Police force is under fire after suggesting prosecuting parents for FGM ‘is unlikely to benefit the child’

A police force was blasted over tweeted comments claiming prosecuting parents over Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) would not ‘benefit’ the child.

West Midlands Police urged viewers watching an episode of BBC hit drama Call The Midwife addressing FGM to visit their website for more information.

So far no one in Britain has ever been convicted of FGM, despite it being outlawed for 30 years.

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  • shasta

    Prosecuting and jailing murderers is unlikely to benefit the victims either. Perhaps the UK needs a rewrite of their homicide laws to put them in agreement with police FGM practice.

    • terrence22

      and with shariah

    • pdxnag

      Award the victim a million Dollar/Euro judgment against the perps, including family. Let the perps all race for the exit.

    • Watchman

      “Men are not hanged for stealing horses, but that horses may not be stolen” – George Savile
      Similar idea – it’s all about deterrence.

  • tom_billesley

    Police reply “Dear Manda”. The pseudonym Manda_Ponium obviously alludes to pandemonium. Not obvious to them, though.

  • Dave

    But just quote a violent verse from the koran publically…

  • pdxnag

    If you want to end the practice you have to expel the whole family or clan that engages in it. Focus on tomorrow. If the evil doers are citizens of the Islamic Ummah, exclusively so if they are voluntarily “Muslim”, then they have no business being in a free country in any event. Boot. Boot, boot.

  • Clink9

    They have now defined what side they are on.

  • Blacksmith

    Well they are right, it won’t help that child who has already been mutilated. It would help to discourage others from following the example and THAT is what punishment is for.

    • Editor

      Deterrence only works for normal people. Not fanatical, inbred barbarians.

  • BillyHW

    Women’s suffrage leads directly to the genital mutilation of female children.

  • Editor

    Kind of like Rotherham, I guess. Although investigating that would have been even worse because it would have been “unlikely to benefit” 1400 children.

    • tom_billesley

      Prosecutions are not in the public interest as it’d cause a shortage of taxis.

      • Editor

        Taxis and kebabs are the glue of “social cohesion”

  • trespasserswill

    On the basis of that logic, they’d never bother to prosecute a murderer if he has young children.

  • DM

    If there is no prosecution now, then when? If prosecuting the evil of FGM will not help the current victim then there will be more victims. The longer it is allowed the longer it will continue. To delay is tacitly accepting and promoting sharia.
    Children who are victims should be permanently removed from the home with no contact with the (parents) brutes that mutilated her.

  • tom_billesley

    Leading London doctor cleared over FGM after three year Metropolitan Police investigation.
    http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/doctor-cleared-over-fgm-says-women-should-be-free-to-have-intimate-surgery-a3477941.html
    A file on the case was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider whether Mr Veale, a consultant psychiatrist at London’s Maudsley and Priory hospitals, should be charged for advising that the surgery could go ahead.
    It has now been decided to take no action against either Mr Veale or the surgeon, Dr Joe Daniels, who carried out the procedure at a London clinic.