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Rivlin: Bundestag must pass law to protect circumcision

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June 27, 2012 18:02

The Bundestag will have to solve the crisis in freedom of religion in Germany, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said on Wednesday, after a court in Cologne ruled to ban circumcision.

Rivlin and MK Ya’acov Edri (Kadima) met with Bundestag President Norbert Lammert, where they discussed Monday’s controversial ruling, in which circumcision was called “illegal and severe intervention in the body of the child.”



“This is a clash between the law and freedom of religion, but I’m not worried,” Lammert said. “The German court has yet to say its final word on this matter.”

Rilvin responded that the Bundestag can solve the problem, because the court behaves according to the laws passed by parliament.

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