Last week I reported on a Michigan ER physician who was arrested for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on young children.
Now another shoe has dropped.
Federal agents Friday arrested a second doctor in connection with the nation’s first genital mutilation case, sources told The Detroit News.
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar is accused of letting Dr. Jumana Nagarwala perform mutilations at his Burhani Medical Clinic on Farmington Road. His wife, office manager Farida Attar, also was arrested and is accused of helping Nagarwala perform the mutilations, according to a 14-page complaint unsealed Friday in federal court.
The complaint solves a mystery stemming from the case by pinpointing where Nagarwala allegedly mutilated two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota earlier this year while performing a controversial, illegal procedure. The complaint also describes a widening conspiracy involving at least Nagarwala, Attar and his wife — all three are members of an insular sect of Muslims based out of a Farmington Hills mosque
Some years ago the CDC (which is all sciencey and stuff) did a study that claimed over a half-million women and girls in the United States were at risk for FGM. So, if this study is to be believed (and personally I find it to be IN-credible but I’m a rightwing knuckedragger) there should be a lot of these procedures happening. FGM was outlawed in 1997 and two of the three arrests for FGM were made this month.
Either it really isn’t a risk or three administrations have turned a blind eye to this horrendous practice.