September 18, 2012

What Can Unite Jews and Muslims? Circumcision

The Economist, The Economist


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ON SEPTEMBER 9th hundreds of Muslims and Jews marched side by side along the streets of Berlin in protest at a new local ordinance requiring circumcision to be carried out in a sterile environment, with “as little pain as possible” (assumed to mean with local anaesthesia) and only with both parents’ consent. For both faiths, that was an attack on religious freedom.

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