In our continuing effort to determine whether there exists any significant difference between America and the rest of the world, our quest today takes us to Africa. While many Canadians and Europeans have apparently convinced themselves that "religious extremists" have taken control of the US government—and good luck setting up a Sunday School meeting in a public school by the way—it would appear that Muslims in Somalia are being forced under actual threats of death by the authorities to attend prayers. Imagine that.
Travelling further, we discover that "breast ironing" to stunt girls' budding sexuality is common in Cameroon and indeed throughout West Africa. So common that it's routinely applied to one girl in four, despite such side effects as "severe pain and abscesses, infections, breast cancer, and even the complete disappearance of one or both breasts". Oh well.
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