Thursday, May 17, 2012

World Renowned Mayo Clinic Fires Muslim Doctor Promoting Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Hatem Elhagaly (AKA "Hatem Al Haj"), a medical doctor and fellow at the American ElhagelyAcademy of Pediatrics, ignores FGM's detrimental effects on women's health, and instead argues that it is 'an honor' for women. He justifies this position by referring repeatedly to the words of classical Islamic scholars from the four schools of mainstream Sunni Islamic thought, all of which attest to FGM's legitimacy under Islam. He also refers to the words of the Prophet Muhammad himself, who reportedly counselled people in his day on how to perform FGM in a way that would be "more beautiful to behold and better for [the woman's] husband."

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