No, the Islamic State has not ordered all women to undergo FGM

A United Nations representative has claimed the Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM), but i100 understands the story to be false.

Jacqueline Badcock, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, told reporters in Geneva via videolink from Erbil that the "fatwa" issued by the militant group, formerly known as Isis, would affect 4million females aged between 11 and 49.

i100 earlier reported on a supposed edict from the Islamic State that had been circulating on social media, and was told by an expert in the region that it was most likely a hoax.

A UN spokesman in Geneva told Reuters said that they were seeking clarity and trying to establish the facts.

Translation of above text:

"Out of fear for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and our Islamic society, as a result of the spread of immorality and vice between sons and daughters of Allah. For the honour of our lord and for the faithful...

"A resolution is issued to all states that female circumcision is honourable in itself and for the Caliphate, emir of the believers..."

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