The Chairman of the coordination center of North Caucasus Muslims Ismail Berdiyev explained his words about the necessity of circumcision for all women.
“I urge you to circumcise the women: it does not prescribe Islam, and it is simply impossible. I’m talking about the problem of corruption, that there is a problem that need something to do,” he said in an interview with “Interfax”.
Previously, on 17 August, the priest said that all women must be circumcised. “We need all women to trim to debauchery was not on the Earth, to sexuality decreased,” he said. The mufti explained that, in his opinion, circumcision is not impeded childbearing and does not harm women’s health.
“If it were applied to all women, it would be very good,” he concluded. Byrd also noted that in a number of settlements in Dagestan there is such a practice.
The debate about female circumcision started after the publication of the report of the Fund “Legal initiative in Russia” (SRJI). It said that in many Dagestani villages of girls in childhood carried out the procedure. According to human rights activists, the most common operation is received among the peoples of Eastern Dagestan.
Their conclusions human rights defenders based on research carried out in this region. For writing the report were interviewed women who are circumcised, as well as local doctors, lawyers and officials.
Byrd, commenting on the report, said that this practice is not contrary to Islam. “As far as I know, this is done to ensure that women’s speed a little better”, he said.