Lawyer: FGM on girls was part of Muslim doctor’s Islamic ‘religious practice’

Source: Lawyer: Genital procedure on girls was part of ‘religious practice’

In a stunning revelation in federal court today, an attorney for a Detroit area doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls admitted that her client performed a procedure on the juveniles’ private parts, but maintained that it wasn’t cutting.

Instead, the lawyer said Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, removed the membrane from the girls’ genitals as part of a religious practice that is tied to an international Indian-Muslim group that the doctor belongs to.

Attorney Shannon Smith said that her client removed the membrane from the girls vaginal parts and gave it  the girls’ parents, who would then bury it following a custom practiced by a small sect of Indian Muslims known as the Dawoodi  Bohra.

All of this was disclosed at a detention hearing for Nagarwala, who was ordered locked up pending the outcome of her case.

The judge concluded she was a danger to the community and a flight risk after hearing arguments from both sides.

 The government argued that Nagarwala engaged in secretive practice that has potentially harmed numerous young girls across Michigan. And she did it after hours, in a private unnamed clinic in Livonia, without keeping any records or billing anyone, the government said.

“She knew that this was illegal but did it anyway,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward said in court, claiming there’s also a risk of Nagarwala and others pressuring others in their religious community not to talk to authorities about this “incredibly secretive” procedure.

“I think there’s a preponderance of the evidence that your client poses a danger to the community,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Monica Mazjoub said during the hearing, in which she pressed the defense to explain why Nagarwala performed these procedures at a clinic late at night, but never kept any records or billed for them.

Nagarwala, an emergency room doctor with Henry  Ford Health System, was charged Thursday with genital mutilation in what prosecutors are calling the first of its kind criminal case in the country. The case involves two 7-year-old Minnesota girls who came to metro Detroit in February with their mothers, not knowing that the reason for the trip was to have their genitals cut, prosecutors allege.

According to court documents, the girls thought they were in Michigan for a “special” girls trip, but instead ended up in the Livonia clinic, where Nagarwala allegedly mutilated their genitals as part of a cultural and religious practice. The girls were told to keep what happened a secret, but the FBI found out, records show.

Female genital mutilation, which experts say is practiced in 30 countries worldwide and has been performed on 200 million women living today,  is illegal in the US. The practice, which seeks to curb the sexuality of girls and women by making sex painful, qualifies as a criminal sexual act, as the intent of the procedure is considered to abuse, humiliate, harass or degrade.

According to court records, she, volunteered to be interviewed by a Homeland Security agent and Michigan child protective services personnel. During her interview, she said that she is aware that female genitalia mutilation is illegal in the U.S., but denied ever performing the procedure on any children.  She also said that she had no knowledge of  the procedure being performed on anyone in her cultural community.

At her initial appearance in court Thursday, two male relatives were in the courtroom, but they declined to comment. So did her lawyer, Bloomfield Hills attorney Shannon Smith.

As noted earlier today, Protection petitions were filed for two Minnesota girls after genital mutilation by Muslim doc.

4 thoughts on “Lawyer: FGM on girls was part of Muslim doctor’s Islamic ‘religious practice’

  1. We have seen the events caused by 7th century Muslim assault on Western Culture. These zealots led by ISIS monsters need to be annihilated from Earth. They deserve ‘NO QUARTER’ and should be destroyed. Child Brides, pedophilia, murder of homosexuals, hideous deaths etc. Only thing they understand is a bullet. Europe is in serious trouble, with many of these animals? British Isles (Brexit) have had enough! They are entering France, Germany, Sweden to conquer; French Marine Le Pen can end the violence. My family, two daughter have been shown to fire a small caliber hand gun, plus a fillet knife. Sharia law is a Stygian on humanity and must never get a foothold in America? We a land of ‘FREE SPEECH’ and we are an Independent, where we are not to be controlled by Globalist which drain resources. My cousins who originally lived in London, moved from the Metropolis when welfare scavenges arrived and moved to the country

  2. Islam was banned from the USA in 1952. The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, and in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic Immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House. Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. The American people need to know there is a censorship of the migration of the Muslim body to the United States. The Wahhabi Invasion of America is alive and well and will be the end of the American core beliefs, the basic Judaea-Christian beliefs.

  3. Islamic FGM = khitan al-inath (ختان الإناث), in Indonesia. sunat perempuan (khitan wanita)

    Hadith. The Prophet said:

    أشمِّي ولا تنهَكي
    ašimmī wa-lā tanhakī
    [Cut] slightly and do not overdo it

    Or Muhammad said:

    اختفضن ولا تنهكن
    iḫtafiḍna wa-lā tanhikna
    Cut [slightly] without exaggeration

    „Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.“ (WHO)

    There’s no such thing as ‚mild‘ FGM.

    Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) =
    zero tolerance even to the less invasive forms of FGM

    Der Strafprozess: United States of America v. JUMANA NAGARWALA darf nicht zur Straffreistellung der angeblich gering invasiven Formen der weiblichen Genitalverstümmelung (FGM) führen.

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