(EGYPT) Sharia Research Dept Report: During a recent live Facebook broadcast in Arabic, Dr Ahmed Mamdouh, director of the highest religious authority, the Dar al-Ifta, said that “in some cases, patching of the hymen is required and legitimate for a girl who has been raped or deceived and wants to repent and turn a new page #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.14: This new fatwa — the name given in Arabic to legal decrees or opinions handed down by leading Islamic religious figures — was issued on August 30. It expands his ruling from a 2015 study in which he opposed hymen repair in the case of “promiscuous” women, a stance based on a 2007 fatwa issued by Sheikh Ali Gomaa.

#AceDailyNews says that a new ruling on hymen repair stirs up controversy, under a new religious decree in Egypt which allows for more women than before: While it has been welcomed by rights activists and women’s organisations, some critics fear that it might lure women into premarital sex.

A medic holding a plastic vulva in her hand
DW REPORT:

During a recent live Facebook broadcast in Arabic, Dr Ahmed Mamdouh, director of the Sharia Research Department of Egypt’s highest religious authority, the Dar al-Ifta, said that “in some cases, patching is required and legitimate for a girl who has been raped or deceived and wants to repent and turn a new page.”

While Mamdouh didn’t give any examples of further explicit limitations or exceptions, he did point out that “there are some cases in which it is forbidden by Sharia to carry out the procedure of hymen repair.” 

Mamdouh’s ruling came in response to the question by an obstetrician on whether hymen reconstruction surgery is permissible in Islam.

A veiled woman looking at a bridal gown

Virginity is still linked with family honor in Islam, and brides are expected to bleed during their wedding night

Between criticism and hate speech

Only moments after his words, first comments below the Facebook broadcast were published. The majority of the commentators were critical and argued that hymen repair, also called hymen reconstruction surgery or hymenoplasty, might make sex out of wedlock more attractive for women since they would be able resort to a “quick fix” before marriage.  

“There have been people who upheld this fatwa and others who saw it as inconsistent with the conditional credibility of completing marriage,” Habiba Abdelaal, fellow of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and an expert on sexual and gender-based violence in Egypt, told DW.

According to executive Egyptian law, neither performing such an operation nor receiving one is considered illegal. Prices in private and public clinics start from €1,000 (around $1,200). However, having an intact hymen is still closely linked to purity and morality in the perception of many in Egypt.

“In Egypt, family honor is still linked to female virginity. Mothers continue to devote a great deal of mental energy to instilling in their daughters the fear of a ruptured hymen, warning them away from anything that might compromise that vital membrane, such as masturbation or the ubiquitous water hose found in bathrooms across the Arab world,” she added.

Professor Amna Nosseir of Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar University, which is affiliated with Dar al-Ifta, welcomes the fact that Mamdouh’s ruling allows the surgery for women in certain difficult situations.

She told the online magazine Al-Monitor that “exposing or scandalizing girls or women who have been raped or were lured into engaging in premarital sex is harmful as it leaves them with no hope.”

“When they are shunned by their families or society, they are left out in the cold and are not given an opportunity to seek decent lives. The [hymen reconstruction] surgery may give them a second chance and they may move on to become wives and mothers,” she said.

Women’s rights support or simply a workaround?

A second reason for the urgency of the latest ruling on hymen repair is the increase of unregistered marriages, called “urfi.” Divorcees from these marriages lack any right to alimony and regularly resort to hymen surgery so they can remarry without bringing shame on their family.

Egyptian women protest against the military council violations and virginity tests on women

Women’s rights activists in Egypt appreciate the new ruling despite the controversy on social media

Religious scholars in Egypt, meanwhile, disagree over whether a woman is morally obliged to tell the future husband about such a surgery.

According to the report on Al-Monitor, a call was made to the Dar-al-Ifta hotline that prompted the answer that girls do not need to inform their future husband, as it may past “a pall on the marriage.”

However, other religious scholars disagree and argue that honesty and truthfulness are the basis for a successful marriage.

A myriad of fatwas and satellite sheikhs

In Egypt, executive law is divided from religious law, and fatwas are officially issued by the Dar al-Ifta authority.

However, in the past, many so-called satellite sheikhs have published uncontrolled fatwas, often on sexuality and relationships. Some of them have addressed rather unconventional topics, such as men breastfeeding from women, or part-time marriages.

A man shops for traditional bride of Moulid dolls at a street market

A rise in inofficial marriages and divorces leaves more and more women without any legal right to receive alimony

Despite the fact that such an unofficial ruling has been mockingly dubbed as a “fatty,” which is short for fatwa, they still regularly stir up controversies.

In turn, Al-Azhar has been leading a campaign against the spread of uncontrolled fatwas in Egypt and has opened the Al-Azhar International Center for Electronic Fatwas to serve as a platform for moderate them.

The affiliated superior body, Dar al-Ifta, publishes questions and fatwa answers online on their website and on Twitter, in English as well, to provide transparency on new rulings, such as the new hymen repair fatwa. 

Change only for some

Although the new ruling can be considered a success for women, it also highlights the limited gains of advocacy work for women’s rights in Egypt in the past decade.

“I think this is not enough, as Egypt has other religious groups that also need protection. There should be clear and detailed laws and policies to protect Egyptian women, regardless of their religious affiliation, with sustainable and inclusive strategies,” Habiba Abdelaal told DW.

Her wish is that the Egyptian community as a whole works on changing perceptions of women’s rights and provides services to assist women: “I believe that this fatwa is a good start for creating more options for women and opening a channel for women to have the medical access and support they need for those surgeries and break the stigma and shame around them,” she said.

#AceNewsDesk report ……..Published: Sept.14: 2021:

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(KANDAHAR) #Taliban Invasion Report: A radio station in Afghanistan’s second-largest city has been renamed ‘Voice of Sharia’ and music has been banned after the Taliban captured the city #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.22: The group released a video of an unnamed insurgent taking to the airwaves and announcing the rebrand of the city’s main station…..

#AceDailyNews says that #have renamed radio station ‘Voice of Sharia’ after capturing Afghan city,” Kandahar by Nick Hardinges, LBC, August 15, 2021:

He claimed all staff were present and would, from now on, broadcast news, political analysis and recitations of the Koran. However, it was unclear whether the previous employees had been ousted.

The channel will reportedly no longer play music, mimicking a previous station with the same name that the Taliban operated from Kandahar when they last occupied it at the turn of the century.

Taliban Chnaged ITS Name TO Voice of Sharia

Most residents of the city – the birthplace of the militant organisation – wear traditional clothing favoured by the group and the man in the video congratulated them on the Taliban’s victory.

The group have run mobile radio stations in recent years but have not operated a station within a major Afghan city since ruling the country between 1996 and 2001.

It comes amid a rapid offensive by the organisation that has raised fears of a full takeover less than three weeks before the US is set to withdraw its last troops….

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Aug.22: 2021:

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(FRANCE) JUST IN: In Trappes, Sharia police intervene against drinkers and unveiled women, all Jews have fled except two #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.11: They call it the “bunker”- a few windows, all screened, a flag on the roof. “It looks like a foreign embassy in a hostile country”. In July 2013, following a police check on a veiled woman, 400 residents stormed the building. The siege lasted several hours and required, from the police, 700 stun grenades and tear gas. A helicopter was mobilized.“It looked like a war scene,” a policeman said at the time.

France: ‘The attacks have continued since then. The latest dates back to Saturday 27 March. Eight mortar rounds with fireworks hit the front of the building’ What building? It is the police station of Trappes, a French town of 35,000 inhabitants, at the center of a long investigation by the weekly Valeurs Actuelles.

The future of France, and of Europe, in one town.

“In France there is a city with just one Jew,” by Giulio Meotti‏, Israel National News, April 6, 2021:

The “brigades” go around the city. Those so called are the followers of the Islamic fundamentalist movement Tabligh who, all dressed in white, enforce the religious prescriptions on the inhabitants. Sharia law, Islamic law. They intervene against those who drink, against a lightly veiled woman …

Hostility becomes palpable and very visible on certain occasions, such as September 11, 2001, the day of the attacks on the World Trade Center. A policeman recalls this chilling scene: “I was driving a scooter in the city center of Trappes. The residents cheered and shouted for joy”.

In February the town returned to the limelight for Didier Lemaire, professor of philosophy in a local high school, that of Plaine-de-Neauphle, who after denouncing the city’s Islamization found himself under guard and out of teaching due to threats . On February 5th, in the columns of Le Point, Didier Lemaire expresses in no uncertain terms: “I consider Trappes a decidedly lost city”.

“Behind the great mosque, three young people hurry to hide beers and cigarettes as the faithful pass by,” says Valeurs Actuelles. “Teenagers who have skipped prayers are scolded by a believer about their obligations as ‘good Muslims’”.

“Today Islam is the majority religion, much more than Christianity, which exists thanks to the influx of African and Indian immigrants. The church of Saint-Georges, with its millenary bell tower, can accommodate 500 faithful. The great mosque of Trappes, a few kilometers away, is home to 2,400, five times more ”. Every Friday, over a thousand Muslims go to collective prayer. Many of them wear the rigorist suit. An ostentatious religiosity that emerges in some young people and is shown with pride.

“The Jews who lived here have long since left the city, preferring Maurepas and Élancourt, a few kilometers away. O Israel … “. In the city remains only the son of the former president of the community of Trappes, Philippe Mimouni, and his old mother, in his eighties. “From the time of the fire in the synagogue, the Jews of Trappes understood that there was nothing more to do here”, explains Philippe Mimouni, who is thinking of making alya….

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Apr.11: 2021:

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(INDONESIA) JUST IN: Four couples have been lashed with a cane on Monday for committing ‘adultery’ outside marriage in Aceh province governed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Mar.15: Four couples have been caned with up to 20 lashes for having sex outside of marriage in Indonesia:

Indonesia: ‘Four couples get 20 lashes for sex outside marriage in Sharia province Aceh & the men and women were publicly flogged in the ultra-conservative Aceh province governed by Sharia law on Monday’


“Couples are punished with 20 lashes of the cane for having sex outside marriage in Indonesian region governed under Sharia law,” by Jack Newman, MailOnline, March 8, 2021:

Crowds gathered to watch the brutal punishment being handed out despite the coronavirus pandemic, with many taking pictures and videos on their phones.

The couples, wearing face masks, were checked by medical officers before the caning and escorted in handcuffs to the rug where they knelt to receive the lashings.

A hooded cane-wielding enforcer, whose face could not be seen, delivered the punishment to the offenders.

Aceh is the only province in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes Islamic law. About 98 per cent of Aceh’s five million residents are Muslims.

The public canings usually attract large crowds of eager spectators but today’s punishments were handed out indoors with only a small circle of observers. …

#AceNewsDesk report ……….Published: Mar.15: 2021:

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‘ Project Muslim Brotherhood ‘

#AceNewsServices – Editors Post: June.18: I found this post while researching for other posts and thought you the readers would find it interesting l did. It is simply called:

The Project–Muslim Brotherhood’s Plan To Infiltrate, Subvert and Overthrow The American Government And U.S. Constitution–Videos

Posted on September 27, 2012.

GLENN BECK PRESENTS “THE PROJECT”, The Muslim Brotherhood “Project” DOCUMENTARY 

GBR:  You need to understand The Project PART 1 

Background Articles and Videos

Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Overview 

http://muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com/

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 2: ‘Civilization Jihad’ in America 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 3: Influence Operations Against Conservatives & the GOP 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 4: Suhail Khan, A Case Study in Influence Operations 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 5: The Organizations Islamists Are Using to Subvert the Right 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 6: Electing Islamist Republicans 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 7: Advancing the Islamists’ Agendas 

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 8: Team Obama & the Islamists

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 9: Team Obama & the Islamist Agenda

Muslim Brotherhood in America, Part 10: What’s To Be Done? 

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&nbsp #AceWorldNews NIGERIA May 11   Muslim extremists…

 

#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA – May 11  – Muslim extremists have caused more havoc in the north-east of Nigeria, by blowing up a bridge, which has killed an unknown number of people.

They also abducted the wife and two children of a retired police officer, local residents said on Saturday.

It is unknown which group carried out the attack, but it comes as the country is still reeling from the mass kidnapping of more than 250 school girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram, which has caused international outrage.

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` Iraq’s Al-Qaida Militants now want to control `Fallujah ‘ by trying to Implement `Shariah ‘ to win support of Sunni’s’

#AceWorldNews – BAGHDAD – 23 March – Iraq’s Al-Qaeda-inspired militants who took over the city of Fallujah are now trying to show they can run it, providing social services, policing the streets and implementing Sharia rulings in a bid to win the support of its Sunni Muslim population.

Gunmen in ski masks and Afghan-style tunics patrol the streets, but also perform a sort of community outreach.

On a recent day, they were seen repairing damaged electricity poles and operating bulldozers to remove concrete blast walls and clear garbage.

Others planted flowers in a highway median, and some fighters approached residents in the street and apologized for gaps in services, promising to address them. AP

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