Female genital mutilation is not exclusive to Islam. The practice predates Islam. That being said, no other culture in the modern era is as invested in FGM as those in the Muslim world, from Arabia to Indonesia.
Why then, would this Reuters story completely leave Islam out of the topic? It’s as though FGM sprang up out of nowhere and is now just practiced by happenstance.
So is Reuters…
ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still occurring because the world is turning a blind eye to a crime against children, Waris Dirie, the Somali nomad turned supermodel, told Reuters on Thursday.
Dirie has used her fame as a Pirelli calendar model and a “Bond girl” playing opposite Timothy Dalton in “The Living Daylights” to campaign against female circumcision.
Dirie underwent FGM when she was 5 years old; her sister bled to death after the procedure. Aged 13, Dirie fled an arranged marriage, eventually arriving in London.
Read the whole thing, just try not to get distracted by the 800lb koran in the room.