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    • Robert Costa
    • 18.07.12 | 15:26 (IDT)

    True, Germany has committed horrible crimes during the NAZI period, however, since Germany became a member of the civilized family of nations (1947), it contributes to peace all over the world. It has thoroughly learned its lessons to an extent that I can take pride in its consitution as being one of the most humane, liberal, enlightened, progressed and democratic in the world. "A PERSON'S DIGNITY IS UNIMPEACHABLE (ART. 1). Circumcision is harmful, painful and traumatic to a child, especially if performed by a non medical Mohel in threatining and unhygenic fashions. Therefore only a 18-years-old-male can freely decide if he really wishes to be circumcised or not. I had thought we are enlightened people living in the 21st century. Or do we want to start stoning people as done by Israelites 3000 years ago (approximately?!)...? It was ordered by Biblical law too, wasn't it?

    from the article: German verdict's purpose is to delay circumcision, not ban it, jurist says
    First published 18:45 29.06.12 | Last updated 18:31 29.06.12
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