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UN, Malaysia Groups Seek to Repeal Fatwa Requiring FGM

In 2009, Malaysia's National Fatwa Committee, the nation's top Islamic council, required all Muslim women in the country to undergo female genital mutilation, otherwise known as female circumcision. A recent study indicated that nearly all Muslim women in the country have had the procedure. But now the United Nations is working with the Committee to repeal ruling that made it mandatory. Government health officials who are in negotiations with Malaysia's National Fatwa...

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