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Danish doctors take a stand against infant circumcision

While stopping short of calling for a total ban on circumcision, the Danish Medical Association (Lægeforeningen) said in a weekend statement that no boys under the age of 18 be circumcised in Denmark. The association said that circumcision should be “an informed, personal choice” that young men should make for themselves. The association said that […]

Rabbi exposed for running a circumcision racket in Israel

Rabbi Eliyahu Asulin, of Hadera, above, is being paid thousands by students wanting to become official mohels (circumcisers) and are being sent unsupervised to mutilate Ethiopian and Somalian infants. According to this report, an investigation conducted by Kan, Israel’s new public broadcasting corporation, revealed that Asulin’s totally inexperienced students are conducting circumcisions among poor families, […]

New Zealand Muslim preacher sacked over hate sermons

Shaykh Dr Mohammad Anwar Sahib, above, has been permanently stood down by New Zealand’s Federation of Islamic Associations following video evidence of his virulent anti-Semitism. The Federation is reported here as saying that it vehemently opposes all teachings that promote intolerance, prejudice and discrimination. Sahib was the Federation’s secretary. New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission earlier […]

Rabbi accuses education body of targeting Jewish schools

At an acrimonious meeting in the London borough of Hackney this week, Rabbi Avraham Pinter, above, attacked Ofsted inspectors, saying that it was “offensive and very patronising” to suggest ultra-Orthodox children attending illegal schools were not getting ‘the best’. In response to concerns about the physical safety of children in illegal schools voiced at a Hackney […]

Creationist Ben Carson won’t be in Trump’s administration

A large swathe of Americans can breathe easier today in the knowledge that Christian fundamentalist Ben Carson will not be part of President-elect Trump’s administration. Last week, it was widely reported that Carson was shortlisted to be Education Secretary, but later he was offered the post of Secretary of Health and Human Services. However, this […]

Israel’s Prime Minister wants noisy mosques to pipe down

Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday said he backed a bill limiting the volume of calls to prayer from mosques – and  he is now being accused of threatening religious freedom. Speaking before a ministerial committee adopted the draft bill, the Israeli Prime Minister reportedly said: I cannot count the times – they are simply too numerous – […]

Angry Christians launch ‘Bible bomb’ attack on UNESCO

The offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris are being bombarded with Bibles, following its decision to refer to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem only by its Islamic name, Haram al-Sharif. According to the BBC, last month, UNESCO adopted a controversial Arab-sponsored resolution which makes no […]

Jewish newspaper publishes ‘modest’ photo of Clinton

An Orthodox Jewish newpaper based in Monsey, New York, has become the target of scorn after it published a photo of Hillary Clinton with her face obscured. According to this report, OnlySimchas.com, an Orthodox dating website, reacted to the Yated Ne’eman picture by saying: History is made as Yated Ne’eman publishes a picture of Hillary […]

Muslim hate preacher should be booted out of the UK

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell has called on the UK authorities to revoke the visa of an Islamic hate preacher, Shaykh Hamza Sodagar, above. US-based Sodagar, according to this report, has began a series of lectures in London. He is noted for advocating death for homosexuals, saying in a video that there are five ways of disposing […]

Education Minister says religion should trump science

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett, above, last week stressed the importance of Jewish studies over secular subjects. He was quoted here as saying: Learning about Judaism and excellence in the subject is more important in my eyes than mathematics and the sciences – and it is hard for me to say that. His comments came […]