In a video from The Rebel Media, Tanveer Ahmed, a Bangladesh-born psychiatrist, lambasted leftists and Muslims for denying the intrinsic connection between female genital mutilation (FGM) and Islam. Defenders of Islam dismiss FGM as stemming from African tribal culture, with no true relation to the religion.
“Modern Muslims and progressives keep pushing the line that female circumcision is only about culture,” Ahmed said.
While liberals claim to be a bastion of women’s rights, many on the left outright ignore the plight of millions of women who are victims of FGM and its Islamic ties. Progressives have created a sort of “victimhood Olympics,” and as of now, it seems Muslims have taken the gold medal.
This absurd philosophy of victimhood actually leads to a higher number of victims because it relies on feelings over facts.
FGM is often called an African practice as countries such as Somalia have a prevalence of nearly 100% according to UNICEF. Egypt, the largest Arab country which is 90% Muslim according to the CIA, has a percentage of FGM prevalence that hovers above 80%.
UNICEF compiled a list of 30 countries where FGM is common practice.
Ahmed slammed radical Australian feminist Germaine Greer, who downplayed FGM as being an equivalent to modern labia reduction surgery during a Q&A in April. This is an absurd comparison, as the latter is an elective cosmetic surgery, while the former is forced upon children by Islamic law…
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- Dr. Tanveer Ahmed: Yes, FGM is tied to Islam