I’ve posted before on Jim Stone — the expat blogger who claims to be an ex-NSA spook, and urges Americans to a violent uprising (“a violent outcome may be unavoidable”) although he, living in Mexico, will neither participate in nor suffer the consequences. At the time, I remarked that Stone seemed to have gone round the bend.
Yesterday, he gave more evidence of having “jumped the shark” when he defended the oh-so-misunderstood and innocuous Koran (Quran) and Sharia law. He writes:
“[I]n the Quran itself, there are at most 5 lines that might be construed as violent, but most of what is there pertaining to war is instruction on how to pray in battle and other mundane items . . . .
The Quran is to a large extent a book of law. And if you read the texts the founding fathers wrote, there is little, if anything in the Quran that is not compatible. All this talk about Shariah being horrible is either the product of a spewing fool or an outright lie . . . .”
Then, in big bold letters, Stone concludes with menacing bravado to his adoring readers who continue to send him $ donations:
“If anyone has any argument with this, remember, I have read at least 5 different translations [of the Koran] from cover to cover and spoken at length with Muslims, so don’t bother trolling me, you will not find a victim of ignorance here, waiting for your mail.”
Interestingly, though well plugged into the latest news, Stone conveniently made no mention of the fact that those misunderstood and maligned Muslims have brought the utterly barbaric practice of female genital mutilation to America.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia, performed in many Islamic countries, as well as some African Christian and Animist groups. UNICEF estimated in 2016 that 200 million women living today in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen—have undergone the procedures.
Typically carried out by using a blade, FGM is conducted from days after birth to puberty and beyond; most girls are cut before the age of five. Procedures may include clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans); removal of the inner labia; piercing; cauterizing of the genital area; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. In this last procedure, known as infibulation, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid; the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened further for childbirth.
Michael W. Chapman reports for CNSNews that on April 13, 2017, Jumana Nagarwala, 44, a Henry Ford Hospital emergency room doctor in Detroit, Michigan, was arrested and charged with the felony crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) on minor girls between the ages of 6 and 8 years old.
In the April 12 complaint for an arrest warrant, FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Swanson states:
“Some members of a particular religious and cultural community (hereafter ‘the Community’) are known to practice FGM on young girls in the Community as part of their religious and cultural practice. [W]hen FGM is performed in the Community, varying amounts of a girl’s clitoris or clitoral hood, or prepuce, are removed by the person who is performing the cutting. According to some members of the Community who have spoken out against the practice, the purpose of this cutting is to suppress female sexuality in an attempt to reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity.”
Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco said in an April 12 statement:
“According to the [criminal] complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims. The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”
Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch said:
“Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States. The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”
FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Swanson recounts how Dr. Nagarwala was apprehended:
- The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) received information that Dr. Nagarwala was performing FGM on 7-year-old girls in a medical clinic in Livonia, the Eastern District of Michigan.
- The FBI obtained a court order to review Dr. Nagarwala’s phone records and discovered a series of calls between the doctor’s phone and a phone in Minnesota associated with a Minnesota family whose daughter had just turned 7 years old (Victim One).
- On Feb. 3, 2017, the Minnesota telephone number contacted a tower in Farmington Hills, Michigan, near multiple hotels. Farmington Hills has a very active Muslim community and hosted CAIR Michigan’s 15th annual banquet.
- The FBI discovered Victim One and another 7-year-old girl, Victim Two, were staying at the same hotel with their parents in Farmington Hills.
- Interviewed by the FBI on April 10, Victim One said she and Victim Two had been taken to Detroit from Minnsota on a “special girls” trip. After arriving at the hotel, they were taken to Dr. Nagarwala for a procedure to “to get the germs out.” Victim One said she took off her pants and underwear and laid on an examining table with her knees near her chest and her legs spread apart. Nagarwala “pinched” her on the “place [where] she goes pee”. The girl was given a pad to wear in her underwear and told not to talk about the procedure.
- Another doctor later examined the girl and confirmed that her “genitals are not normal in appearance” — the “labia minora has been altered or removed, and her clitoral hood is also abnormal in appearance.”
- Victim Two said Dr. Nagarwala “took off her pants and underwear and put her on the table,” then gave the girl “a shot” in her upper right thigh, so painful that she screamed. She could barely walk, and felt pain all the way down to her ankle. The girl’s parents told her that the procedure is a secret and that she is not supposed to talk about it. The parents subsequently told Minnesota Child Protective Services and a federal agent that they took their daughter to Dr. Nagarwala “for a ‘cleansing’ of extra skin.”
Swanson stated in his affidavit that “this investigation has identified other children who may have been victimized by Nagarwala between 2005 and 2007, including children in Michigan.”
When questioned by an HSI special agent and Michigan child protective services personnel, Dr. Nagarwala said she knew FGM was illegal in the United States, but denied having performed FGM on any minor children, or any knowledge of FGM being performed by anyone in her community.
A spokesman for Henry Ford Health confirmed that Dr. Nagarwala is employed by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, but that the alleged mutilations did not occur in a Henry Ford facility and the health system does not support such practices.
H/t FOTM‘s CP and MomOfIV
Update (April 20 2017):
Jim Stone is doubling down. He actually calls the female genital mutilation story a “hoax” and “war propaganda,” and claims “Muslims do not do female genital mutilation.”
Muslims do not do female genital mutilation? Stone lies.
A 2013 UNICEF report states that female genital mutilation is practiced in “29 countries across Africa and the Middle East” and that “More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East in which it is concentrated, and 30 million girls are at risk of being cut within the next decade.”
Update (April 23, 2017):
According to the Detroit Free Press, two more individuals have been arrested: Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, of Livonia and his wife, Farida Attar, 50. He is accused of letting Dr. Nagarwala use his clinic to perform the procedure, while his wife is accused of holding the girls’ hands to comfort them during the cuttings.
All three defendants — Dr. Nagarwala and the Attars — belong to a small, Indian-Muslim community known as the Dawoodi Bohra.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 513,000 girls have been cut or face the risk of being cut in the U.S., a roughly threefold increase from 1990. In 1996, Congress passed a law that made genital mutilation of girls under 18 a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Seven years later, Congress passed another law that made it illegal to transport girls out of the U.S. for the purpose of cutting.
The FBI has set up a tip line and is asking anyone who has information about female genital mutilation to call 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324).