Absurd, Outrageous Religious Liberty Argument Used to Justify Female Genital Mutilation

Doctor Freed Last Week on $4.5 Million Bond,While Two Mothers of 7-Year-Old Girls Indicted on Charges Washington, D.C.—A doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls in Michigan is out on bond, after a judge released her from pre-trial detention last week. The $4.5 million bond was met by 17 of…

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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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Michigan takes female genital mutilators to court

On July 19, U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman denied bail for Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, a physician, as the Detroit Free Press reported, “accused of cutting the genitals of two Minnesota girls as part of a religious procedure.”  According to the court, Nagarwala may have subjected as many as 100…

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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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Attorney: Michigan genital mutilation case stretches to other states

The genital mutilation investigation that has snared several people in Michigan has also stretched to other states. Federal agents have identified new potential defendants who live in Los Angeles, Chicago and Minnesota, according to court documents filed Tuesday by Shannon Smith, an attorney for a Michigan doctor charged in the…

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Feds expand female genital mutilation probe to three major US cities

Federal agents are investigating additional targets in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York as part of a probe into the spread of the use of female genital mutilation, according to a report Tuesday. A grand jury investigation had originally focused on girls in Michigan and Minnesota, but new court documents…

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Female Genital Mutilation, a Hidden Violation of 200 Million Women and Girls

Don’t call Adama Lee Bah a victim. She is most definitely a survivor. Not only that, she is thriving. At age 7, in her home country of The Gambia, Bah was subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM), a cultural practice that involves the mutilation or cutting of the female genitalia…

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