A so called ‘physician’ in Detroit is accused of performing female genital mutilation on numerous girls ages 6 to 8 years old.
This would be the first case of its kind ever brought to a U.S. court.
Female genital mutilation is a barbaric practice performed in Muslim countries around the world.
From the Detroit Free Press:
“The accused is Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, an emergency room doctor at Henry Ford Hospital who — according to the federal government — is a member of a religious and cultural community that practices genital mutilation on young girls and women to curb their sexuality in an attempt to reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says this is the first such criminal case in the country, with prosecutors relying on a law that criminalizes the practice of female genitalia mutilation, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. The doctor, however, could get 10-years to life in prison for another crime she was charged with: Transportation of an individual with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.”
Below is a list of countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is practiced the most. Note- Detroit, MI is the furthest place one would expect such a barbaric practice to be performed.