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Abandoning Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation in the Afar Region of Ethiopia

The interview offers an approach to the female genital mutilation and tries to focus on several aspects related with religion and beliefs. The author considers that the justification of female mutilation based on religion (Islam) is wrong interpretation of the Holy Koran and a misunderstanding.

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Interview with Ms. Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director

The interview offers an approach to the female genital mutilation and tries to focus on several aspects related with religion and beliefs. The author considers that the justification of female mutilation based on religion (Islam) is wrong interpretation of the Holy Koran and a misunderstanding.

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Female Genital Mutilation:

The article exposes that the Female Genital Mutilation is not a religious practice required by the Islamic faith. It has, however, become a "law by custom." Neither of the two main sources of Muslim law, the Koran and the Sunnah, mention the practice, and most Islamic scholars agree that it is not an Islamic religious [...]

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