More than 2,100 victims of female genital mutilation have been treated in London hospitals since 2010, it emerged today.

Almost 300 women needed surgery to help them recover from the brutal ritual, new figures have revealed.

Among those treated in the capital’s hospitals included 12 children, including one girl who had been left with an ‘open wound’ following the criminal act.

Despite being illegal in the UK, female genital mutilation is on the rise with an estimated 66,000 women dealing with the after-effects and more than 20,000 young girls thought to be at risk.

The procedure is associated with communities in Africa, particularly Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, as well as some parts of the Middle East.

Many girls living in Britain are taken to these countries for be ‘cut’, and some will be as young as five.

But it is becoming more prevalent in the UK and  experts say today’s figures are ‘truly shocking’ but there are ‘far more victims’ than the data shows.

In the majority of cases the clitoris is removed because it gives sexual pleasure.

A total of 2,115 FGM patients were seen between 2010 and now, the Evening Standard has revealed.

Dr Comfort Momoh, a specialist in dealing with these injuries at St Thomas’ Hospital, said: ‘These statistics show a very significant number of women are being treated for FGM.

‘But there are still lots out there who are not being identified because they don’t know where to go for help, aren’t being referred by GPs or are too scared to come forward.

‘I’m really worried about girls, in particular. Where are they going to seek help? The GPs who are their first point of call often don’t have the knowledge. We also need teachers and lecturers to do more to at least signpost girls towards help.’

Nimko Ali was seven when she underwent Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia and now campaigns against it through her charity Daughters of Eve.

‘For too long, it has been passed off as a “cultural” ritual. But this act is not about celebration. FGM is gender-based violence, it’s as simple as that,’ she said.

It came as Director of Public Keir Starmer said it was ‘only a matter of time’ before there is a prosecution for female genital mutilation.

‘I think a prosecution is much closer now than it’s been at any stage since this was made a criminal offence in this country,’ he said.

‘We have devised a strategy, and we have now got the intelligence-led operations that are bringing us very close to a prosecution.

‘I do not think that’s a failure–that is trying to grapple with a difficult problem. If it was easy there would have been a prosecution.’

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  • Spartacus

    Diversity is out greatest strength. 2+2=5

  • exlib93

    These mutilated women still manage to pop out more terrorists, despite being cut. Who cares?

  • HJ11

    They’re not my kind, so I don’t care. Let their own people handle their own problems.

  • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

    Muzzies mutilating Muzzie genitals…

    This is me… not giving a rats arse.

    • White Mom in WDC

      Right on. Turds will be turds

  • odious liberal

    They should be turned away and offered nothing, they chose Islam, they can live with it.

    • borogirl54

      These women are the victims of Islam. They did not choose to be Muslim. The majority of them were young children when they were cut and they did not know what was happening to them.

      • joesolargenius

        The africans have been performing these mutilation acts for thousands of years and it is done at the bequest of the girls Mother whom wishes to sell her daughter as a virgin so she can get a higher dowry from a potential husband. It started long before Islam existed.

        • borogirl54

          I doubt whether a five year old girl actually chooses to be cut. Her mother may choose it to make her a highly desirable marriage candidate to any man that is willing to pay the family for her. The man is usually at least twice or three times her age and more than likely, she is going to end up being a second or a third wife. She will end up having difficulty delivering babies because FGM narrows the birth canal even further making it difficult for the baby to come out. Without access to a c section, both she and the baby easily could die.

      • IstvanIN

        Very few of us chose our religion. No one chooses their parents. That is life, get used to it.

  • White Mom in WDC

    You can take them out of the third world but you can’t take the third world out of them. They will bring the third world with them

    • Spartacus

      There’s a reason the third world came in third…

      • jane johnson

        Always wondered…who came in second?

        • Spartacus

          The chimps 🙂

  • Rhialto

    Can you imagine the reaction if a “cult” of White men was engaged in clitoridal clipping? It would not be “only a matter of time ” before there was prosecution; rather the White men would be serving long prison terms.

    • Spartacus

      And the famous ghetto-walrus Oprah would be lecturing us about how evil White people are…

  • MikeofAges


    1) Will not wear Western clothing

    2) Do not practice voluntary monogamous marriage

    3) If religious, do not accept the principle that their life is divided into a secular vocational aspect and a private religious aspect which they do not seek to impost on other people involuntarily

    4) Have a willingness to live under Western secular law and have their civil disputes decided by secular legal processes.

    5) Do not allow education for both male and female offspring and allow females to wear Western clothing and to participate in athletics wearing normal athletic clothing

    6) Practice genital mutilation or other ritual mutilations of the human body, male circumcision excluded

    7) Accept the right of all religions to exist and the right of all people to disseminate and receive religious information without fear of harm or harassment


    • Sick of it

      Too politically correct on 3, 5, 7, and 8.

      • MikeofAges

        I was hoping someone would come with another two, to make an even ten.

      • MikeofAges

        Really, these are litmus tests for people who want to come to the West from other cultures. If they are not willing to adapt to all of these things and particularly to see their Western-raised children adapt to these things, they shouldn’t come here. These standards would exclude almost all non-Western immigration.

        Some apply less to us, because we are the West. No one of European descent who wants to live in an affinity-based community is trying to overthrow the foundations of Western civilization. Again, these are tests for someone who wants to come here from a non-Western culture.

        • Sick of it

          That makes more sense. I cannot conceive of a logical argument for the inclusion of muslims in the United States, being as how everything about their belief system requires them to violate our Constitution as a matter of course.

    • Xerxes22

      Why should male circumcision be excluded? Both are forms of genital mutilation and both should be outlawed except maybe for religious reasons.

      • MikeofAges

        Your issue. Not the right forum for the topic.

      • Jenkem Huffington

        I’d say MALE genital mutilation is rather barbaric as well. If I had any say in the matter I’d take the missing bit of my unit back. I’m not impressed with any of those sand people that need a blood sacrifice. If you want to live with barbaric primitive rituals stay the hell out of the first world.

        • MikeofAges

          Not mutilation within the purview of this discussion. I’ve heard all of the arguments. I just don’t think the issue bears on the fundamentals of who is capable of entering our society without damaging it within the context of everyday life. It doesn’t carry the same weight as the other matters I have expressed concern about, not in its impact on social and cultural life. Again, I am not otherwise getting into the argument regarding the practice. It belongs in another forum, not this one. Not unless you want to make the argument that it does impact social and cultural life.

          By my criteria, few would make it over the bar. Not just Muslims, but a lot of other people wouldn’t make it either.

          • Jenkem Huffington

            I’d counter that with a few examples of some of the fruits of the same tree that brought us circumcision. In short, though, let’s just say that the people who practice ritual male genital mutilation don’t have any love for white Christians.

          • MikeofAges

            That is making it into a cultural issue then. But I still don’t think it rises quite to the level of physical mutilation in the same sense that female circumcision does. If there was a practice of excising part of the glans of the penis that would constitute mutilation by my definition. Male circumcision just has been too widespread in human history to judge it other than culturally.

          • Jenkem Huffington

            Of course it’s a cultural issue! The culture of nomadic tribes that seem to wear out their welcome after a couple centuries EVERYWHERE they have gone through all of recorded history is absolutely a culture completely at odds with our WHITE CHRISTIAN culture.

            Debating the level of barbarity of various degrees of mutilation is rather silly. The “everyone’s doing it” doesn’t hold any water with me either. The tribe that has foisted this primitive ritual sacrifice on us is an enemy to western society. Their control of the media has convinced us (collectively) that a lot of things are acceptable that were considered abhorrent 50 years ago.

            Simply put. Assimilate or go home! Or even better, don’t come here to begin with (which I believe was your initial point anyway). Just pointing out the hypocrisy when we hold the same standards to those who can not be named.

  • IstvanIN

    This is not our concern and none of our business. These “people” should never have been let into Britain. They should be removed from Britain. Let them practice their beliefs in their countries. Simple solution.

    • exlib93

      They come to the white world only to take advantage of us. Then they kill us.

  • borogirl54

    The whole purpose of the procedure is to make sure that girls remain a virgin at the time of marriage. Since the clitoris is cut, the girl is unable to experience sexual fulfillment and would not likely engage in premarital sex.

    • jackryanvb

      After marriage also. Muslim females are meant to breed, stay home, only go out covered up. Muslim men use their Muslim wives to breed, the. Go out at night to harass , corrupt, rape Whote women, White girls – always been that way.

      Now let’s hear some free market Libertarian loons explain to us THe TRUTH that these cultural, racial issues are not important and everything is about economics and too much government regulation of labor markets, immigration etc.

      Hope so e 8th century Jihadist crash Reason Magazine CATO Institute conference.

  • Extropico

    These parents who do this barbarism to their own daughters have clearly rejected the West and must be deported.

    • dwpittelli

      I don’t know, maybe severe corporal punishment is called for. Cut off the parents’ right hands, perhaps. Followed by deportation, of course.

  • IKantunderstand

    Muslims are heathens. Period. As a Christian, I believe in Jesus Christ . Muslims are non-believers. Only a heathen barbaric “religion” would ever countenance female genital mutilation. And, we allow these barbarians to live amongst us? How exactly, is integration supposed to work with these barbarians? No, I’m serious. How am I gonna relate to a Muslim family that moves next door? I hate Muslim music. They hate my music. I have a dog. They hate dogs. I cook pork spare ribs, they hate same, and complain about my grill cooking. And, this diversity is a strengh how?

    • HJ11

      Are you also for an end to male genital mutilation?

      • IKantunderstand

        So called male genital mutilation does not affect sexual pleasure, female mutilation does. There is no comparison. Are you nuts, or, do you still have nuts? Regardless, it is not the same.

  • David Ashton

    The world’s sick, poor and persecuted can all come to England, or perhaps we should go and bring them all here, if they can’t make the trip, as my local parish vicar suggested?

  • Romulus

    I am completely unconcerned about the cultural habits of unga bunga foreigners. The more that off themselves the better. Maybe the practice will keep birthrates down as the participants will have negative memories of the procedure.

    • Spartacus

      Agreed. But I don’t think it’ll have any effect on birthrates, as they do it on a large-scale in the hell-holes where they’re from, and they’re still breeding like cockroaches.

  • You have to laugh at the scenario or thought behind this quote from the newspaper:

    “Despite being illegal in the UK, female genital mutilation is on the rise [..] with communities [from] Africa, particularly Mali, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, as well as some parts of the Middle East.”

    Please! Say it isn’t so! …….

    …..You mean this country is collapsing into the third world via third worlders and – gasp – they are making it third world with “illegal” acts that do not conform to the White standards expected?

    Wow. That really is a shocker.

  • jackryanvb

    The best Amren activists should put together contact lists of LOCAL officials and work to use this wedge issue to enforce laws against female circumcision, polygammy, honor killings, slavery etc.

    Don’t write off the Left, liberals on these issues.

    As for Liberarians… Writing them off is the nicest thing anyone reading this should do.

  • John Smith

    They arrest Tommy for trying to walk through the streets of his own city but don’t arrest people for mutilating girls.

  • Jenkem Huffington

    This is carried out by 70 IQ primates. The amount of thought process of the typical practitioner of this ritual is nearly non-existent. These creatures are barely self aware. These are “people” who pass laws to ban witches from flying below 200M on a broomstick. I assure you, there isn’t that level of thought going into this, they’re just doing it because that’s what they’ve always done.