Shannon Smith – has that “too crazy to date” look
A Detroit-area doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls in violation of federal law walked out of jail Tuesday a free woman as her lawyer was able to arrange the largest unsecured-bond in the jurisdiction’s history.
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, a member of a Shia Muslim sect that practices a form of female genital cutting, posted a $4.5 million unsecured bond after some 15 friends and family members put their homes and other assets on the line. If she flees, they lose their property.
Most of those who pledged their assets are believed to be fellow members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a Western India-based sect within the Ishmaelite community of Shia Muslims.
An Oakland County, Michigan mother who is one of eight defendants in America’s first female genital mutilation (FGM) case asked to have her ankle monitor removed because it causes “irritation to the skin.”
Detroit Free Press reports that the mother, whose name has been kept confidential to protect the identity of her minor daughter, submitted documents on Tuesday arguing the device “serves no practical purpose and there is no reason to continue wearing it for the next eight months” prior to the trial.
Prosecutors estimate up to 100 girls were cut during the 12-year conspiracy. So far, the indictment references six victims.
The lead defendant in a genital mutilation investigation is about to taste freedom again thanks to generous friends: They offered more than $4.5 million in property to secure Dr. Jumana Nagarwala’s bond and her release from federal lockup after five months.
That’s the largest unsecured bond in the history of Detroit’s federal court.
The size of the bond, along with other factors, convinced U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman today to grant bond to Nagarwala, whom the government believes subjected as many as 100 minor girls belonging to a small Muslim sect to genital cutting procedures. Friedman concluded that Nagarwala isn’t a flight risk given all that her friends and family have to lose should she flee.
Sex, Lies and Videotape in Michigan
As headlines surrounding the federally prosecuted female genital mutilation (FGM) case come to light in Michigan, the shocking details raise awareness about this horrific practice that leaves behind years of physical and emotional scars.
A website serving Calgary Muslims has raised eyebrows by making a lengthy pitch for female circumcision, arguing the practice has “immense” value and blaming its poor reputation on Jewish-controlled media.
The provocative blog post by a foreign Islamic scholar drew strong rebukes this week from researchers and advocates concerned about female-genital mutilation, and from a major Jewish group.
It also resurrected questions about whether genital cutting of young women is taking place in Canada, despite being a crime punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
I broke this story last Month, and while I’m happy to see it get some play in the MSM the NatPo has given no credit to this blog.
Maybe I should be the one applying for a government subsidy.
After Sophia* was cut, her legs were fastened together and she was told not to move.
In her rural Somalian community, however, animals are free to roam and out of nowhere an ox charged. Despite the searing pain, she ran.
The then-9-year-old fell to the ground and started to bleed. Her stitches had reopened. Sophia’s mother, Lesha*, came rushing over, saw her daughter on the floor, and dragged the little girl back to their house – an area designated for female circumcision. Clearly something had gone wrong the first time round. She asked the cutter who had performed the original procedure to do it again.
A Muslim website based in the Canadian city of Calgary has published an article defending the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) claiming that there are medical benefits if part of a woman’s genitals are removed, and saying it is justified by Islam.
The article, written by pro-FGM author and journalist Asiff Hussein, claims that “Misogynists and Feminists” are “denigrating” the practice which he claims has medical benefits for women.
PS. I broke this story on August 15th and while it’s nice to see it getting play in Breitbart a credit would be appreciated as a simple courtesy.
Several years ago, when I heard about Female Genital Mutilation, FGM, I thought I had been mistaken. The idea that such an atrocity taking place in modern times could not be reconciled with my naive thinking at the time. After reading Alice Walker’s book, Possessing the Secret of Joy, I realized this hideous act toward women was alive and well in the third world countries of Africa practiced among Muslims and some Christians alike. What I could not wrap my head around was the silence from the western world against this barbarism. In addition, as I learned more about the various layers of intrusiveness in FGM, I became even more disturbed by excuses made in the name of religion and culture.
Earlier this year, Federal authorities broke up an FGM network in the United States that had mutilated unknown numbers of young girls. The FGM network was linked to the Muslim sect of the Dawoodi Bohra. Now a Canadian survey shows that a disturbingly high percentage of Muslim Dawoodi Bohra women have undergone FGM.
I have written about the virulently anti-semitic Muslims in Calgary organization before. In a bizarre bit of politically correct madness the Local Hate Arbitrator decreed that publishing excerpts from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion among other equally vile and widely held Muslim beliefs about Jews wasn’t a hate crime at all! Nor was their more recent hate screed against the Ahmadiyya.
With that background it’s no surprise that they would publish an article extolling the benefits of Female Genital Mutilation and of course find room to blame the Jewish controlled media for bad mouthing this barbaric practice. But then again this is Justin’s Canada and this is mainstream Islam.
The article is entitled “Female Circumcision in Islam” and is subtitled “How Misogynists and Feminists are feeding upon each other to denigrate an Islamic practice that brings untold benefits to women”. Link.
Here is an excerpt discussing the Jewish controlled media and its Islamophobic stance on FGM:
Below is a pdf. of the Muslims in Calgary web page preserved for posterity.
Muslims in Calgary – FGM and the Jewish Controlled Media
Politically correct asshats under fire for using photo of a white girl in campaign against female genital mutilation
Children’s charity Barnado’s has come under fire for using a photo of a white girl to publicise a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM).
An estimated 20,000 girls suffer in the UK a year at the hands of FGM, but a disproportionate amount of these are from African or Middle Eastern families.
Lack of assimilation spurs rapid spread of barbaric Islamist practice in U.S., U.K. and Germany
Massive numbers of Muslim migrants from the Middle East and Africa have brought and spread the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Western nations that have welcomed them.
“Along with immigration has come these practices,” said Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a practicing Muslim and president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.
“There is a significant amount of denial within the community and with the sort of apologetic … folks on both the Left and the Right who want to dissociate these things from religion,” he told LifeZette.