Neither the Jewish nor the Muslim communities would be exempt from the ban, and anyone continuing the practice would face up to a year's imprisonmentl or a hefty fine.
Said one local mohel, Rabbi G. Y. Leeds, in a representative view:
"For a city that's renowned for being progressive and open-minded, to even have to consider such an intolerant proposition, it sets a dangerous precedent for all cities and states."Santa Monica and San Diego are set to follow suit.
However, the ban. if enacted, will almost certainly experience legal challenges from persons and organisations arguing that the ban is unconstitutional, breaching right to religious freedom as laid down by the First Amendment.
Bizarrely, a comic book has been introduced as a propaganda tool by the pro-ban camp.
The Elder has the measure of it (the comic book, that is):http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/06/anti-semitic-comic-book-foreskin-man.html
Read more: http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/49875/foreskin-man-takes-monster-mohel-comic-book
Here's Lloyd Schofield, one of the pro-ban activists, in a rough interview with a frank and forthright Mark Levin, who - naturally incensed by the implications for Jews - tells the evasive Schofield that he's "a nut," and who finds him "creepy":
And here's Schofield in more forthcoming mood, telling Megyn Kelly of Fox News about his plans; watch him grin towards the end, when she reminds him that the circumcision of baby boys is an essential rite of passage in Judaism: