Baby from Australia Victim of FGM.
Muslim parents flew from [Western] Australia to Bali to have baby genitally cut.
Read the rest: Police Investigate Baby Genital Mutilation.
Sheik in Australia Arrested for Genital Cutting
A Sydney [Australia] sheikh has appeared in court in relation to the alleged genital mutilation of two children.
Sheikh Shabbir Vaziri, 56, who police sources say is part of a lesser-known branch of Islam, has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of female genital mutilation and hindering investigation of a serious indictable offence.
Police will allege the two girls had the procedure, which is also known as female circumcision, performed on them in NSW when they were aged six and seven within the past 18 months.
Three other people have been charged over the alleged genital mutilation.
Read the rest: Australian Sheik in Court for Female Genital Mutilation Read more here. Sheik told his community to lie about the widespread practice of FGM. Update here. More women charged, bringing the number to 8. See article here.
Egypt: FGM is Cultural, not Religious
Let’s get something clear first: the problem with female circumcision in Egypt has absolutely nothing to do with religion. Even though practitioners often believe the practice has some sort of religious support, religious leaders of both Islam and Christianity have openly and officially condemned it.
Female circumcision is purely cultural; it is thought to have existed in ancient Egypt, Ethiopia, and Greece, and therefore the practice transcends religion.
Its practitioners look at it as a fundamental part of their culture and identity and perceive it as a part of their religious duties.
Read the rest: FGM in Egypt.
Yes, Hannah, FGM is cultural. However, according to the sunnah of Mohammed, it is accepted but not obligatory.
FGM and Spousal Abuse in Mali
Women who underwent genital cutting as young girls may be at increased risk of physical, sexual or emotional abuse from their husband, a study of women in Mali suggests.
The study, of nearly 7,900 women, found that 22 percent of those with genital mutilation said they’d been physically abused by a husband or male partner. That compared with 12 percent of women who’d never been subjected to the procedure.
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It’s well-known that genital cutting has long-term consequences for women – including sexual dysfunction, childbirth complications, incontinence and psychological disorders.
In the new study, researchers looked at whether there’s a link between genital mutilation and a woman’s odds of suffering abuse from her partner.
Read the rest: FGM Victims More Likely to Suffer Spousal Abuse.
So could it be that the physically abused ‘inferior’ women were legally beaten by their husbands according to Islamic sharia law?
“The Global Scourge of FGM”
Check this article to see what’s happening around the world: FGM Special Report