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Germany outlaws child circumcision – Muslims and Jews should be afraid

by | 26th, June 2012

FIRST they came for the halal and kosher meat.

Then they came for the clothes.

Now a court in Cologne, Germany, has decreed that circumcision constitutes bodily harm and is thus outside the a legal guardian’s authority.

The Financial Times Deutschland reports on a Muslim doctor, who, at the request of the boy’s parents, circumcised a four-year-old. The procedure did not go well. The boy needed hospital treatment.

Holm Putzke of the University of Passau states:

“The verdict is very important, especially for doctors, because they now have legal certainty for the first time…The court has – unlike many politicians – not to be deterred by the fear of being criticized as anti-Semitic and anti-religious. This decision could not only shape the future case, but lead in the best case with the concerned religions to a shift in consciousness, to respect fundamental rights of children.”

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