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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Norway: Imam to Publish Book Against FGM

July 1, 2009

Imam Abdinur Mahamud in Trondheim wants to show that FGM (female genital mutilation) is in conflict with Islam. He therefore wrote a book on the issue, from the point of view of the Koran and Sharia.

He says he took the Koran and Sharia as the starting point in order to show that female circumcision isn't compatible with Islam.

The book discusses what is circumcision, and what Islam says about this, says Mahamud to Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen.

The manuscript is being translated now to Norwegian and English and afterward to Somali. The imams hopes it will be published by the end of the year. There are references in the book to over 100 other sources including articles, books and statements by other imams.

Mahamud is crystal-clear that all forms of female circumcision are in conflict with Islam. The Koran's starting point is that God's creation shouldn't be changed, says the imam.

Source: NRK (Norwegian)And her is the rest of it.