Female genital mutilation is not a sex act, attorney says

DETROIT, MI — Federal prosecutors charged two Detroit-area doctors, who are also accused of female genital mutilation, with an additional crime usually reserved for pimps who prostitute young girls. Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, a former physician at Henry Ford Hospital, is accused of performing religious-based female circumcisions on…

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FAITH FILE: OK, Let’s Talk About Cheap Sex, Female Genital Mutilation And Jesus

Now that I have your attention… Federal officials arrested two Muslim women who drove from their Minnesota homes to Detroit to subject their seven-year-old daughters to the horrific — and illegal in the U.S. — practice of female genital mutilation, or female circumcision. “Haseena Halfal, 34, of Plymouth, Minnesota, and…

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Moms Charged In Female Genital Mutilation Case Involving 7-Year-Old Daughters

DETROIT (WWJ) – New charges Thursday connected to an investigation into female genital mutilation (FGM) in Michigan. Federal Prosecutors have indicted two women from Minnesota, accused of bringing their two 7-year-old daughters to Michigan to have the procedure in which genitalia were cut. [INDICTMENT — CAUTION GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AND DESCRIPTIONS] The woman…

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FBI Probe Into Female Genital Mutilation Expands Beyond Michigan to New York, California and Illinois

The FBI’s investigation into genital mutilation of girls, some as young as six-years-old, has expanded beyond the original case in Michigan where two doctors were arrested and indicted in April. Girls from Minnesota were taken to Michigan for “treatment” by their parents. A refresher on some of the details: The…

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Michigan doctor to stay in jail in genital mutilation case

A Detroit-area doctor charged with performing genital mutilation on girls from a Muslim sect will remain in jail while she awaits trial after a judge on Wednesday expressed concern that she might try to flee the country. U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman took note of the roughly three dozen people who were…

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Advocates criticize legislators’ lack of concern of issue of FGM

Following the arrest of two physicians in Detroit last April for performing female genital mutilation (FGM), people have been calling for the practice to be banned in the U.S. However, some states are slow in enacting laws to this effect while a civil liberties group is working against its prohibition.…

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