I’m glad to say the NSS has been quick in its support of the proposed legislation in Iceland.
Religious zealots complain that their religious freedom is more important than someone else’s baby’s … In other European countries gods’ Goat Herders squeal persecution … Yet how cruel is it to skin a little boys penis? Does the little boy get any religious freedom? Guardian Article …
Article from the Jerusalem Post, although not mentioned, Muslim ritual rircumcision and halal slaughter, without stunning, are also for the chop.
Scandinavia leads the way on children’s rights and humane animal treatment where these things conflict with primitive cult practices.
“The Progress Party in Norway voted on Saturday in favor of a law banning ritual circumcision of children under the age of 16, a day after the environment committee of Belgium’s Parliament of Wallonia voted in favor of banning ritual slaughter, posing a threat to both shechita (kosher slaughter) and brit mila (circumcision) in Europe.
Proponents of the Norwegian bill, which was discussed during the party’s national gathering over the weekend, claim that circumcision constitutes mental and physical harm to children and constitutes a serious violation of children’s rights. The Progress Party is the third-largest party – with 29 of 169 seats in parliament it serves as the junior partner in Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s cabinet.”
NORWAY’S PROGRESS PARTY CALLS FOR BAN ON CIRCUMCISION OF BOYS
‘It is most consistent with the individual’s right to self-determination that parents not be allowed to make this decision,’ says Ethics Board
The Independent covers the debate in Denmark – where the vast majority want religious child abuse legislated against.
Thorough article questioning circumcision from a Jewish perspective ….
” … the right to manifest one’s religion is not absolute – it is limited by the harm caused to others. In 2011, 11 boys under the age of one were treated for life-threatening haemorrhage, shock or sepsis relating to circumcision in Birmingham Children’s Hospital in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it’s estimated that 100 boys die as a result of circumcisions every year. Can religion …justify this? ”
Would this be the outcome if the genital mutilation victims were girls?
“A medical tribunal is to consider lifting a ban on an NHS psychiatrist who illegally circumcised dozens of boys for religious reasons.
Dr Hassan Abdulla was banned from performing surgery for two years in 2014.
The condition was imposed after a Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service (MPTS) panel found him guilty of misconduct.
This followed a hearing at Leicester Magistrates’ Court when the doctor admitted six offences of carrying out surgical circumcisions without Care Quality Commission registration on 41 boys between November 2011 and January 2012 …”