The New York Times has published a slide show documenting some of the reactions to the death of a little girl who died during her operation at a clinic.
We have been following the news of this tragic story on this website, amd are quite disheartened to see that this is still an ongoing debate in Egypt after all these years, and after last year's meeting of the imams and sheikhs at Al Azhar University that declared FGM to be not only un-Islamic, but also anti-Islamic
, and issued a fatwa condemning it
. and after a law passed in June by the Health Minister "banning every doctor and member of the medical profession from performing the procedure"
Here's some background information:
View reactions and efforts to combat the practice in Egypt here at the New York Times website:http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/09/19/world/middleeast/0914GIRLS_index.html