Since Muslim boys are circumcised around that age, if the amendment goes ahead with the proposed lower age limit they will not be so disadvantaged, but of course Jewish boys are normally received into the Covenant of Abraham on the eighth day of life, when a mohel removes the foreskin.
It's reported that in a letter to Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store and Justice Minister Knut Storberget, Anne Sender on behalf of Norwegian Jewry's chief representative organisation, the Mosaic Religious Community, has indicated her community's objection to the amendment, noting:
'This suggestion is going to go to Jewish media all over the world and support the idea that Norway is a "Jew-hating country.'
And we agree - this will in practice mean that "Jews don’t have access to the kingdom" again.'Says Professor Trond Markestad, head of the Norwegian Medical Association's ethics committee, who would like circumcision to be completely phased out:
“I urge the Jewish and Muslim communities to find an alternative religious ceremony.”Read more:
It is easy to say, leave that dump, but they can go abroad to do it. I bet the Norwegians don't say anything when their mozlems send their girls to be genitally mutilated in Somalia etc!ReplyDelete
Funny that but medical investigations have proved conclusively (although not the reason for it) that circumcision is far more hygienic and is less likely to promote communicable sexual diseases. However don't that get in the way of your ranting - mutiliation its not since it does not prevent the use of what the organ was meant for which cannot be said for female circumcision.