Authorities will never be able to address the problem adequately because they’re too busy going out their way to say that it is not Islamic in practice Female genital mutilation (FGM) or clitoridectomy is an Islamic tradition, rampant in the Muslim world. Dissemblers and deceivers claim that FGM is cultural phenomenon, not religious. FGM is an Islamic cultural phenomenon. FGM is found only within and adjacent to Muslim communities (source: Gerry Mackie, “Ending Footbinding and Infibulation: A Convention Account”, American Sociological Review.)
This Facebook page by Muslimas proudly supports it.
But to speak out against Islamic FGM is “islamophobic.” The fact is that Muhammad justified it:
“A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.” (Sunan Abu Dawud 41.5251). And the Muslims on this Facebook page cite his sanction.
There is also justification for the practice in Islamic law:
“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 bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64
“Female Genital Mutilation ‘parties’ in Britain with nurses being flown in to carry out painful procedures,” by Jessica Haworth, Mirror, December 13, 2016 (thanks to Christian):
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 in the UK have undergone FGM, reports the BBC .Heather Nelson, Chief Executive of the Black Health Initiative, said: “We know of parties happening here in England, and in West Yorkshire we recently had to break one up, and we’ve stopped another from taking place.“What we’re finding now is that where once girls were taken abroad to be cut, specialist midwives are now flown over and several girls are cut at the same time, which then leads to a celebration.”FGM involves the partial or full removal of the external genitalia for non-medical reasons, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).It is an extremely painful procedure and can lead to long-term health issues including infertility….