About sixty years ago when the Egyptian military was in charge of the country, women enjoyed a powerful role in the goal of creating a modern society. They walked around without head coverings, they attended college, served in government posts, and were no longer compelled by their parents to undergo genital mutilation. That was then, today is now. The old ways of compelling young girls to undergo Genital Female Circumsicion FGM has returned with a vengeance. Dr. Raslan Fadl, an Islamic cleric was acquitted in a court of law of the crime of mutilating 13 year old Sohair al Bata’a. After all, he is a doctor, and doctors are entitled to a few mistakes such as causing the death of a teenager.
According to the doctor, his problems stem from “those dogs rights groups.” You know, western infidels who seek to prevent the forced ceremony that cuts into the female body in order to make sex a sense of hurt in order to halt any woman from engaging in adultery. A UN report insists this practice is now common among Egyptian females, age 15-40. I guess modernity had not yet arrived in ancient Egypt.
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