Letter: Moderate barbarism

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Moderate barbarism

Sir: Ulrich Bartsch writes (Letters, 20 November) of the Muslim Brotherhood that it is a "home for moderate Islamic opposition in Egypt".

Is this the same "moderate opposition" which recently forced the courts and the Egyptian health ministry to authorise a reinstitution of the barbaric practice of female circumcision in public hospitals? [British Medical Journal, July 1997]