Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Condemns UN Report on Women
Report from Bloomberg
By Nadine Marroushi – Mar 14, 2013
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest Islamist movement, criticized a United Nations report that aimed to end violence against women and girls, saying it violates principles of Islamic law.
The Brotherhood, the movement from which Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi hails, sent a 10-point critique of a document drafted at a meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York. The text is due to be formally adopted when the session ends tomorrow.
“The Muslim Brotherhood calls on leaders of Islamic countries, their foreign ministers and representatives in the United Nations to reject and condemn this document,” the group said statement. It urged the UN “to rise up to the high morals and principles of family relations prescribed by Islam.”
COMMENT/ANALYSIS: The Muslim Brotherhood continues to expand it’s influence around the world. This report identifies them as Egypts “largest Islamist movement”. They are better described as the world’s largest Islamist movement and their agenda is global in application.
- Muslim Brotherhood Statement Denouncing UN Women Declaration for Violating Sharia Principles (www.ikhwanweb.com)
- NCW responds to Muslim Brotherhood statement (www.dailynewsegypt.com)