2,000 Mutilated Girls Sought Treatment at London Hospitals

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Diversity. It’s just well. Bloody awful.

More than 2,000 victims of female genital mutilation have sought treatment at London hospitals in the past three years.

The figures, revealed by the Standard today, are the most dramatic illustration so far of the impact of the barbaric practice in the capital. They also show that 298 operations to reverse unlawful “cutting” of London women have been carried out.

Hundreds of others have received treatment in an attempt to ease their pain. Cases include one girl with an “open wound” and at least 12 more involving children. The statistics have been drawn from Freedom of Information requests to seven London hospital trusts with specialist services for FGM victims. They represent the most comprehensive measure yet of the problem. A total of 2,115 FGM patients were seen between 2010 and summer this year.

Only moderately comprehensive. It doesn’t begin to take into account the number of girls who sought treatment at non-specialist hospitals or who were never allowed to seek treatment at all.

But just by way of contrast, London had around 100 persons murdered last year and it has somewhere around 2,000 rapes a year.

Doctors and campaigners said the findings were “horrifying” and called for a renewed drive by police, prosecutors and others to bring perpetrators of the crime to justice. But they warned that the reluctance of some women to seek treatment, and flaws in hospital record-keeping, including the lack of a specific code to identify FGM cases, meant that the true number of victims was certain to be even higher.

No amount of drives will help. This isn’t the usual sort of crime. It’s culture. It’s religion. And just like terrorism, it’s not something you can get rid of with another campaign like smoking.

This is what the UK has imported and it has to take a long hard look at that.

  • Gee

    Funny the Guardian claims that Jews also perform FGM. The fact is that it is not performed by any Jews in Israel and nearly eradicated by Muslims in Israel.

    A far better record than the UK

    • motherofbeaver

      What else could one expect from a left-wing rag like the Guardian. And what is the evidence they have to support these outrageous accusations?

      The Brits are finished. Even the royals get no respect as poor Andrew just found out when he had to show I.D. while on the Palace grounds. The Russian minister who recently said at the G20 that England is a “meaningless little island of no consequence”, was entirely correct.

    • Raymond_in_DC

      Guardian is touting rubbish. Jews do not, and never have, practiced FGM. Not in Israel, not anywhere else.

      FGM is a practice brought in by infiltrators from the Horn of Africa. Other cultural practices are indigenous to local Arabs and hard to eradicate – first cousin marriage and – especially among the Bedouin – polygamy, for example.

    • herb benty

      The Guardian is a lying, anti-semitic, leftist rag.

    • Tamar Eden G

      Say what? We (Israel) do? Seriously? News to me…Thank you to the Guardian for informing the world, including myself of what we do in our own religion…Right…

    • ziggy zoggy

      Israelis practice genital mutilation? Really? Why doesn’t “The Guardian” just cut to the chase and claim they are child killing terrorists?

      Oh, wait. They already do. Every single day.

  • BenJabo1Machal

    I have yet to come across a female Jews that has ever claimed to have been mutilated by circumcision
    Boys are circumsized at 8 days after their birth, we don’t do anything to mature girls
    Anyone that has told you otherwise is pulling your stupid leg

  • http://free-english-people.blogspot.com/ Paul Perrin

    Is that 2000 seeking treatment *because* of the FGM? Or seeking treatment and found to have been FGM’d?

  • herb benty

    That means at least 2000 fanatical Islamic families. Britain! Wake the hell up!!

  • moriyah

    Where is the comment regarding Jews doing this practice? I can’t find it… I must be blind…

    • ziggy zoggy

      “The Guardian” news rag made that claim. Go to its website.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Just like clockwork, Muslim immigrants never assimilate and integrate, as they have all totally, completely, and unconditionally submitted to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy as the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam. Not to mention that the so-called “will of Allah” that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy in essence is Sharia. Thus, since the penalty is death for disavowing that total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah”, not too many Muslims have the cojones do it, and then add to that extreme peer pressure on top of it. Heck, blacks vote for Dhimmicrats at about a 98 percent to 2 clip, and unlike Muslims they don’t suffer death for blasphemy and apostasy, only extreme peer pressure. Hence, it is easy to understand why and how Muslims remain so loyal to Islam.

    Since like clockwork Muslims never ever assimilate and integrate, what they do instead is form Muslim enclaves that in time inevitably morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia. As a matter of fact, the government of France counted in excess of 700 Muslim no-go zones in France alone a few years ago.

    Indeed, suffice it to say that mass Muslim immigration in reality is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the purpose of demographic conquest, as Muslims never ever migrate to assimilate and integrate, but instead to one day dominate and subjugate. However, because the current political correct narrative conflates what is really jihad as somehow being terrorism, which is always and only violent, because mass Muslim immigration to the West is non-violent, it isn’t construed as being terrorism, and therefore because it isn’t terrorism, it is allowed to manifest totally unopposed, even though it is far more detrimental to the survival of the West as opposed to violent jihad.

    Of course, the political correct myth whereby most Muslims are assumed to be moderates also plays a very significant hand in this insanity. Nevertheless, for a person of Islamic persuasion to be considered a true moderate in the Western sense of the word, that person would necessarily have to disavow their total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy, and if they had the courage to do that, they would become an ex-Muslim apostate with a death sentence hanging over their head as opposed to a so-called moderate Muslim. Thus, the existence of so-called moderate Muslims is a complete and utter myth.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Just like clockwork, Muslim immigrants never assimilate and integrate, as they have all totally, completely, and unconditionally submitted to the “will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy as the first and foremost prerequisite of Islam. Not to mention that the so-called “will of Allah” that all Muslims totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to under the pain of death for blasphemy and apostasy in essence is Sharia. Thus, since the penalty is death for disavowing that total, complete, and unconditional submission to the “will of Allah”, not too many Muslims have the cojones do it, and then add to that extreme peer pressure on top of it. Heck, blacks vote for Dhimmicrats at about a 98 percent to 2 clip, and unlike Muslims they don’t suffer death for blasphemy and apostasy, only extreme peer pressure. Hence, it is easy to understand why and how Muslims remain so loyal to Islam.

    Since like clockwork Muslims never ever assimilate and integrate, what they do instead is form Muslim enclaves that in time inevitably morph into Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia. As a matter of fact, the government of France counted in excess of 700 Muslim no-go zones in France alone a few years ago.

    Indeed, suffice it to say that mass Muslim immigration in reality is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the purpose of demographic conquest, as Muslims never ever migrate to assimilate and integrate, but instead to one day dominate and subjugate. However, because the current political correct narrative conflates what is really jihad as somehow being terrorism, which is always and only violent, because mass Muslim immigration to the West is non-violent, it isn’t construed as being terrorism, and therefore because it isn’t terrorism, it is allowed to manifest totally unopposed, even though it is far more detrimental to the survival of the West as opposed to violent jihad.

    Of course, the political correct myth whereby most Muslims are assumed to be moderates also plays a very significant hand in this insanity. Nevertheless, for a person of Islamic persuasion to be considered a true moderate in the Western sense of the word, that person would necessarily have to disavow their total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy, and if they had the courage to do that, they would become an ex-Muslim apostate with a death sentence hanging over their head as opposed to a so-called moderate Muslim. Thus, the existence of so-called moderate Muslims is a complete and utter myth.

  • Robert Beers

    I have never understood the anti-Jewish attitude of the British Government or the British Press. This type of ritual mutilation is not and has never been Jewish. It is out of the far more misogynistic cultures of Islam, Hinduism and tribal Africa. If you claim to be a reporter then at least try to get your facts straight.

  • http://christiananswers.net/ Conservative Lifer

    Islam left unchecked.