Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a horrific and painful practice that is done on thousands of girls around the world each year. And just living in a modern Western society doesn’t stop Muslims from taking their daughters to a backwater Muslim country in order for the often unsanitary procedure to be done.
The Clarion Project has a very good article posted on their website about this subject. Here is an excerpt:
This summer, many girls will have their lives changed forever. With school out, many families in Egypt and other countries will take their female children to perform the ancient ritual of circumcision.
Female circumcision, more accurately known as female genital mutilation, involves the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia by incision.
Some 125 million girls worldwide have undergone the procedure and one in four of those live in Egypt.
CNN reports there has been a small decrease in the proportion of mutilated women according to a government report that came out in May. It records that 92% of women have been mutilated, down from 97% in 2000.
They also included this short video on the subject of FGM:
Until next time,