Guardian 2012: 248 girls circumcised in one day by Midwives

The popularity of female circumcision (FGM) is increasing in Indonesia…

It is well established that female genital mutilation (FGM) is not required in Muslim law. It is an ancient cultural practice that existed before Islam, Christianity and Judaism. It is also agreed across large swathes of the world that it is barbaric.

Guardian 2012: 248 girls circumcised in one day by Midwives

“… followers of Islam – “have at times practised female circumcision and consider their practices sanctioned, or at least not prohibited, by God.” Despite the fact that FGM pre dates the birth of Islam and is not mandated by religious scriptures, the belief that it is a religious requirement contributes to the continuation of the practice in a number of settings. – UNICEF, 2013”

Wikipedia: Religious views on female genital mutilation

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