Originally Posted by Quirky
You are again misreading my posts. Why are you insisting that female circ be an obligation of Islam in order to answer the question posed? Do you dispute that there is a hadith that discusses female circ, and that there are those who believe that female circ is a virtue? Sources of Islamic law may be universal, but it doesn't seem that their interpretation is.
Whether or not female circ is required or a virtue, whether or not you believe that female circ is allowed or forbidden by your interpretation of Islam, do you support parents who choose to cut their girls in the name of Islam? Or any religion?
ETA: it's very interesting to see the diversity of opinions available online in English on female (and male) circumcision. Ex: http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/S...=1119503543886
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, sorry a google search or two does not even begin to make you any sort of authority on this issue. I'm not avoiding the question. I asked you a question and you responded. Remember? I was continuing *that* conversation. It happens in threads, more than one conversation at once.
Frankly, I don't care what the law says. I will continue to practice my religious beliefs. That's my position. Others will likely do the same. You want to outlaw all circ? Start writing your legislature.
And one hadith does not a requirement make, nor does that hadith state anything about this being a requirement.
ETA: Nowhere in this thread have I asked anyone to support my religious right to do anything. Not once. I'm not interested in your support of something that you find repugnant. I don't think anyone else has either.