Chinguetti, ancient caravan city, former starting point for
caravans to Mecca, surprised TARGET with particular events:
Imam Adb Er-Rahim Hadji (73) wrote TARGET a fatwa spontaneously
declaring the custom of Female Genital Mutilation a sin after
being convinced by a doctor.
The Mayor declared Annette Weber and Rüdiger Nehberg
honorary citizens of the community.
The crowning glory of the desert stay also took place here:
The Grand Mufti Hamden Ould Tah allowed Weber and Nehberg
to hang the fatwa on a five-metre high banner in front of
the ancient pilgrims' mosque of Chinguetti!
The mosque is the seventh largest holy place of Islam. According
to the Imam and the Mayor, not even a poster had ever been
allowed on the holy walls before. For Annette and Rüdiger
this was a great sign of confidence for the TARGET strategy
of working with Islam against mutilation.