Turtles all the way down

German law will allow genital mutilation on baby boys

Posted by doctore0 on October 10, 2012

Sick, maybe it is the Hitler guilt that is making them accept this madness

The German government has backed new legislation aimed at ending a legal dispute over the religious tradition of circumcision.

The cabinet has announced support for proposals that would explicitly allow the practice.

Earlier this year, a regional court ruled that circumcision of newborn boys amounted to assault, prompting protests from Jewish and Muslim organisations.

It also raised fears among some of a resurgence in anti-Semitism in Germany.

The new law will make circumcision explicitly legal, as long as it is carried out by trained experts, and parents are informed of any medical risks.

The BBC’s Stephen Evans in Berlin says that many people argue that these conditions are probably already met by the communities involved.
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