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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

The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is bucking a United Nation’s campaign to ban female circumcision, demanding that the government keep the practice legal.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/01/22/mui-pushes-govt-circumcise-girls.html

Indonesian Ulema in favour of female circumcision: a "human right"

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Indonesian-Ulema-in-favour-of-female-circumcision:-a-human-right-26948.html

Non-Muslim women in Indonesia and Philippines being subjected to FGM when marrying a Muslim man which entails converting to Islam.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=QT3Tq6FfG0cC&pg=PA136&lpg=PA136&dq=borneo+animists+fgm&source=bl&ots=C8bXvdX8SY&sig=c6QkT5MPnez6F8RbtYTBqBgIYaE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEwMam-Z7VAhUBLhoKHUMrDUEQ6AEITDAF#v=onepage&q=borneo%20animists%20fgm&f=false

Also this fatwa: https://islamqa.info/en/60314 

Circumcision is not an inherited custom as some people claim, rather it is prescribed in Islam and the scholars are unanimously agreed that it is prescribed. Not a single Muslim scholar – as far as we know – has said that circumcision is not prescribed. 

However, there is considerable debate within Islam regarding FGM:

FGM is practised predominantly within Muslim societies,[7] but it also exists within Christian and animist groups.[8]It is found only within and adjacent to Muslim communities,[8] but it is not required by Islam—indeed, Muslim scholars have declared it unIslamic[9]—and predates it by centuries.[b] There is mention of it on a Greek papyrusfrom 163 BCE and a possible indirect reference to it on a coffin from Egypt's Middle Kingdom (c. 1991–1786 BCE).[10] It has been found among Coptic Christians in Egypt, Orthodox Christians in Ethiopia, and Protestantsand Catholics in Sudan and Kenya.[11] The only Jewish group known to have practised it are the Beta Israel of Ethiopia.[c]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_on_female_genital_mutilation

Many fatwas have been issued on FGM to both support and oppose the practice. This article helps summarise the position: http://www.stopfgmmideast.org/fatwas-against-fgm/

In the UK and very commendably, "[the] Muslim Council of Britain says female genital mutilation is 'un-Islamic'" however it is unclear on what authority their claim that FGM "no longer linked to the teaching of Islam" is based.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/23/female-genital-mutilation-muslim-council-britain-unislamic-condemn

The position of the four main schools of Sunni sharia is:

  • The Shafi'i school considers female circumcision to be wajib (obligatory).[36]
  • The Hanbali school considers female circumcision to be makrumah (honorable) and strongly encouraged, to obligatory.[37]
  • The Maliki school considers female circumcision to be sunnah (optional) and preferred.[37]
  • The Hanafi school considers female circumcision to be sunnah (preferred).[37]

The differences in jurist opinions focuses around several hadith from the Sunni collections:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_views_on_female_genital_mutilation

A summary by country (of variable data quality) can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence_of_female_genital_mutilation_by_country

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    07/09/2018
    Summary: 

    British schoolgirls have been pressured by their fellow students into having female genital mutilation, a campaigner against the practice has said.

    Another article about FGM that will not name the reason it occurs and why it is so difficult to oppose. So to clear it up, FGM continues because Islamic clerics insist on it, and they do so because Mohammed specifically recommended it.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    19/07/2018
    Summary: 

    Arrests and prosecutions alone will not stop female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain, the Metropolitan Police has said, stressing the importance of “having conversations” with migrants for whom “community ties” are paramount.

  • Country: 
    Switzerland
    News Date: 
    13/07/2018
    Summary: 

    A Somali woman from canton Neuchâtel has been sentenced to eight months’ prison over the genital mutilation of her two daughters, in the first Swiss case of its kind after a law change.The girls were six and a half and seven when the procedure was carried out between 2013-2015 in Somalia and Ethiopia.

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  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    22/06/2018
    Summary: 

    There have been 1,030 new cases of female genital mutilation discovered in England alone between January and March 2018, according to . The report into FGM showed London was the worst affected, with 425 newly recorded incidents, followed by the North of England, with 275, the Midlands has 195 and the South of England has 110 – there were clearly a few cases where no fixed address could be given. The overwhelming majority of

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/06/2018
    Summary: 

    NEW victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Wiltshire have been seen by NHS services over the last year. Figures from NHS Digital show that somewhere in the county a doctor, nurse or midwife was shocked t find themselves treating an victim of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - on at least two occasions in the last year. While around 6,400 women and girls with FGM were seen by NHS staff in England between April 2017 and March this year, an estimated 137,000 are thought to have been affected by it.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/05/2018
    Summary: 

    Wales is opening its  female genital mutilation (FGM) clinic to provide medical and psychological help to victims of the practice imported from Africa and Asia.Wales is the second-smallest of the Home Nations which make up the United Kingdom, with a population of only around three million and relatively low level of immigration compared to neighbouring England — which already has five FGM clinic

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    27/04/2018
    Summary: 

    Doctors, nurses and teachers are still nervous of being branded racist if they speak to families about , a leading researcher said. Professor Hazel Barrett, an expert in FGM, has developed an app to give professionals the confidence to flag up their concerns if they think a girl is at risk of being cut.

  • Summary: 

    Tolerance is a virtue and intolerance is hate, or so we are told. This ideology has led to the toleration of evil. After all, who wants to be a hater? Those who condemn the evil caused by the doctrine of political Islam are called intolerant and haters. But we must realize that intolerance of evil is a virtue. Thing is to be intolerant of: killing Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East and Africa; jihad of rape, inbreeding, child marriage and female genital mutilation. To reduce human suffering, we must all become intolerant of evil.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    12/03/2018
    Summary: 

    A father has gone on trial accused of beating his children and organising for his nine-year-old daughter to undergo female genital mutilation to punish her. Someone had come to the family home on two occasions and used a razor to cut the young girl as she lay on a mat in the hallway, the Old Bailey heard. She had cried in pain and begged for it to stop but her father had simply continued “egging” the cutter on, she said in an interview.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    05/03/2018
    Summary: 

    A family court judge has decided that a little girl is at risk of being subjected to genital mutilation because her mother’s maternal instinct has been overridden by religious and cultural pressure. Judge Robert Jordan has made the youngster, who will turn two this summer, the subject of an order aimed at stopping her being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Council social services bosses with welfare responsibility had asked the judge to make the toddler the subject of an FGM protection order.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    19/02/2018
    Summary: 

    The National Secular Society has called on the UK Government to "follow the lead" of Icelandic lawmakers who are expected to ban cutting boys' genitals for non-medical reasons. A draft  currently before the Icelandic parliament says circumcision without consent is a violation of children's human rights.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    26/02/2018
  • Country: 
    Somalia
    News Date: 
    25/02/2018
    Summary: 

    They banned two types of FGM, but made the third mandatory. Why did the Muslim clerics issue this fatwa? Don’t they know what every non-Muslim journalist in the West knows, that FGM is cultural and has nothing to do with Islam? Here it is again, for those who are not paying attention:

  • Country: 
    Switzerland
    News Date: 
    24/02/2018
    Summary: 

    The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (IZRS) has defended the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), claiming that Islamic law justifies the practice. The organisation released an “Islamic legal opinion” this week arguing that a form of so-called “female circumcision”, involving the removal of parts of the genitals, is justified, Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger 

  • Summary: 

    The 14th century instruction manual for Sharia law for Sunni Shafi Muslims is the “Reliance of the Traveller”. This is the doctrinal manual for Sharia courts for the largest Islamic school. This is the reference and the text in that reference book.

    e4.3: Circumcision is obligatory for both men and women. … for women [it consists of] removing the prepuce of the clitoris.

    • Note: this more recent translation into English of the Reliance of the Traveller, deceptively translates the classical Arabic by translating the word "Hufaad", which means clitoris, and not "prepuce of the clitoris".
    • But either way, BOTH translations are FGM, the correct, and the deliberately disingenuous.

    From all of the above, we can say that FGM is overwhelmingly and predominantly a Muslim issue both in terms of real world outcomes of the practice of FGM, and in terms of the Islamic jurisprudence of FGM, despite the fact that it existed in pre-Islamic times. Islam took over the practice of FGM, and has since come to own it.

  • Country: 
    France
    News Date: 
    13/02/2018
    Summary: 

    The threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis area in the suburbs of Paris could affect as many as 30 per cent of the children in the area, according to a French sociologist. French sociologist and director of the Group for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation (GAMS), Isabelle Gillette-Faye has claimed that the prevalence of FGM in the suburbs of Paris, often referred to as 

  • Country: 
    Ireland
    News Date: 
    09/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Female circumcision "has been described in a horrible way" and should be considered in certain circumstances, a leading member of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said. Dr Ali Selim called female circumcision "an inherited practice" and said parents should be allowed to have it carried out on their daughter if a doctor says it's necessary. He also said that you "cannot control people" and people will travel overseas for the procedure. Female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), is defined as the partial of total destruction of female genitali

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  • Country: 
    Ireland
    News Date: 
    09/02/2018
    Summary: 

    Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said he advocates female circumcision. Female circumcision, also termed female genital mutilation (FGM), is illegal under the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012. It is estimated that 5,790 girls and women living in Ireland have experienced FGM and some 2,639 girls here may be at risk of being subjected to it. Under 2012 legislation, not only is FGM prohibited in Ireland, it is also a criminal offence for a person to take a girl to another country to undergo it. “I’m not an advocate of female ge

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    06/02/2018
    Summary: 

    While 33 per cent of female respondents said FGM has had an adverse impact on their sexual life, 10 per cent of the women reported having frequent urinary tract infections, and incontinence, with one reported case of excessive bleeding. Belying the government’s admission to the Supreme Court that there is no data on the existence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in India, a new qualitative study shows that 75 per cent of 94 respondents interviewed had subjected their daughters to the practice.

     

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    21/07/2015
    Summary: 

    The disturbing practice of Female Genital Mutilation affects every corner of England and Wales, a report has found. FGM is an extreme form of female circumcision used to control female sexuality but it can lead to severe lifelong emotional and physical damage. It is often practised in African countries such as Sierra Leone but it has been reported in every local authority from Cornwall to Northumberland. In London, 1 in 20 women are likely to be survivors of childhood FGM. But cases are particularly high in cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, Slough, Bristol and Leice

  • Summary: 

    There are probably hundreds of fatwas concerning female genital mutilation or „khitan“ which is in Arabic circumcision, some condemning the practice for girls, some allowing it, some recommending it, some requiring it.

    A fatwa is a religious ruling which Muslim believers will try to follow, but they are not considered binding. Usually, fatwas are issued by a mufti who works for the national Dar al Ifta (House of rulings) which is in many countries with Muslim majority an official national body. There are Shia and Sunni fatwas and within Sunni Islam the four main law school may each have their own interpretation on a subject. Even within one law school, the rulings in one country differ from those in another country. To complicate things, a fatwa does not have to be issued by an official Mufti, but could also come from other religious scholars.

    The believers may follow those fatwas issued by their mufti, but they can also follow a fatwa by a preacher they particularly like, refer to an Internet page specialized in Islamic guidance or they can choose a fatwa suiting best their circumstances. Thus, the fact that a fatwa has been issued against or pro female genital mutilation does not mean that this is the official legal opinion of “Islam” – a common misunderstanding among Westerner who compare such rulings with those of the Catholic Pope.

  • Country: 
    Nigeria
    News Date: 
    14/01/2018
    Summary: 

    Graphic images of a young girl being subjected to  () were posted on Facebook by a Nigerian man advertising an eight-day “bonanza” of free cutting in his home, reported CNN.

  • Country: 
    Indonesia
    News Date: 
    03/01/2018
    Summary: 

    Female Genital Mutilation has been documented to be practiced in Indonesia since the 17th century. During the past 20 years a number of  r have found a prevalence of more than 90 percent in some areas. It occurs in parts of East, Central and West Java, North Sumatra, Aceh, South Sulawesi and on Madura Island, as well as in many other parts of the archipelago.

  • Summary: 
    • Unfortunately, for most of women in the Middle East, veils are not an "exciting development", but an imposition by an obscurantist ideology. After the Islamic State was defeated in Raqqa, Syria, many women took to the streets to take off their veils and were filmed burning them.

    • "The enemies of freedom are first recruited from the free societies, from some of the enlightened elites who deny the benefit of democratic rights to the rest of humanity, even to their own compatriots, if they have the misfortune to belong to another religion, to another ethnicity." — Pascal Bruckner, author.

    • Instead of embracing these veils, a true feminism should defend the rights and freedoms of all women. It should not be ideologically submissive to those who repress women.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    24/12/2017
    Summary: 

    Female genital mutilation is being practiced not just in Africa but in the heart of Mumbai. HT speaks to several ‘victims’ who are becoming the face of a brave fight back.

    Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot knife slicing your clitoris. Imagine young girls shrieking in pain.

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

    "I'm circumcised because it is required by Islam," she says. The Malay word she uses is wajib, meaning any religious duty commanded by Allah. Syahiera is aware of how female circumcision is perceived in the West, but rejects any notion that it's inhumane. "I don't think the way we do it here is harmful," she says. "It protects young girls from premarital sex as it is supposed to lower their sex drive. But I am not sure it always works." She giggles at this thought.

  • Summary: 

    Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel drills Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen about whether the Liberal government will reverse their decision to remove female genital mutilation as an intolerable practice in the citizenship guide. It's a simple question, so why can't Hussen answer it?

  • Country: 
    Canada
    News Date: 
    06/12/2017
    Summary: 

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    Canada’s Liberal government has removed condemnation of “barbaric cultural practices” like Muslim honor killings and female genital mutilation from the study guide used to complete the Canadian citizenship exam.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    13/12/2016
    Summary: 

    Girls are being taken to female genital mutilation (FGM) "parties" in cities across England, a charity has warned. The Black Health Initiative in Leeds says midwives from Africa are being flown into the country to carry out the illegal practice. West Yorkshire Police said they were aware girls were being subjected to FGM locally.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    02/11/2017
    Summary: 

    A London man is to be charged with inflicting female genital mutilation in a landmark prosecution. The 49-year-old from south London is alleged to have carried out the crime on a young girl between 2010 and 2013. If the new prosecution is successful it will be the first British conviction for FGM. The man will appear at Woolwich crown court tomorrow charged with two offences alleging that he “excised, infibulated or otherwise mutilated the whole or part of the labia minora” of the girl.

  • Summary: 

    There are probably hundreds of fatwas concerning female genital mutilation or „khitan“ which is in Arabic circumcision, some condemning the practice for girls, some allowing it, some recommending it, some requiring it.

  • Country: 
    Mauritania
    News Date: 
    18/01/2010
    Summary: 

    Thirty four Islamic scholars in Mauritania have signed a fatwa, or religious opinion, banning the practice of female genital mutilation.

  • Country: 
    India
    News Date: 
    13/09/2017
    Summary: 

    Mariya Taher was seven when strangers forced her to the ground and cut her clitoral hood. She doesn’t remember much, only laughter and friendly chatter before a sharp pain.

  • Female Genital Cutting in Dawoodi Bohra community

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    Summary: 

    Dawoodi Bohras are the most well-known Muslim community in India to practice FGC, known as ‘khatna’ or ‘khafd’ in the community – a ritual that many Islamic scholars around the world do not endorse. In most instances, the process involves the removal of a pinch of skin from the clitoral hood at the age of seven, or between the ages of six and twelve. While the Quran, Islam’s holy book, does not sanction FGC(FGM), the Daim al-Islam, a religious text followed by this community, does endorses the practice. It is likely that the practice came down to the Dawoodi Bohras from Yemen, where Dawoodi Bohras trace their roots and where FGC is widely practiced in several provinces.

    Also: 

    Moreover, why do FGM rates persist at such high levels in both the “global” Bohra Muslim community (), i.e., , and even among  of Canadian Bohra Muslim women? An unapologetic explanation was provided forthrightly in a February 2017 publication, “,” by anti-FGM activist  Mariya Taher. Ms. Taher,  aptly,

    …the Daim al-Islam, a religious text followed by this community endorses the practice.

    ....

    Professor Hasan’s note adds these observations:

    Some Shafii scholars hold that circumcision of girls is obligatory, but others think that it is recommended. Ahmad b. Hanbal and some Maliki jurists hold that it is obligatory. Abu Hanifah maintains that it is recommended and not obligatory. Malik holds that it is recommended and not obligatory.

  • Summary: 

    Nigeria, due to its large population, has the highest absolute number of female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide, accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115–130 million circumcised women in the world. The objective of this review is to ascertain the current status of FGM in Nigeria. Pertinent literature on FGM retrieved from internet services [Google search on FGM in Nigeria, Nigeria, PubMed of the national library of medicine , Biomedcentral and African Journal Online (AJOL) (FGM)] and textbooks, journals, and selected references for proper understanding of the topic was included in this review. The national prevalence rate of FGM is 41% among adult women. Evidence abound that the prevalence of FGM is declining. The ongoing drive to eradicate FGM is tackled by World Health Organization, United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, Federation of International Obstetrics and Gynecology (FIGO), African Union, The economic commission for Africa, and many women organizations. However, there is no federal law banning FGM in Nigeria. There is need to eradicate FGM in Nigeria. Education of the general public at all levels with emphasis on the dangers and undesirability of FGM is paramount.

  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    09/06/2017
    Summary: 
    • The mosque's board denounced Elsayed's comments on Monday; two days later, it placed him on administrative leave
    • Elsayed later issued a clarification through the mosque's website saying that he should have avoided his comments on hyper-sexuality
    • The imam has not been without controversy, such as his support of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, convicted of plotting to assassinate then-President Geroge W Bush
  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    04/08/2017
    Summary: 

    He is accused of promoting the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). For two days those opposed to his beliefs on FGM have held a peaceful protest outside the new Bohra Masjid mosque in Hockley.

  • Summary: 

    Whether this practice is religious or cultural is debatable. In the Michigan case, the victims belong to an Indian Shiite Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohra, whose members refer to the clitoris as a sinful lump of flesh. The cutting, khatna, is considered a religious observance to prevent girls from becoming promiscuous. Yet female genital mutilation predates Christianity and Islam. No religious text requires it. Many imams have issued fatwas against the practice and Christian leaders like Pope Francis have denounced it.

    Admin: Sharia law recommends the practice to varying degrees.

  • Female Genital Mutilation Affected Communities in Birmingham-MWNUK

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  • Country: 
    United States of America (the)
    News Date: 
    22/08/2017
    Summary: 

    Earlier this year, Federal authorities  United States that had mutilated unknown numbers of young girls. The FGM network was linked to the Muslim sect of the Dawoodi Bohra.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    23/06/2014
    Summary: 

    The , the country's largest Muslim organisation, has condemned the practice of female genital mutilation as "un-Islamic" and told its members that FGM risks bringing their religion into disrepute.

  • Summary: 

    Despite their ongoing antagonisms—played out, prominently, on Fox News—a bizarre, shared apologetic has emerged which denies the irrefragable sanctioning of female genital mutilation/“circumcision” (FGM/C) by canonical Islamic tradition (“hadith”), and over 1100 years of authoritative, mainstream Islamic jurisprudence. The strange bedfellow antagonists engaged in these overlapping apologetics about FGM/C are the Clarion Foundation and its film “,” allied with the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation (Ms. Ali is also listed as the film’s executive producer), “versus” the , the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Fox News has served as overseer of this “conflict” cum consensus, while also reinforcing the fallacy that FGM/C is simply a tragic manifestation of misogynistic patriarchal trends that are generic, and have “no basis” in Islam and the Sharia, Islamic law.

  • Summary: 

    FGM is usually carried out on young girls between infancy and the age of 15, most commonly before  starts. It is illegal in the UK and is child abuse.

    Communities at particular risk of FGM in the UK originate from:

    • Egypt
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gambia
    • Guinea
    • Indonesia
    • Ivory Coast
    • Kenya
    • Liberia
    • Malaysia
    • Mali
    • Nigeria
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • Sudan
    • Yemen
  • Summary: 
    • "No one who comes to us has the right to put their cultural roots or their religious beliefs above our laws." — Heiko Maas, Justice Minister, Germany.

    • These extremist "traditions" need to be exposed and rejected. They are actually nothing more than human rights abuses taking refuge under the banner of religion.

    • "Domestic violence is abuse -- plain and simple. It is not, 'a beautiful blessing' as the video describes it." — Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women, Australia.

  • Summary: 

    But who are we kidding? Of course Barnardo’s were aware of the cultural and religious influences behind FGM. They even stated in the article that one of the indications a child is at risk is when a parent might “mention they are going to a country with a high prevalence of FGM.” But, unsurprisingly yet bizarrely, they fail to go on to list any of the countries to which they refer. Expect people to guess do we, Barnardo’s? Or is this just part of your strategy to appear like you are tackling a serious issue whilst actually skirting around the cold hard truths?

    Rather than simply making an innocent mistake, the evidence all points to this charity actively distorting the reality of female genital mutilation in a perverted desire to remain politically correct. The reason this is so chillingly sinister is because it’s precisely this attitude which has infected police services, councils and social services across the country – in places like Rochdale, Rotherham and Telford – as predominantly Muslim grooming gangs targeted young vulnerable white girls in the full knowledge the authorities were too cowardly to act.

    It was far easier to depict a white girl in Western clothing, despite it having little to no relevance to the issue being debated, than a Muslim child in Islamic clothing.

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom (UK)
    News Date: 
    09/09/2013
    Summary: 
    • Omar Addow struck off by General Dental Council last month 
    • Hearing found the dentist 'intended to perform the procedure at some point' 
    • Addow, 56, reportedly told woman he would carry out female genital mutilation on her nieces

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  • Country: 
    Maldives
    News Date: 
    01/12/2011
    Summary: 

    Recently, the syncretic religious traditions and lax attitudes towards religious practices have been changing rapidly, greatly aided by the presence of social Islamic organizations, and their use of mass media and abundant resources. The level of religiosity is increasing; old traditions and customs are being dismissed as being bid’ah (inventions contrary to the teachings of Islam) and certain segments of the society are growing intensely conservative.

  • Country: 
    Iraq
    News Date: 
    10/08/2005
    Summary: 

    A German aid group finds the first solid proof of the practice, thought to be prevalent in the Middle East. "We knew Germian was one of the areas most affected by the practice," says Thomas von der Osten-Sacken, director of a German nongovernmental organization called WADI, which has been based in Iraq for more than a decade. Of 1,554 women and girls over 10 years old interviewed by WADI's local medical team, 907, or more than 60 percent, said they had had the operation. 

    ....

  • Country: 
    Germany
    News Date: 
    19/07/2017
    Summary: 

    Germany has seen a massive increase in the number of women and girls affected by female genital mutilation (FGM), as a result of mass migration from Africa and the Middle East. Women’s rights NGO Terre des Femmes estimates that around 58,000 women living in Germany have undergone the procedure, and that 13,000 more are at risk — figures which have risen by 10,000 and 4,000, respectively, since 2016.

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