January 18, 2010

THE REFORMATION ROLLS ON:

Mauritanian Muslim leaders ban female circumcision (AP, 1/18/10)

A group of 30 Mauritanian Muslim leaders have issued a religious edict banning female genital mutilation in the West African country.

Cheikh Ould Zein, head of the Forum of Islamic Thought, says the scholars believe the Koran does not endorse cutting young girls’ genitals to limit their sexual activity as women. He said Monday that the leaders also agreed to preach against the practice at their mosques.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 18, 2010 1:42 PM
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