September 12th, 2017: Looking Back

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Last week, True North’s Senior Fellow, Candice Malcolm, was first to report on an article defending the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) that appeared on the website of “Muslims in Calgary”. 

In the undated article entitled Female Circumcision in Islam, author Asiff Hussein claims both that FGM is “an Islamic practice” and that it “brings untold benefits to women.”

This is simply unacceptable.

Female Genital Mutilation is a human rights violation and should NEVER be performed.

Not only is this article vile and terrifying, but it raises concerns that FGM is occurring in Canada. A recent internal CBSA report reveals that border officers have been put on alert to watch for FGM practitioners entering Canada. Furthermore, Muslim women say they have witnessed FGM in Canada.

One has to wonder why the Trudeau government removed the strict warning against FGM in Discover Canada (the citizenship guide given to all newcomers to Canada).