Let it be clear this is regarded in civilised societies as a sex crime and child abuse.
These cases from Australia now USA have been going for 5 years. Bohras under estimated the resolve of the activists and authorities.
Now regarding children my view is honesty and clarity.
Start by saying that these practises are historical and flawed. They are wrong and we should not continue them. They are not fardh.
Children are not inclined to support but are indoctrinated by teachers in madrassa and sabaqs. Remove and scrub the scriptures of all FGM related instructions.
Islamic organisation and authorities if approached can assist and are ready to help Bohras to reinterprete traditions.
If there is genuine desire for help contact the admin , sugguma , SBM or myself and a solution can be found. Remember lets start by acknowledging we have a problem.dont stick your heads in the sand.
The world will not ignore this and watch crime and abuse go unnoticed while Sayednas play diplomacy , write letters and send media releases. There has to be genuine actions and walk the talk.
There is a big coalition of international police forces after fgm in Bohras , second after terrorism at the same level as child pornography and human trafficking.
dal-chaval-palidu wrote: ↑Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:20 pm
I have a slightly different question related to this topic:
Around the world Bohra children of various age groups will/may hear this news in the coming days. How do we answer/explain this topic to our children in an appropriate way?
For kids 5-10 years old? For kids 10-15 years old, 15-20 year old?
Should we be proactive or wait until they come with questions?
Is there a different answer for girls compared to boys?
I would appreciate it if people can have an intelligent discussion and suggestions for this question. If we want to take this issue to "under FMG" topic, I am fine with that too. Any child counselor, doctor, psychologists - your contributions here may help Bohra parents answer their questions.