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30 Percent of Young Girls in Paris' Troubled Suburbs Face FGM Threat

30 Percent of Young Girls in Paris' Troubled Suburbs Face FGM Threat

The threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis area in the suburbs of Paris could affect as many as 30 per cent of the children in the area, according to a French sociologist.

French sociologist and director of the Group for the Abolition of Sexual Mutilation (GAMS), Isabelle Gillette-Faye has claimed that the prevalence of FGM in the suburbs of Paris, often referred to as no-go areas, in the Île-de-France region are concerning.

In order to combat the spread of FGM, Gillette-Faye and her group GAMS, have been able to train medical practitioners and social workers to identify cases and work with authorities.

Surrey Police chose to spend the day on social media, not highlighting the problem of genital cutting, but rather investigating Twitter users for “Islamophobic tweets”.

In Ireland, doctor and Muslim scholar Ali Selim fully endorsed a form of the practice earlier this week saying: “I’m not an advocate of female genital mutilation but I am an advocate of female circumcision.”

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