A few days ago I came across this really tragic article about a couple of doctors that are being indicted on charges of genital mutilation. Naturally it is not the indictment that is a tragedy; it is the act for which they are being indicted that is horrific beyond my understanding. For those that don’t know, genital mutilation, a practice among some Muslim sects, is “a painful surgical procedure to remove part of the clitoris or clitoral hood to suppress female sexuality.”
Unfortunately, this is not a new practice. In fact, it is not uncommon for young women, living in parts of the world where medical facilities are not available, to die from this inhuman procedure. Here in America, thankfully, this practice is considered illegal.
However, if I am not mistaken this will not be the case for long if we are not diligent. Of even more concern is that this is the kind of trial that could easily go to the Supreme Court and thus change the structure of the American legal system. Am I being overly dramatic? I don’t think so.
You see, this is just the kind of case that Muslims would use to help them set a precedent for allowing Sharia Law (Muslim law) in America. I am not saying that all Americans would be subject to Sharia Law but that Muslims would be free from American law, in a sense. Just look at this case. The attorney for the two doctors is declaring that this practice is really about religious freedom/practice. The underlying point is that Sharia Law, not American law, should be applied in this situation and any situation where Muslims are involved.
So let’s be aware, America. Let’s educate ourselves on this movement to implement Sharia Law in America and let our voices be heard.