Apologists use Ethiopia as an example to prove how Muslims aren’t more likely to commit FGM anymore than anyone else and it simply isn’t the case.
It’s not just a North African thing. It goes all the way to Indonesia. Even Singapore isn’t able to stop it. Muslims are pretty much the only ones who stick with it when they move to the West.
And this doctor is an example of how fucking bad the problem is. She went through the demanding American system of medical school, got a degree, and risked it all to cut off the genitals of little girls? Why? She’ll go to jail for a minimum of 15 years and she will never be allowed to work in the medical field again, she’ll never pay off those student loans, she’ll have to register as a sex offender if she even survives prison. (No, women’s prisons in America are not Camp Cupcakes).
The parents will likewise have to go to prison, have their children removed from their care, and likely permanently. Because this made the news the court system isn’t going to show leniency because they don’t want to be embarrassed in the press. They can’t anyway, because of mandatory sentencing laws.
The parents and doctor alike all knew the risks but they figured cutting was just that damn important. But leftists claim that FGM is a xenophobic straw man.