Rise of a deplorable third world custom in the U.S. needs citizens to stand up and denounce this butchery. I caught a news story out Georgia where Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) was deporting an Ethiopian who had served prison time. Prison time was for female genital mutilation (FGM) of his two-year old daughter. What’s more disturbing, is the rise of this crime in America. The details of the case are here via AJC.com, here’s a primer:
A man who was found guilty in Gwinnett County of brutally cutting his 2-year-old daughter’s genitals was deported to his native Ethiopia, federal authorities said Tuesday.
Khalid Adem, 41, was convicted in November 2006 of aggravated battery and cruelty to children and sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years of probation, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s archives.
Using scissors, Adem mutilated the girl, officials said. He is believed to be the first person in the United States convicted of female genital mutilation, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case led to a change in Georgia law.
Since 2003, ICE has arrested more than 380 individuals for human rights-related violations of the law, the agency said.
If ICE has made this many arrests of this act, there are easily more and more happening in America due to the sheer immigration patterns of America taking people in from these countries that practice FGM.
Medically, this mutilation has been denounced going back to 1995. The American Medical Association and Council on Scientific Affairs put out a one paragraph statement denouncing the medical procedure and warned of the psychological harm.
This didn’t stop the sheer madness of this practice to somehow intellectually seep into doctors here in America. In 2010, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed this practice to be done in America under the guise of “diversity”. They had to back track after massive criticism:
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is again changing its policy on ritual female genital cutting (FGC) after advocacy groups protested the academy’s recently revised policy statement regarding the excision of girls’ external genitalia, which some African, Middle Eastern, and Asian cultures perform as a rite of passage.
The AAP board of directors voted on May 22 to retire the new policy, published in the May issue of the journal Pediatrics, and to immediately revise it because of the confusion it generated, AAP President Judith Palfrey, MD, told Medscape Pediatrics.
That policy statement expressed concern that girls from cultures that practice FGC who now live in the United States may be sent by their parents back to their native countries for a genital-altering procedure that can be harmful and even life-threatening. In the statement, which revised the academy’s 1998 policy, the AAP’s Committee on Bioethics wrote, “It might be more effective if federal and state laws enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a ritual [clitoral] nick as a possible compromise to avoid greater harm.”
Politicians on all levels like to preach about “American Values”. Well, defending the innocent female children of this obscene and mentally degenerative procedure is one value we must take.