By: Earnest Wright | 04-22-2017 | News
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Female Genital Mutilation At An All-Time High: Second Doctor Arrested In Michigan

Most people don't understand the undertaking in practices such as female genital mutilation. Such barbaric practices are a thing of the past that are often undertaken in uncivilized societies.

It turns out that, for the second time, a Michigan doctor was arrested for performing female genital mutilations on little girls. The Michigan doctor was identified as Dr. Fakhruddin Attar.

The doctor is accused of letting Dr. Jumana Nagarwala perform mutilations at his Burhani Medical Clinic on Farmington Road in the Detroit area. The victims, who are little girls were sent from Minnesota to Attar’s clinic for the barbaric procedure.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who is a Muslim physician was arrested last week and charged for mutilating genitalia of two 7 year old girls. 

Reports from the Detroit News indicated that Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife on Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a Muslim sect.

The practice has been observed to be common amongst the Muslim sect. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar allowed Dr. Jumana Nagarwala to perform mutilations at his Burhani Medical Clinic on Farmington Road. The office manager, Farida Attar, who is Dr. Fakhruddin wife was also arrested. A 14-page complaint that was unsealed on Friday in federal court revealed that the two were accused of helping Nagarwala perform the mutilations.

The arrests mark the latest development in the nation’s first female genital mutilation case. Fortunately, the case is providing insight into a small, insular Muslim community in Metro Detroit and an illegal procedure performed on young girls.

It was not clear as to where Nagarwala had allegedly mutilated the two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota earlier this year. However, the complaint has solved the mystery. The case has also shed light on a conspiracy involving at least Nagarwala, Attar and his wife. The three are members of the Dawoodi Bohra religious community.


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