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AJ+ Although there’s no mention of female genital cutting in the Quran and many Muslims condemn the practice, the situation in Indonesia is more complex.
The Indonesian Ulema Council – Indonesia’s top Islamic authority – issued a religious ruling declaring FGC a religious practice. Although the Indonesian government banned FGC in 2006, the decision was later reversed and FGC became legal only if done by medical professionals and under certain safety guidelines.
AJ+ Maps of rural Tanzania are helping girls escape female genital cutting: