Once again Islamic "science" outdoes itself. An Egyptian MP went on TV explaining how FGM, or the removal or mutilation of female sexual pleasure receptor organs, must be more widespread as "half of Egypt's men are impotent."
An Egyptian MP has stirred controversy after rejecting tougher penalties for those who force women into genital mutilation (FGM), saying half of the country's men "are impotent".
Parliament last week approved longer jail terms for those carrying out FGM, following the death of a teenage girl.
MP Ilhami Agina responded by saying FGM was needed in order to reduce women's sexual appetite, to match Egypt's men.
The procedure is still widespread in Egypt despite being illegal since 2008.