For John, BLUF: People need to speak out against this practice. Nothing to see here; just move along.
It is The Daily Caller and Reporter Amber Randall.
Here is a key sentence:
“There’s a gulf between the Western (and some African) advocates who campaign against the practice and the people who follow the rite, and I felt the language used widened that chasm,” NYT science and health editor Celia Dugger explained Friday.There has been a couple of recent prosecutions of Female Genital Mutilation in the United States, including one in Michigan.
So there is a gulf, but are we going to try to bridge the gulf in the United States with some sort of compromise? Would we allow it for the young girls of parent who are immigrants from areas where this is practiced? What about the granddaughters?
No, this is a practice that we should not compromise on. If it is important to the individuals, let them move to an area where FGM is an acceptable custom and legal. But not here.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff