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Thousands Take Part In Mass Circumcision
WCCO News ^ | 04/14/2005 | (Associated Press)

Posted on 04/15/2005 6:31:16 AM PDT by bedolido

FES, Morocco (AP) The infant son of King Mohammed VI was circumcised Thursday, and thousands of Moroccans also went through the procedure in a massive show of solidarity for the prince, a news agency reported.

The circumcision of Moulay Hassan, the king’s only son, marked the start of three days of nationwide celebrations across the north African kingdom to honor the event. The boy turns 2 next month.

Some 5,000 boys were circumcised in Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, and thousands more in other cities and towns, the official news agency MAP reported.

The ritual of circumcision, known as “t’hara” or purification in Morocco, signals the entry of young boys into the Muslim community. The practice—once mainly carried out by barbers— today takes place primarily under a doctor’s supervision.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: circumcision; mass; ouch; part; poorsobs; thousands
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Ouch! "The practice—once mainly carried out by barbers"...

Just take a little off the top please!

1 posted on 04/15/2005 6:31:16 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

OW!


2 posted on 04/15/2005 6:33:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Will do laundry for food.)
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The practice—once mainly carried out by barbers

"Oh, so sorry; I used crimpers instead of scissors. Let me try that again."

"Like hell!"

3 posted on 04/15/2005 6:33:26 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Junior; Darksheare

Bound to be some funny comments on this one!


4 posted on 04/15/2005 6:34:27 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: bedolido

The doctors only work for tips. (An oldie but a goodie)


5 posted on 04/15/2005 6:34:45 AM PDT by brewcrew
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To: Alouette

I think this is the story you posted about last night.


6 posted on 04/15/2005 6:35:43 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: cjshapi

Once performed mainly by.. barbers?

"I am the Barber of Seville!!"


7 posted on 04/15/2005 6:35:57 AM PDT by Darksheare (#####This tagline has been viciously run down to prevent it's escape. It has tire marks on it. #####)
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Damn....Talk about a ceremony you'd want to cut short....
8 posted on 04/15/2005 6:36:47 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (I know a great deal about the Middle East because Ive been raising Arabian horses" Patrick Swazey)
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To: bedolido

"Shave and a d**k cut, two bits1"







Or is that too old for this audience?


9 posted on 04/15/2005 6:36:48 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (From a bumper sticker "Martyrs or Marines - Who do YOU think will get the virgins?")
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To: bedolido

Get off at the Slawson cutoff and cut off your slawson....


10 posted on 04/15/2005 6:39:37 AM PDT by Loyalist (This tagline has been sponsored by the Committee to Elect Cardinal Ratzinger.)
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Ouch! "The practice—once mainly carried out by barbers"...

Wasn't dentistry carried out by barbers, too, a la Theodoric of York?
11 posted on 04/15/2005 6:39:45 AM PDT by BikerNYC
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To: bedolido

"thousands of Moroccans also went through the procedure in a massive show of solidarity for the prince"

Thank G_d GWB doesn't have any sons.


12 posted on 04/15/2005 6:41:34 AM PDT by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: Tax-chick

I don't understand? You are going to give the Arabs all the oil and cut a half inch off what?


13 posted on 04/15/2005 6:42:14 AM PDT by BIGZ
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Or is that too old for this audience?

nope... not all here are young. Former flower-child here

14 posted on 04/15/2005 6:42:23 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido

No pictures, please!


15 posted on 04/15/2005 6:42:24 AM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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"Damn....Talk about a ceremony you'd want to cut short...."

I don't know but I think I would be more worried about being 'cut too short'!

16 posted on 04/15/2005 6:42:51 AM PDT by harpu
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To: mhking

just damn... c'mon pretty please? one JD ping it's tax day after all ;o)


17 posted on 04/15/2005 6:43:05 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: bedolido

Probably not too many local entrants into next week's Moroccan Marathon...


18 posted on 04/15/2005 6:43:08 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (I don't drink and FReep...it just looks that way)
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To: BIGZ

LOL!


19 posted on 04/15/2005 6:43:31 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Will do laundry for food.)
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To: bedolido
The infant son of King Mohammed VI was circumcised Thursday, and thousands of Moroccans also went through the procedure in a massive show of solidarity for the prince

Couldn't I just put a "Long live the prince!" bumper sticker on my car instead?

20 posted on 04/15/2005 6:44:15 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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