Friday, April 14, 2017

Detroit ER Doctor Arrested for Female Genital Mutilations

Hat tip The Blaze

“The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country,” she added in a statement, “and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”

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A doctor in Detroit has been charged for performing female genital mutilations. She is an emergency room physician named Jumana Nagarwala. She is facing federal charges.

I can only pray that this story is widely publicized. This practice has encroached upon Europe. It is done behind closed doors. In other cases, young girls are sent back to the family's country of origin to have the procedure performed. No doubt some families here have sent their daughters back to the old country for the same purpose. Now this.

These girls are entitled to the same protections we all enjoy here in America. I am heartened that the new DOJ is prosecuting this. I doubt the Obama DOJ would have brought charges.

*Update: The story is indeed getting wide coverage including the New York Times, CNN and foreign outlets including Nagarwala's native India. The below article identifies her as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Shia Islam, which practices FGM.

1 comment:

Miggie said...

We all have voices. Unless we use them, all of us, to the best of our ability, the outrage and peril will not be obvious to our elected officials or fellow citizens. As I wrote in a previous post here, we have to react to how much different and unacceptable are the Islamists. We have to emphasize how often these attacks and atrocities occur. We have to stop forgiving them or making false, forgiving, comparisons.

This practice is grotesque. As far as I know, this practice is encouraged or even condoned only in Muslim societies. And now it is practiced in America! Where is the outrage in Letters to the Eritor? Where are the Womens' Rights organizations? University faculties? Clergy in every other religion? Congress? And so many others who should be outraged, yet they are silent.