Monday, February 12, 2018

Female circumcision 'should be allowed by law' - member of Ireland's Islamic Cultural Centre

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Female circumcision 'should be allowed by law' - member of Ireland's Islamic Cultural Centre

Kathy Armstrong

Female circumcision "has been described in a horrible way" and should be considered in certain circumstances, a member of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said.
Dr Ali Selim called female circumcision "an inherited practice" and said parents should be allowed to have it carried out on their daughter if a doctor says it's necessary.
He also said that you "cannot control people" and people will travel overseas for the procedure.
Female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation (FGM), is defined as the partial of total destruction of female genitalia for non-medical reasons and was made illegal here in 2012.
FGM has been carried out on an estimated 200 million girls around the world, including nearly 6,000 in Ireland.
Despite the World Health Organisation stating that "the procedure has no health benefits for girls and women", Dr Selim claims it should be allowed in some instances.