Jumana Nagarwala

A Michigan emergency room doctor was arrested last week and charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery on two 7-year-old girls.

According to NPR.org, Jumana Nagarwala, 44, was also charged with “transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity” — a legal reference to FGM surgery — and making false statements to a federal officer.

The U.S. Department of Justice followed up on a tip that a physician was performing the outlawed surgery on young girls in a motel room near Detroit.

The children told federal agents that their parents told them they were taking a “‘special’ girls trip.”

The girls were accompanied by their mothers to a motel room outside of Detroit, where they were met by Nagarwala.

The doctor told each child that she was giving them an injection to “get the germs out”.

After the procedure, one little girl told investigators she could “barely walk”, and that her parents “told her that the procedure is a secret and that she is not supposed to talk about it.”

During a hearing on Monday, defense lawyer Shannon Thompson told the judge his client was merely practicing a “religious procedure” that is popular among her religious community.

Thompson wanted Nagarwala released from jail and placed on home confinement.

But the judge refused to release her.

“There is clear and convincing evidence that (Nagarwala) poses a danger to the community,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona Majzoub said.

Under federal law it is illegal to perform female genital surgery in America.

“Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States,” Daniel Lemisch, acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, said in a statement. “The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”



  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    See this is where the slippery slope of ‘religious freedom’ will lead, but these holy rollers won’t hear it.

  • SpiceGirl

    ok…take you religious belief to YOUR country…we don’t do that here…Mkay?!!! : {

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Queuing up outrage from hard-core feminists and women’s groups leaders in 3,2,…….. oh wait.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    Put her and the parents under the jail.

  • 2brefrank

    I’m very confused about what this procedure actually is and what it does. I guess i have to Google.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I need clarification, True this is a crime..so why isn’t the parents of the children who feel they are born in the wrong body going to jail for allowing the surgery on their kids like the kid Jazz who had the reality show…

  • Coy little wink

    Clitoris and labia removal…its barbaric

  • Jen_no_juice

    When your religious beliefs conflict with where you decided to migrant

  • Coy little wink

    I’m pretty sure u have to be an adult for gender reassignment surgery

  • cherrypie

    Smh…Sadly, this is the same thing that they do to many young girls in African countries.

  • Cricket404

    Michigan has a large immigrant Islamic population, they have accepted hundreds of thousands of political refugees over the last 25 years.

  • 2brefrank

    AWWW NAWWWW! Help Lord!

  • 2brefrank

    I never knew. This is something i wish i never learned. Whew my prayer list is long!

  • 2brefrank

    No i think she got it! I think i saw her on the surgery bed on a commercial for the show. But i REFUSED to give the show ratings.

  • XoXo

    Or better yet, has the mother been jailed (that took the kids to the doctor to have this performed)? And have the kids been taken away from this family? Soooo many questions.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Exactly…

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Gotta love Americans…particularly black Americans. Female genital mutilation, which is actually just a derogatory name for female circumcision is horrible, but male children are circumcised daily on this great land we call America. Hypocrisy, much? It’s cool if your against something, but I am sick of Americans (and the black bandwagoners) thinking they are the moral authority and religious police of the dam world. Particularly since this very country thinks its ok for boys and girls to change their genders with the help of modern science. If slicing and dicing a penis into a vag isn’t mutilation, I don’t know what is. And let’s not talk about all of the black men and boys that were castrated…

    Foh.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Nope you haven’t seen the reality show I am Jazz have you…

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    The mother allowed it…smh..

  • Cheese eggs

    Some things you just can’t take with you.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I keep telling y’all religion and spirituality are two different things. What they’re doing has nothing to do with the most high and everything to do with THEIR disgusting religious traditions.

  • Anunnaki

    most of them are the pale people, not black or brown…

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Is the doctor a male or female? I can’t tell. It looks like it’s either a homely woman or a feminine looking man.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Aka female circumcision…

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I don’t see Jazz accepting himself when he grows up. His mother is doing him a disservice and they both will come to regret it years from now.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Believe or not a lot of medical doctors are advising against circumcision as well… They say it actually cuts alot of touch sensitive nerves around the head. I bet this will become a thing of the past too. My daughter decided against it for my grandson.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I didn’t do this to my son either…

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I was about to type that up top!!!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Indeed kids change their mind like the weather… so life altering decisions THIS big is something that should have waited until his cognitive reasoning has fully developed.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yep I wish I didn’t do it to my son and allowed him to make the decision. His father didn’t have it done…

  • 2brefrank

    She sure did. HORRIBLE!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    That’s exactly what I said. If my son decides later he wants that, he can decide for himself. I dont think it’s a decision for me to make..

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I don’t even watch the show. The only reason Jazz wanted surgery in my opinion, is so he can finally be accepted as a girl bye the other little boys. Now what’s going to happen when he meets the man of his dreams and he wants to physically have a baby? Then what? I bet his selfish disgusting mother didn’t think about that.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    After I read your post I scrolled back up.
    *dead*

  • Renee26

    If they want to continue these type of religious customs they need to take their asses back to their own country where it’s legal. Here in America we don’t play that ish! Personally I think it’s a tragedy anywhere.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    She’s a lady. A handsome homely lady . I had to ask Google.

  • Renee26

    Mark her azz and the parents as sex offenders and send them packing

  • Dowoop

    Hey dumbass, you realize she isnt black right!

  • Renee26

    LMAO…yup that’s the perfect description for her

  • Dowoop

    LMAO

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Revoke her medical licences and ship her ass straight back to India . Force her to drink form the Ganges river too.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    While one can rightly question the need for either male circumcision or female genital mutilation on a moral basis, it would be a stretch to suggest that these practices are in any way comparable — especially from a physiological standpoint.

    At the very least one can say that male circumcision has some medicinal value. There are studies that indicate a lower risk of HIV/AIDS, syphilis and genital sores for circumcised men —
    especially in countries where the spread of STDs is high. On top of that, some men might argue that having a circumcised penis “enhances” sexual pleasure. 🙂

    On the other hand there are no known health benefits to FGM. Unless you believe increased pain and dissatisfaction during sexual intercourse is a benefit to most women.

    Bottom line, we’re not talking about simply the removal of a layer of skin. Removing all or part of a woman’s clit ain’t a good thing. And don’t even think about those cases where parts of the labia are also removed.

  • PrettyBrown28

    Thank you!

  • Renee26

    Did Jazz have gender reassignment surgery? That’s also illegal on minor children

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m glad I did it for my sons.I heard it smells bad and it hard to keep clean if it’s not removed.

  • Renee26

    Females need to have orgasms and enjoy sex too

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    It does smell bad and it collects dirt and sweat just like the hood of a vagina. If the guy has terriable hygiene. I knew a dude that was uncircumcised and he had dack butter and it stunk when he pulled it back. Disgusting. Now if a man keeps himself clean then him being uncircumcised isn’t a deal breaker.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    I can say this is not true because I clean my son everytime I bathe him. If your son is not circumcized you know what you have to do to care for him not being so. Nothing wrong with circumcision I just feel its not something I should decide for him.

  • AggieMom96

    They should arrest the plastic surgeons and parents who get teenagers nose and boob jobs. It’s a religion alright/ vapid vanity and stupidity.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Now you know anything goes in America as long as it fits their narrative and agenda.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I was talking about an adult. I know we will make sure our babies are clean I’m talking about grown men. A friend said she was about to give it up until she came out of the ladies room and smelled a horrible smell. The guy told her he hadn’t been circumsized.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He says “modern” as though the practice isn’t modern itself! Ancients did not practice this chit.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    It’s just unconscionable to me that any woman would do that to another female.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope she loses her license and spends some time in jail. Let them unclockables in the pokey get a hold of her. Bet she won’t be so keen on female mutilation then…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!! Not that river water!!!! She’ll beg to stay right here in America.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It probably smells bad if not properly cleaned. Most men around the world are not circumcised. Boys learn from an early age how to push back and clean the skin/area.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    She needs them fukked up looks. Might keep her protected when she in the pokey with the bulldaggers and them…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL — You got me CRYIN at work!!!!

  • Anji

    I witness the forever damage done with West Africans I dance with. Many experience daily problems with urination, childbirth and of course, the reason for it…they can never enjoy sex. Their pain is enormous and this is not a religious freedom, it stems from the ignorance of humans often perpetrated by butchers, There should be a worldwide outcry.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Yes.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Well then, that just sounds like a man with hygiene issues lol.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I’m sure Diabla ( Google her) won’t care.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Ppl will do anything if you say it’s “for religion”.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Hey stupid bytch, where did I say anything about her being black. But since you have so much f.cking sense it IS a ritual that is practiced heavily by Africans. Twat.

  • MsVida

    My ex husbands parents didn’t circumcize him and he always hated them for it. Not only did he look different but it causes extreme sensitivity. Just because you think it’s great, doesn’t mean your child will. And it’s not just an in and out procedure to have done as an adult. There’s tons of downtime because it’s excruciating.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Right, but that’s not a decision i should make for him he can decide that…

  • pure_rachet

    I’m not judging because I agree but that is funny af.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I want to see that explained away..

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I was 15 or 16 at the time and told him to put his rancid dack away. ?

  • pure_rachet

    OMG the comments below… In order to form a better opinion, I need Sandra to do a medical minute. You guys are blowing my mind with both views on the issue. But truthfully, no man is getting brain with funky dack butter point blank period.

  • pure_rachet

    I had too much tact to ask but I really wanted to! Thanks for answering lmao

  • 1shy112

    God gave us every piece of body parts we have for a reason…why would you chop that off… hair too. We didn’t need it as little girls, but we need it as maturing young woman as it grows for a reason. We need it. The male is born with extra foreskin for a reason and dr. Wanna cut around it. Men need that skin.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I know Diabla!!! I saw a documentary featuring her and some other scary lifers!!!! She ain’t no joke!!!!

  • brooklyn23

    Lmfao. I haven’t read the comments yet, but if people are comparing the removal of skin around the clit to a guys circumcision, that’s comparing apple’s to oranges.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMBO…….

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    “The girls were accompanied by their mothers…”

    I wouldn’t use the word mother to describe those women. Maybe they should be called biological incubators.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Maybe she’s a confused woman who thinks she’s a man. Maybe her disgust for her own female anatomy is fueling her desire to mutilate vaginas. ?

  • KIm

    Damn this doctor is one dogged face *****.

    This is so wrong.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Right.. We need it as women. But how many little girls are violated because men wanna use it before they become women? I read somewhere that this practice reduces the chances of girls being molested by 93%. Thereby insuring girls are virgins when they become teens and ready to marry.

  • Ms.Caramel

    They do not remove the skin. They cut the tip off.. leaving a small mound. At least that’s what my friend Muah heb said happened to her and she is from Sudan.

  • Quitedeliteful

    So backwards it hurts….

  • Ms.Caramel

    There is nothing wrong with this woman. She is just following the practices handed down from her people for generations. We do not understand it so we ostricize her. Things will never change.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Forget her attorney. Tell your client if she wanted to perform this “religious procedure” she should of carried her tail back to where she came from to perform it! Shoot….I’m mad!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    For one this is a MAN and ain’t nobody gone tell me different! 2. These so called parents should be charged as well! 3. I compare this to gender reassignment surgery and kids being on hormones that think they are the opposite sex I say allow children to be children and make adult decisions about their OWN bodies when they are adults! It could all be so simple but some folks rather make it hard! ? This some bullsh** plus most people come to this country to get away from the practices in their own country (so they say) but come over here and live life the same way they did in their birth country sometimes I think we as people as humans don’t really know what we want we don’t have ish figured out and we just making up things as we go but we want everyone to go along with our own fantasies and make believe ideology

  • Ms.Caramel

    A man????

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    She picked that job for a reason.

  • NeverSurprised

    No, we DO understand it, so we JAIL her, the same as we would any other child abuser. She comes from a culture where girls and women have no rights, so of course they have been mutilated for generations. Doesn’t make it right.

  • 19awesomegrl97

    look like 1 to me

  • 19awesomegrl97

    right

  • brooklyn23

    That’s not cool either. They need to leave females poom pooms alone. Just worry about circumsizing their sons so they don’t get the smegma

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  • B.Loveitt

    Girl what!!! I said that’s a n!**a…right??? They meant he NOT SHE!

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    Check your email

  • 2telldatruth

    When are they going to stop the mutilation of baby boys in this country?

  • Bob Dilla

    Amen

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Hmmmm. Interesting.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol. You hear that ladies who have never experienced an orgasm? U have a clit, put it to use. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    JUWANNA MANN Nagarwala is more like it.

    She looks like she just got her penis cut off last week herself.

  • The Last Word

    Now apply that same reasoning to circumcision.

  • T Kenny

    apparently they do it to decrease a womans desires to have premarital sex (read: masterbate) and to scare them into even thinking about sex until they are found a husband which in alot of places they dont even get to choose. they cover or narrow the opening so that the pain to break the barrier is so painful that they think of it as not even worth it until they are ready to have children. and once its broken its very noticeable. so i guess if they get married and their husbands discover they’ve been tampered with they get in trouble ? idk, i googled it

  • ShWa

    I don’t get this practice, hurting these children, doesn’t seem right at all.

  • suganspice68

    LOL!!!!!!

  • suganspice68

    Amen to that!

  • suganspice68

    I can’t breathe,LOL!!!!!!!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    This is sad

  • Look@m3

    *Squeezes my legs together* What wicked minds think of this stuff??

  • Rayne

    Yeah I read a while ago where this was performed in Africa. They cut the clitoris off. Poor babies.

  • Renee26

    Some people act like it’s not a natural desire …God made our bodies the way they are for a reason and these fools want to tear it up in the name of religion

  • Renee26

    We can have them in 3 different ways; that in itself is proof that it was meant to be

  • Renee26

    That’s wild that they would televise that criminal act…lock his/her momma up too!

  • Birdman24

    Yeah they dont want them to enjoy sex a little outrageous. But I am sure they have their reasoning, I guess.

  • Birdman24

    Well they bs’ed you around on google they remove the girls clitoris so they will not use sex for enjoyment plain and simple. HOw would you cover it sew in some cloth or latex or something???

  • Dowoop

    Maybe your dumbass should oull your head out of your ass and re-read your own comment if that isnt too difficult for you.

  • OP2

    Let us know what religious community she belongs where this procedure is popular so that we can get those folks up outta here! ijs

  • OP2

    They claim that if they can take away their urge from hormonal drive, then there will be no need for an honor killing, shame or afraid that young women will enjoy being hormonal. -sadistic and barbaric behavior!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Unless HE is transgender male to female with no hormones or anything

  • Ruby Taylor

    I disagree. It does not prevent honor killings. It’s about male ego. They believe that sexual pleasure is gifted to men, not women. If a woman can never experience an orgasm, she can never say her husband is lacking nor can she speak to him about improving his skills. It’s control. Sex is supposed to be a chore, like washing dishes. Men want their women to submit to them and do whatever they say. If she knew a man could pleasure her, she may chose to leave her husband for a man who can please her. An honor killing has nothing to do with a female’s pleasure. Whether she chooses to sleep with a man for her pleasure or she is raped by a man for his pleasure, she will be killed by her family to prevent their shame. Regardless of the situation, the woman’s rights/feelings come last. Women receive the same rights/respect as dogs in some cultures. You’d think your father/brother would protect you but they just as soon kill you to save face with other strangers.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Or maybe your remedial ass should go back to the fifth grade and learn basic comprehension. At no point did I reference THIS particular incident or the MD. Kill yourself slowly.

  • Ruby Taylor

    No, she is right. Not all cultures remove the clitoris. Some cultures sew the woman’s vagina closed so that when they sell her (for 3 goats or whatever) they can guarantee her virginity. It is considered an honor for the male to “break her open”. Mostly Muslim cultures but a few others.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571865/How-children-Somalia-brainwashed-believing-female-genital-mutilation-acceptable-girls-call-stitching-cutting-tradition.html

  • Dowoop

    Then why would your dumb ass write under the article? IDIOT!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    [This comment was removed for violating Sandrarose.com’s Terms of Use.]

  • Nanny

    Fgm is not Islamic. It’s an awful cultural custom. Peep the name of the judge. My ex husband was psychotic and tried to get me to do it. He said ” they just prick it a little until it bleeds.” This fool would constantly tease that I wasn’t a real woman smh

  • Blue

    Looking more like JumanaMan than Jumana, but let me go read the write-up

  • Maxima

    People like this don’t belong here in this country — we have enough psychotic mess.

  • itsjismemelly

    I know her money will get her out but I really hope they make her stay in jail and then she blows trial and someone in jail performs that same procedure on her

  • Dowoop

    Sandra Rose removed it but feel free to repost it.