Tuesday, June 17, 2008

more on Egypt's new child protection law

al Ahram has a summary of the recently-passed child protection law, which bans FGM, raises the legal age of marriage to 18 and allows mothers to obtain birth certificates for their children without the help of the children's father.

It portrays the Brotherhood as adopting a united front against the law on Islamic grounds - this may be true, but since the government (represented by the National Democratic Party and in this article by the speaker of the Parliament, A. Sorour) owns the paper, that is to be expected whether it's true or not.

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