“Religious Freedom” is often cited as an excuse for apologists’ explanations of why Human Genital Mutilation of boy children is still allowed in the UK.
What happens when one parent has a different religious view from the other parent?
Nobody in authority seems concerned about the views the child might have as an adult – like whether the the child is even going to be religious or not.
The Doctor in this case must be held responsible – he did not seek the Mother’s consent.
“Dr Balvinder Mehat was asked by the child’s father’s family to carry out the private procedure in accordance with their Islamic faith, but the boy’s mother was horrified when she found out.
The unmarried 26-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I knew this was something my baby’s father wanted, but I didn’t agree with it at all.
‘I spoke to my health worker and GP about it, and they said that if it was only my name on the birth certificate there was no way it could happen.'”