Last year, Americans were stunned when a metro-Detroit Muslim doctor was arrested for committing FGM or female genital mutilation on young Muslim girls.
Last year, a horrifying discovery was made when a Henry Ford Hospital emergency room doctor was arrested for the female mutilation of young girls 6-8 years old. Young girls who traveled with their families to Dr. Nagarwala for the barbaric “procedure” were told they were going to Detroit for a “special girls trip.”
Shortly after the news about Dr. Nagarwala broke, a second Michigan doctor and his wife were arrested on charges of performing female genital mutilation on minors, according to breaking news from the U.S. Justice Department Friday.
Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, of Livonia, were both arrested and charged with conspiring to perform female genital mutilations on minor girls out of Dr. Attar’s medical clinic in Livonia, MI.
In what can only be described as a stunning decision, U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed the charges, calling them unconstitutional.
Friedman removed four defendants from the case — including three mothers accused of subjecting their daughters to female genital mutilation — while concluding Congress had no authority to enact a law criminalizing female genital mutilation, known as FGM.
“There is nothing commercial or economic about FGM,” Friedman wrote in a 28-page opinion. (Female genital mutilation) is not part of a larger market and it has no demonstrated effect on interstate commerce. The Commerce Clause does not permit Congress to regulate a crime of this nature.”
Now, a new barbaric practice that emanates from Africa is being used in the UK to stunt the development of young girls breasts by ironing them.
So-called “breast-ironing” entails taking hot stones to a girl’s chest, as you would an iron, in order to stunt her development. The painful practice may be done numerous times to a growing child, often on a weekly basis, depending on how each girl’s development is affected.
“Breast-ironing” is typically done by female elders in the girl’s family, such as her mother, with the supposed purpose of keeping unwanted male attention away from the child and curb the threat of rape and sexual assault, a report from The Guardian details.
With the massive influx of migration — often without assimilation — the abusive practice has popped up across the pond in an estimated 1,000 cases. The United Nations has categorized the practice as one of the top five under-reported gender-specific global crimes. – Daily Wire
A UK community activst told The Guardian: “It’s usually done in the UK, not abroad like female genital mutilation (FGM),” she said, describing a practice whereby mothers, aunties or grandmothers use a hot stone to massage across the breast repeatedly in order to “break the tissue” and slow its growth.
“Sometimes they do it once a week, or once every two weeks, depending on how it comes back,” she added.
The perpetrators, usually mothers, consider it a traditional measure which protects girls from unwanted male attention, sexual harassment and rape. Medical experts and victims regard it as child abuse which could lead to physical and psychological scars, infections, inability to breastfeed, deformities and breast cancer.
The United Nations describes it as one of five global under-reported crimes relating to gender-based violence.
A recent London borough of Brent mental health report mentioned that voluntary sector organizations working across the African diaspora felt that breast-ironing was “an emerging issue” which “was not receiving enough attention”.
“It is surprising to me that the police and other authorities are not allocating even the resources clearly needed to deal with this horrific phenomenon,” said Alex Carlile, one of UK’s leading QCs, who is a former deputy high court judge and a member of the House of Lords.
“Surely it’s high time for the police and prosecuting authorities to address and tackle the issue in a robust manner, sensitive to the personal issues that arise for young victims and their communities.”
“It’s not only an issue of funding it is also an issue of political will to tackle something that historically has been accepted as a cultural practice,” said Conservative MP Maria Miller, who also chairs the women’s and equalities select committee in parliament.
“I think public service providers have to start being more honest and realistic about some of the things they are encountering and to have the support to challenge what are abusive and barbaric practices, particularly aimed against children,” she added.
How long before this disgusting practice is being used here, in America? What do you think? Should these children be taken from their parents and placed into foster care? We’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.