“It is not correct that anyone may perform circumcision because circumcision is a religious freedom or because they are proficient in it,” the spokesperson said.
Conference of European Rabbis President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt told The Jerusalem Post that his organization used a three-pronged approach to try to combat Iceland’s move.
"If passed, the Icelandic measure would create insurmountable challenges for Jews and Muslims living there,”
Echoing the bigotry of centuries, secularism has become the tyranny of the modern age.
Iceland’s authorities might as well hang a large sign in the arrivals terminal at Reykjavik airport saying, “No Jews or Muslims allowed.”
The measure cites the prohibition of female genital mutilation in 2005, arguing a similar prohibition is necessary for males.
Metzitzah b’peh (MBP)is a source of controversy within the Orthodox community, with more modern elements rejecting the ancient practice.
Decision elicits praise for repudiating PACE resolution equating the Jewish practice to mutilation.
Heiner Bielefeldt gives boost to Jewish organizations battling to protect ancient ritual.