Maybe if a few of them were held down and threatened with a rusty razor blade, they might change their minds. Not that many of them seemed to have much idea what it was all about. I find it worrying, though, that they were given the impression that the discussion was about whether a funding initiative by the Planned Parenthood Foundation should go ahead - a blatant falsehood. As a result, IPPF is associated with FGM all over Google. The video also implied that MGM is OK thanks to medical advantages - a highly disputable argument now being regularly discarded. More care needed.
"And by the word “moderate” too is relative to hardliners only. If we start judging with respect to Western standards then an overwhelming majority is hardliner." Raza Habib Raja on Pakistan
They thought it's harmless culture practice like tattooing genitals or inserting genital ring!
The FGM can cause lots of pain to muslimmah and she may stop having intercourse,Many Muslimmahs in 30 s are least interested in sex. in worst scenario it can cause infection and sterility. Muslim countries where it's not practiced or less practiced ( Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, certain Muslim communities of India) have high Muslim population! Without FGM we would have lit many Muslims in the world! :
I don't support the practice but we Kufr should stop worrying about plight of muslimmah in Africa. Very few Africans in US worry about plight of girls abducted by Boko haram. It's Muslim issue we can't do any thing.
Yes, PR, it seems that our more recent student bodies around the world are much more naive and uninformed than students some 30 or 40 years ago even. Some of the young people interviewed really don't understand what it is they have been asked, or assume that is adults making an informed decision about a more or less cosmetic procedure to be performed on their own body. I would have provided a graphic description of the procedures, and first asked if any of the women want that done to them. Then ask if it should be done to children. Perhaps then you get a millenial brain in gear...
BTW, idesigner, the practice does exist in Indonesia, quite commonly, but it is not something people discuss. Because the labia will also be partially stitched together to make a much smaller opening, an disproportionately high number of babies is delivered by Caesarian section, so as not to damage the "arrangement", and no medical reason.
And in a Muslim country few women have control over family planning to prevent pregnancies. If her husband insists she will carry another baby, or 10 if that is what he wants.
Jesus: "Ask and you will receive." Mohammed: "Take and give me 20%"