Only through an international campaign spearheaded by Equality Now, an international human rights group, was the case reopened. Equality Now denied that female circumcision was vital to Islam. “It’s not an Islamic issue – it’s cultural,” said Suad Abu-Dayyeh, regional representative for Equality Now … “In Sudan and Egypt the practice is widespread. But in most of the other Arab countries – which are mostly Muslim countries – people don’t think of it as a Muslim issue.” [read more...]
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