The Chairman of the coordination center of North Caucasus Muslims Ismail Berdiyev in an interview with radio station “Moscow speaking” endorsed the practice of female circumcision, which, according to the report of the Foundation “Legal initiative”, was widespread in Dagestan.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Of the published materials of the Fund shows that such practices are used in Dagestan in the regions, and later other converts to Islam. For their populations the removal of parts of the sexual organ in women is the fulfillment of a religious Covenant that protects humans from “sin”. The respondents of the Fund referred to the fact that this operation is “Sunnat”, almost an obligation.
Among the respondents, members of the clergy such operations were supported by many imams, particularly the priest of the Central mosque of Makhachkala. The latter noted that the operation is necessary conducts to adulthood.
IMF experts say that it is impossible to say exactly how many women were subjected to the same procedure, however, has already exposed her formed the firm conviction that the damage to the sexual organ should their own children to protect them from “sin.”
The consequence of female circumcision is the loss of sexual sensitivity.
Commenting on widespread in Dagestan practice interview with Byrd and said he believes female circumcision is correct and normal. According to him, “this is to ensure that the women’s zeal to calm the little. Health it absolutely does not prevent”.
Note that Byrd is a member of the Council for cooperation with religious associations under the President of Russia, knight of the order of peoples ‘ Friendship and order of Merit, which was awarded by Vladimir Putin.
Thus, according to the UN, just live in the world more than 200 million women who are circumcised, and most of them in underdeveloped countries of Africa. UN Secretary General ban Ki-moon earlier called to get rid of this crippling practice.Related posts: