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US Imam Promotes FGM

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In a clip posted by MEMRI (Middle East Research Instititute), the resident imam of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center promoted female genital mutilation (FGM), saying it was “the honorable thing for girls” to prevent “hypersexuality.”

Imam Shaker Elsayed, originally from Egypt where 91 percent of women have undergone FGM, has been the resident imam at Dar Al-Hijrah since June 2005. He served as secretary-general of the Muslim American Society in 2000-2005, an organization federal prosecutors said was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”

“In societies where circumcision of girls is completely prohibited, hypersexuality takes over the entire society, and a woman is not satisfied with one person, or two, or three,” Elsayed stated.

In another sermon, Elsayed warned the Palestinian against making a peace agreement with the Israelis because “they will not deal with you fairly and squarely.” He said the “children of Israel” have “harsh hearts” and were responsible for killing prophets.

Dar Al-Hijrah was the mosque where Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Al-Awlaki served as imam.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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