HASSAN: Liberal unwillingness to condemn FGM is a sad political move

Vote whore and 5th columnist.

Female genital mutilation is a brutal custom rooted in patriarchy.

Yet some in the Liberal government have shied away from calling it what it is, and missed a great opportunity not simply to condemn the practice but also to educate potential Canadians about the frightful effects it has on girls and women.

As Canada’s citizenship guide is being reviewed, citizenship minister Ahmed Hussen has done nothing but equivocate on whether he will include a statement condemning the practice as barbaric.

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