Muslim scholars speak out against FGM.

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Senior Muslim scholars from around the world, including conservative clerics from Egypt and Africa, spoke out at a conference in Cairo in November against female genital mutilation (FGM).

The gathering, organised by a German human rights group TARGET, included the two top clerics in Egypt. The issue in Egypt remains sensitive and controversial, as many believe FGM is required by Islam. FGM is practised in parts Egypt, Yemen, Oman and sub-Saharan Africa. In the rest of the Islamic world--the Middle East...

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