Between 2009 and 2012, a retired nurse in Australia performed female genital mutilation on two sisters, now aged 10 and 12, on behalf of their twisted Muslim mother.
Both ceremonies involved the girls lying down on a bed, naked from the waist down, while the nurse snipped off their external genitalia.
During the ceremony for the older sister, her grandmother reportedly read prayers from the Koran. Even worse, according to The Guardian, the innocent child was told by her mother to imagine she was a “princess in a garden.”
The good news is that both the retired nurse and Muslim mother, as well as a local spiritual leader who took part in the ceremonies, were found guilty this week in what was the nation’s first prosecution of female genital mutilation, and each faces up to seven years in prison.
All three women were granted bail despite an outcry from prosecutors, who demanded that they be held until their sentencing on Feb. 5, 2016.
The problem was that the women present a high flight risk. All three have already been caught traveling overseas several times during the course of the trial. According to local detective Sgt. Eugene Stek, the nurse presents an even higher risk.
“She’s a senior member of the Dawoodi Bohra community and has a great network in respect to that community,” he explained in court. “There is a network of orthodox followers who fully support of FGM and the fact she has been convicted only enhances (that) they would do anything to protect her and assist her in fleeing.”
Yes, you read that right. These Islamists, similar to their Islamic State group counterparts, actually look up to the nurse because of what she did to those two poor girls.
We, however, do not, and if we could have it our way, we’d toss all three women in prison today and throw away the key.
H/T Mad World News
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