‘It’s outright denial’: Psychiatrist slams ‘Muslims and progressives’ for denying link between Islam and female genital mutilation

A Bangladeshi-born psychiatrist has slammed Muslims and the left for denying the link between female genital mutilation and Islam.

Tanveer Ahmed, a Muslim who runs a practice in Sydney’s northwest, has castigated people from the progressive side of politics who downplay a barbaric and life-threatening practice performed on girls in Muslim-majority nations from Africa to Asia.

He took aim at controversial Australian feminist author Germaine Greer, who last month likened depriving girls of future sexual pleasure with vaginal cosmetic surgery procedures.

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