I am really disappointed in @thefabians and hurt that they could not call me and explain why they took this decision. They came to me and asked me to be on this panel. I moved my day around to make it work and this is the way they chose to tell me I am not welcome anymore. pic.twitter.com/LPi0m1MIyi— Nimco Ali 🔻 (@NimkoAli) March 2, 2019
Female genital mutilation is prevalent in Africa and the Middle East, both in African and Arab communities. Despite being an illegal practice in the UK the authorities have always turned a blind eye to its existence. Last month marked the first ever prosecution on British soil, largely thanks to the efforts of Nimco Ali and other campaigners.
It's no secret that Labour draws a lot of support from migrant communities and panders to their every whim - look no further than the scandal of Muslim grooming gangs and the role which Labour councils have played. The silence on grooming gangs from so-called 'feminist' Labour MPs such as Stella Creasy and Jess Phillips is deafening. Imagine our surprise to find that Stella is due to appear on the Fabian panel tomorrow, along with her Parliamentary colleagues Preet Gill, Carolyn Harris and London AM Jennette Arnold.
No prizes for guessing why Labour politicians would be so nervous about sharing a platform with someone dedicated to exposing and eradicating the vile practice of FGM!
I have been told that ‘several’ female Labour MPs objected to me being on the panel which is just staggering. I am not going to fight this but I just want you all to know why I share platforms with the Tories and why I thank them for helping to #endfgm.— Nimco Ali 🔻 (@NimkoAli) March 2, 2019