Female Genital Mutilation and Polygamy Discussed at Islamic Convention Kansas City 1992 VIDEO

Posted on August 21, 2018

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Muzammil Siddiqi 

The video above shows ISNA leader Muzammil Siddiqi explaining FGM aka Female Circumcision. He makes the statement that it is not PROHIBITED (Haram) but moments later says “Cutting too much” would be HARAM (Prohibited)…… Fast forward to an article posted just hours ago h/t Dr. Andrew Bostom

Ireland: Muslim leader says female genital mutilation should be “allowed by law if needed”
August 22, 2018
“Speaking on Prime Time on RTE One last night, he explained: ‘I am not an advocate of female genital mutilation, but of female circumcision.’” That’s a distinction without a difference. All “female circumcision” involves genital mutilation. “It’s the same medical reasons that justify male circumcision, it’s not an obligation but it should be allowed by law if needed and a medical doctor should be able to decide if it’s needed.” Under what circumstances could this possibly be needed? Female genital mutilation is practiced in order to destroy a woman’s sex drive and make her more easily controlled. It condemns millions of women to lives of pain and misery.

Ali Selim is defending female genital mutilation because it is mandated in Islamic law: “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 bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64 Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75 “Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah: 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.’” — Abu Dawud 41:5251

Unless and until its Islamic justifications, which everyone seems to want to cover up and deny, are addressed, FGM will never be eradicated. “Female circumcision ‘should be allowed by law’ – leading member of Ireland’s Islamic Cultural Centre,” by Kathy Armstrong, Independent.ie, February 9, 2018 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur): Female circumcision “has been described in a horrible way” and should be considered in certain circumstances, a leading member of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said. Dr Ali Selim called female circumcision “an inherited practice” and said parents should be allowed to have it carried out on their daughter if a doctor says it’s necessary….

Female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), is defined as the partial of total destruction of female genitalia for non-medical reasons and was made illegal here in 2012. FGM has been carried out on an estimated 200 million girls around the world, including nearly 6,000 in Ireland. Despite the World Health Organisation stating that “the procedure has no health benefits for girls and women”, Dr Selim claims it should be allowed in some instances. Speaking on Prime Time on RTE One last night, he explained: “I am not an advocate of female genital mutilation, but of female circumcision. “If we see female circumcision in the same way as male circumcision, it might be needed for one person and not another, it has to be determined by a doctor and practiced in a safe, medical environment.

“It’s the same medical reasons that justify male circumcision, it’s not an obligation but it should be allowed by law if needed and a medical doctor should be able to decide if it’s needed.” Dr Selim, who is an Arabic lecturer at Trinity College, said he feels that female circumcision has been harshly portayed. “It has been described in a horrible way, it’s always described as ‘barbaric’ and we always hear the term mutilation, it is portrayed as a dark skin practice, or something that belongs in the Dark Ages. “In Europe people want to be cool so you have to show a revolutionary attitude, it’s an inherited practice. “If it’s inherited it doesn’t have to be rejected, it has to be considered and not rejected just because it’s inherited,” he said. Dr Selim also claimed there is little that can be done to stop people accessing female circumcision abroad….

Dr. Andrew Bostom wrote an amazingly detailed article in 2014 regarding FGM, excerpt below, read it all here.

Former Al-Azhar Grand Imam Jad al-Haq also insisted repeatedly (twice in a 1981 fatwa, and three times in a fatwa published during 1994; [see Sami A. Aldeeb Abu-Sahlieh, Male and Female Circumcision—Religious, medical, social, and legal debate, 2012, p. 173]) that the attempt to prevent female (or male) circumcision was grounds for waging jihad against those renouncing and abrogating the procedures. The October 1994 issue of the magazine Al-Azhar included a booklet distributed as a free appendix. The booklet contained Grand Imam al-Haq’s fatwa whose main elements had already been published in 1981. In this “updated” 1994 fatwa, al-Haq affirmed the call for jihad thrice, reiterating verbatim the opinion of the 13thcentury jurist al-Musili, and adding his own gloss about the obligatory nature of female and male circumcision (translation, p. 347),

If a region stops, of common agreement, to practice male and female circumcision, the chief of the state declares war [jihad] against that region because circumcision is a part of the rituals of Islam and its specificities. This means that male and female circumcisions are obligatory.

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