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The Truth About Islam and Female Circumcision. Posted on February 18, 2011 by Guest Contributor. The author is an undergraduate student at UW-Madison. With Islamophobia growing in the Western world, many Muslims feel it is our duty to “sugar coat” or change the message of Islam in order to make the religion seem acceptable to Western
FGM and Islam’s Mutilation of… Everything. Jun 26, 2017 2:34 pm By Ralph Sidway. the other providing access to his clinic — accused of performing female genital mutilation against several young girls, has suddenly put FGM into the spotlight.
Aug 11, 2005 · Although female genital mutilation in Africa has gained much attention in the West, it is practiced elsewhere in the Islamic world. Among social activists and feminists, combating female genital mutilation (FGM) is an important policy goal. Sometimes called female circumcision or female genital
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Female Genital Mutilation occurs in non-Muslim societies in Africa and is practiced by Christians, Muslims and Animists alike. In Egypt, where perhaps 97 percent of girls suffer genital mutilation, both Christian Copts and Muslims are complicit.
MFI Pamphlet #1. FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE. by Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. Minaret of Freedom Institute. THE MFI PAMPHLET SERIES, initiated by the Minaret of Freedom Institute aims to make widely available, at a minimal cost, a summary of authentic Islamic positions on important issues of the day.These pamphlets are directed to a general audience, yet …
Fear Of Islam Should Not Enable Female Genital Mutilation Inside The United States The politics surrounding FGM has resulted in deafening silence on this issue, especially from the left and
Female Circumcision in Indonesia. In 2006, the Indonesian government banned FGM/C because the practice was “useless.” It “could potentially harm women’s health.” But Indonesia’s highest Islamic advisory body immediately opposed it. In 2011 the law was reversed. FGM/C is now allowed as long as strict medical guidelines are followed.
Islamic beliefs are based on several sources, and I am going to list here what these sources say about FGM: The Quran does not actually talk about genital mutilation, neither in favor nor in opposition. It outlaws killing, theft, fornication, and eating pork, but neither male nor female genital mutilation.
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. The practice is found in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and within communities from countries in which FGM is common.