An appalling story comes to us from the Detroit Free Press. In what is being described as a major blow to the U.S. federal government, a judge in the state has declared America’s female genital mutilation law unconstitutional.
Apparently FGM is as American as the Fourth of July and apple pie...
As a result of the federal law being ruled unconstitutional, the key charges against two Michigan doctors and six others accused of subjecting at least nine minor girls to this mutilation procedure, have been dismissed.
The details are stomach-churning, made all the more chilling due to the fact that some of the victims were as young as seven.
At face-value, the case looked like a slam-dunk for the prosecution given the evidence and the testimony.
But then U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman concluded that Congress didn’t have the authority to pass the 22-year-old federal law that criminalizes FGM, noting it’s an issue for individual states to regulate.
FGM has been outlawed in more than 30 countries but despite the worldwide ban, somehow this judge found a technicality in the U.S. constitution itself, as if the Founding Fathers would have agreed that the genitals of future American women should be sliced-and-diced in the name of… diversity.
But, the true tragedy of this ruling is that in striving to be politically-correct, he has actually offended the sensibilities of hundreds of millions of Muslims who do not engage in nor buy into this barbaric practice.
This bizarre decision will surely be appealed in the months ahead, and let’s all hope it’s victorious. It’s one thing to commit cultural suicide, but quite quite another to do so for all the wrong reasons.