In the now widely publicised case of Detroit doctors carrying out barbaric Female Genital Mutilation on young girls at the request of their parents, the Lawyer has tried to argue that it is a Religious Freedom for Muslims to do this. Understandably, many are outraged by this.
Lawyer, Shannon Smith, said that it was” part of Religious Practice for the Community” and should, therefore, be a valid defence. This disgusting act that is carried out in many Muslim Majority countries on millions of young girls every year has finally made its way to the US. Between 2013 and today, it is thought that almost half a million girls have had this procedure done in the US.
It is unlikely that the plea will work, but it is the first step into allowing regressive, oppressive and brutal acts to be carried out by very bad people.
According to the Daily Caller:
The head of a Christian legal organization explained to The Daily Caller News Foundation why the religious freedom clause does not apply in the case of female genital mutilation, and will likely fail to provide legal cover in these cases.
“It’s not an absolute right that just because someone has a religious belief, they’re protected to do it. And it’s subject to when there’s a compelling state interest to the contrary,” Brad Dacus, head of the Pacific Justice Institute, explained to The DCNF.
The court usually allows religious accommodations in medical situations, Dacus went on, but not if the medical procedure permanently harms a person or causes death.