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    Glad to see the courts exercising some common sense and thinking of the welfare of children rather than religious privilege.
    This should always be the case, even if both parents agree.

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...ns-circumcised
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    Inb4 tradition.

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    Good.
    Those who perform genitals mutilation on either boys or girls should be punished.
    However, I wonder if the court would give the similar verdict if the father would be Jewish
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    Good Common sense has prevailed in this one case at least.
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    Excellent news. Brilliant to see common sense triumph over religious superstition for once.
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    Good to hear. Such practices should have no place in modern society.
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    (Original post by simon_g)
    Good.
    Those who perform genitals mutilation on either boys or girls should be punished.
    Agree. I fail to see why it is fundamentally any different to FGM.

    At least we don't have the obscene situation that prevails in the US, where male circumcision is perpetuated by the medical profession as an easy, billion dollar business, with new customers arriving every day!

    However, I wonder if the court would give the similar verdict if the father would be Jewish
    Possibly not, but I get the feeling that attitudes towards religious privilege are changing, with the whole Islam business acting as a catalyst.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Inb4 tradition.
    But it is tradition.
    Muslims and jews traditionally circumcise their male children, because their gods demand it. Although it has always puzzled me why they didn't design us without one in the first place, and save babies and children all that pain and discomfort (not to mention deaths).

    InB4 "Life is a Test"
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    (Original post by QE2)
    But it is tradition.
    Muslims and jews traditionally circumcise their male children, because their gods demand it. Although it has always puzzled me why they didn't design us without one in the first place, and save babies and children all that pain and discomfort (not to mention deaths).

    InB4 "Life is a Test"
    Obviously it is tradition. But tradition is often used as an argument to do it.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Obviously it is tradition. But tradition is often used as an argument to do it.

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    And that's no argument to do anything. :innocent:
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    And that's no argument to do anything. :innocent:
    Maybe not everything...
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Maybe not everything...
    That ellpisis tho.

    You're flirting with me aren't you!!

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    It was also a tradition to burn at the stake...
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    The court deserves the biggest Mashallahs and Alhamdulillahs
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    (Original post by chemting)
    The court deserves the biggest Mashallahs and Alhamdulillahs
    Damn you, chemting! :mad: I came here to shout 'Alhamdulillah!'

    y u ninja me like this :emo:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Damn you, chemting! :mad: I came here to shout 'Alhamdulillah!'

    y u ninja me like this :emo:
    Too slow, my friend.

    Next time, Inshallah
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    inb4 you report my post to get it removed just so you can say it...
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    (Original post by chemting)
    inb4 you report my post to get it removed just so you can say it...
    You're unusually prescient today. :mwuaha:
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    That ellpisis tho.

    You're flirting with me aren't you!!

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    You think that is flirting? Do you marry people who open the door for you?
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    (Original post by chemting)
    Sometimes I get "divine revelations"...
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    from my angel Gabriella in a dark alley...
    :toofunny:
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You think that is flirting? Do you marry people who the door for you?
    who open*

    Nice zing, though. :lol:
 
 
 
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