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ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

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It matters because people are still killing in the name of Islam. Islam is a one way choice, and it seems that calling it the “fastest growing religion in the world” is unfair because once you join, you can’t leave. Let me ask you, if this religion is the truth, why does it need to use threats of violence and death in order to keep people in its group?

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Russian Federation (the)
News Date: 
22/08/2016
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Muslim Leader Says FGM Necessary to Curb Girls’ Sexuality

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The Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Dataset (SCCI 2026) supports the Department of Health’s FGM Prevention Programme by presenting a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England.

Caution is advised throughout any interpretation of these findings because data completeness is often low and varies by commissioning region and submitter.

·         Between July and September 2016 there were 1,971 attendances2 reported at NHS trusts and GP practices where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken.

·         There were 1,204 women and girls who had their FGM information collected in the Enhanced Dataset for the first time1. This does not indicate how recently the FGM was undertaken, nor does it necessarily mean that this is the woman or girl’s first attendance for FGM. It is the first time their information has been collected in the FGM Enhanced Dataset.

Definitions

Newly Recorded women and girls with FGM are those who have had their FGM information collected in the FGM Enhanced Dataset for the first time. This will include those identified as having FGM and those having treatment for their FGM.

‘Newly recorded’ does not necessarily mean that the attendance is the woman or girl’s first attendance for FGM.

Total Attendances refers to all attendances in the reporting period where FGM was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken. Women and girls may have one or more attendances in the reporting period. This category includes both newly recorded and previously identified women and girls.

Country: 
Oman
News Date: 
01/01/2013
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A year and a half ago I wrote a column titled ‘Woman with an incense burner’ where I tried as delicately as possible to highlight the issues concerning female genital mutilation (FGM) in Oman, and Dhofar in particular where the practice is still very common.

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Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
26/04/2017
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Saudi Arabia has reportedly sentenced a young man to death for apostasy. The news has stirred up Twitter users, with some expressing sadness and sorrow, while others praised the move.

On Tuesday, a Saudi Arabian court dismissed an appeal from Ahmad Al Shamri, who had spent three years in prison over charges of “atheism and blasphemy,” the Exmuslim website reports.

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) or (FGC) is practised in 30 countries in western, eastern, and north-eastern Africa,[5] in parts of the Middle East[6][7] and Asia,[8][9]and within some immigrant communities in Europe, North America and Australia.[5][10] The WHO defines the practice as "all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons."[11]

According to a 2013 UNICEF report covering 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East, Egypt has the region's highest total number of women that have undergone FGM (27.2 million), while Somalia has the highest percentage (prevalence) of FGM (98%).[3]

The world's first known campaign against FGM took place in Egypt already in the 1920s,[3] but FGM prevalence in Egypt in 1995 was still at least as high as Somalia's 2013 world record (98%), despite dropping significantly since then among young women.[12] Estimates of the prevalence of FGM vary according to source.

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Pakistan
News Date: 
26/12/2011
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In certain cafés close to medical colleges in Pakistan, and of course within the institutions themselves, students studying gynaecology speak of some unexpected sights they have seen.

“Recently, we examined a woman who complained of pain in her genital region. We were shocked to see when we examined her that she had suffered some mutilation of her private parts. I have read about these practices but I didn’t know they took place here,” Zeba Khan, a 4th year medical student, told IRIN.

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Thailand
News Date: 
01/04/2015
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Eight-week-old baby Amiyah grimaces when sunlight falls on her face as though she isn’t used to the idea of having been born yet. On a Saturday afternoon, in Thailand’s southern Pattani province, her Muslim mother has brought her to a small clinic so midwife Dah can slice her clitoris for sunat.The practice, a form of female genital mutilation (FGM), has been banned by the World Health Organisation.

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Indonesia
News Date: 
26/04/2017
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Indonesia
News Date: 
24/01/2013
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 The Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI) is in favour of female circumcision (and men) that, although it can not be considered mandatory, it is still "morally recommended." 

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I see a lot of love in Christianity, I see a lot of anger and hate in Islam,” stated my anonymous Iranian-American interlocutor to me in his condominium building manager’s office. My interview partner related a revealing personal spiritual and geographic journey away from his boyhood Islamic faith and Iranian homeland to an adult Christian conversion in America.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/02/2014
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A 17-year-old student is calling on Michael Gove to help end female genital mutilation in Britain by asking headteachers to train and inform teachers and parents about the horrors of the practice. Fahma Mohamed is urging the education secretary to write to the leaders of all primary and secondary schools, urging them to flag up the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) before the summer holidays, when girls are at the greatest risk. 

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
17/02/2017
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A SHOCKING number of new cases of female genital mutilation have been reported across the Southampton region, figures show.

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  • "There are plenty of private Muslim schools and madrasas in this city. They pretend that they all preach tolerance, love and peace, but that isn't true. Behind their walls, they force-feed us with repetitive verses of the Qur'an, about hate and intolerance." — Ali, an 18-year-old of French origin, whose father was radicalized.

  • "In England, they are free to speak. They speak only of prohibitions, they impose on one their rigid vision of Islam but, on the other hand, they listen to no-one, most of all those who disagree with them." — Yasmina, speaking of extremist Muslims in the UK.

  • "Birmingham is worse than Molenbeek" -- the Brussels borough that The Guardian described as "becoming known as Europe's jihadi central." — French commentator, republishing an article by Rachida Samouri.

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