Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing a yet-to-be-ratified UN declaration on women’s rights, asserting that the document contradicts Islamic Law.
Entitled ‘End Violence against Women,’ the declaration is currently being discussed as part of the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, taking place from 4 to 15 March at UN headquarters in New York City.
“This is a misleading title,” the Brotherhood said of the document in a statement on its official Facebook page. “The document includes articles that contradict the principles of Islam… and aim to destroy the family.”
According to the Brotherhood, the UN document represents “a final step towards achieving the intellectual and cultural invasion” of Islamic society.
The three articles that the Islamist group deems most objectionable are those granting women the “freedom of choice” to decide the gender of their partners; the provision of teenagers with contraception; and the provision of equal rights for homosexuals and the legal protection of prostitutes.
We could have told you this wouldn’t fly with the Mohammedans, but then we would have missed all the fun. Definitely popcorn-worthy, Aggie, but I’m thinking something more. Pringles?