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← German politicians pledge to protect religious circumcision

The Buachaill's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by The Buachaill

There is a danger of mitigating the gravity of this issue, unintentionally or otherwise, by comparing an abhorrent religious ritual with arguably more severe practices such as FGM.

There are two key points that we shouldn't lose sight of on this issue.

First is the absence of reason, medical evidence, and lack of basic human compassion behind the motivation of groups advocating barbaric practices on defenseless children.

The second is the power and sway held by religious institutions to not only preach this baseless poison, but evidently to lobby governments to turn a blind eye to their responsibility of protecting children; in favor of religious freedom to mutilate.

It is the combination of both of these points which makes the religious motivation such a potent evil.

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 15:49:49 UTC | #949638