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teman2 yg lain jg bisa baca ini gw copy paste disini yah
29/06/2007 07:00:00 PM GMT
(Egypt Today) Egypt's Grand Mufti Sheikh Ali Gomaa
"The harmful tradition of circumcision that is practiced in Egypt in our era is forbidden, Egypt's Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa said.
CAIRO The Egyptian government outlawed on Thursday, June 28, all female circumcision, a few days after the widely-spread practice of removing the clitoris claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl.
"Female circumcision is banned by law and by all medical regulations," the Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali said in a statement cited by Reuters.
He asserted that "every doctor and member of the medical profession, in public or private establishments, is banned from performing the procedure."
Outlawing the practice entirely, the authorities closed a 10-year legal loophole allowing girls to undergo the procedure "in situations of illness" should doctors so advise.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), often referred to as female circumcision, has been banned in Egypt since 1996, although it remains widespread.
This came a few days after Budour Ahmed Shaker, an 12-year-old girl, died while undergoing the procedure at a private clinic in the southern governorate of Minya.
Her mother accused the woman doctor of negligence, arguing her daughter's death was linked to the anaesthetic and not the procedure itself, for which she had paid 50 pounds (nearly nine dollars).
A 2005 UNICEF report found 97 percent of Egyptian women between ages 15 and 49 had been circumcised.
Most circumcisions in Egypt are performed by barbers or midwives.
The Islamic Research Academy of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, called Thursday for an awareness campaign in the media against the un-Islamic practice.
"The harmful tradition of circumcision that is practiced in Egypt in our era is forbidden."
Muslim scholars for decades have emphasized that there is nothing either in the Qur'an or the Sunnah, to suggest that FGM is a prescribed ritual of initiation for women in Islam.
They assert that it was not stated anywhere that Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) has ordered any woman to undergo this practice.
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Mohammad Sayyed Tantawi and Pope Shenouda, the spiritual leader of Egypt's Christians, have said that neither the Qur'an nor the Bible mention female circumcision.
With age-old cultural roots, FGM is common in Egypt and is practiced by both Muslims and Christians.
In many Islamic countries, across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, FGM is nearly nonexistent.