LAS VEGAS, July 21 – Prophet Rael, founder and leader of the worldwide Raelian Movement, has declared his support for a group of African community leaders, the Luo Council of Elders, who have refused to cooperate with a governmental campaign promoting the practice of male circumcision in Kenya.
“Circumcision for men – like clitoral excision in females – constitutes sexual mutilation and should be forbidden,” Prophet Rael said in an official statement released today.
The Kenyan government’s policy is based on studies suggesting that circumcision protects men from contracting HIV and keeps them from infecting women.“To supposedly protect the population from HIV by imposing mutilation on individuals is pure nonsense,” declared Lamane Hebie, spokesperson of the African Raelian Movement. “HIV can be contained if people are educated on how it spreads and if they are given access to condoms to protect themselves. This is what every government of our continent should organize and promote.”
Hebie added, “The decision of the Luo Council of Elders not to support the governmental campaign promoting male circumcision is remarkable. The wisdom of our elders is what is needed at the highest level of our governments.”
For exactly that reason, during his tour of Congo three years ago, Prophet Rael called for the traditional chiefs to organize and take the destiny of the continent into their own hands by creating the United Kingdoms of Kama. (Kama is the traditional, pre-colonial name for what we now know as Africa.)
Prophet Rael has also launched a worldwide campaign to help African women who have suffered genital sexual mutilation, since it is now possible to repair the damaged organs and help victims regain clitoral sensation as well as dignity. An organization established under the name of Clitoraid has already gathered enough funds to start the building of a hospital in Burkina Faso in which women will be able to have the surgery for free.