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Comment from: shetaye [Visitor]
shetaye

This is horrible. When are we going to learn? Can not fanthom the pain this poor little child has endured! What will possess a father at that to committ such cruelty? Tradition vs. narture. Please enlighten me cause I don’t get it. I happen to be one of those Ethiopian from the city that did not have to endure this atrocity. God help us all. Shame, shame. SK

10/22/06 @ 01:56
Comment from: Koftanaw [Visitor]
Koftanaw

Is it really accurate that Female Circumcision is common in Ethiopia? If so is it also practiced among the Orthodox Christians or is it only common among our Muslim sisters.

I would hate to see this father being sent to prison, hope others will learn from this. Sad story indeed

10/22/06 @ 02:11
Comment from: chumby [Visitor]
chumby

Koftanaw

are your from mars or what?dude

this thing is real and still practiced in rural Ethiopia ,what is happening to girls in Eastern and south eastern parts of the country( somalis and Aderes) is shocking even to discribe it.

10/22/06 @ 06:33
Comment from: MIMI [Visitor]
MIMI

Koftanaw

Yes it is very sad rthodox Church, and Muslim people, women group, also others with support from the government they have to teach these things every place I though these things stop long time ago….
I don’t think those people coming from the city I might be wrong but it should be condemn

10/22/06 @ 07:40
Comment from: seble, real ethiopian [Visitor]
seble, real ethiopian

wow, crazy story! this should be a lession for others do mutilations. the sad thing is the court in ethiopia needs to do this to show that it is a crime to do this.a horrible culture!! but it seems like this man is not alone and their are thousands of these cases in ethiopia. does that mean all thousands if not millions of these ethiopians should be sent to jail??

10/22/06 @ 09:03
Comment from: Kidus [Visitor]
Kidus

so crule when are going to learn what will happen the girl when she grow up get a life those who think these practis safe

10/22/06 @ 09:15
Comment from: ababu [Visitor]
ababu

“What mother would not know that this has happened to their daughter for two years?”

That same thought crossed my mind as I was reading this story. Something does not add up.

In such emosionally ladden case, I just hope the jury examines all the facts wiht out prejudice. (The guy being a foriegner, and a musslim).

thanks,
ababu

10/22/06 @ 09:30
Comment from: Fatuma [Visitor]
Fatuma

This case is complete BS and all Ethiopians living in the West who are going through a child custody battle or have an estranged spouse should be very concerned.

The child’s mother is a pyscho trying to get back at him by making up this case against him. Who has ever heard of an Abesha man in the West (even in the towns of Ethiopia) insisting that his daughter be circumsize?! Since when, even in Ethiopia, does the father circumize his daughter with sciccors?!I bet it is the mother who cut her to build a case against him.

The right wing and left wing activit groups will want to crucify to make political points because they are crazy.

Poor guy, I hope he has a good lawyer.

10/22/06 @ 09:39
Comment from: Ali [Visitor]
Ali

He should not be sent to prison for this issue, as we all can understand, he didn’t mean to hurt his child. He just did that because that’s what has been done for many generations in some countries. Of coure he should learn about the did advantage of the case. Other than than that the man should be set free!

10/22/06 @ 10:51
Comment from: yoyo [Visitor]
yoyo

This is commen happened to our mothers still happning to our sisters but i dont fever it. There fore i wouldnt suport any penality that may occure against Adem except warning.

10/22/06 @ 10:58
Comment from: tazabi [Visitor]
tazabi

A normal person who lives in USA doesn’t know that this is wrong and illigal is beyond my comprehension. I think he must go to jail for a long long time if he really did this to his own child. It has been practiced in Ethiopia all over,but now even the peasants are learning it is wrong. People are being educated about this back home. The funny thing is we have to educate people who live in Atlanta as well.

10/22/06 @ 12:43
Comment from: Jambo [Visitor]
Jambo


Instead of putting him in jail
it is better to cut his little pennis so he can feel the pain.

10/22/06 @ 12:48
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