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“Leave My Daughter Alone” Dr Amalina Addresses Online Trolls Following Discussion On Female Circumcision

“Leave My Daughter Alone” Dr Amalina Addresses Online Trolls Following Discussion On Female Circumcision

Some men started making obscene comments about her baby daughter online.

Adeline Leong

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Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri or more popularly known as Amalina Bakri has always shared her medical knowledge publicly online to address the misinformation.

Recently, she had to address the misinformation regarding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) or also known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC) or female circumcision after some men, believed to be Malaysian Muslim locals, online made obscene comments regarding her nine-weeks-old daughter.

READ MORE: Female Circumcision In Malaysia Explained

It all started after Amalina answered a question posed to her during one of her Q&A sessions on Instagram.

During the session, one of her followers asked if there’s an FGM service for baby girls in the United Kingdom (where Amalina currently resides and works).

Amalina said there is no FGM service in the UK as it is illegal there. Unfortunately, her answer had been sensationalised by a few online portals.

Amalina said she did not question the Islamic laws and explained that people should follow the law of the country where they reside in.

However, it did not stop men from making sexually obscene and profane comments under these articles regarding Amalina’s baby daughter.

Amalina said she doesn’t mind if the negative comments were directed at her but felt that it went overboard when they targeted her young daughter.

Please leave my daughter alone.

Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri

She’s also pursuing legal action against these commenters to serve as a lesson to all.

Female circumcision is a crime in the UK

Amalina also posted excerpts from the Islamic Shari’a Council in the UK condemning the practice of FGM/FGC/female circumcision.

The Islamic Shari’a Council also stated that the abusive practice has no Islamic roots and it’s not referenced in the Quran.

Most Muslims and Muslim countries around the world do not practice FGM. The practice of FGM predates Islam. FGM is bringing the religion of Islam into disrepute.

An excerpt from the Islamic Shari’a Council’s statement regarding female circumcision.

The chairman of the Islamic Shari’a Council, Imam Abu Sayeed, said that it’s also forbidden in Islam to mutilate the body and as such, FGM is condemnable as it irreversibly harms women.

It is also prohibited to compel an individual to undertake this operation.

Chairman of the Islamic Shari’a Council, Imam Abu Sayeed

In the UK, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 makes it illegal for FGM to be performed in the UK or anywhere in the world on UK citizens or permanent residents of any age.

It’s also illegal to take a British national or permanent resident abroad to undergo FGM.

Anyone who carries out or helped to carry out FGM or arranges for someone to undergo FGM can face up to 14 years in prison.

Amalina also posted personal anecdotes from her followers in countries that have moved away from the practice.

She received replies from followers in places such as Singapore, Egypt, Turkey, and India, who said they’ve personally made the decision not to circumcise their daughter.

Amalina has posted more information regarding female circumcision and the replies she received from her followers in her Instagram Highlights titled ‘Khitan.’

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