Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Paté de Foie Girl

This story is truly vile.

Even more disgusting than engorging goose livers for paté de fois gras is engorging young Mauritanian girls to bring on early puberty, so that they can be married off at a younger age.

As with genital mutilation, it is the older women enforcing barbaric customs on the younger ones. This time with torture devices.

According to this fact sheet on Mauritania, we find out that: Virtually all Mauritanians are Sunni Muslims. They adhere to the Maliki rite, one of the four Sunni schools of law. Since independence in 1960, Mauritania has been an Islamic republic. The Constitutional Charter of 1985 declares Islam the state religion and sharia the law of the land.

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