Immigration forcing British lawmakers to confront female genital mutilation

By Karla Adam, April 1, 2014

LONDON — Sitting before a roomful of British lawmakers, Leyla Hussein described the day that four members of her family pinned her down and sliced her genitals with a blade.

“I felt everything. I felt the injection. I felt being cut. I felt being sewn,” she said of the procedure that took place in Somalia when she was 7. “I remember just blacking out.”

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