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    • Cetin Senol
    • 05.09.12 | 15:49 (IDT)

    It is very common for Jews to try to discuss anti-semitism with anti-semitic people. It is a myth that logic can convince anti-semites to changes their views. Those opposed to circumcision, whether by Jews or Muslims, are bigots. Their position is logical from their perspective, since their initial assumption is that Judaism and Islam are something evil that needs to be rooted out – once you make that assumption, their position is quite logical. They find it amusing when Jews (or others) argue with them. The Germans found it amusing when Jews tried to debate their racial theories. They didn’t find it amusing when the Americans, Russians and Brits levelled their cities and occupied their country. The correct Israeli response should be to curtail relations with any country that bans Jewish religious practices (Bris, kashrus, Shabbos, etc.). Make it clear that we regard them as anti-Jewish bigots, and we will have as little to do with them as possible. Religious Zionists should note that proposals to do such things as ban Bris milah, ban kosher slaughter, close down yeshiovos, etc., have never come from the Muslims – and perhaps they should reconsider the desire of the Zionist to model Israel on European civilization.

    from the article: Circumcision declared legal in first of 16 German states
    First published 15:23 05.09.12 | Last updated 15:23 05.09.12
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