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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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To: bedolido
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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To: bedolido
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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To: bedolido
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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To: Mr. Jazzy
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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To: Psycho_Bunny
"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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To: BikerNYC

Surgery, too. In the middle ages, doctors didn't like getting their hands dirty :D


21 posted on 04/15/2005 6:45:02 AM PDT by Eepsy
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To: Darksheare

I was thinking of Theodoric, Barber of York from the old SNL's. Those were some sick skits.


22 posted on 04/15/2005 6:45:45 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: cjshapi

The Julia Childs skit where they had her cutting off all her fingers.


23 posted on 04/15/2005 6:48:04 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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To: bedolido


"JOB ANNOUNCEMENT"

Immediate opening in the Circumcision Ward.

Many benefits. All the meat you want and some day you may get ahead.


24 posted on 04/15/2005 6:48:13 AM PDT by SR 50 (Larry)
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To: bedolido
"The practice—once mainly carried out by barbers..."

How about "Samurai Barber"!


25 posted on 04/15/2005 6:51:27 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
"But wait....perhaps we've been wrong to blindly follow the medical traditions and superstitions of the past century. Perhaps we should test those assumptions analytically through experimentation and the scientific method. Perhaps this scientific method could be extended to other fields such as natural science. Perhaps I could lead the way to an age of rebirth.................Naaaaaaaa!"
--Theodoric of York: Medieval Barber
OK, Cyborg...just one for now...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

26 posted on 04/15/2005 6:53:32 AM PDT by mhking (I have my towel. Do you have yours?)
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To: mhking

"Put some ice on that" comes to mind.


27 posted on 04/15/2005 6:54:26 AM PDT by cyborg
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To: bedolido

Ouch! I had this procedure performed on me when I was a baby and I couldn't walk for an entire year.


28 posted on 04/15/2005 6:54:37 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (OUT OF ORDER)
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To: bedolido
The worst thing to hear at a circumcision..........OOPS!

29 posted on 04/15/2005 7:01:30 AM PDT by Allosaurs_r_us (for a fee........I'm happy to be........Your BACKDOOR MAN!....Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap!)
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To: bedolido
"once mainly carried out by barbers"..."

Not Barbers, Berbers. This is North Africa, you know.

30 posted on 04/15/2005 7:01:41 AM PDT by Montfort (The Democrat Party -- The Party of Death)
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To: bedolido

This might be the answer for lawyers...........

Why do lawyers wear neckties?

Keeps the foreskins from popping over their heads.


31 posted on 04/15/2005 7:01:41 AM PDT by kahoutek
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To: bedolido
The boy turns 2 next month.

They wait until they're almost two years old! Holy cr*p! Talk about tramatic.

32 posted on 04/15/2005 7:07:54 AM PDT by ValenB4 (God bless Pope John Paul II, a true man of peace.)
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To: bedolido

Why does some joke about a wallet and a briefcase come to mind?


33 posted on 04/15/2005 7:08:44 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be attainable"- Albert Einstein)
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To: VRWCmember

LOL!


34 posted on 04/15/2005 7:09:17 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: mhking
Yippee! A Just Damn!
Hope you are doing well, Mh! Miss the Just Damns :)
35 posted on 04/15/2005 7:10:19 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: bedolido
The practice—once mainly carried out by barbers

And Berbers.

Berber barbers butcher babies.

36 posted on 04/15/2005 7:10:27 AM PDT by ValenB4 (God bless Pope John Paul II, a true man of peace.)
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To: bedolido

Do it with pinking shears and put those French Tickler manufactures out of business.


37 posted on 04/15/2005 7:11:27 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: cjshapi; mhking

Does anybody else remember the SNL parody automobile commercial where the rabbi performed a bris in the backseat of a car? It was a parody of the Ford diamond-cutting commercial to illustrate the smooth ride. The front tire hits a pothole just as the rabbi is making the delicate cut. It was pretty amusing.


38 posted on 04/15/2005 7:13:16 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: VRWCmember

In a related incident, some couldn't find scissors and attempted the ordinance with pinking shears.


39 posted on 04/15/2005 7:17:08 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: VRWCmember
I remember that SNL bit.

I still laugh just thinking about it.

40 posted on 04/15/2005 7:17:35 AM PDT by chs68
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To: kahoutek

ROTFL!


41 posted on 04/15/2005 7:19:16 AM PDT by Bethbg79 (God bless our Troops and their families!)
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To: bedolido; mhking
three days of nationwide celebrations

Celebrations? I can think of other things to do to Celebrate

42 posted on 04/15/2005 7:20:15 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (<>< Salvation is more than an experience and a Prayer it is a life changing event.)
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To: bedolido

Note to self: never buy Moroccan calamari...


43 posted on 04/15/2005 7:20:17 AM PDT by Andonius_99
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To: mhking

I need more coffee, a bit slow today. I just now recognized that picture of Steve Martin and recalled that skit they did. Those were funny Saturday nights. Wish they had them like that now!


44 posted on 04/15/2005 7:25:40 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, past, present and future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Manic_Episode

yer the BEST , Manic ,...the calamari salad #43 also


45 posted on 04/15/2005 7:32:03 AM PDT by Dad yer funny
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To: VRWCmember

I remember that one. Funny as hell!


46 posted on 04/15/2005 7:38:52 AM PDT by cjshapi
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To: bedolido

This reminded me of the revenge for the defiling of Dinah in Genesis.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25 ¶ And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.


47 posted on 04/15/2005 7:40:49 AM PDT by AUsome Joy ("In Essentials, Unity; in Non-essentials, Liberty; in All Things, Charity," Augustine)
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To: bedolido; mad puppy
Thousands Take Part In Mass Circumcision

Wow! When I first saw this I thought it was going to be something to do with Catholics.

48 posted on 04/15/2005 7:42:34 AM PDT by SirChas
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To: GodBlessUSA

Didn't Steve Martin's Theodoric "cure" everyone with bloodletting?


49 posted on 04/15/2005 7:44:17 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: jwfiv

Check out 26..


50 posted on 04/15/2005 7:46:10 AM PDT by Serb5150 (Christlich leben selig sterben ist das beste das wir erben.)
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