German court declares circumcisions a crime

27.06.2012                      07.Tammus. 5772

Kölner Amtsgericht:

German court declares circumcisions a crime

Jewish group calls decision "unprecedented, dramatic interference in self-determination right of religious communities".

A regional court in the west German city of Cologne issued a decision terming circumcisions to be a form of bodily harm and subject to criminal penalties, according to the German language edition of the Financial Times (FTD) on Monday, triggering an angry reaction from the Central Council of Jews on Tuesday….