girls and women, [as well as] already naturalised women and German girls who are potentially at risk [of undergoing genital mutilation] could not be taken into account in the data.”
The number of child brides is also on the rise in Germany. Official statistics put the number of child brides in the country up to 1,500 — many of whom are below the age of 14.
Last year, Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas proposed a law aimed at legalising migrant child marriages.
German newspaper Bild described the government’s plan:
“A 13-year-old child bride would have to testify against her husband, saying that her well-being as a child is under threat. If neither the child nor the Child Welfare Service lodges a complaint, for all practical purposes the marriage would be declared legitimate.” [Translation by author]
The proposed law would have left the girl-child vulnerable to coercion, not to the mention the very real prospect of ‘honour killing’. Massive public outrage finally forced the government to roll back those proposals.
Germany has already seen a spike in rapes, sexual assault, and terrorist attacks. After gangs of migrant men sexually assaulted women in Cologne and other German cities, the German edition of Vice magazine wrote, “The Rape Culture was not imported to Germany, it was always here.” German newspaper Tagesspeigel explained its readers that “Rape Culture, which evidently characterises [the mass-sexual attacks in] Cologne on New Year’s Eve, is also part of German culture.”
When Islamist terror struck major German cities, Merkel explained, “It is simply wrong that terrorism only came with the refugees, because it was already the there, especially with the potential attackers that we have to monitor.”
Regardless of the rhetoric Merkel may use to placate the gullible German voters to secure her re-election bid in September elections, mass-migration is setting about to fundamentally transform Germany. If the trends continue, taking child brides or the primitive practice of female genital mutilation could soon become integral part of “German culture” as well.
All of these trends won’t make Germany the multicultural paradise that Liberals have been promising us, but a place less free and more dangerous.
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