Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Opinion of a 'moderate' on FGM

Sheikh Qaradhawi, cleric that recently issued a fatwa endorsing the killing of American civilians in Iraq, is nothing if not consistant.

Below is his opinion on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

From a MEMRI translation:

Holding a different view is Sheikh Yussef Al-Qaradhawi, one of Sunni Islam's most influential clerics and a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Al-Qaradhawi favors partial circumcision for women as a moderate, just, and reasonable solution best suited to reality. Al-Qaradhawi favors leaving the decision to the girl's parents. In a Fatwa on this issue, he wrote,"Anyone who thinks that circumcision is the best way to protect his daughters should do it… I support this, particularly in the period in which we live. [However], anyone who does not [circumcise girls] is not thought to have sinned, because this is nothing more than merit for girls, as stated by religious scholars and by one of the Hadiths…"

How civilized.

Wandering Mind

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