Topic / Circumcision

This just sucks!

Two more infants have been infected with herpes following mouth-to-penis circumcision rites BOTH the New York infant boys are believed to have contracted the disease following metzitzah b’peh, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish ritual in which the circumciser places his lips on the infant’s penis to suction blood from the circumcision wound. But despite warnings issued by […]

Why circumcision should be abhorred

A couple from the US state of Georgia was recently arrested for tattooing six of their seven children with crosses. The mother bemusedly commented: I’m their mother. Shouldn’t I be able to decide if they get one? No, madam, you shouldn’t. Children are not possessions; parents do not own them. They are human beings with […]

Nordic states push for circumcision ban

AT meeting Oslo last week, Nordic ombudsmen for children, paediatricians, and paediatric surgeons agreed a resolution urging their national governments to work for a ban on non-therapeutic circumcision of under-age boys. According to this report, the children’s ombudsmen from the five Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland – along with the Chair […]

Botched circumcision led to death

Infant’s killer escapes a jail sentence A NURSE who caused the death of an infant by crudely circumcising him today walked free from Manchester Crown Court. Grace Adeleye, 67, of Sarnia Court, Salford, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence but was given a suspended sentence of 21 months, suspended for two years. The […]

Germans retreat from circumcision ban

GERMAN lawmakers have passed a cross-party motion to protect religious circumcision, after a regional court ruled it amounted to bodily harm. According to the BBC, the resolution urges the government to draw up a bill allowing the circumcision of boys. Germany’s main political parties – together with Jewish and Muslim groups – have criticised the […]

Circumcision: court ruling blasted

German decision is a ‘blood libel’ against Jews, says UK Chief Rabbi BRITAIN”S CHIEF Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, delivered a swingeing attack on a German court that demanded the banning of ritual circumcision – just weeks after it was reported that another infant in the UK had died after he was mutilated by a rabbi. Sacks, […]

Norway wants circumcision banned

Religious leaders express their anger JENNY Klinge,  Norway’s Centre Party justice policy spokeswoman, has angered religious leaders by condemning the ritual circumcision of infant boys. Calling it “outdated” and “dangerous”, she called for its ban. She said: In my view, this is a custom that we cannot accept in a modern, civilized society. Our aim […]

‘Make circumcision mandory’

That’s the view of Sydney University biologist, Professor Brian Morris JUST under a month ago I drew readers’ attention to a conference taking place in the UK next month to discuss the issue of unnecessary circumcision. It is to be held on Thursday, July 26 at Keele University, Staffordshire, and will explore how boys might […]

Barbaric ritual leads to another death

RITUAL circumcision is an abomination. But the bizarre practice of sucking the blood from a genitally mutilated infant after the foreskin is removed is even more horrific – even deadly. According to a report yesterday in the New York Times, prosecutors are investigating the death of a newborn boy who died in last September after […]

The Meaning of Life 2

WELCOME to the second part of our interview with PROFESSOR A C GRAYLING. Here, PETER BRIETBART asks Grayling how he’d combat extremism if he were the Prime Minister of the UK; how we can have morality in a godless world; whether circumcision is ever morally acceptable, and why religions are so common and varied. PB: […]