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← German politicians pledge to protect religious circumcision

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The biggest Childrens Hospital in Zürich just publically declared a few days ago that they will perform no circumcision due to the german court ruling. Until now they performed about two a month according to their own admission. Of course Jews and Muslim Organisations are up in arms against that decision. If the german court decision is now overruled by a law, then the Zürich Hospital will pick up that practice again where it left off.

Though to be honest, the problem of male circumsision pales in comparison to the female version, which is extremely "popular" in quiet a few african countries. A lot of girls are brought home for the operation, which mostly consists of cutting of both clitoris and the inner labia. In some parts, the outer labia are sown together, leaving only a small hole for urination and menstruation.

I cannot believe how anyone can defend these practices. I am ashamed of my government and their lack of courage. It is high time the politicians in germany grow a pair and start taking rational decisions again instead of being guided by historical shame.

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 13:06:50 UTC | #949627