The main stream media has ignored a local crime in Michigan of female genital mutilation (FGM). It’s the first case of its kind in the nation so you’d think the media would be reporting on it. We have been covering this horrible case from the beginning and feel their needs to be more attention paid to preventing FGM.
A local doctor mutilated the genitals of over 100 young girls! The doctor’s lawyers have tried to use the Muslim religion as a defense by using circumcision as a comparative. If you know anything about what happens with FGM, you know this is an outrageous claim (more information below):
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The Detroit Free Press reports:
According to court documents, one girl said that she got a shot, screamed, and “could barely walk after the procedure, and that she felt pain all the way down to her ankle.” The other said she was “laid on an examining table with her knees near her chest and legs spread apart,” that she was “pinched” in the genital area, that it “hurted a lot” and that there was “pain and burning.”
Both girls were told to keep the procedures a secret, court records show. One said “the doctor made her (friend) cry.”
According to the new indictment, one of the Michigan girls was given Valium ground up in liquid Tylenol during her procedure in 2015.
Three more female genital mutilation victims who traveled to Michigan for the procedure — all of them elementary school girls from Illinois whom prosecutors say were brought here by their mothers for religious cuttings.
One of the girls was cut on Valentine’s Day in 2015; another at the start of her 2015 school year, court records show. The third was cut in March 2015.
All three Illinois girls were about 7 years old at the time of the procedures, according to a new indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, where eight people are facing charges in the nation’s first genital mutilation case, including two doctors and four mothers.
Prosecutors have now identified nine victims in the case: two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota; four Michigan girls ages 8-12, and the three Illinois girls.
The lead defendant in the case is Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 45, of Northville, whom prosecutors have estimated performed genital mutilation on at least 100 girls over a 12-year-period.
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THIS CASE
The Detroit Free Press is proposing that it could be ok to cut little girls’ genitals. Is this even a possibility to anyone? We are outraged at this effort to try and pass this off as acceptable to ANYONE! The link to the Detroit Free Press is at the bottom of this excerpt from them. Please comment at the article. This can never become the norm in any Western society!
This is the Facebook post from them:
THE FREE PRESS ARTICLE GOES ON TO ASK IF THIS COULD HAVE ANY CHANCE IN COURT:
Religious defense planned in landmark Detroit genital mutilation case
On paper, the law seems clear: Cutting any part of a young girl’s genitalia is illegal — and no custom or ritual can be used to justify it.
The law has been on the books for 21 years, unchallenged.
But in a federal courtroom in Detroit, a landmark case involving the centuries-old taboo ritual is about to put that law to the test for the first time.
And perhaps more historic, a question will be raised in the American legal system that has never been raised before: Does the U.S. Constitution allow for genital cutting, even if it’s just a minor nick or scraping, in the name of religion?
OK-STOP RIGHT THERE! The Detroit Free Press is proposing that it could possibly be just a “cutting” or a “minor nick” that’s not the case AT ALL! INVESTIGATORS FOUND MUCH MORE DAMAGE TO THE YOUNG GIRL THEY SAW.
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READ MORE: DETROIT FREE PRESS
A VIRGINIA IMAM WAS IN HOT WATER A FEW MONTHS AGO FOR RECOMMENDING FGM TO PREVENT “HYPERSEXUALITY”:
A COVER UP AND GENITAL MUTILATION RECEIVES LITTLE PUNISHMENT
In lobbying against bond, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward argued today that Nagarwala “is the one who directed” a 12-year conspiracy that involved bringing young girls to a Livonia clinic for genital cutting procedures. Moreover, she stressed, Nagarwala was the one who “wielded the instrument to cut several young girls” and then tried to cover it up.
The defense has claimed that the government is overstating its case and that Nagarwala and her co-defendants were engaging in a religious procedure that involved no harm. The case involves eight defendants — including two doctors, a physician’s wife and four mothers — who are accused of participating in various degrees of subjecting young girls to genital cutting as part of a religious practice within their Indian Muslim sect.
All defendants are members of the Dawoodi Bohra — a small Indian Muslim sect with a mosque in Farmington Hills that practices female circumcision and believes it is a religious rite of passage that involves only a minor ‘nick.’
The lead defendant is Nagarwala, a now-fired emergency room physician at Henry Ford, who is charged with performing the procedure on six girls at a Livonia clinic. Two of the girls are from Minnesota; four from Michigan. The clinic owner and his wife have also been charged.
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, of Farmington Hills, is accused of letting Nagarwala use his clinic to perform genital cutting procedures on minor girls; and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, is accused of holding the girls’ hands during the procedure to keep them from squirming and to calm them.
Four mothers also have been charged in the case, accused of putting their daughters in harms way by letting Nagarwala cut their genitals as part of a religious procedure.
Prosecutors have argued that the federal genital mutilation law is clear: It prohibits “knowingly circumcis(ing), excis(ing) or infibulat(ing) the whole or any part of the labia majora or labia minora or clitoris of any other person who has not attained the age of 18 years.”
PAINFUL! – WHAT HAPPENED TO “DO NO HARM”?
Especially egregious, authorities have argued, is that this procedure was carried out by a doctor who took an oath to do no harm.
“She knew that this was illegal but did it anyway,” Woodward has said of Nagarwala, stressing: “As a medical doctor, she is aware that female genital mutilation has no medical purpose.”
Read more: DFP