A Farmington Hills-based mosque paid a physician to perform female genital mutilation, a lawyer for the doctor's children alleged in court Tuesday.

Cynthia Nunez, an attorney for the Michigan Children's Law Center who represents two children of Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, said the physician was paid to cut girls as part of a procedure practiced by their religious and cultural community, the Dawoodi Bohra.

Nunez made the comments during a hearing at Wayne County Juvenile Court for Nagarwala and her husband on a petition by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to terminate their parental custody and remove the children from the couple's home.

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