Excerpts from a new interesting report Shariah Law and Islamist Ideology in Western Europe presented by the Center for Islamic Pluralism:
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a pre-Islamic practise. While we agree that abuse of women and children under colour of alleged Shariah cannot be ascribed to Islamic religious inspiration per se, we believe that the example of Saudi Arabia, which considers itself the leader of the Muslim world and where so-called “honour” crime, FGM, forced marriage, forced divorce, and related customs are institutionalised, shows that their adoption in Islamic cultures, and the complicity of Muslim religious leaders in enabling them by failing to oppose them or assist victims, must be recognised. (…)
As with so-called “honour” murder, Kurdistan is especially known as an area of FGM, outside the African and peninsular Arab region.