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A disturbing number of Columbia University students are apparently okay with female genital mutilation

The human rights group American Freedom Defense Initiative visited Columbia University to ask students if the government-funded women's clinic Planned Parenthood should include female genital mutilation as one of their services.

Headed up by the controversial political activist Pamela Geller, the group filmed a short video detailing the disturbing responses from the students enrolled at the ivy league school.

Out of the 20 students who were asked about the procedure, only one student rejected the idea of the organization performing the procedure. The rest of the students expressed support for the hypothetical idea, with one going so far as to emphasize that he supported the idea regardless of the female's age.

The practice of female genital mutilation is illegal in the United States, but the procedure is alive and well in Africa and Middle Eastern countries.

Watch the disturbing video below:

Geller is known for her controversial anti-Islamic writings and her "Draw the Prophet" cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, where two Islamic men targeted the exhibit that featured cartoon and satirical images of Muhammad. The men were shot and wounded by police officers at the scene, and ISIL took responsibility for the attack.

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