I couldn't believe that such a practice particulaily in this acutely insane way is allowed to exist and be legal or in any way acceptable in a Western nation!
Two more babies stricken with HERPES after ritual oral blood sucking circumcision in New York City | Mail Online
I am opposed to circumcision on children until they become adults and can make that decision for themselves! It has the added bonus of being more painful having it done as an adult (a few close friends of mine have it done as adults for medical reasons and it hurt, both are complete atheists!), They could probably use their pain as a proof of their comitment to the cause!
I am violently opposed to FGM of course and there is no religion as far as I know that calls for it and Judaism in particular has a strong rule against it!
It is(female circumcision) sometimes linked with Islam but in actual fact is a cultural thing and takes place in some christian tribes as well in Africa!
The notion that a holy man (in this case A Hassidic Rabbi) Oral suction and infant can conceivably be used in the same sentence frightens me no end!