By David Mittleman

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The facts are not in dispute, but religious beliefs seem to be. A Michigan doctor, Jumana Nagarwala, has been charged with the crime of female genital mutilation. In some Middle Eastern and African countries, genital mutilation is considered a rite of passage, to make girls “clean” and “pure,” and ready for marriage. The doctor’s lawyer, Shannon Smith, has told the media her client “is being persecuted for her religious beliefs.” She has even taken to social media outlets like Facebook to ask people the following:

Excellent questions and a great way to educate …read more