Second Doctor Arrested for Female Genital Mutilation in Michigan
The doctor and his wife own the clinic where another doctor allegedly performed FGM on minors.
Last week, authorities charged Dr. Jumana Nagarwala for female genital mutilation on a 7-year-old-girl. Now authorities have arrested and charged the doctor and his wife, the owners of the Burhani Medical Clinic.
Officials arrested Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife Farida Attar, 50. They face charges for “conspiring to perform genital mutilation on minor girls by letting a doctor use their clinic to perform the procedure.”
From Detroit Free Press:
According to the complaint, Attar has admitted to authorities that Nagarwala has used his clinic after hours to treat children ages 6-9 for problems with their genitals, including genital rashes, but that she only saw the patients “when the clinic is closed on Friday evenings or Saturdays.” She never billed for the procedures nor documented them, the complaint said, noting multiple other young girls have told authorities that Nagarwala also performed gender mutilation on them.
Nagarwala has claimed through her lawyer that she did not engage in any actual cutting, but rather that she removed a membrane from the genital area using a “scraper” and gave it to the parents to bury in the ground as part of a religious custom within her Indian-Muslim community, known as the Dawoodi Bohra. The parents have not been charged. One of the girls in Minnesota was temporarily removed from the home but is now back with her parents.
The complaint alleges that Farida “held the girls’ hands ‘in order to comfort them.'”
Here is timeline within the complaint:
Here, according to the unsealed complaint, is what investigators saw happen outside the clinic at 6 p.m. on Feb. 3:
At 6:09 p.m., Nagarwala arrived at the clinic.
Four minutes later, Attar handed her a white bag in the parking lot. The two went inside the clinic.
At 6:22 p.m., Attar’s wife arrives and enters the clinic.
At 6:25 p.m., a mother and 7-year-old girl enter the clinic. They leave almost 20 minutes later. Then, a second mom and her daughter enter. They leave about 20 minutes later.
At 7:03 p.m., Nagarwala left the clinic.
Authorities discovered that Attar communicated with the Indian Muslim community in Minnesota on a regular basis. He made “50 phone calls in [a] three-month period starting last fall.”
In one of Farida’s phone calls, the authorities heard her “telling one Michigan member of the religious community not to cooperate if investigators inquire about the procedures.”
Attar’s defense lawyer spoke to the media:
“Dr. Attar is not aware of any crimes committed at his clinic,” defense lawyer Mary Chartier told reporters outside court. “This is frightening for them and terrifying.”
She criticized the government for waiting until Friday to arrest the doctor.
“It’s classic gamesmanship by the government, knowing they would spend the weekend in custody,” she said. “I’m not surprised the government would pull that stunt.”
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I hope both ‘doctors’ lose their licenses and do jail time. And then get deported.
I think you are being too kind.
Before that however, can’t we make him Hillary’s personal doc?
And implicitly supported by the silence of the Democrat Party.
I know that looks aren’t everything but… Would you go to a doctor with a smirk like that?
The left went berserk after they heard Donald Trump say what he wants to grab. Let’s see if the left even blinks an eye after they hear what these doctors want to cut.
If Obama was still President, these butchers would still be allowed (actually encouraged) to mutilate young girls.
Where are the feminists? Where are all the fools dressed up in “Pussy” hats? Where is hillary and her high horse for women? Can there be anything more degrading to a woman than to take her sexuality away?
America is the worst place on earth. If’s to official truth. And anyone who would speak up and tell the truth must be shut up.
How dare the government pull a “stunt” and arrest these pillars of goodness on a Friday. They only mutilated young children. The Doctors were frightened? How about the young children who were mutilated? Obviously the parents and these so called doctors can’t adjust to a western society and shouldn’t be here.
They try to present this as analogous to circumcision for males, but it is not. Circumcision does not prevent normal sexual function and feeling. This mutilation of females is INTENDED to prevent their being able to enjoy sexual relations, and often the physical damage is worse than that, causing lifetime difficulties beyond sexual dysfunction. Think of an entire culture in which mutual sexual satisfaction in marriage is impossible because the women are mutilated to prevent it.