Most Americans are unaware of a very old, barbaric tradition which continues to be practiced to this day inside their own country. For decades, the horrific practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has continued in the US due to secretive trafficking.
This torture has endured unsuspected, undetected, and most often is unreported to local authorities. But now the FBI has launched a new campaign to fight back.
Some migrants to the US from primarily Islamic areas – including certain parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia – consider genital mutilation of as a rite of passage. All or parts of young girls’ genitalia are cut off using razors or knives – often without anesthesia of any kind – to make the girls “clean and pure” for marriage.