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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Two Minnesota Mothers Charged in Michigan Genital Mutilation Case, Taking Number of Defendants to Eight

DETROIT — Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in an Indian American Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic. A new indictment was unsealed Sept. 14 in Detroit federal court, raising the number of defendants to eight. The eight include…

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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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Women Initiative For Self Help Ends Workshop on Gender Base Violence

Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – Women Initiative for Self Help (WISH) Liberia, Inc. has ended a two-day workshop on its nine months project title, ‘Rescue My Sister,’ in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. The project is an advocacy for abandonment of Female Genital mutilation (F.G.M) practices, violence against women and girls…

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Muslim Website Blames Jews for Misinformation on Female Genital Mutilation

Muslims in Calgary, a group purporting to represent more than 75,000 Muslims in the Canadian city, made a pitch for its version of female genital mutilation and blamed the “Jewish controlled media” for anti-FGM attitudes. The article, which was posted in July but recently received national attention, attempts to distinguish between female…

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FGM Excluded from Domestic Violence Act

The National Working Group Against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has frowned on the National Legislature for omitting the FGM component from the passed Domestic Violence Act, calling on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to intervene and ensure that it is revised. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as ‘female genital cutting,’…

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Does Female Genital Mutilation Have Health Benefits? The Problem with Medicalizing Morality

Four members of the Dawoodi Bohra sect of Islam living in Detroit, Michigan have recently been indicted on charges of female genital mutilation (FGM). This is the first time the US government has prosecuted an “FGM” case since a federal law was passed in 1996. The world is watching to see how the case turns out. A lot is at stake here.…

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