Skip to comments.German court bans male circumcision, sparks outrage among Jews, Muslims
Posted on 06/27/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT by Colonel KangarooEdited on 06/27/2012 7:55:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
BERLIN - Jewish and Muslim groups protested on Wednesday after a German court banned the circumcision of young boys for religious reasons, Reuters reported. The ban applies to the Cologne region of Germany.
The court in the western city of Cologne handed down the decision on Tuesday in the case of a doctor who was prosecuted for circumcising a four-year-old Muslim boy.
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It's ingenious, and possibly the only topic on which they could agree.
Of course, it won't take much to break them apart--just throw in female circumcision.
I don’t guess these people ever studied much history, because if they did, they would know that Germany is not known so much for religious tolerance. I guess they should have thought of that before they went there.
Just like the British Enfield Rifle united hindus and muslims by using cartridges packed in beef grease and pig lard.
God put a foreskin on a man for two reasons.. The notion that a foreskin is ‘unsanitary’ is bogus in the modern era. It’s wrong that the first thing a doctor does to a newborn boy is cut part of this penis off..
Somewhere in the US, Dr. Dean Edell must be celebrating.
Why would not the court’s ruling also apply to the barbaric practice of the Muslims to circumcize females, e.g., female genital mutilation?
Did you see that on PBS the other night? I did, on the program about Queen Victoria and the Indian revolts around 1860. Quite the move, mixing both beef and pig grease--not halal, and tough on the sacred cow. And this was just at the dawn of the petroleum age, which brought non-animal based grease. Talk about bad timing.
Do you support this law?
The real ghost of Washington would not speak so.
Can't say that I did.....call me ignorant; while I have a tv, I rarely watch it and I'm not sure I even have PBS. Although since it is "public broadcast" I'm guessing I must.
I do wonder why there isn't any outrage from Christians? Maybe because they aren't a protected class under the west's leftist ideology? Both of my sons were circumcised at birth.
Sounds to me like a plan to nudge both groups out of Germany....
No, I'll call you erudite. It's a factoid I was unaware of, and was only brought to my attention by the tube.
Looks to me like Jews need to head out of Germany, and head for Israel.
Is this thing being done in Germany under the Auspices of ‘rights of the child” international laws?
Sticks and stones...... ;)
The apostle Paul was telling both Jews they no longer needed to be circumcised some 2,000 years ago. Gentiles never had to be circumcised.
Read Galatians 5 and 6.
Good on Germany that a judge there ended this barbaric practice.
Ah...so you believe Government is better than religion.
You DO realize Jews don’t accept the Apostle Paul as authoritative, don’t you?
Cut me some slack. I’M A GHOST NOW AND IT’S 2012!
First of all, ‘Bible’ is always capitalized. Secondly, I think it’s the parents decision, not the government’s. I just have a problem with circumcision because I don’t think it applies in the modern era due to abundance of soaps and bathing facilities (improvement of sanitary conditions).
You saw that on PBS, didn’t you? I cringed when I heard that, because Lee-Enfield rifles hadn’t been invented at the time of the Sepoy Mutiny.
Be that as it may, they are proscribing a sign of religious covenant that dates back to Abraham.
So, God was barbaric for insisting on circumcision?
Some how Germany worrying about humane treatment seems like an oxymoron. Didn’t they just exterminate 10 million people a generation ago? Oh, that’s right it’s something the Jews believe in. Well, there you go.
So is killing someone because they use two different kinds of cloth to make their clothes. Do you support that?
A I told another poster, no I did not see it on PBS, as I don't really watch TV. I'm sorry you cringed when you saw it. While the Lee-Enfield rile with brass cartridge ammo had not been invented yet.....the Pattern 1853 Enfield were first used by the Brits in well, 1853.
The Indian mutiny was in 1957.......four years after the introduction of the Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle.
Nowhere in Leviticus 19 does it say those who mix two types of cloth are to be killed. Did you even double check that before posting or just repeat what somebody told you? Remember, trust but verify.
For or against this law?
You’re missing the point in an EPIC way.
The “historian” on PBS actually said Lee-Enfield, not Enfield, and as a nit-picking point, I doubt Enfield rifles were being issued to Indian troops 3 years after their introduction. Native troops usually were issued previous-generation arms that became available when front-line troops were issued new weapons. I’ll try to look up the dates when Enfield-pattern rifles were issued to Indian troops.
Well, wikipedia says the 1853 Enfield was considered a cause of the mutiny, so I guess that’s that. I stand corrected.