"Little Palestine" and FGM

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY APRIL 19, 2017

         THE PROPHET JEREMIAH SAID OUR HEARTS ARE “DECEITFUL AND DESPERATELY WICKED.” PERHAPS NOWHERE HAS HE BEEN PROVED MORE CORRECT THAN WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE DETROIT SUBURB OF LIVONIA, MICHIGAN.

         THE TOWN HAS BEEN CALLED “LITTLE PALESTINE” BECAUSE SO MANY MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS HAVE SETTLED THERE. IN LIVONIA, MUSLIM CLERICS REGULARY DENOUNCE ISRAEL AND FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION, OR FGM, IS PRACTICED.

         THE U.S. BANNED FGM IN 1997, BUT A FEDERAL REPORT IN 2012 WARNED THAT 513,000 WOMEN AND GIRLS ARE AT RISK OF THE PROCEDURE.

         OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE BANNED FGM, BUT IT’S STILL DONE AND GOVERNMENTS SEEM RELUCTANT TO DO WHAT’S NECESSARY TO STOP IT.

         IN LIVONIA, A MUSLIM DOCTOR HAS BEEN THE FIRST TO BE CHARGED OVER THE PRACTICE. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT JUST BE ARRESTED, PROSECUTED AND JAILED, IF CONVICTED. THEY SHOULD BE DEPORTED TO THEIR COUNTRIES OR ORIGIN. ENGLAND RECORDED 5,700 CASES OF FGM IN LESS THAN ONE YEAR. FRANCE JAILED 100 PEOPLE FOR THE PRACTICE. AN ESTIMATED 50,000 WOMEN IN GERMANY HAVE HAD IT. THIS IS THE PREDICTABLE RESULT FROM FAILED IMMIGRATION POLICIES.        I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.