Tactical Retreat of Darkness

Muslim Brotherhood Supports Mutilating Sisters

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.

An excerpt:

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.



The free clinic thing is sad, but what do you make of this story?


If what they say about the contraceptive testing in Bangladesh is accurate it might explain some regional reticence toward western health workers.

Isaac Schrödinger

I think it's rational to avoid drugs that come with such side effects and horror stories. Of course, it would also make one wary of other drugs as well.

However, in the specific case of Pakistan and vaccinations it's religious nutjobs who oppose this stuff. (See, the West wants to limit the number of Muslims; that's why they want to "sterilize" their kids.)


"In Pakistan's tribal areas, immunization campaigns were hindered by Muslim clerics who claim that immunizations are part of an American conspiracy designed to sterilize the local Muslim population."


Note the wretched sickness: The West wants to help these people and their innocent kids -- but they just can't see any goodness in the evil infidel, so they twist and reject humane offers as somehow sinister.

Cafe Alpha

The problem is that if they accept help from infidels then they may feel that infidels aren't their enemies, and that's against the Koran.

Hatred is a requirement. Otherwise how will you get support for invasions?

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