Recently, I wrote about how Michigan doctor Jumana Nagarwala performed female genital mutilations on two seven-year-old girls. According to WXYZ Detroit, "Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is considered the complete removal or partial removal of the clitoris, known as a clitoridectomy. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of women and girls."
Female genital mutilation is practiced by “some members of a particular religious and cultural community,” to which Nagarwala belongs, in order to “curb the sexuality of girls and women by making sex painful.” What mysterious “cultural community” practices this? Though the media hate to name it, Attorney Cynthia Nunez claimed that a local mosque paid for the surgeries. The Detroit Free Press reported:
According to guardian ad litem Cynthia Nunez, the attorney assigned by the court to look out for the best interests of the children, Nagarwala’s husband is the treasurer of the Farmington Hills mosque, and could face criminal charges himself involving allegations that the mosque was paying his wife to perform genital cutting procedures on young girls for years.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward has claimed that perhaps up to 100 girls were mutilated there in Michigan. Though this claim, of course, is denied, is anyone surprised that a mosque would pay for such a procedure? Recently, Shaker Elsayed, Imam of Dar Al-Hijrah Mosque in Fairfax County, Virginia, got suspended when it was revealed that he thinks female genital mutilation is great to control the “hyper-sexuality of women.”
And he led a mosque that, according to one Washington Post reporter, is not even an extremist hotbed.
It’s time to stop the willful blindness. Call out the mosques who are perpetrating such horrific practices and hold them accountable.
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