Egyptian Imam: FGM Has Economic Benefits

In this video translated by MEMRI (Middle East Research Institute), Egyptian cleric Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Maligi says there are economic and health benefits to female genital mutilation (FGM), or what he calls female “circumcision.” The cleric also says Jews were the first to talk about it because “they do not want Islam or the Muslims to be pure, developed, and civilized.”

Al-Magigi contended that it is because of FGM that Egyptian women are fertile versus European women who are infertile.

Egypt has one of the highest rates of FGM in the world, with 91 percent of Egyptian women cut.

See Clarion Project’s Fact Sheet on FGM by clicking here.



Meira Svirsky
Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org

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