Jews, Muslims unite to condemn German circumcision ruling


So let me get this straight… Jews and Muslims, who cannot get along as neighbors, who have been slaughtering one another for centuries, are uniting to defend a barbaric religious custom? They are uniting over the removal of skin at the end of a penis? For real?

The stupidity of religious people has just reached new heights! TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

AFPAFP – Wed, Jul 11, 2012

Jewish and Muslim groups have issued a joint call for German lawmakers to protect the right to circumcise boys after a court ruling against the rite sent shockwaves through their communities.

Several Jewish and Islamic organisations said in a statement released Wednesday that they had met with legal and medical experts and European Parliament deputies in Brussels this week to discuss the court’s decision.

“We consider this to be an affront (to) our basic religious and human rights,” the joint appeal said.

“Circumcision is an ancient ritual that is fundamental to our individual faiths and we protest in the strongest possible terms this court ruling.

“To that end we will vigorously defend our right to maintain our mutual tradition and call on the German parliament and all political parties to intervene in overruling this decision as a matter of urgency.”

The unusual joint statement was signed by leaders of groups including the Rabbinical Centre of Europe, the European Jewish Parliament, the European Jewish Association, Germany’s Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs and the Islamic Centre Brussels.

They met with MEPs from Germany, Finland, Belgium, Italy and Poland, according to the statement released by the Turkish-Islamic Union.

The June 26 ruling by the regional court in Cologne that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounted to grievous bodily harm has caused international uproar.

Jewish and Muslim groups had each demanded that the German parliament establish clear legal protections for the rite, calling the issue a matter of religious freedom.

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Posted on July 13, 2012, in Religion and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. brandeditems8

    If a male citizen of Germany is circumcised as a religious right, which is in thier choice, then its something they must have performed at a certain age in accordance with the civil laws of the state they are residing in. Let the folks who desire such a thing as circumcision to travel outside of Germany to perform those religious practices in order to remain compliant to German Law.

    • I couldn’t agree with you more. But as you may well know, religious people like to impose their own laws, not obey those which currently exist.

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