A Detroit physician was arrested earlier this week for performing the grisly practice of female genital mutilation on young girls in a first-of-its-kind case prosecuted in America.
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, a Muslim physician and native of western India, performed the procedure, described as “barbaric” by U.S. Justice Department prosecutors, on girls ages 6 to 8.
At least two of her small victims were brought from Minnesota by their parents to have the procedure done. Minnesota, like Michigan, has a large population of Muslim immigrants who would seek out this procedure for their daughters.
By most media accounts of the case, however, one would never know where female genital mutilation gets its inspiration.
Articles by the Washington Post and even , reported on the arrest without giving a single mention of the fact that the doctor is Muslim. The words Muslim, Islam and Shariah never appear in their articles.
Some of the most ardent women’s rights organizations in America have also been silent on the issue for years, even though the Centers for Disease Control has warned that more than 500,000 girls in the U.S. are at risk of having the painful procedure forced upon them.
Even when the media does report on FGM, as in Thursday’s reports, the tie to Islam is notably absent. This, despite the clear evidence that “female circumcision” is part of Shariah law, says a former top Shariah lawyer from Iran who authored a book about sexuality in the Islamic culture.
Daniel Akbari says the Obama DOJ did nothing to put obstacles in the path of Islamization of this country and that includes its reluctance to prosecute doctors who perform FGM. The arrest Wednesday of Dr. Nagarwala was the first such arrest under federal law in U.S. history.
Shariah comes from Quran, the hadith and the consensus of scholars, and one of the components of extreme Shariah is female “circumcision,” says Akbari, author of “.”
Islamic scholar Sahih al-Bukhari is the source of the circumcision rules in the Islamic hadiths, Akbari said.
“Sahih is the same source for men’s circumcision. Nobody challenges the source,” Akbari told WND.
“One of the most extreme forms of Shariah law, regarding family, is to surgically remove the girls’ clitoris. Muslims call it female circumcision and Westerners consider it to be female genital mutilation,” he explained.
The sunna, which is another term for the hadith, consists of the reported words and deeds of Prophet Muhammad and is considered obligatory for every Shariah-compliant Muslim.
“The Quran commands that whatever Allah and his messenger have forbidden or have commanded must be part of Islamic belief and practice. The fact female circumcision appears in the authentic hadiths means it is required in Shariah,” Akbari said. “It is against Islam to believe the Quran is the only and complete source of Islamic belief and practice. Without the hadith and ijma [consensus of the scholars] Islam is incomplete.”
In a hadith reported by al-Bukhari, narrated by Abu Huraira:
“Allah’s Messenger said, ‘Five practices are characteristics of the Fitra [nature]: circumcisions, shaving the pubic region, clipping the nails and cutting the moustaches short.’” (Al-Bukhari Volume 7 Book 72 No.777)
The original Arabic word for circumcisions, al-Khitan, is plural and refers to genital parts of both man and woman.
Another hadith reported by Al-Tirmidhi says:
“Aishah narrated that: the Prophet said: ‘When the circumcised meets the circumcised then bath is required.’ (Al-Tirmidhi Volume 1 Book 1 No.109)
These hadith are the same source used for male circumcision. The purpose of FGM is to reduce or eliminate a woman’s sexual pleasure, so they don’t become tempted to fall into Satan’s trap of adultery or fornication, Akbari said.
Originally posted on Kaplan Herald: