Egypt launches first prosecution for female genital mutilation after girl dies Patrick Kingsley in Cairo theguardian.com Sohair al-Bata’a, a 13-year-old Egyptian girl who died after being subjected to female genital mutilation. Human rights groups forced the government to reopen the case A doctor will stand trial for the first time in Egypt on charges of female genital mutilation, after a 13-year-old girl died following an alleged operation in his clinic last year. In a landmark case, Dr Raslan Fadl is the first doctor to be prosecuted for FGM in Egypt, where the practice was banned in 2008, but is still widely accepted and carried out … Continue reading Egypt launches prosecution of doctor who killed girl in FGM attack.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Estimated prevalence of FGM in Africa. FGM is also seen in Middle East and some Muslim populations ofSoutheast and South Asia. Prevalence of FGM Country Percentageof womenaffected Type Benin 30–50 II Burkina Faso 71.6 II Cameroon 20 n/a Central AfricanRepublic 43 n/a Chad 60 II, III Cote D’Ivoire 44.5 II Congo 5 n/a Djibouti 90–98 II, III Egypt 97 I, II Eritrea 90 I, II, III Ethiopia 72.7 I, II, III, IV Gambia 60–90 I, II, III, IV Ghana n/a I, II, III Guinea 98.6 I, II, III, IV Guinea-Bissau 50 n/a Indonesia n/a I, IV Kenya 37.6 … Continue reading FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) by country
The CII ruling is wrong Imran Ahsan Nyazee The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has issued a ruling to the effect that a restriction placed on the unfettered Islamic right of a husband to take a second (or third or fourth) wife without seeking permission of the existing wife is wrong, and should be removed. The issue runs much deeper than a mere seeking of permission from the first wife. It involves the methodology of the CII in interpreting the texts of the Quran and the Sunnah. Theoretically, the CII should be following the Hanafi system of interpretation, which … Continue reading The Mullahs of Pakistan are WRONG!