“80% of the Muslim world do not practice FGM”

Your MiddleEast: by Farppq Aftab —

WOMEN’S RIGHTS: Earlier this week thousands of British Muslim men that make up the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, the UK’s largest and oldest Muslim youth association, issued a single statement denouncing female genital mutilation (FGM). The statement, published on the website ‘Muslims for Humanity‘, read:

“FGM is an oppressive cultural practice that has no place in the civilised world. It is very worrying that since 2009 at least 4,000 women have been treated in the UK as a result of having been forced to endure this type of mutilation. As an Islamic organisation representing thousands of British Muslim men, we are particularly concerned that extremist and ignorant religious preachers are using Islam as a justification for this terrible practice. FGM runs contrary to the teachings of Islam and we will continue to welcome any and every opportunity to raise our voices and to campaign against this vile practice.”

More:  http://www.yourmiddleeast.com/opinion/female-genital-mutilation-not-in-religions-name-not-in-our-name_22516

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