Female Genital Mutilation is Part of the Sunna of the Prophet, Part II

“Mama don’t cut!”

Though the practice carries a jail sentence of up to 14 years in Britain, the paper reportedly filmed a family doctor, a respected dentist, and an alternative medicine practitioner willing to carry out the illegal practice, or arrange for it to be done, on various females in Britain.
Britain’s Sunday Times is reporting that as many as 100,000 women in the UK have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) procedures– with some medics allegedly offering to carry out the brutal surgery on girls as young as 10.  (The Blaze)
This article seeks to rectify it.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), sometimes referred to euphemistically as Female Genital Cutting (FGC) or Female Circumcision, is one of the most barbaric practices in the world today. It is prohibited by law in the USA and many Western countries. Moreover, several US states have outlawed FGM, while legislation is pending in some others.
Not enough is known about FGM in the USA and our federal government (which is influenced and infiltrated by Muslims)   has clouded the issue by spreading false information about the practice.
A “Fact Sheet” produced by the US Department of Health and Human Services contains the following passages:
Although many people believe that FGC is associated with Islam, it is not. FGC is not supported by any religion and is condemned by many religious leaders.
No religious text requires or even supports cutting female genitals. In fact, Islamic Shari’a protects children and protects their rights.
This information is false and had it been produced in a privately produced document it would be considered outright fraud.
Despite what the HHS claims, FGM is in fact associated with Islam, is supported in contemporary interpretation of Islamic scripture and has been endorsed by Islamic religious leaders. Shariah law manuals require and support the practice.
Muslims in America still practice FGM. At least some Muslims justify it based on religious freedom and, in at least one state in which anti-FGM legislation is currently working its way through the legislative process, one legislator reports receiving aphone call from a Muslim constituent urging her to oppose the legislation as “a conspiracy against the Muslim community.”
One of the most widely read Shariah law texts is Reliance of the Traveler: A ClassicManual of Islamic Sacred Law.
This book was translated into English in 1991. It has been endorsed by the President of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and the President of the Fiqh Council of North America, as well as Al Azhar Research Academy in Cairo, Egypt, the Sunni Islamic world’s foremost educational institution.
On page 59 of Reliance one finds this passage:
e4.3    Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. Bazr) of the clitoris (n: not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert). (A: Hanbalis hold that circumcision of women is not obligatory but sunna, while Hanafis consider it a mere courtesy to the husband.)
As an explanation, there are several schools of Shariah jurisprudence, known as “fiqhs.” As the passage above explains, for some female “circumcision” is “obligatory.” For another it is considered “sunna.” For those who are not familiar with the term, sunna in the context of Shariah means a custom or norm established by practice, example, decision or tradition of the prophet Mohammed. As a source of Islamic law, the sunna of the prophet Mohammed is second in importance only to the Quran itself.
And of course, under another Shariah school of jurisprudence, female “circumcision” is seen as a “courtesy to the husband,” whatever that means…
So, despite what the US government’s Department of Health and Human Services says, Shariah texts DO require and support FGM.
But FGM’s grounding in Islam does not end there.
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi is the Sunni Islamic world’s foremost Shariah scholar. He is the head of the International Association of Muslim Scholars and European Council for Fatwa and Research. He is also chairman of the board of trustees of IslamicAmerican University. Qaradawi, who has been described as the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual and ideological leader, issued a fatwa asserting that “circumcision is better for a woman’s health and it enhances her conjugal relation with her husband” and that, “whoever finds it serving the interest of his daughters should do it, and I personally support this under the current circumstances in the modern world.”
The video below depicts in horrible detail this barbaric practice that Qaradawi endorses as “serving the interest of his daughters.
Note that this video is about how the barbaric practice is carried out in GREAT BRITAIN…

Sami A. Aldeeb Abu Sahlieh, a Palestinian-Swiss Shariah scholar reveals one of the origins in the practice of FGM in Islam from a Hadith (a saying, story or tradition of the life of Mohhamed):
The most often mentioned narration reports a debate between Muhammed and Um Habibah (or Um ‘Atiyyah). This woman, known as an exciser of female slaves, was one of a group of women who had immigrated with Mohammed. Having seen her, Mohammed asked her if she kept practicing her profession. She answered affirmatively, adding: “unless it is forbidden, and you order me to stop doing it.” Mohammed replied: “Yes, it is allowed. Come closer so I can teach you: if you cut, do not overdo it, because it brings more radiance to the face, and it is more pleasant for the husband.”
Abu Sahlieh also quoted Muhammad as declaring, “Circumcision is a tradition for the men and honorable deed for the women.”
To this day, FGM is practiced as a religious rite in Egypt, as explained in this video:
Female Genital Mutilation is Part of the Sunna of the Prophet

Not everyone in Egypt is happy with FGM, as you can imagine. It was the subject of heated debate on Egyptian television:
“All whores have been cut” vs “Reality is a mistake, we must rectify it”
Debating the topic of female circumcision/mutilation are Malika Zarrar (lecturer on Islamic religious law) and Muhammad Wahdan (Al Azhar university lecturer), both Egyptian residents.
With all of this evidence clearly tying the practice of Female Genital Mutilation to Islam, why has the US Department of Health and Human Services used our tax dollars to spread disinformation on the subject?
If sunlight is indeed the best antiseptic, government efforts to conceal the truth only prolong the continued implementation of this barbaric practice.

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing EditorChristopher Holton is Vice President of the Center for Security Policy.

This article says that female genital mutilation is a cultural practice that is widespread across Africa. In fact, while others may practice it, it is justified in Islam: “Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. bazr) of the clitoris (n: not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert). (A: Hanbalis hold that circumcision of women is not obligatory but sunna, while Hanafis consider it a mere courtesy to the husband.)” – ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3


The priorities of  western, decadent feminists:

There’s something called “SPARK a Movement” which supposedly rejects the commodified, sexualized images of girls in media and support the development of girls’ healthy sexuality and self-esteem. To that end  it is objecting to LEGO for girls, because the chick figure in these sets has budding breasts and lush (albeit plastic) hair, and therefore commodifies, sexualizes, etc.

Scaramouche: The Misplaced Priorities of Decadent Feminism

Muhammad himself did not condemn it, but merely cautioned against going overboard: “A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.” – Sunan Abu Dawud 41.5251

And as such, it is not practiced just in Africa, but in other Muslim areas, such as Iraq and the Maldives. Oh, and Britain.

Until its Islamic justifications are confronted, and the denial that this piece represents with its attribution of the practice to “culture” ends, more girls will suffer.

“100,000 British women mutilated,” from the Telegraph, April 22 (thanks to all who sent this in):

As many as 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations with medics in the UK offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported.Investigators from The Sunday Times said they secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner who were allegedly willing to perform circumcisions or arrange for the operation to be carried out. The doctor and dentist deny any wrongdoing.

The practice, which involves the surgical removal of external genitalia and in some cases the stitching of the vaginal opening, is illegal in Britain and carries up to a 14 year prison sentence.

It is also against the law to arrange FGM.

Known as “cutting”, the procedure is traditionally carried out for cultural reasons and is widespread across Africa.

It is thought to be needed as proof of a girl’s “purity” for when she marries, but victims are rarely given anaesthetic and frequently suffer long-term damage and pain.

Research suggests that every year up to 6,000 girls in London are at risk of the potentially fatal procedure, and more than 22,000 in the UK as a whole.

The Metropolitan Police said since 2008, it had received 166 reports of people who fear they are at risk of FGM.

It is the same story for all 43 forces across England and Wales with no convictions for the offence ever taking place, according to The Sunday Times.

The newspaper added that only two doctors have been struck off by The General Medical Council since 1980.

According to Forward, a charity which campaigners against FGM, an estimated 100,000 women in the UK have undergone mutilation.

Supermodel Waris Dirie, who was mutilated as a child, is a vociferous opponent of the practice.

Calling for a crackdown on FGM, she said: “If a white girl is abused, the police come break down the door. If a black girl is mutilated, nobody takes care of her. This is what I call racism.”


Indeed. Or multiculturalism. Or fear of being labeled “Islamophobic.”

Britain: “Tough Laws” are never enforced

British girls undergo horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws

FGM in the UK

Sarah AB, April 22nd 2012, via Harry’s Place

Andrew Lansley recently said that he was ‘shocked and appalled’ to learn that doctors were pre-signing forms to approve abortions. Pre-signing forms ‘constitutes a criminal offence’, Mr Lansley said, and could see doctors being struck off by the General Medical Council.

But if the well being of women is the concern, then Lansley might do better to focus on the problem of female genital mutilation in the UK.  Only two doctors have been struck off for carrying out this practice since 1980.

The Sunday Times (£) has reported details of an undercover investigation which revealed that several health practitioners have apparently either been willing to perform FGM themselves or arrange for someone else to carry out the procedure.  It is thought that up to 100,000 women in the UK may have undergone FGM, and a Birmingham midwife is reporting that she has seen evidence of mutilations trebling over the past ten years.

One of those who apparently offered to carry out FGM was Birmingham dentist, Omar Sheikh Mohamed Addow.  He at first claimed to be against the practice, but, when told that he had been recommended by a particular GP, he ‘relaxed  … and he detailed how circumcision worked.’

The dentist seems only to have been willing to carry out a ‘mild’ form of circumcision, but another alternative practitioner was prepared to ‘both remove the clitoris and sew up the vagina’.  All those named in the Sunday Times report have denied the allegations.

Alison Byrne, a midwife in Birmingham, makes an important point:

But FGM is not on the curriculum for medical school training, or for social workers, or teachers and even for midwives it may only be covered in the inner city. There is very low awareness. We owe these little girls born here more than that.

The editorial in the Sunday Times, quite rightly, criticises the problems caused by a ‘warped sense of respect for different cultural traditions’. Here is an extract from blog post written by a doctor who has grappled with these issues herself, first feeling unsure of her ground:

A few years ago I ended up in an academic scrap with an African woman who angrily asked on what basis I – as a white English woman – felt qualified to opine about the rights or wrongs of removing a (culturally unrelated) young girl’s clitoris and labia.

but then having a moment of realization:

But then today I read Somali-born model Waris Dirie’s commentary on the undercover investigation, and changed my mind. Dirie, who was mutilated as a child, says that ‘If a white girl is abused, the police come break down the door. If a black girl is mutilated, nobody takes care of her.’

This point is reinforced by Marai Larasi, quoted in an interesting piece by Joan Smith:

Imkaan’s director, Marai Larasi, called for protective measures and argued that the issue was “neglected because of fears… of being labelled at best culturally insensitive and at worst racist”. It’s a belief echoed by other professionals working with victims from ethnic minorities, who say the problem is made worse by male community “leaders” defending patriarchal practices.

Even though the Metropolitan Police have received 166 reports of FGM since 2008, no convictions have been secured.  And, although the law may act as a fairly strong disincentive to people considering carrying out the practice themselves in the UK, it does seem as though there is little to deter parents from taking their daughters abroad to be mutilated.  There seems to be a reluctance to punish parents because to do so may not seem to be in the best interests of a child who has already undergone FGM – but the best interests of future potential victims also need to be taken into account.

9 thoughts on “Female Genital Mutilation is Part of the Sunna of the Prophet, Part II”

  1. The sharia law quoted mistranslates the Arabic for us. In fact, I got this information from a previous article from the Sheik Yermami website.

    Sharia law (e4.3) The Arabic version of the Sharia law states:
    “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 clitoris (bazr in Arabic)- (this is called HufaaD). “ (Reliance of the Traveller, a classical manual of Islamic sacred law in Arabic with facing English text, commentary and appendices edited and translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller (1994) p59. Note the English version falsely translates bazr as ‘prepuce ‘ of the clitoris!!)

  2. Start checking the girls and if they are mutilated then hold the parents responsible. If they want to give up the name of the creep who did it then good, but they are still responsible for handing over their daughters for it to be done.

  3. The more information on this outrage, the better. It is unacceptable for western states not to prosecute parents involved in brutalising children in this way. All circumcision should be illegal for non adults. This is cultural and religious. Religion poisons every brain cell in the parents minds. It is disgusting that women do this to other women. It is crazy that men find mutiliation attractive. What a culture of hell for women.

  4. I couldn’t imagine that it happens in our everyday life..it is brutal and on other side it puts girls in traps when they cannot avoid the heritage. When you get born you are stamped with your region religion and you have to respect it but what it is done with virginity? Why religious has to grant the virginity to the man. The nature created woman body in that way that man can understand is she virgin or not, so why you should do that in so selfish way by degrading woman.. If the treatment of this mutilation is the same as for boys why it is done when girl is so grown up, if they can’t avoid that, especially in Africa, why they can’t do that just after birth as it is done for boys, just not to damage the girls psichology so much…
    If it is a guaranty for mothers that their daughters will be virgin till the merragie maybe they should put more efforts by puting that to their doughters head by morality lessons but not sewing their genitals.. off course it is easier for them..

  5. This is just wrong. There is no where in the Islamic sharia that says this is acceptable you idiots.

    1. Ahmed, can you read?

      “Circumcision is obligatory (O: for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce (Ar. bazr) of the clitoris (n: not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert). (A: Hanbalis hold that circumcision of women is not obligatory but sunna, while Hanafis consider it a mere courtesy to the husband.)” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3

      Want more? Here’s more.

  6. Child abuse is against the law in my country. When you hold a little girl down and remove the most sensitive organ on her body with a rusty rasor blade because some book say so, you should be skinned alive, salted, and lit on fire. Little boys should not be subject to this either, but at least there are no organs being removed. Islamic people are ignorant, just like Christians, and Jews, and so on. Without religion, the world shall have peace. Women who do this to little girls need to be gang raped, beaten, raped some more, oh and raped some more. The punishment for FGM should definitely be gang rape by STD infected people, and splintery wooden broom handles. These women are ignorant and will do it to their daughters. Burn them all alive.

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