Controversial anthropologist Fuambai Ahmadu defended the practice of female circumcision also called as female genital mutilation (FGM) during her interview Wednesday with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the Gateway Pundit reports.
Ahmadu tells the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight, “From over 25 years of research I’ve done in the field, I would say the great majority of women who are affected by what I call female circumcision practices do not see themselves as mutilated.”
But Tucker shot back saying no little girl should undergo FGM because they’re too young to be subjected to such barbaric practices.
Ahmadu is a Sierra Leonean-American anthropologist who has argued that the traditional practice has been wrongfully attacked by human rights groups and Western media.
The anthropologist even criticized a CDC report that showed more than 500,000 girls are at risk of FGM in the U.S. She believes it was used by anti-FGM groups to lobby for legislation outlawing the practice of FGM in the country.
She also defended the doctor in Michigan who was recently charged by authorities for performing genital mutilation procedures on young female girls.