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Petitioning Chancellor of Germany Mrs Angela Merkel
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Chancellor of Germany
Mrs Angela Merkel

Allow traditional practice by parents in circumcising their sons

Individual religious freedom is very much a part of the German constitution especially following the second world war and holocaust.
A court in Cologne has ruled it a criminal act for parents to circumcise their sons, even in a hospital by a doctor. Coupled with failed efforts to ban kosher and halal slaughter of animals, this reeks of similar actions by the Nazi Party on its election in 1933.
In a liberal democracy like Germany this should never be tolerated. The last time people were quiet on the subject, 6 million Jews and millions of others were slaughtered in Nazi concentration camps.


Letter to
Chancellor of Germany Mrs Angela Merkel
I've just signed the following petition addressed to: Chancellor of Germany.

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Allow traditional practice by parents in circumcising their sons

Individual religious freedom is very much a part of the German constitution especially following the second world war and holocaust. A court in Cologne has ruled it a criminal act for parents to circumcise their sons, even in a hospital by a doctor. This ruling is now being followed by hospitals in Berlin.

Coupled with failed efforts in Europe, to ban kosher and halal slaughter of animals, this reeks of similar actions by the Nazi Party on its election in 1933. There is no suggestion these efforts are right wing inspired, however it is extremely dangerous to ignore restrictions on religious freedoms.

There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%. Three randomized controlled trials have shown that male circumcision provided by well trained health professionals in properly equipped settings is safe. WHO/UNAIDS recommendations emphasize that male circumcision should be considered an efficacious intervention for HIV prevention in countries and regions with heterosexual epidemics, high HIV and low male circumcision prevalence.

In a liberal democracy like Germany this should never be tolerated. The last time people were quiet on the subject, 6 million Jews and millions of others were slaughtered in Nazi concentration camps.
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Yours Sincerely,