Dar al-Hijrah Imam Endorses (Partial) Female Genital Mutilation

IPT, by John Rossomando  •  Jun 2, 2017

Female genital mutilation (FGM) can be an effective tool to prevent promiscuity among girls, the imam at a prominent northern Virginia mosque claimed in a recent lecture flagged by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Without it, “hyper-sexuality takes over the entire society and a woman is not satisfied with one person or two or three,” said Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center Imam Shaker Elsayed in a May 19 talk, “Foundation of a Happy Family.” Only tip of a girl’s clitoris should be cut, he said, otherwise it creates “serious harm in the sexual life of the child when she grows up. And this is why the West thinks of alkhikah as sexual mutilation…”

The video remains posted on the Falls Church, Va. mosque’s YouTube channel.

Muslim societies which prohibit FGM are making a mistake “to prohibit the tradition and they end up causing a lot of damage on the other extreme side of the sexual life of a woman,” Elsayed said.

He isn’t the only prominent voice in the U.S. Muslim community endorsing female genital mutilation. The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA) endorses the practice in two fatwas posted on its website, using justifications similar to Elsayed’s. While not required, one fatwa says, “it is considered an honorable thing for females.”

Islamist advocates argue that FGM has nothing to do with Islam

After several Detroit area doctors were charged with violating Michigan’s ban on female genital mutilation in April, activist Linda Sarsour denounced denouncing the practice as contrary to Islam.

“FGM has no place in Detroit or anywhere else in the world. FGM is barbaric & not an Islamic practice,” Sarsour wrote.

She should target that message to its proponents. Sarsour spoke at a fundraiser at Elsayed’s mosque six days before his talk on female anatomy and promiscuity. FGM did not come up, but Sarsour described Islam’s prophet Mohammed as “a feminist in his own right.”

One thought on “Dar al-Hijrah Imam Endorses (Partial) Female Genital Mutilation

  1. I wonder if Imam Shaker Elsayed or the AMJA would be so keen on cutting the glans off a penis, the equivalent male organ sensorily, and if not why not. So, it’s not part of the Quran or Sunna, but it would put an end to some attractions of polygyny and rape-slavery. Ah, but (sigh) it would be an ‘innovation’ and hold back Islamic expansionism; so, with those excuses, male concupiscence and promiscuity is just fine and even rewarded. Islam, the religion in which a book teaching that the earth is flat, that the sun revolves around the earth, that water never gets polluted, and that shooting-stars are missiles Allah throws at eavesdropping demons (among other 7th century myths) is believed to be a true and definitive message from Allah, and the person who brought it is believed to be a messenger of divine, true and definitive words, and infallible and exemplary… And, as if accepting all this with a completely straight face were not miracle enough, people also commit slaughter, slavery, rape, plunder, oppression of non-Muslims, general male-supremacism, and expansionist plans all in its name! Now, who could make that up???

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