A lawyer compared parents charged in the nation's first female genital mutilation case to Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele.
The comparison outraged attorneys involved in the landmark case, saying the Nazi reference is bigoted, inaccurate and amounts to Holocaust denial.
Mengele was an infamous Nazi doctor at the Auschwitz death camp who carried out horrific medical experiments on prisoners. He was never captured and died in 1979.
"By comparing what Mengele did to a controversial religious practice, no matter what you think of it, is basically denying the Holocaust," famed constitutional law scholar and attorney Alan Dershowitz told The Detroit News in an interview.