Minnesota retreats from ban on female genital mutilation

By Leo Hohmann

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges shown here at a meeting with Somali Muslims wearing a hijab in April 2014.

In Minnesota, there’s no limit to how far some politicians will stoop to accommodate the state’s growing Somali population, which is resettled there by Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services feeding off of federal tax dollars. Above, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges shows up to a meeting with Somali leaders wearing a hijab in April 2014.

In Minnesota, the state’s Democratic leaders are perplexed by whether to advance a bill banning the barbaric, Third-World practice of female genital mutilation.

After first passing the bill unanimously in the state House last week, lawmakers are now having “second thoughts” about whether to continue pushing the bill through to the governor’s desk, according to a report in the Star-Tribune.

The bill’s GOP sponsor said her colleagues in the Senate have gone wishy-washy on the bill due to pushback from certain segments of the refugee-resettlement industry, which is very powerful in Minnesota, getting paid millions in federal dollars annually to distribute Somali refugees throughout the state.

The bill would crack down on parents who submit their daughters to the grisly procedure in which doctors remove all or part of a girl’s clitoris.

If passed, the bill would revoke parental custody and set a prison term of five to 20 …read more

Source:: World Net Daily