A Muslim website based in the Canadian city of Calgary has published an article defending the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) claiming that there are medical benefits if part of a woman's genitals are removed, and saying it is justified by Islam.

The article, written by pro-FGM author and journalist Asiff Hussein, claims that "Misogynists and Feminists" are "denigrating" the practice which he claims has medical benefits for women.

The website's contributor advocates for the removal of the prepuce, a layer of skin on a woman's genitals, claiming that the operation is not FGM, but rather "female circumcision" as it does not remove the clitoris.

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