Over-reliance on Apologetics is Bad

I’m reviewing articles from a print journal from 1998 for possible inclusion in an online, open access website. One article advances the idea that “there is no evidence that ritual clitoridectomy, unlike male circumcision, is or has ever been a required practice in Islam.” This article is a great example of why apologetics are dangerous.

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Statistical Correlation Between Identification as Muslim and Female Genital Cutting in Africa

I posted the following comment to What’s the relationship between Islam and Female Genital Mutilation? Answer: rs=.54 by Oliver Scott Curry

One possible explanation for the statistical correlation between identification as Muslim and practice of female genital cutting is the history of conversion to Islam and Christianity in Africa. Continue reading