Female Circumcision Persists In Indonesia, GlobalPost Reports
GlobalPost: The custom of female circumcision remains good business in Indonesia
“…Indonesia is home to some 210 million Muslims, the world’s largest population. Researchers believe most Muslim women here are circumcised. The authorities banned the practice in 2006, but backpedaled in 2010 following pressure from some of the country’s powerful religious organizations. … [F]emale circumcision is not mandatory according to Islamic law. But in some interpretations it is ‘strongly recommended’…” (Dhumieres, 4/15).