Wednesday, November 21, 2018

US: federal judge declares law banning female genital mutilation unconstitutional

(Detroit)  US district judge Bernard Friedman in Detroit on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a US law banning female genital mutilation, and then dismissed several charges against two doctors and others in the first US criminal case of its kind. Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for US attorney Matthew Schneider in Detroit, said that prosecutor’s office would review the decision before deciding whether to appeal. The decision removed the main charges against Jumana Nagarwala, a doctor who performed the procedure on nine girls from Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota at another doctor’s clinic in the Detroit suburb of Livonia.

It appears the Islamic body in the US is growing from strength to strength.