Germany resumes ritual circumcisions after bitter dispute

BERLIN (Reuters) – Shopkeeper Nevzat Cavan is rushing to meet orders for the white, fur-trimmed costumes worn by Muslim boys for their circumcision, relieved that Berlin’s city government has allowed the operations to resume. For three months, the elaborate suits, capes and oriental slippers languished unsold due to a shock court ruling that raised the possibility of criminal charges being brought against families who had their sons circumcised. “There were days when we didn’t even open the till, but now the phone never stops ringing,” Turkish-born Cavan said. …
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