Circumcision ruling condemned by Germany's Muslim and Jewish leaders

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    Circumcision ruling condemned by Germany's Muslim and Jewish leaders | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Jewish and Muslim leaders were united on Wednesday in their condemnation of a German court's decision to in effect outlaw the circumcision of boys after a judge deemed that the religious practice amounted to bodily harm.

    Representatives of the two religious communities called the ruling insensitive and discriminatory, saying it was an attack on centuries of religious tradition.

    A judge at a Cologne court said that the circumcision of minors went against a child's interests because it led to a physical alteration of the body, and because people other than the child were determining its religious affiliation.
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    About time we stopped mutilating little boys isn't it?
     
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    I wish I could travel back in time and bitch slap my parents on the day they decided to mutilate my junk.
     
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    Yeah, I can see how this would upset those for whom circumcision is a religious obligation.

    I can also understand why some of us think that mutilation of a baby boy's penis makes about as much sense (read none) as mutilation of a baby girls cliterus.

    Not much room for compromise in this clash of cultural values.
     
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    Do you really think male and female circumcision are the same?
     
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    it shouldn't be... one can't compare female circumcision with male circumcision. and i always wonder about why anyone would make that comparison other than the use of the word circumcision. the effects on the individual are not comparable.

    also, historically, one of the first ways in which tyrannical and anti-semetic regimes isolated and made jews alien was to outlaw circumcision. they would then use the fact that someone was circumcised as a way of identifying and outing jews who were singled out for persecution.

    this is a very dangerous road to walk... if you don't want to circumcise your child, don't...

    in my world, it's normal and not "abuse"... it's a cause for celebration... and it's an identifying ritual.

    thank G-d for the first amendment.
     
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    So in the name of religion it's OK with you to strap down a person and cut off body parts? Or is it only OK if it's a baby and can't decide for itself? Would it be OK to lop off an infant's ears in the name of religion? How about tattooing? Nipple, or nose piercing?

    Tell me how do you feel about water-boarding?
     
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    Thanks for illustrating Jillian's point.
     
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    an identifying ritual, can also be represented by a pin prick
     
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    That's what you tell all the girls.
     

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