93% is a huge number.
"An unpublished study conducted in 2011 by the University of Malaya's department of preventive medicine in Malaysia found that 93 percent of Muslim women in Malaysia have undergone the procedure. ... The cutting that occurs in Malaysia ... falls under type IV of the WHO's classification system - the least invasive type, typically done without removing flesh. Malaysia's highest religious authority issued a fatwa, an Islamic legal edict, in 2009 making the cutting procedure required for all Muslim women, unless "harmful". ... The fatwa poses a dilemma for medical professionals caught between their unwillingness to violate WHO guidelines, and parents who feel pressure to have their daughters cut."
Female genital cutting in Thailand's southhttp://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2015/03/female-genital-cutting-thailand-south-150309083458995.html
2. MALAYSIA | POLITICS | SOCIETY
Zan Azlee interviews Ibrahim Ali - March 31, 2015
3. SCIENCE | PERSPECTIVE
The visuals are stunning, the music apt... but it's the subtitles that brings it all together to remind us who we are, and how little we are.
The Known Universe by AMNH
05 April 2015