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Offline EC

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New Moves To Combat Female Mutilation In UK
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:01:32 AM »
Via Sky News: http://news.sky.com/story/1107422/new-moves-to-combat-female-mutilation-in-uk

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More than 70 women and girls in the UK seek treatment every month for problems linked to female genital mutilation (FGM), a charity has warned.

The NSPCC says 1,700 victims have been referred to specialist clinics in the last two years but that number is likely to be a fraction of the total affected.

The charity has joined forces with the Metropolitan Police and the Royal College of Midwives to combat what they say is an 'abusive' practice.

Even babies are among those who have been horribly wounded, say the NSPCC.

Police say they will now treat FGM involving children as child abuse, with officers saying they will punish people found to have performed it as they would other child abusers.

Detective Chief Superintendent Keith Niven, of Scotland Yard, said: "The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to supporting survivors of FGM and bringing to justice those responsible for committing this horrific crime.

"This practice cannot be disguised as being part of any culture; it is child abuse and offenders will be relentlessly pursued."

The shocking statistic comes as a new helpline is being launched to provide new help for victims.

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Re: New Moves To Combat Female Mutilation In UK
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 06:40:10 PM »
Horrific.


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Re: New Moves To Combat Female Mutilation In UK
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 08:35:55 PM »
They'll just claim it's a Muslim religious ritual and the Brits will back off post haste.
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Re: New Moves To Combat Female Mutilation In UK
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 04:09:26 PM »
They'll just claim it's a Muslim religious ritual and the Brits will back off post haste.
That's what I fear. When will the (we thought!) civilized western world stand up to Muslim barbarity?
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