“Circumcision is obligatory (for every male and female) (by cutting off the piece of skin on the glans of the penis of the male, but circumcision of the female is by cutting out the bazr ‘clitoris’ [this is called khufaadh ‘female circumcision’]).” — ‘Umdat al-Salik e4.3, translated by Mark Durie, The Third Choice, p. 64
“WA couple on child genital mutilation charges,” from WA Today, September 7 (thanks to Gordon):
A WA couple will face court early next month after it was alleged they took a baby girl overseas with the intention of having the child undergo genital mutilation.
The 44-year-old man and 42-year-old woman were charged after an investigation by the Child Abuse Squad, which found the couple had arranged a female circumcision and took the one-year-old overseas in late August – reportedly to Bali – where the procedure took place….
Female circumcision is generally practiced in western, eastern and north-eastern Africa and parts of the Middle East and the World Health Organisation has estimated up to 140 million women and girls globally may have undergone the procedure….