Egypt: Doctors start campaign against FGM, objector says “It is a religious thing. Do you want to change religion?”

Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75
A great example why the Quran is only half the problem. The really grim Muslim misery is found in the Hadiths, sayings people claimed Mohammed made.