A doctor in the Detroit, Michigan area has been charged with performing female genital mutilation. Her victims were six to eight years old.

WXYZ News reported:

Detroit emergency room doctor charged with child genital mutilation

A Henry Ford Hospital emergency room doctor has been arrested and charged in connection to performing female genital mutilation on young girls.

Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville Michigan is accused of performing female genital mutilation on underage girls.

According to a criminal complaint, Nagarwala performed the procedure on girls ages six to eight years old at a medical clinic in Livonia.

Some of the children were brought from out of state for the illegal procedure. 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.

Some consider FGM as a religious and cultural practice. The purpose of this illegal practice is to suppress female sexuality in order to reduce sexual pleasure.

In the criminal affidavit, Nagarwala performed FGM on girls who were approximately 7 years old at the time at a clinic in Livonia.

Here’s a short video report:

Katie Pavlich of Townhall has more:

DOJ Arrests Michigan Doctor For Genital Mutilation of Six Year Old Girls

“Despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco said in a statement. “The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”

According to the criminal complaint, Nagarwala performed the illegal and severe procedure in a “medical clinic” outside of the hospital, but did not receive payment and did not bill patients. The FBI classified her as a member of a specific religious community. Girls from neighboring Minnesota, at least one who was seven-years-old, were brought by their parents to Nagarwala for the procedure. They were also interviewed by the FBI and could face charges.

You can read the criminal complaint below:

Nagarwala Complaint by Katie Pavlich on Scribd

This issue has been a tricky one for progressives and feminists. While they fully support the idea of bringing more Muslim refugees to the United States, they’re largely silent on this barbaric practice.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who is often maligned by the left, is herself a victim of FGM.

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