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Wednesday at 12:03 PM
Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, and his wife, Farida Attar, 50, were arrested by federal officers this past week at their medical clinic in Livonia, Michigan, outside of Detroit.
Jumana Nagarwala, a 44-year-old emergency room physician, was also arrested.
All three of them have ties to the Dawoodi Bohra, an Islamic sect which advocates surgically removing the clitoris from girls as young as six to suppress their sexuality.
The practice, however, is internationally recognized as a violation of human rights.
“An increasing number of females in the [Muslim] community worldwide have begun to speak publicly about FGM and the effects it has had on them and their families,” said FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Swanson in his affidavit. “Many describe pain during the procedure and a variety of effect on their physical and mental health later in life.”
The Trump Department of Justice acted swiftly on the case.
“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,” said Acting United States Attorney Daniel Lemisch. “The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”
According to the affidavit, the clinic operated in strict secrecy and operated on girls from neighboring states.
Nagarwala also admitted she knew the practice was illegal in an interview with the FBI.
If the allegations are true, they highlight how an increasing number of radical Muslims are advocating Islamic laws and other related practices in America even if they are illegal or unconstitutional.
Sharia law in particular is a legal system that is derived from the religious precepts of Islam, and it governs Islamic societies both in public and at home.
It’s one of the primary reasons why critics suggest radical Islam is not just a religion, but an ideology that’s not compatible with Western society and US constitutional law.
Sharia law advocates often harp the “supremacy” of Islamic law over “man-made” Western laws, including the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“The invariable and basic rules of Islamic law are only those prescribed in the Shari’ah,” wrote Khirz Khan, who made headlines during the presidential race as a Democratic poster boy opposed to Donald Trump. “All other juridical works… must always be subordinated to the Shari’ah.”
Monday at 6:17 PM
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DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST, 2017
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On Yom HaShoah the day of Holocaust Remembrance and during this Week of Remembrance, we honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution.
The Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and attempted annihilation of European Jewry by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. By the end of World War II, six million Jews had been brutally slaughtered. The Nazis also targeted other groups for persecution and murder, including Roma (Gypsies), persons with mental and physical disabilities, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah's Witnesses, Slavs and other peoples of Europe, gays, and political opponents.
The United States stands shoulder to shoulder with the survivors of the Holocaust, their families, and the descendants of those who were murdered. We support the Jewish diaspora and the State of Israel as we fulfill our duty to remember the victims, honor their memory and their lives, and celebrate humanity's victory over tyranny and evil. Holocaust survivors, despite scars from history's darkest days, continue to inspire us to remember the past and learn from its lessons. By sharing their experiences and wisdom, they continue to fuel our resolve to advance human rights and to combat antisemitism and other forms of hatred.
During this week in 1945, American and Allied forces liberated the concentration camp at Dachau and other Nazi death camps, laying bare to the world the unconscionable horror of the Holocaust. We must remain vigilant against hateful ideologies and indifference. Every generation must learn and apply the lessons of the Holocaust so that such horror, atrocity, and genocide never again occur. It is our solemn obligation to reaffirm our commitment to respecting the fundamental freedoms and inherent dignity of every human being.
Let us join together to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. We express our eternal gratitude to the liberators who selflessly risked their lives to save those of others, and we pledge to never be bystanders to evil.
We must never forget.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby ask the people of the United States to observe the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, April 23 through April 30, 2017, and the solemn anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camps, with appropriate study, prayers and commemoration, and to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by internalizing the lessons of this atrocity so that it is never repeated.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of April, in the year two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
DONALD J. TRUMP
Saturday, April 22 at 7:16 PM