ISIS: We Didn't Order Genital Mutilation

    A militant Islamist fighter gestures as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3WJ15


    We're not ones to take the word of ISIS over the United Nations, but the Islamists are denying a U.N. claim that they've ordered all women in the Iraqi city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation. ISIS called the story propaganda based on a fake document, but a senior U.N. coordinator says there has been a fatwa issued promising severe punishment if the procedure to curb "immorality" isn't performed. "If ISIS responds to every lie and rumour they will not be able to control all these areas you hear about. Please ask UN to prove their claims before you hear from us," an ISIS supporter's Twitter account posted along with photos of decapitated Syrian soldiers. 

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