Female Genital Mutilation: An Islamic Crime

“…if only the “extreme and integral fringe” supports this sadistic and vicious crime against women, and if it is “not a rule set in a rigid manner by the precepts of Islam,” then where are all the Muslim imams, muftis and clerics in the world, and in Indonesia in particular, vociferously denouncing and repudiating this crime as un-Islamic and coming to the defense of Muslim women?”

Related: The Danish government has announced new laws to curb forced religious marriages in the Scandinavian country. The new legislation will give the state power to issue harsher penalties, including expulsion, on imams and others that take part in conducting forced unions.

The news comes amid Copenhagen’s ongoing efforts to end the practice, which has seen numerous underage residents and citizens forced to marry under so-called Sharia law.