This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

Comment

← Stop female genital mutilation in the UK! - Avaaz.org petition

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Ignorant Amos

Comment 24 by mmurray

There was a need to make it illegal to take a child overseas and have FGM performed there by an non-UK citizen. But that was a change to the FGM act after it was put in place. I don't know what the reason was for making the FGM act in the first place.

The change in 2003....and as yet, not a single prosecution regardless. Even the change to make it illegal to take a child overseas has had no impact...why did they bother?

I'm with EvN, a sop to pacify anybody that complained that nothing was being done about the practice. Well nothing has been done about the practice, somebody needs to get their finger out, an impotent law is no deterrent whatsoever.

Sorry for my rant. When it comes to the harming of children, I tend to shout.

I'm sorry I have to be so like ya...it moves me to notions of violence, which is never a good thing.

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 13:54:23 UTC | #945692