Scotland Yard: parents who send their girls abroad to be ‘cut’ will be prosecuted

‘London is now the capital of Europe where FGM is happening

Martin Bentham
London Evening Standard [UK]
18 February 2013

People who book flights to send girls abroad for genital mutilation operations will face prosecution in a new Met attempt to bring offenders to justice.

Scotland Yard chiefs say that parents, relatives and others who arrange transport and surgery will be targeted for criminal action as child abusers as detectives step up their efforts to combat the illegal practice.

The police move was revealed as a parliamentary hearing was warned that large numbers of girls aged as young as six are being sent from London to Africa  for genital surgery which leaves them with painful and life-changing injuries.

It came as the Met disclosed that it is close to bringing the first British prosecution for female genital mutilation after receiving nearly 150 reports of cases involving girls in the capital already “cut” or at risk of surgery…

…Efua Dorkenoo, a London director of the charity Equality Now, said some older girls were being “cut” to stop them becoming “too Westernised”.

But she warned that most victims  were of primary school age. “Most FGM is done to kids under the age of 10,” she told the MPs…

Read the entire article at the London Evening Standard.

H/T Blazing Cat Fur

Update:  UK Imam Condones Socialism to Fund Jihad

The imam Anjem Choundhary was taped giving explanations how to use welfare for funding jihad:

A Muslim preacher has been secretly recorded explaining to followers how to receive government assistance they can use to fund a Muslim holy war. Calling it a “Jihadi Allowance” cleric Anjem Choundary, 45, has four kids, brings in £25,000, or just under $39,000 U.S. in benefits himself, and says that this is the way it is supposed to work according to Islamic law. Tragically, such tactics are a key part of Islamofascism, and even now, it’s clear the UK government’s been willing to provide welfare benefits to quite a few of Choundary’s ilk. Which does not bode well for England any more than it does for the rest of the population’s own economy.

Update 2: We know we’re drifting off-topic a bit now, but it’s Mark Steyn! Re: ‘Jihad Seeker’s Allowance’


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