Most of the world knows the Muslim Middle East as a place for coveting oil, having a captivating culture and spicy cuisine. Yet the Middle East is also a place with a history filled with continuous civil wars, poverty, and social and political turbulence. In these strange lands it is often unclear who really makes the laws, a place where more children can be found begging on the street then in school. The fate of young village girls rest in the hands of tribal chiefs, within the home older brothers
Female Genital Circumcision Female genital circumcision (FGC) is a cultural ritual that is performed to the vast majority of women within the countries of Sudan, Kenya, Mali, Benin, Togo, and parts of the Middle East. Female genital circumcision also termed as female genital mutilation is used based upon a person’s beliefs. This ritual has been highly controversial for many years especially in the western society, due to the health risks that women may have to go through. Doctor Gruenbaum, and anthropologist
Upon first seeing a young woman wearing a hijab, a child once questioned her father in a loud, excited whisper, “Daddy, is she a princess?” while rudely pointing at the woman across the parking lot. The child’s conclusion likely came from distorted images of Arab and Muslim women found in children’s media, especially Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, but it should be noted the girl’s initial reaction was not one of fear, irritation, or disgust, simply fascination with the young woman’s unorthodox
this religion, separate from the culture even though they run the risk of being branded fanatics. Unfortunately, the majority of Malay Muslims confuse what is religion with what is culture. They take both as one and the same and pract... ... middle of paper ... ...knows. My hope and prayer is that the healthy process of advancement in mutual respect and trust, love and compassion should always remain the real winner among Christians, Muslims and Jews - all the Children of Adam and Eve.