Germany passes law to protect circumcision after outcry

Protestors demonstrate against male circumcision in BerlinBERLIN (Reuters) – German politicians passed a law on Wednesday to protect the right to circumcise infant boys in a show of support for Muslims and Jews angered by a local court ban on the practice in May. The ban – imposed on the grounds that circumcision amounted to "bodily harm" – triggered an emotional debate over the treatment of Jews and other religious minorities, a sensitive subject in a country still haunted by its Nazi past. …



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