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Mona Eltahawy Bashes Facebook Over Pro-FGM Page

Mona Eltahawy calls out Facebook for allowing a page titled 'Muslimahs for Sunna' to spread its "dangerous nonsense" of advocating female genital mutilation.

Staff Writer

A Facebook page titled ‘Muslimahs for Sunna’ was the subject of Egyptian-American journalist, author, and commentator Mona Eltahawy’s wrath last Saturday June 4th. The acclaimed writer took to Twitter to slam Facebook for allowing the page on the powerful social media platform saying Muslimahs for Sunna “advocates for the genital mutilation of girls.”

Muslimahs for Sunna shared a number of posts with their 347 followers, all promoting female genital mutilation the last of which was an article titled Female Circumcision - The Hidden Truth by an Assif Hussein. In his essay, Hussein defends the practice, even going so far as to argue that FGM “could in fact increase sexual gratification in women since it exposed the surface area of the clitoris to greater stimulation during the sex act as well as in oral sex.”

Earlier today, our staff writer Niveen Ghoneim reported the page and received a message from Facebook saying the Muslimahs for Sunna doesn't violate the social network's community standards. 

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