Topic / Circumcision

Florida judge forces boy’s circumcision

In a ruling that has angered anti-circumcision activists, Judge Jeffrey Gillen ‘bullied’ a jailed woman – Heather Hironimus, above – into agreeing to have her four-year-old son, Chase, ritually mutilated. According to this report, Jewish couple Hironimus and her husband Dennis Nebus had initially agreed to the circumcision in a parenting agreement filed in court, […]

Florida judge: ‘Boy must be circumcised’

Earlier this month, an appeals court upheld a ruling allowing the father of a 4-year-old boy to circumcise his son against the wishes of his mother. And in a bizarre twist, the judge slapped a gagging order on the boy’s mum. This not only forbids her from talking about the issue to the media, but […]

Muslim circumciser guilty of misconduct

UK psychiatrist Dr Hassan Abdulla  ritually mutilated 41 boys at a ‘non-sterile’ clinic in a terraced house  in Leicester. Abdulla, according to this report, was not registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) when he operated at the Al-Khalill Clinic, where he performed non-profit operations for Muslim and Jewish families who could not afford to […]

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 […]