Female “circumsion” is also known as female genital mutilation, a barbaric practice that causes extreme pain, risk of infection or death, and lifelong problems. But it’s still supported in some societies.

Here is one Egyptian’s bizarre justification.

Via MEMRI:

Egyptian MP Ilhami Agina Supports FGM: Egyptian Men Suffer from Impotence, Can’t Satisfy Sexual Urges of Uncircumcised Women

Egyptian MP Ilhami Agina was interviewed on Al-Hayat TV following an earlier statement in which he had expressed support of female genital mutilation because, he claimed, over 50% of Egyptian men suffered from impotence and were incapable of meeting the sexual urges of uncircumcised women.

The TV interview turned into a wrangle when host Tamer Amin struggled to defend the virility of Egyptian men, “the most manly men in the whole world,” in his words.

The interview aired on Al-Hayat TV on September 3.