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Male genital mutilation

There was a very short article in today's (08/April/2011) Sunday Times in the U.K:

PARTY SNIP
Nearly 1,500 boys in the Philippines attended a day-long "circumcision party" yesterday. The event in Marikina, near the capital, Manila, was intended to promote safe circumcision and offer poor residents free surgery costing at least £25 in private clinics. The organisers plan a bid for a Guinness World Records entry.

Am I the only person who finds this sick? Surely the safest option is to outlaw genital mutilation unless it is medically needed. Religion should not be an excuse.

The idea that Guinness World Records would recognise something as sick as this fills me with even more disgust.

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