Debated circumcision

A fierce debate has been raging in Germany and Austria for weeks how ‘lawful’ the religiously motivated circumcision of little Jewish and Muslim boys is… Does it conflict with the basic human rights of personal integrity and self-determination? Or is it a sign of closet xenophobia against religious groups? See the articles below.

>Text 1 on the situation in Germany (c) DER SPIEGEL 2012

>Text 2 on the situation in Austria (c) 2012

>Text 3 more generally (c) GATESTONE INSTITUTE 2012

>Text 4 on the anti-circumcision comic hero Foreskin Man
who was accused of anti-Semitism lately (c) HUFFINGTON POST 2012


>PS: on the history of male circumcision (c)



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