Calling All Liberals: Will No One Look Out for the Rights of the Women and Children?

Tariq Ramadan, an Islamic scholar whom Oxford University treats as a feather in its cap, recently shocked the world by meticulously trying to avoid any criticism of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Instead, he asserted that it is a part of Islamic tradition and an internal matter for Muslims in the…

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Secret Islamic networks in U.S. doing the unspeakable to young girls

Female genital mutilation is a form of human trafficking that Maine legislators are currently choosing to allow in their state, say child advocates. Maine will try again on Aug. 2 to become the 25th state to ban the barbaric Third World practice that involves cutting the genitals of young girls.…

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Michigan FGM case could test bounds of religious liberty

This fall, a United States district judge will hear a landmark case: For the first time, the federal government is pursuing a case of female genital mutilation on American soil. Defense lawyers have said they will argue a freedom of religion defense – setting the stage for an explosive test…

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Attorney: Mutilation not a protected religious right

A constitutional law expert contends religious freedom is no justification for upholding the genital mutilation of young girls. Three people, including a doctor, face charges in Detroit federal court for performing the mutilations. All three are members of the Shia Muslim sect Dawoodi Bohra. Well-known liberal civil rights attorney Alan…

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Virginia mosque in turmoil after FGM endorsement video

A Virginia mosque leader’s pro-FGM video has plunged the local religious community in turmoil. Imam Shaker Elsayed, longtime leader of the Dar-al Hijrah Islamic Center outside Washington, DC, is now “on leave” after his spokesman quit over the outrage surrounding Elsayed’s May 19 video endorsing female genital mutilation. Another imam…

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‘I underwent genital mutilation as a child – right here in the United States’

by Tasneem Raja, Mother Jones, April 21, 2017 “‘This story isn’t going away,’ said one friend over the phone. We both grew up in the same controversial, secretive South Asian Muslim sect as the doctor, a 44-year-old emergency room physician named Jumana Nagarwala who was born in Washington, DC. ‘This…

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