A Backlash on Speaking Out About Mutilation

Alifya Sulemanji  

When Alifya (Ally) Sulemanji first disclosed on Facebook that she opposed female genital cutting, she got unfriended by a handful of women in her religious community.

But the backlash got worse.

Now, says the New York activist, some women at her mosque won't talk to her or look at her. And even those who support her views, she says, ignore her at religious gatherings out of fear of being shunned themselves.

Sulemanji is not alone......

(Dariwala) added: “We are saddened to see how women are rooting for other women to continue the suffering.”

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