U.S. media is reporting that the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has sharply criticized a U.N. draft document on violence against women. According to AP report:
CAIRO — Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood has sharply criticized a U.N. draft document on violence against women as ‘deceitful,’ saying its articles clash with Islamic principles and undermine family values. The group, from which Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi hails, called on other Muslim nations, women’s groups and Islamic organizations to reject the document, which is expected to be endorsed at the end of a meeting of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women this week. It called on women groups not to be ‘lured by phony calls for civilized behavior.”
Earlier this month a post reported that the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), headed by Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi, called on all Muslim countries not to sign international treaties without consulting “Islamic scholars and referred especially to the scheduled discussion on the document on violence against women.