NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Muslim scholars emphasized that FGM is a cultural — not a religious — practice, and one that goes against Islamic teaching.
CHICAGO/ANN ARBOR, Mich (RNS) — We agree that FGM should disappear immediately. We only ask that all sides of this complex and difficult issue be heard.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls from a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial after a judge on Wednesday expressed concern that she might try to flee the country.
(RNS) This week, two Muslim doctors were indicted in a high-profile genital mutilation case in Michigan, where a lawmaker cited it in an attempt to introduce anti-Shariah legislation.
ISINYA, Kenya (RNS) On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the U.N.-sponsored awareness day, a Presbyterian pastor visited a rescue center for girls escaping the tribal procedure.
ST.-DENIS, France (RNS) A mother, cut as a child, seeks help to make sure her own daughter doesn't suffer the same fate.