A study from the CDC found that over 513,000 women are at risk of female genital mutilation.
If you think the cases of little-girl genital mutilation that made national headlines last month after a flurry of arrests in Detroit is a one-off event, think again. The CDC estimates that more than 513,000 girls and women â€” most of them living in New York, DC and Minneapolis â€” are now at risk of such disfigurement across the country, a threefold increase since 1990. Whatâ€™s behind the sickening trend? Muslim immigration.
If itâ€™s â€œIslamophobicâ€ to say that, blame the US government.
In a report last year, the CDC says the surge in female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is â€œwholly a result of rapid growth in the number of immigrants from FGM/C-practicing countries living in the United States.â€ It then went on to list those countries, and virtually all of them have large Muslim populations.
Immigrants from Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation, are not factored into the governmentâ€™s 513,000 figure. If they were, the size of the CDC estimate would likely grow by â€œseveral tens of thousands,â€ the 2016 studyâ€™s lead author says.
â€œIndonesian figures became available after we wrote our paper, but it turns out that FGM was much more common in Indonesia than had been thought,â€ recently retired CDC researcher Howard Goldberg told The Post.
Another CDC report singles out Syrian refugees, warning the barbaric practice may be widespread among these immigrants seeking asylum in the US.
Many argue that there are health benefits to genital mutilation from this however The World Health Organization disagrees.
The World Health Organization, however, says the painful practice has no known health benefits. In fact, it can cause complications during childbirth, make intercourse painful and remove any pleasure a woman can get from sex.
This should be a huge feminist issue. This practice is made to keep women as second class citizens and they feel the effects of this practice throughout their entire life.