May 17, 2012

Mayo Clinic Fires Pediatrician Who Supports Female Genital Mutilation

Dr. Hatem Elhagaly (a.k.a. Hatem al-Haj) was a pediatric doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Elhagaly is an advocate for female genital mutilation which he calls "an honor" for a girl.

He stated:

"Scholars have differed on the ruling on circumcision. They have agreed on its legitimacy for both sexes, but beyond that they have differed. Some--most famously the Shafi’ites--believe that it is obligatory for both sexes. Some believe it is obligatory for men only, and some believe it is recommended for both. At the very least it can be said that for women it is an honor, and for men it is sunnah [i.e. it is in accord with the tradition of Muhammad]."

Female genital mutilation is a felony in the United States.

You can view his lecture about the issue HERE.

Jihad Watch has more on the case, including information about the petition that help get this "doctor" removed from his position at the Mayo Clinic.

By DMartyr at 12:29 PM | Comments |