Sunday, March 20, 2016
Canadian - Jamaican born Imam: 'Female circumcision is permitted, not female genital mutilation'.
Canadian - Jamaican born Imam: 'Female circumcision is permitted, not female genital mutilation'. HT CIJNews.
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, a Canadian and Toronto-based Muslim scholar, was born as a Christian in Jamaica in 1947 and grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972.
He completed a diploma in Arabic and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979. At the University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994. Bilal Philips is regularity invited to mosques in Canada and abroad to speak about the teachings of Islam.
In recent years he was banned of entrance to or was deported from several countries, including Australia, UK, Germany, Kenya, Bangladesh and the Philippines, reportedly because of radical views or security reasons.
In his most recent video (March 19, 2016), Bilal Philips clarifies the Islamic Law regarding the popular practice in Muslim countries of circumcising the girls. Bilal Philips asserts that Islam prohibits female genital mutilation, but permits female circumcision, which is a “slight” cut that does not affect the ability of women to achieve sexual satisfaction. Hmmmm......Outrage from all feminist groups and individuals........Crickets. Read and see the full story here.