Saturday, July 26, 2014

ISIS likely to implement FGM fatwa

So much for those claiming FGM is only cultural and not Islamic.  Islam has adopted all the negatives of 7th century Arab clture and incorporaed it into the Quran.

Iraq NGO: ISIS likely to implement FGM fatwa


By Dina al-Shibeeb | Al Arabiya News
Friday, 25 July 2014

An Iraqi human rights organization said Friday that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will likely implement a religious edict (Fatwa) that all females aged 11-46 in and around the northern city of Mosul undergo genital mutilation (FGM).

“We’re sure ISIS will follow through with what they’ve announced,” William Warda, head of media relations at Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, told Al Arabiya News

Women working for ISIS may be used to check whether or not females are genitally mutilated, said Warda, a leading member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

“ISIS has women, who have their faces veiled, carrying weapons to intimidate families,” he said.

Asked if these women were Iraqi, he said: “Their accents were particularly from Mosul itself.”

He added: “These women were either lured to work with ISIS or were forced.”

Women in Mosul are scared to leave their homes, Warda said.

Jacqueline Badcock, the number two U.N. official in Iraq, told reporters on Thursday that the ISIS order would potentially affect 4 million women and girls.

“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said, according to Reuters.

“This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she added.

Meanwhile, ISIS has not officially confirmed or denied the report.