Detroit Doctor Who Arrested For Practicing FGM, Exposes Bigger Terrifying Picture

Another two people have been charged in Michigan for allegedly being involved in the circumcision of two 7-year-old girls. The growing number of cases coming to light shows that even though the practice is banned, it is still alive and well and continues to be practiced by some cultures in America.

Most recently, charges were filed against Detroit Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, and his wife, Farida Attar, owners, and operators of the Burhani Medical Clinic. The Attars ran the clinic where the ghastly procedure was allegedly routinely performed after hours for members of the Indian-Muslim community. They've been charged with conspiring to perform genital mutilation on minor girls.

Two girls, both seven years old, reportedly had their genitals mutilated by Dr. Jumana Nagarwala at the clinic. Nagarwala was charged last week for the illegal procedure, making her the first to be federally prosecuted of genital mutilation in the U.S.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in many Middle Eastern, Asian and African nations. As immigrants spread across the globe, many take the practice with them to countries in Europe or North America, despite that fact that it's prohibited by law.

The reasoning behind the surgery is that if the clitoris is removed, the woman will be able to keep her sexuality under control and preserve her virginity. The procedure can be dangerous as it may result in infection, bleeding out, scarring, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating and childbirth complications.

The Burhani Medical Clinic has been under investigation since the FBI was tipped off about FGM practices back in 2012. Federal agents had the clinic under surveillance since then.

Dr. Nagarwala, an emergency room physician, argues that she did not perform genital mutilation, but a religious ritual.

The Attars have a court hearing set for Friday. The two claim they were not involved with genital mutilation. "It's frightening for them," said their attorney. "Dr. Attar is not aware of or believes any crimes were committed at his clinic."

Source: KCRA
Photo: Mad World News

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