England had 5,700 recorded cases of FGM in 2015-16

England had 5,700 recorded cases of FGM in 2015-16, by Haroon Siddique.

There were 5,700 new cases of female genital mutilation recorded in England in 2015-16, the first annual statistics show….

The age group for which FGM was most common was five- to nine-year-olds, accounting for 43% of the total number of cases where the age at the time of being cut was known. …

The Royal College of Nursing said more had to be done to end the practice, which has been illegal in the UK since 1985.

Robert Spencer:

Cases of female genital mutilation are skyrocketing in England not because English women are deciding that they wish to be mutilated. FGM is skyrocketing because the Muslim population is skyrocketing, and since it continues to do so, FGM is not going to be stopped in Britain. Instead, it will increasingly become the norm. …

Why is it obligatory? Because Muhammad is held to have said so: “Abu al- Malih ibn Usama’s father relates that the Prophet said: ‘Circumcision is a law for men and a preservation of honour for women.’” — Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 5:75

Cannot change that seventh century Arabic culture (unless you want to be killed).

hat-tip Stephen Neil