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  • Israel slams 'racist' EU rights resolution on circumcision

    http://news.yahoo.com/israel-slams-r...142853309.html

    Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel slammed as "racist" and "anti-religious" Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of religious circumcision practices.

    The Council of Europe resolution urged its 47 member states to ensure the latest medical and sanitary conditions are met during ritual circumcisions, which are often performed on boys at an early age in Judaism and Islam.

    It called for "dialogue between... medical doctors and religious representatives, so as to overcome some of the prevailing traditional methods, which do not take into consideration the best interest of the child and the latest state of medical art."
    I don't see the problem. Make sure sanitary conditions are met. Sometimes, wolf is cried too often IMO.

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    Just asking a question here because I really don't know the answer, but has the same group (Council of Europe) issued any position on or the sanitary conditions of performing female circumcision as done by Muslims?
    We are so fucked.

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    • #3
      Never mind. I just read the article and see that the Council lumped male and female circumcision together basically claiming them to be one in the same.

      from the article...
      "After the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution against circumcision, Israel calls on the Council to rescind immediately the resolution," the ministry said.

      "Claims that circumcision harms young boys’ health and body are false, and do not rest on any scientific evidence," it added.

      "This resolution casts a moral stain on the Council of Europe, and fosters hate and racist trends in Europe."

      Israel took particular objection to PACE's adoption of a single resolution dealing with both female genital mutilation and the circumcision of young boys on religious grounds.

      "Circumcision of male children is an ancient religious tradition... Any comparison of this tradition to the reprehensible and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation is either appalling ignorance, at best, or defamation and anti-religious hatred, at worst," the ministry said.
      We are so fucked.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by gary m View Post
        Just asking a question here because I really don't know the answer, but has the same group (Council of Europe) issued any position on or the sanitary conditions of performing female circumcision as done by Muslims?
        I think the EU is against it.
        "There are four lights!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by gary m View Post
          Just asking a question here because I really don't know the answer, but has the same group (Council of Europe) issued any position on or the sanitary conditions of performing female circumcision as done by Muslims?
          I would think they don't support its legalization at all.

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