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Germany Votes to Protect Circumcision

The long national nightmare just got shorter

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After nearly six months of public debate, indictments, lawsuits, prohibitions, and other wrangling, German lawmakers affirmed the right of parents to have their sons circumcised. This ends the sad chapter for Germany’s four million Muslims and 100,000 Jews, who felt marginalized and demonized by the very public crusade against the religious rite.

It all started back in late spring when a court in Cologne branded the practice as harmful.

The Cologne court’s ruling provoked outrage in Israel, Turkey, the United States and elsewhere. It proved an embarrassment to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, painfully aware that postwar Germany can ill afford to be seen as supporting such a dangerous message of intolerance.

The good news come as Germany reaches the coldest part of the year when turtlenecks, while fashionable and practical, should not be compulsory.

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German Lawmakers Vote to Protect Right to Circumcision
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Germany is shedding its image as hidebound.

disqus_c4RFfic3n1 says:

“Germany can ill afford to be seen as supporting such a dangerous message of intolerance.” Yes, no one wants to be accused of denying parents the God-given right and obligation to mutilate their sons before they are old enough to object. Heaven forbid.

    Samir Halabi says:

    And who are you to accuse and judge.

    Germany did enough damage, to the Jewish people, therefore they don’t want to be put into a compromised position any more. Now shut the F*** up with your Mutilation word.

“The long national nightmare just got shorter” and “turtlenecks,…etc”

I see what you did there, Adam.

So I gather you’re trying to infuse snark into absolutely everything?

I would suggest scaling it back. Just a little tip.

Oh dang, now I’m doing it.

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Germany Votes to Protect Circumcision

The long national nightmare just got shorter

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