Zapiro’s cartoon in the M&G today says it all when it comes to cultural learnings of the South of Africa:
Muslim scholars have banned female circumcision, saying that there is no support in Islamic teachings for the practice. This comes as a surprise in Egypt, where as many as 97% of girls are subjected to this mutilation. Most women seem sure that Islam says they must do so to ensure that their daughters will be faithful to their husbands, although how this is meant to be an explanation, I just can’t imagine. If you ask me, as a mother I would sooner spit in the faces of religious leaders than forever cripple my child sexually just to satisfy some stupid religious doctrine. Anyway, it’s a cultural practice, not religious, and performed by both Christians and Muslims in Egypt.
And speaking of which, please fill out this after sales assessment of your deity. I must admit that when I got mine home and opened the box, it was empty.