Twitter accepts paid ad promoting female genital mutilation

Would Twitter run a paid ad opposing jihad terror? No, I don’t think so, either.

“Twitter backlash as tweet promoting FGM is seen 30,000 times author image,” by Joe Roberts, Metro.co.uk, September 20, 2018:

Twitter has been slammed after a tweet promoting female genital mutilation (FGM) on children was viewed more than 30,000 times.

A Muslim group calling itself Dawoodi Bohra Women for Religious Freedom posted a tweet last week justifying ‘khafz’ – or female circumcision – on young girls.

The tweet featured a video of group member Arwa Sohangpurwala saying: ‘My daughters have also undergone khafz, and they’re growing up as perfectly as other children of their age.

‘As a mother, I can never do anything to harm them.’

Despite FGM being illegal in the UK, with a penalty of up to 14 years, the group paid Twitter to ‘promote’ the tweet, so it showed up on the timelines of users who didn’t even follow their account.

Twitter users immediately slammed the controversial ad.

Esmael Omar wrote: ‘Speak for yourself woman. Don’t speak on behalf of innocent girls. ‘FGM is FGM no matter how you want [to] sugar coat it. Leave alone cutting – even touching the female genitalia of a girl is still child abuse.

‘Twitter must explain why they sponsored such a message.’

Paul Hart added: ‘Did you ask your daughters beforehand or did YOU make the decision to mutilate their genitals for them? Sick.’

Ingrid Srinath said: ‘Sorry, what?! Twitter is carrying an ad FOR female genital mutilation? #FGM’

Mariya Taher added: ‘I’m wondering how Twitter can say that an ad promoting female genital cutting/mutilation doesn’t violate community standards?’

Twitter has since removed the promoted post but taken no action on the original tweet….

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