Cafe Alpha emails this link:
A reader has passed me a translation from BBC Monitoring, of a report published today on the Muslim Brotherhood website, IkhwanOnline.
It gives you a very clear insight into the mindset of this political party.
The Religious Affairs Committee at the People's Assembly has discussed questions tabled by MB [Muslim Brotherhood] deputies al-Sayyid Askar and Ali Laban on the action taken by the Awqaf Ministry of printing and distributing booklets on the female circumcision. The two deputies made strong accusations to the Awqaf Ministry of squandering public funds by printing and distributing thousands of copies of a booklet that has already been printed twice under the provocative title of "female circumcision is not part of the Islamic rites."
The two deputies have also accused the Awqaf Ministry of violation of the constitution and law. MB Deputy Askar said that this title was in conflict with the consensus of the fiqh experts [Islamic jurisprudents] that female circumcision was one of Islam's rites.
Askar pointed out that suspect foreign bodies, some of which are Christian evangelical while the others were Jewish, were behind the financing of the campaign against female circumcision. There are also local people who have declared war against female circumcision in line with the foreign agenda on this issue.
Opposition to FGM = Christian + Jewish campaign against Islam.
This reminds me of the North West Frontier Province in Pakistan. Westerners would open up free clinics to offer vaccines for young children. Hundreds of parents would adamantly refuse the shots on the grounds that the whole process was a conspiracy by the West to make their offspring impotent.
The level of logic in these situations is quite similar.