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September 10, 2012 9:03 am

Muslims, Jews Rally Together in Germany Against Circumcision Ban

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View of Berlin, Germany. Photo: wiki commons.

Chicago Tribune/Reuters – Hundreds of German Jews and Muslims held a joint rally in Berlin on Sunday demanding that their “freedom of religion” be respected, in a rare show of unity to protest against a court order that banned ritual circumcisions.

The June ruling by a court in Cologne has sparked an emotive debate about religious freedom in a country which is sensitive to any accusations of intolerance because of its Nazi past.

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