Skip to comments.German Court Makes Circumcision for Religious Reasons a Crime
Posted on 06/27/2012 10:55:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A German court has ruled that circumcising male infants for religious reasons, as Jews in particular have done for thousands of years, constitutes grievous bodily harm and is a crime, regardless of parental consent.
A public health specialist who is also a traditional Jewish circumciser called the ruling stupid, suggesting Wednesday that while politically-correct modern liberal thinkers would not be open to persuasion about Jewish values, they should at least consider studies finding wide-ranging health benefits from the procedure.
In a ruling bound to fuel a long-running debate over circumcision, a regional court in Cologne said Tuesday that the fundamental right of the child to bodily integrity outweighed the fundamental rights of the parents.
A childs body is irreparably and permanently changed by a circumcision, German media outlets quoted the ruling as saying. This change contravenes the interests of the child to decide later about his own religious affiliation.
The religious freedom of the parents and their right to educate their child would not be unacceptably compromised, if they were obliged to wait until the child could himself decide to be circumcised, it said.
For Jews, however, circumcision of baby boys at eight days has been a key tenet of faith for some 4,000 years. Prescribed by God in Genesis 17, it symbolized that a person was in covenant with his Creator.
The head of Germanys Jewish Central Committee, Dieter Graumann, called the ruling an outrageous and insensitive act.
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Perhaps Jews are not welcome in Germany...
I love the lib hypocrisy of this quote: ‘A childs body is irreparably and permanently changed by a circumcision, German media outlets quoted the ruling as saying...’ This from POS libs that support the mass murder of children through their support of abortion.
I just went around with a pro-choice type about this. She’s anti-circumcision but pro-infanticide.
Tell her it reduces the risk of AIDS
She believes that boys have rights that should be protected but only after they’ve passed the cervix...
“It had no face, no personality.”
I agree with the Jewish circumsizer.
This is stupid and only shows that Germans are still in out to get the Jews.
Seven years ago, my son actually had to strong arm physicians to get his son circumcised here in the United States.
I doubt we’re far off from the same types of rulings here.
That being said, this is the very last area Germany should be addressing with their sterling history.
Anything that might touch on Jews by design, I would think the German government would use better common sense.
“Hi, I'm a retarded liberal; I am pro-smegma and anti-life. I'll let you sort that one out.”
It won’t stop with this. They’ll find objections to other parts of the Mosaic Code.
Thinking along the same lines as Antiochus Epiphanes around 168 BC.
I don’t believe so.
plus the doctors were complaining that they shouldn’t have to work for tips.
Could be that Jews are not welcome in Germany, but I will bet this is aimed at Muslims, for they require circumcision also.
Ummmmm, Christians also circumcise their infants, too. Germany, wtf?
Germany is whacked. Are too many boys there being named “Nick” or something?
Keep the government away from my foreskin!
And so it begins
lest we forget
lest we forget