Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a horrific practice that is dominant in the Muslim world. It involves cutting off part of a girl’s clitoris, sometimes with a germ-infested piece of metal or glass, often without anesthesia.
But, hey, Mohammed hated women, so it is ok. Muslims look at women as merely cattle, and they use FGM in order to control women’s sexual desires. Yeah, it is an “honor” thing. The man’s honor – indeed the whole family’s honor – depends upon how the women in his family conducts themselves. This is a backward practice, used by ignorant Neanderthals. It has no place in modern society!
A recent article at FrontPagemag.com states that FGM is “savage barbarism.” That is an understatement. About the only thing in this article that is wrong is this statement:
UNICEF explains that FGM/C is not an Islamic custom, not in the Quran, and not practiced by many Islamic communities.
However, that is absolutely false.
Western news articles about female genital mutilation routinely assert that it is solely a cultural practice, not justified by any religion. Yet again and again we see Muslim clerics justifying it, and it is sanctioned in Islamic law. See below what Islamic clerics have said about the practice:
“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
“Islamic law permits by definition, by prophetic statement and by practice female circumcision” — Australian Imam Afroz Ali
You can read more about it HERE.
Until next time,