View Poll Results: Is the German court correct in outlawing non-medical circumcisions in infants?

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    eyelight eyelight is offline

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    Germany declares circumcision for non-medical reasons to be a crime.

    About time that this came about and hopefully more countries will follow suit and stamp out this barbaric mutilation of defenseless children.

    Religious circumcisions are crimes says court.
    A court in Cologne has ruled that non-medical circumcision is a “serious and irreversible interference in the integrity of the human body.”

    This criminalises religious circumcisions performed by Jews and Muslims, the Financial Times Deutschland newspaper said on Tuesday. It says circumcision should be considered a crime of bodily harm.


    "The ruling is enormously important above all for doctors because it's the first time that they have a legal certainty," Holm Putzke of the University of Passau told the paper. He has been calling for prohibition for years.

    “The court has, in contrast to many politicians, not allowed itself to be scared by the fear of being criticised as anti-Semitic or opposed to religion,” Putzke said.

    Jewish and Muslim groups have fought for years against a criminalisation of circumcision. They did not have any immediate comment on Monday's ruling, saying they needed to review it first, the paper said.
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    good , about time, it is nothing short of assualt
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    Dan_Murphy Dan_Murphy is offline
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    Good.
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    About time some civilised country outlawed the religious mutilation of children. Good for Germany. The Faux News contingent in the US will be up in arms about this no doubt.
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    Good. The procedure is taken for granted in the US. The child has no choice as to whether he keeps his foreskin or not. And that's not just Jews & Muslims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flavirostris View Post
    Good. The procedure is taken for granted in the US. The child has no choice as to whether he keeps his foreskin or not. And that's not just Jews & Muslims.
    agree entirely but its 10 times worse where girls are concerned. well done Germany!
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    Tht's a progressive step.

    Of course, they tried to prevent the practice in the past... or at least eliminate the need for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macnessa View Post
    agree entirely but its 10 times worse where girls are concerned. well done Germany!
    Why would you say that? Sure, we've had documented cases of babies dying in Ireland as a result of male circumcision. Have we even had a single documented case of FGM?

    I have to say, death strikes me as a fairly serious side-effect.
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    Proper order I say too.
    Now what about governments now legislating for the female version, often abreviated to FGM.
    It's a barbaric practice and it should be immediately outlawed.
    Either way, male or female it should be outlawed unless necessary for medical reasons.
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    Never understood how it became common in some countries for non-religious reasons - the USA and apparently Australia view it as routine.

    Never quite seen why.
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