FGM

Summary:


Of the four Sunni schools of sharia, it is the Shafi’is who have said that circumcision of girls is compulsory. TheReliance of the Traveller, a respected manual of Shafi’i jurisprudence, states  “Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the clitoris” (section e4.3).  [The English translation by Nuh Ha Mim Keller (certified by Al-Azhar University) disguises the true meaning of the Arabic text by offering the following bogus English ‘translation’: “For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. Bazr) of the clitoris (n: not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert).” ]

http://www.andrewbostom.org/2008/01/clarification-of-islamic-law-support-for-female-genital-mutilation-by-dr-mark-durie/

For those that deny FGM has anything to do with Islam:

In 2009, the Fatwa Committee of Malaysia's National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs ruled that "female circumcision", as it has become known, was obligatory for Muslims but if harmful must be avoided.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-07/an-malaysia-debate-over-female-circumcision/4416298

Type: Article

From: Anne Marie Waters
Sent: 28 February 2017 04:32
To: foi@west-midlands.police.uk
Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Female Genital Mutilation

Dear Sir/Madam, 

Having read some of the tweets posted by West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) recently, I would be grateful if you could respond to the following questions as required under the Freedom of Information Act.

The people.

 

I have lived in Indonesia for 5 years. It is a segregated country with 26 different provinces (regions) that are occupied by different peoples with different religions and different beliefs going back thousands of years: the Javanese, the Batak (North Sumatra), the Minang (West Sumatra), the Malayu (South East Sumatra), and the Balinese (Bali). Each of these different peoples have distinct traditions and have constantly fought for superiority within Indonesia and in some regions,. Still today there are in- house disagreements.

 

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Type: News

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
11/03/2014
Summary: 

A London MP has called for mandatory medical checks on schoolgirls to end Britain’s “shameful” failure to secure prosecutions for female genital mutilation. Diane Abbott said the country needed to face up to the need for “routine medical examinations” as she warned that thousands of girls in the capital remained at risk of mutilation. She said the approach had been successful in France, where 100 convictions for FGM have been secured since the start of the Eighties, and it was time for similar action to be taken in Britain.

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
06/09/2016
Summary: 

It was an outrageous argument, by any measure: Women should “reduce their sexual desires” because Egyptian men are “sexually weak.” This is what an Egyptian lawmaker, Elhamy Agina, claimed over the weekend in making an argument in favor of female genital mutilation or FGM.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
21/07/2016
Summary: 

New figures on Female Genital Mutilation reveal there were thousands of cases reported in England last year - the equivalent of 16 cases every day. In the year to March, 5,702 women sought medical help for the complications of the mutilation, according to research which touches on the scope of FGM and its victims in Britain for the first time. Over half of the women and girls were from London, and some ac

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
21/04/2017
Summary: 

Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a Muslim sect.

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Malaysia
News Date: 
07/12/2012
Summary: 

Debate is raging in Malaysia over Muslim female genital mutilation as the country's health ministry reportedly develops guidelines to reclassify it as a medical practice.

In 2009, the Fatwa Committee of Malaysia's National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs ruled that "female circumcision", as it has become known, was obligatory for Muslims but if harmful must be avoided.

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
20/02/2015
Summary: 

In a recent study, 93 percent of Malaysian Muslim women admitted to being circumcised. We took a look at what's driving this painful boom.

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
14/04/2017
Summary: 

A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country.

Country: 
United States of America (the)
News Date: 
13/04/2017
Summary: 

An Indian-heritage woman doctor is facing a lifetime jail sentence for allegedly helping immigrant Somali mothers cut the genitalia from their two American seven-year-old daughters, and federal officials have promised to wipe out the imported practice which threatens more than half a million American girls and women.

Country: 
Sweden
News Date: 
20/06/2014
Summary: 

The shocking scale of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Swedish school, where every single girl in one class had been subjected to the procedure, has been revealed. School health services in Norrköping, eastern Sweden, discovered 60 cases of FGM since March, according to the Norrköpings Tidningar newspaper. In the class where all of the girls had FGM performed on them, 28 were subjected to infibulation - the most extreme kind where the clitoris and labia are complete cut away, and the genitals are sewn to leave a small vaginal opening.

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
23/02/2017
Summary: 

Mayar Mohamed Mousa, a young 17-year-old girl, died the other day in a hospital in the province of Suez in Egypt while undergoing female genital mutilation surgery.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
07/02/2017
Summary: 

There has been a 30 per cent rise in the number of women in Germany who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) in just three years, as migration from regions where it is common has increased by 40 per cent.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/12/2016
Summary: 

Female Genital Mutilation ( FGM ) "parties" are taking place across the UK, a charity has warned. More and more girls in Britain are being subjected to the illegal practice as midwives are reportedly flown in from across Africa. According to the Black Health Initiative in Leeds, nurses are coming to the UK to carry out the procedure on multiple girls. Then, they claim, a "celebration" is thrown by the families. The charity raised concerns after NHS figures show more than 8,000 girls

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
15/09/2016
Summary: 

The failure to successfully prosecute a single case of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK is a "national scandal", the Commons home affairs select committee has said.

In a report, the MPs said it was "beyond belief" that no-one had been convicted of FGM, 30 years after the practice was made illegal in the UK.

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Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
16/08/2016
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United States of America (the)
News Date: 
09/02/2015
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Australia
News Date: 
23/07/2010
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
23/07/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
23/07/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
21/07/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
29/06/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
29/06/2016
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Germany
News Date: 
29/06/2016
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
08/06/2016

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

In the UK the true number of girls and women affected by FGM is unknown although there is an estimate that 137,000 have been affected in England and Wales.  And I know that in Scotland, all 32 local authorities have dealt with cases of FGM. FGM is the partial or total removal of external female genitalia, which includes the clitoris, labia, and the fatty tissue over the pubic bone and the vaginal opening.

Summary: 

During a recent conference in the Swedish city of Gothenburg on the topic of female genital mutilation (FGM), experts dealing with the issue in Europe revealed some alarming facts and trends. Not only is the number of girls falling victim to the cultural tradition increasing, but they are getting younger as well. To make matters worse, many professionals working in health and social services in European countries do not report cases of sexual disfigurement fearing that, if they were to do so, they might be singled out as ‘racists’.

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