Posts Tagged ‘circumcision’

Danish parliament to debate bill that would ban non-medical circumcision

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

The Danish parliament is scheduled to consider a bill proposing a ban on non-medical circumcisions. Henri Goldstein, the president of the Jewish Community in Denmark, says the measure represents “the worst threat since World War II” to the country’s Jews, who traditionally circumcise baby boys on their eighth day of life, a ritual known as Read more

Iceland’s circumcision ban bill draws religious protest

Monday, March 12th, 2018

A proposal to ban circumcision in Iceland for non-medical reasons has drawn protest from Iceland’s Catholic bishop, Davíð Tencer. In common with other religious leaders in Iceland, Tencer is concerned the bill before Iceland’s parliament compromised the Icelandic Jewish and Muslim communities’ right to observe their religious practices. “Jesus Himself was circumcised, as were His Read more

Circumcision ban is an affront to Jewish and Muslim identity

Friday, July 20th, 2012

A German court has rejected identity and history in favour of a liberal concept of choice, but there’s more to right and wrong. In November 2010, a Muslim doctor in Germany carried out a circumcision on a four-year old-boy at the request of his parents. A few days later the boy started bleeding and was Read more