A leading Muslim figure in Ireland and lecturer at Trinity University Dublin has said spoken out in support of female circumcision or female genital mutilation as it is more commonly known.
Dr Ali Selim has said that defended the practice that is predominantly common among the Muslim community and is thought to have affected nearly 6,000 girls in Ireland.
A world-wide campaign was launched in Dublin last week to oppose Female Genital Mutilation however, Dr Selim says the practice should not be against the law in Ireland as it recommended in the Koran.
The practice was made illegal in Ireland in 2002.
As per usual some have framed opposition to the mutilation of little girl’s genitals as a type or racism. While usually outspoken feminist voices have been strangely silent in relation to this issue.
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