Egyptian Cleric Says Female Genital Mutilation is Good for the Economy

Sheikh Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Maligi, an Egyptian cleric, appeared on the Al-Seha Wal-Jamal TV channel this past March and argued that female genital mutilation was perfectly fine because there was an economic benefit to it.

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I will talk to you about female circumcision from the medical, religious, economic, and historical perspectives. So lend me your hearts and your ears…

The discussion about female circumcision goes back to the past century. The first time that this subject was debated extensively was in the past century. Who were the first to talk about it? The Jews. They do not want Islam or the Muslims to be pure, develop, and civilized, So they started talking about it. In The Protocols of the Elders of Zion it is written: “We must strive for the collapse of morals, so that it will be easier for us to dominate the world.”

They tell you that female circumcision causes infertility. Says who? How can female circumcision cause infertility?! Egyptian women are circumcised, yet they give birth more than all the other mothers in the world. So how can this cause infertility? It is the uncircumcised women of Europe who are infertile. Allah be praised!

Are there any economic benefits to female circumcision? Yes! What are the economic benefits of female circumcision? Female circumcision is a preventative medical measure. Someone who is uncircumcised will be afflicted with many serious diseases, which we will discuss later, Allah willing. Someone who contracts one of these diseases must spend money, and the state must spend money on his treatment, and so on. But we can save all this money and direct it elsewhere. So this constitutes preventative medicine.

That’s very convenient to say when you’re talking about other people. Anyone else get the feeling that if men had to go through the same pain and unnecessary torture, no amount of money would make it worthwhile?

In case you’re wondering, there’s no science to back up the idea that women who are mutilated suffer fewer diseases than women who aren’t. There are, however, plenty of problems that can occur to women who have been circumcised.

And those problems require a hell of a lot of money to fix.

(via MEMRI TV)

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