When on raises the horrendous practise of Female Genital Mutilation some rush to suggest that this is not an Islamic centred issue. Maybe so, but it is one that some Imams take very seriously;
A British Muslim leader has been caught on camera advocating female genital mutilation. Mohammed Abdul, the Imam of a Bristol mosque, was filmed urging a follower to take women and girls abroad so they can be circumcised legally. The practise was banned by law in 2003, and it’s illegal to help or encourage anyone to carry out the barbaric procedure overseas. He recommends going to Africa or Arab countries. They know how to mutilate there.
Dr Yunes Teinaz, who works for anti-FGM charity Forward, tells The Sunday Times: ‘As a result of misinformation spread by so-called Muslim scholars, young girls are being mutilated and subjected to unimaginable pain and suffering.”
The problem is that there are plenty of these “so-called” Muslim scholars who support the vile practice..