Ilhan Omar, the newly-elected U.S. representative from Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, and a member of the left-wing “Justice Democrats,” argued against a 2017 bill in her state that increased penalties for female genital mutilation.
Omar is being celebrated as one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, and a member of a new cohort of young, “progressive” and “diverse” representatives who purportedly represent the future of the Democratic Party.
Just give it a few decades. Then allowing FGM might be just the thing for securing all those Muslim votes. Perhaps it will just seem so … trendy and progressive, and inclusive. And cool. Diversity, man.
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific