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July 17, 2012 7:30 am

Merkel: Germany Would be “Laughing Stock” if it Keeps Circumcision Ban

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JPost/Reuters – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Germany could become a laughing stock if it fails to overturn a district court ban on circumcision that has enraged Jews and Muslims.

Merkel’s government has already criticised the Cologne court ruling and promised a new law to protect the right to circumcise male infants, but the conservative leader’s strong comments underline how sensitive Germany is to charges of intolerance because of its Nazi
past.

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