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Old 10-27-2010, 01:12 AM   #21
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Default Re: Human right's abuses done in the name of God

this thread is still in the amateur phase until femal circumsizion in africa is mentioned-

http://www.religioustolerance.org/fem_cirm.htm

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Debates about FGM in Africa,
the Middle East & Far East


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Debate Among Muslims:
FGM is a social custom, not a religious practice. However, in those Muslim countries where it is practice, FGM is often justified by a controversial saying attributed to the Prophet Mohammed that seem to favor sunna circumcision involving minor cutting of the clitoris. The authenticity of these sayings are unconfirmed, and some scholars have refuted them. Even if true, they only permit the practice; they do not mandate it.

FGM has probably been performed for at least 1,400 years (some references estimate 2,000 years), and started during what Muslims call "al-gahiliyyah" (the era of ignorance). The Qu'r'an, Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and Christian Scriptures (New Testament) is silent on the subject. The Sunnah (the words and actions of the Prophet Mohammed) contains a reference to female circumcision.

According to the Muslim Women's League:
anyways, joan d'arc
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