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Icelandic lawmakers are acting ‘like Nazis’ over circumcision

Icelandic lawmakers are acting ‘like Nazis’ over circumcision

Jewish leaders in four Nordic countries have reacted angrily to a ban on non-medical circumcision proposed by Icelandic lawmakers.

In an open letter deploring a bill that would prohibit the genital mutilation of male infants, Aron Verständig, Dan Rosenberg-Asmussen, Ervin Kohn and Yaron Nadbornik referred to the Nazi prohibition on brit milah, Jewish ritual circumcision.

They said:

It would not be the first time in the long tradition of the Jewish people. Throughout history, more than one oppressive regime has tried to suppress our people and eradicate Judaism by prohibiting our religious practices.

Iceland, they added, does not have an organised Jewish community today.

In fact, Iceland is said to be Europe’s “most godless” country.

They wrote:

Banning Brit Milah will be an effective deterrent and will guarantee that no Jewish community will be established.

Lawmakers from four parties with 46 percent of the seats in parliament, including the ruling party, co-authored the bill.

T he co-authors conceded that their he open letter might be perceived as meddling in Iceland’s internal affairs.

And why should we care? The reason is that you are about to attack Judaism in a way that concerns Jews all over the world.

The Nordic Jewish community leaders urged the Icelandic lawmakers to follow Norway’s 2015 legislation on non-medical circumcision, which introduced regulation while ensuring the custom’s legality under certain conditions.

In Europe, circumcision is under attack from right-wing politicians who view it as a foreign import whose proliferation is often associated mostly with Muslim immigration. And it is also opposed by left-wing liberals and atheists who denounce it as a primitive form of child abuse.

16 responses to “Icelandic lawmakers are acting ‘like Nazis’ over circumcision”

  1. Peter says:

    It is barbaric branding of a defenceless child by stupefied primitive fundamentalist loons.

  2. L.Long says:

    No one is stopping these dimwits from cutting the end of their dicks off. They are just doing it the right way! Wait until the kid is old enough to decide for himself if he wants his dick cut off! What are the religious dimwits scared the grown kids will tell them to piss off!!!??? Wow! Wont that be great!

  3. AgentCormac says:

    @ L.Long
    I concur. An irreversible procedure like this should be authorised by one person and one person only: the bloke whose cock is on the block. And if, when he gets to maturity, a man is so convinced of his Jewish beliefs that he wants to have himself mutilated for life, then fine. At least it was his choice. But as we all know, if religious decisions were left to educated adults then religions would disappear as fast as Big Macs in the Oval Office.

  4. RussellW says:

    Agreed, no cutting without informed consent.Good luck to the Icelanders, however I doubt that the repugnant practice will be eliminated from countries with large Muslim or Jewish communities.

  5. Angela_K says:

    Here we go again. The pro-mutilators shrieking racist, anti-Semite, it’s the holocaust again etc, just so they can continue their religiously motivated barbarism.

  6. Leonard Ostrander says:

    “Banning Brit Milah will be an effective deterrent and will guarantee that no Jewish community will be established.”

    As a secular Jew, that sounds like good news to me.

  7. StephenJP says:

    Once again, “religion should be an activity for consenting adults in private”. The only reason it isn’t is that those who run (and benefit from) it know only too well that it would then become reduced to the equivalent of an eccentric hobby: like stamp-collecting, say, or Morris dancing.

    @AgentCormac, your image of the bloke with his cock on the block is alarmingly graphic! Maybe it should be flashed before all those who would take such a decision on the part of unconsenting infants.

  8. Robster says:

    Those afflicted with a Jewish or Muslim faith are doing a terrific job making their belief systems even less attractive than the regular Jesus version to possible victims who may consider them as viable. Along with 5 times a day warbling at nothing, bagging up the ladies, failure to shave, restrictive dieting and many other onerous requirements, is it any wonder that so many a waking to the overt stupidity these religions offer?

  9. 1859 says:

    I’m with Angela_K on this one – it’s ‘You’re all anti-Semitic Nazis because you won’t let us mutilate the genitals of our children!’ Surely it moves into the realm of the grotesque if a religion demands this sort of tribal scarring? What has a fucking foreskin got to do with a god? What sort of a god would want this? It doesn’t matter how ‘traditional’ it is, it is a barbaric and mindless act of cruelty and should be legally banned. I wish the Icelanders all success.

  10. Leonard Ostrander says:

    The Abrahamic god’s thirst for the blood of defenseless children can never be satiated. This god is the essence of evil and his only excuse is his nonexistence.

  11. Great Satan says:

    I suspect that if someone campaigned against circumcision in the UK, the ethno-religious supremacists who have our governments ear would use recent legislation to prosecute them for “anti-semitism” ; http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/boycotting-israel-is-the-right-thing-to-do/

  12. andym says:

    It should really be a sexual crime with convicted clerics placed on the Sex Offenders Register, but there’s about as much chance of that happening as there is of Jewish leaders stopping playing the Nazi card every time their privilege is threatened.

  13. barriejohn says:

    I agree with the above comments.

    Throughout history, more than one oppressive regime has tried to suppress our people and eradicate Judaism by prohibiting our religious practices.

    Nonsense! How does the prohibition of infant circumcision lead to the “eradication” of Judaism? Rituals are only an adjunct to any religion. No one is behaving like Nazis here as, despite anti-Semitism from certain quarters, the motives are entirely different.

  14. Har Davids says:

    As far as I know, you don’t lower your pants when entering a place of worship, so why bother cutting?

  15. John the Drunkard says:

    Awaiting consent won’t do. Gawd has demanded that infants be mutilated within eight days of birth. He didn’t want the little perishers to have a chance of opting out.

    I’m no expert, but I believe that Islamic child-chopping is vaguer in the scheduling side of things.

  16. CoastalMaineBird says:

    you don’t lower your pants when entering a place of worship,

    Oh, NOW you tell me !

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