O.J. Simpson’s lawyer defends FGM as religious freedom

The lawyer who got O.J. Simpson off the hook is on the pro-FGM legal defense team in Michigan.

Famed defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz has joined the legal team of two Islamic physicians being prosecuted in Michigan for mutilating the genitals of little girls.

“This is the first such case prosecuted in the United States,” Heat Street reports. “The defense team is expected to make a two-pronged argument, saying that what happened to the girls does not qualify as ‘female genital mutilation’ but was instead ‘legal and benign.’ Moreover, they are expected to argue that the practice is constitutionally protected as a religious practice.”

Some of Dershowitz’s more celebrated clients include suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian and O. J. Simpson.

“Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, along with Dr. Fakrhuddin Attar and his wife, Farida, belong to the Detroit-area Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shiite Islam with more than a million adherents worldwide, according to Heat Street.

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