Update: 19:00: ISIS has denied reports that they have demanded female mutilation and denounced the U.N. accusations as propaganda. They said the information originated from a falsified document, the Guardian reports. Some Kurdish officials and residents of Mosul agreed with the U.N. and have said it was true reporters with knowledge of the area tweeted that the story was false.
Al Arabiya reported that an Iraqi human rights organization said Friday that the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will likely implement the religious edict (Fatwa).
“We’re sure ISIS will follow through with what they’ve announced,” William Warda, head of media relations at Hammurabi Human Rights Organization, told Al Arabiya News.
Other media outlets claim that the story is a hoax based on a photoshopped copy of an old document handed out in Syria a year ago.
Original Story: 05:00: Caveat: This report comes from al Aarbiya with a confirmation from a U.N. official according to al Arabiya, but it has not been confirmed by other sources at this time. The U.N. is still seeking information from the ground.
The Al Qaeda offshoot ISIS/ISIL/IS has reportedly “ordered all girls and women between the ages of 11 and 46 in and around Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation”, according to the United Nations on Thursday and reported by al arabiya.
“It is a fatwa (or religious edict) of ISIS, we learnt this this morning,” said Jacqueline Badcock, the number two U.N. official in Iraq.
The “fatwa” would potentially affect 4 million women and girls, Badcock told reporters in Geneva by videolink from Arbil.
Iraq has never been made to suffer such a barbaric, evil, unholy process. Iraqis do not approve of this form of mutilation except in the most remote areas.
“This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is of grave concern and does need to be addressed,” she said, according to Reuters.
“This is not the will of Iraqi people, or the women of Iraq in these vulnerable areas covered by the terrorists,” she added.
The United Nations has no contact with ISIS and will get their information from the ground.
It could affect upwards of 4 million women.
The acronym for this mutilation is FGM and it is meant to suppress a woman’s sexual desire and prevent “immoral” behavior. It often causes severe gynecological problems and pain during sex. It is an extremely painful process, often done with crude implements and without anesthetic.
ISIS is raping women and forcing marriages in Iraq. The ages are unknown but more than 700 million women alive were married when they were children.
There is anecdotal evidence that genital mutilations are occurring in the United States.
Graphic video of genital mutilation of a little girl:
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