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    Mother jailed for 11 years after being first in UK to be convicted of FGM

    Excellent news. And one hopes it will serve as a deterrent. No mention of her being added to the Sex Offenders Register though.

    A mother has been jailed for 11 years after becoming the first person in Britain to be convicted of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a landmark case.


    The 37-year-old woman was found guilty of cutting her three-year-old daughter. A further two years were added to her 11-year sentence for possessing indecent images and extreme pornography.

    Speaking at the Old Bailey in London, Justice Philippa Whipple said it was not known why the woman inflicted FGM on her child, contrary to her culture, although witchcraft was a possibility.


    Whipple described what the woman did as a form of child abuse. “It’s a barbaric practice and a serious crime. It’s an offence which targets women, particularly inflicted when they are young and vulnerable,” she said.


    On the psychological effect on the victim, she the told the defendant: “This is a significant and lifelong burden for her to carry. You betrayed her trust in you as her protector.”

    The Ugandan woman, 37, and her Ghanaian partner, 43, both from Walthamstow, east London, were accused of cutting their daughter over the 2017 summer bank holiday. Her partner was cleared of involvement following a trial.


    Police searched the mother’s home while the parents were on bail, finding evidence of witchcraft, including spells written inside 40 frozen limes and two ox tongues with screws embedded in them with the apparent aim of keeping police, social workers and lawyers quiet.


    The crime carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years. There have been three other trials involving FGM all of which ended in acquittals.


    Research by
    City University estimated that 137,000 women and girls are living with FGM in England and Wales.

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/...nvicted-of-fgm

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Research by City University estimated that 137,000 women and girls are living with FGM in England and Wales.
    Estimate seems on the high side,

    I wonder how many men and boys are living with MGM in England and Wales?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foobar View Post
    Estimate seems on the high side,

    I wonder how many men and boys are living with MGM in England and Wales?
    I know you are thick as pigshit well actually thicker but that besides the point, are you actually trying to compare male circumcision with FGM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    I know you are thick as pigshit well actually thicker but that besides the point, are you actually trying to compare male circumcision with FGM?
    I do believe he is.

    Yes, he is that fucking dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    ...are you actually trying to compare male circumcision with FGM?
    I do believe he is.
    Glad to see you two are on the ball for a change, understanding the meaning behind words and sentences and shit...


    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy View Post
    ....are you actually trying to compare male circumcision with FGM?
    What is the difference exactly?

    MGM is a 3000 year old barbaric religious practice which came about as a result of Abraham being told by the invisible man in the sky to circumcise himself, all male members of his household, his descendants and slaves in an everlasting covenant.




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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    And one hopes it will serve as a deterrent.
    Indeed one does.

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