I'm a bit embarrassed to send this, but it is Islam anyways, and its important since there is much confusion on the issue and many are interested in women's rights:
"In the secular west, you may not hear the term ‘female circumcision’ as a legally approved practice. This may be because the term is popularly interchangeably used and therefore confused with genital mutilation. Regardless, it is legally practised under a more nuanced and an almost attractive genre of…. cosmetic surgery. "
"In truth, what is a violation of human rights of a female isgenital mutilation, and the World Health Organisation classifies it into four kinds
Given that it is clear that female circumcision is at the very least permissible in Islamic Law (as to which one of the Five Rulings it takes is beside the point for now), it is absolutely critical to understand what ‘female circumcision’ means. The key misconception and misrepresentation arises from varied levels of ignorance regarding this simple yet important point: definitions."