According to the Centers for Disease Control, the horrifying case in Detroit where a Muslim doctor was arrested for practicing female genital mutilation was just the teensiest tip of the iceberg in this country: the CDC posits that as many as 513,000 girls and women, primarily in New York, Washington D.C. and Minneapolis, are at risk of that brutality as the girls and women hail from Muslim countries.
The CDC states that the massive increase in the monstrous practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is “wholly a result of rapid growth in the number of immigrants from FGM/C-practicing countries living in the United States.” Virtually all of the countries listed by the CDC were dominated by Muslims.
And that’s not even including Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation. The author of the 2016 study asserted that if Indonesia were included, the number of victims would increase by “several tens of thousands.” Recently-retired CDC researcher Howard Goldberg told The New York Post., “Indonesian figures became available after we wrote our paper, but it turns out that FGM was much more common in Indonesia than had been thought.”
Both Muslim parents and licensed Muslim doctors at well-known hospitals are executing the practice.
Muslim organizations claiming that FGM is not approved of may be covering up what some Muslims actually feel; the Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America, which according to The Post “renders official religious rulings for Muslims living in the U.S.,” says clitoris cutting is good for women.
Senior AMJA official Dr. Hatem Elhagaly said the Muslim prophet Muhammad was quoted approving the practice in a hadith; “A very small portion of the clitoris may be removed in the procedure.” he wrote in a recent fatwa. Shockingly, Elhagaly was an American Academy of Pediatrics fellow and Mayo Clinic pediatrician until 2012; he once defended the practice by saying:
We, however, should never doubt anything in our religion because of the bad publicity the media creates about it. Would it have been sensible for Muslims 50 years ago to doubt male circumcision because it was not yet shown by science to be of benefit? The same could be true with female circumcision. They may figure out the benefits of the practice in 50 or 500 years.
As the CDC points out, male circumcision prevents germs from growing underneath the foreskin, and can lower a male’s risk of sexually-transmitted diseases, penile cancer and even urinary tract infections. The World Health Organization is blunt in its attack on female circumcision, asserting it has no known health benefits and can even cause complications during childbirth.