In Canada, some young women from Muslim communities are getting their hymens repaired, in preparation for arranged marriages back in theirs or their parents’ countries of origins: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan and parts of Northern Africa.
The young women seeking the surgery may have had secret boyfriends in Canada, torn their hymens during sports or even been raped or molested as children. They fear that without an intact hymen, they could be killed and their families could be dishonoured.
“These poor women are mortally afraid of being murdered by their fathers and brothers in their zeal to restore the family ‘honour.’ It’s modern medicine meets the stone age,” said author and activist Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative /Stop Islamization of America. “Respect for the Shariah in the West leads to the continued dehumanization and diminishment of women in the West.”