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Hack ’em up, hack ’em up, hack ’em ALLL up

Sharia isn’t coming to America. It’s already here.

In a major blow to the federal government, a judge in Detroit has declared America’s female genital mutilation law unconstitutional, thereby dismissing the key charges against two Michigan doctors and six others accused of subjecting at least nine minor girls to the cutting procedure in the nation’s first FGM case.

The historic case involves minor girls from Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota, including some who cried, screamed and bled during the procedure and one who was given Valium ground in liquid Tylenol to keep her calm, court records show.

The judge’s ruling also dismissed charges against three mothers, including two Minnesota women whom prosecutors said tricked their 7 -year-old daughters into thinking they were coming to metro Detroit for a girls’ weekend, but instead had their genitals cut at a Livonia clinic as part of a religious procedure.

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman concluded that “as despicable as this practice may be,” Congress did not have the authority to pass the 22-year-old federal law that criminalizes female genital mutilation, and that FGM is for the states to regulate. FGM is banned worldwide and has been outlawed in more than 30 countries, though the U.S. statute had never been tested before this case. 

“As laudable as the prohibition of a particular type of abuse of girls may be…federalism concerns deprive Congress of the power to enact this statute,” Friedman wrote in his 28-page opinion, noting: “Congress overstepped its bounds by legislating to prohibit FGM…FGM is a ‘local criminal activity’ which, in keeping with long-standing tradition and our federal system of government, is for the states to regulate, not Congress.” 

Plenty of folks on our side of the aisle have slammed the judge for this ruling—to the accompanying sound of crickets from the liberal media, natch—but that last paragraph renders his decision at least comprehensible, perhaps even laudable from a purely legal standpoint. The real problem here is that we’re even having this discussion in the first place—that the dark forces of Muslim savagery have gained enough of a beachhead in this country that our justice system is now compelled to seriously contemplate such barbaric evil.

But if that’s the way it’s gotta be, then FGM should immediately be made mandatory for Lefty feminist bints who scream about “Islamophobia”; waxed outraged over “Trump’s Muslim ban”; and advocate for no restrictions at all on immigration, legal or illegal. Make it mandatory for Lefty “men” while we’re at it, who are already effectively dickless anyway. And everybody who has one of those stupid “Coexist” stickers on their Pious, Cooper Mini, Volt, or Not-So-Smart Car, too.

Update! Backup for the ruling:

It should go without saying that FGM is a horrific procedure and when inflicted on a minor constitutes a grievous form of child abuse. That said, Friedman reached the correct legal conclusion in dismissing the FGM and conspiracy charges. Here’s why.

The federal government is a government of limited and enumerated powers and thus may only criminalize (or regulate) conduct if granted authority to do so in the U.S. Constitution. Abuse or assault are part of the criminal law, and the heart of state power. The federal government could criminalize transporting girls across state lines to obtain FGM, but the federal statute under which the defendants were prosecuted does not do so now, so this is currently a matter for the states. While Michigan was remiss in not having a law against this, it cannot be applied retroactively.

Yesterday’s decision has prompted a public outcry, with the Detroit Free Press reporting that “FGM survivor and social activist Mariya Taher, who heads a campaign out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to ban FGM worldwide,” called Friedman’s ruling a gut-punch. “This is crazy,” Taher told the Free Press, “stressing she fears the ruling will put more young women in harm’s way.”

Yasmeen Hassan, who serves as executive global director for Equality Now, addedthat Friedman’s decision “sends a disturbing message to women and girls. ‘It says you are not important.’” Hassan claims the ruling served as “a federal blessing” for FGM, and saw the holding that the federal government cannot regulate FGM as “very bizarre.” But there is nothing bizarre about Friedman’s ruling. Rather, his opinion is right—both legally and ideologically.

The judge, who as it turns out is a Reagan appointee, sounds to me like a stout, thoughtful believer in strict constructionism and enforcement of the Constitution’s bounds on the federal government. That makes him a rara avis indeed these days, on the bench or anywhere else in this country. Like I said earlier, it’s disgusting and appalling that the United States of America in 2018 should even be having this discussion at all. But the whole mess, like so many others, is directly attributable to the Left’s decades-long string of unanswered victories. There’ll be more of such repellent atrocities against decency and sanity coming—count on it.

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8 thoughts on “Hack ’em up, hack ’em up, hack ’em ALLL up

  1. I call “bullshit”.
    Where was this hack when the federal Assault Weapons Ban was passed?
    Evidently the Second Amendment was a bit too hazy for him way back in 1994.

    Crickets.

    Being a Reagan appointee cuts no ice: Sandra Day O’Communist, and worse, were Reagan appointees.

    Scratch a little deeper, and you’ll find this sharia-compliant ruling is from someone who picks and chooses when state’s rights kick in.

    The feds imported the Muslims, and they have already banned child labor, and no one struck that one down in a century. If they have the right to advocate for child safety against working in coal mines and sweeping chimneys, they sure as hell have the right to tell Hadji he can’t hack off his daughters’ clitoris, under the dubious theory that such a prohibition must be fought and won 50 times in 50 states’ legislatures.

    And BTW, all crime is “local criminal activity”.
    So unless he plans to rule no federal law can apply anywhere but federal property, he’s full of more shit than a Christmas goose.

    Children in this case were transported across state lines to be mutilated, a clear and obvious case of federal jurisdiction to everyone but Mohamed, this idiot judge, and the kneejerk jackasses at Federalist.

    Two to one this gets thrown in his face at the appellate level, and even odds the Senate needs to look a little harder at grounds for impeachment for this black-robed nitwit.

    They should see this judicial check, and raise them a legislative balance.

    Failing that, I’ll go there: this judge should have his daughter kidnapped and raped by a Muslim, and then have another federal judge rule that the laws against kidnapping are none of the federal government’s business too, and let the perp walk free.

    Only then will this molester in judicial robes be subject to the same law he applies to others.

    Such allegedly principled jackassery is still first and foremost jackassery.

  2. Abortion is could also be called a local criminal activity. There’s no logical or moral consistency here. Also, one fed judge shouldn’t be able to countermand a congressional act. The idea that having gone to law school qualifies any one person to overturn “the people’s will” (as dubious a term as that is these days) is laughable. I’ve yet to meet an especially moral law school grad. Black robes are just costumes for pretentious, elitist fools that are given way too much power.

  3. That is horse manure. Any decent lawyer could make an argument that the genitalia mutilation is a clear violation of the girls civil rights, which clearly places it as a matter for the Federal government to uphold.

  4. “FGM survivor”? I’m pretty sure FGM is not, except in the case of severe infection, deadly. Boy – that word has taken a left turn right off the road.

  5. This ruling can and should be appealed. As noted in above comments, the girls’ civil rights are being violated. The DOJ needs to do their job and appeal this evil ruling.

  6. The judge is right. The federal government/congress doesn’t have the authority of course that hasn’t always stopped overreach in the past. There are many injustices where our Constitution has subverted (i.e. just as Aesop stated in 1994 ASB/Patriot Act/Etc.). What those muzzoloid cultist are doing to those girls is despicable. I’m sure some child welfare/abuse statues could be invoked and this practiced halted in clinics and hospitals, but there parents who believe in this practice will resort to home/covert procedures and it will continue. The only way to stop this insanity in this country is to remove the muzzies.

  7. Did you all happen to notice there is now a hijab wearer in the House? This country is doomed. On the horizon.. sharia.. we are following in the footsteps of Britain.

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