Quantcast
Latest Stories

Circumcision row in Germany sees tempers flare


Loading the player...

The debate over religious circumcision in Germany continues to rage after Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party the country risked becoming a "laughing stock" over a court ruling calling religious circumcision a criminal act, according to a report. AFP


BERLIN—Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party the country risked becoming a “laughing stock” over a court ruling calling religious circumcision a criminal act, according to a report Monday.

The mass-circulation daily Bild said in an article to be published Tuesday that Merkel warned the board of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) that Germany must restore legal protection for circumcision.

“I do not want Germany to be the only country in the world in which Jews cannot practise their rites,” Bild quoted Merkel as saying, citing several CDU members who attended the meeting.

“Otherwise we would make ourselves a laughing stock among nations.”

Merkel’s centre-right government has pledged to take quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys on religious grounds, and voiced concern about the ruling by the court in Cologne published in June.

The court said the removal of the foreskin for religious reasons amounted to grievous bodily harm and was therefore illegal, in a judgement that prompted an outcry at home and abroad.

Diplomats admit that the ruling has proved “disastrous” to Germany’s international image, particularly in light of its Nazi past, following uproar from religious and political leaders in Israel as well as Muslim countries.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Angela Merkel , Christian Democratic Union (CDU) , circumcision , Germany


  • 12JEM

    Mabuhay ang mga Supot. Mabuhay ang mga Kupalin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scottie-Pollard/100001806614832 Scottie Pollard

      MABUHAY SI 12JEM !!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U73P2EVWALVL7J7AEEWCOXB3ZU Billy

      Intsik ka siguro???? majority of Intsik ay kupalin dahil mga Supot…. kaya pag nilusob tayo ng mga Intsik ay Labahang mapurol lang ang katapat nila at takbuhan lahat ang mga iyan…mga takot na tuliin…..

  • Simon Ward

    Ha, this is one of those arguments it’s not worth getting into! If you’re intact, you oppose circumcision. If your parents gave you the chop, you support it.

    FWIW it’s worth, I think circumcising kids is wrong – they should at least be able to choose when they’re adults. But guess what, I’m supot :)

    • generalproblem

      hahaha try it simon it is more fun

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C6A4TBCEGDYSN6YG5ATKFQ6RSU Hugh

         Can he have his foreskin back on if he doesn’t like it?

      • generalproblem

        well hugh why dont you try the pinoy cut. pinoy cut does not remove any skin its just cut the skin to expose the head. unlike the german cut that remove the foreskin if you dont like it then ask the doctor to sew it again. thats is why it is more fun on pinoy dick hehehe. try it dont be afraid be a man.

    • Branch_Warren

      i agree. it should be a matter of choice. it so happened that in the philippines, it is a way to “enter” manhood” so most if not all have it chopped.

      • Yxon

         IT’S ALSO CLEANLINESS

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C6A4TBCEGDYSN6YG5ATKFQ6RSU Hugh

         Washing it is quick and easy – and fun.

      • generalproblem

        well it is ok if you have a water and soap ready all the time

      • indiots

        matapos umihi, pag supot segurado ang baho ng kamay kung walang tubig.

    • $25214711

      And yet you have a Jewish name sir hehehe but you’re right about the choice thing.

    • indiots

      simon try to chop it. you’ll get more satisfaction in sex when you are circumcised. i experienced the difference.

      • Simon Ward

        You mean you had it done as an adult, voluntarily? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who’s done that. Can I ask why? Did you change your faith? Surely you didn’t do it because someone who was circumcised told you it was better for sex, right? I’ve heard that argument many times, but it’s always been from people who were virgins when they had it done!

      • indiots

        i have a sex relation before i was cut. i can’t feel the inner side because i felt my pennis just coming in and out of my skin. so i approach my father and have cut.

  • akramgolteb

    Big deal sa ibang bansa ang pagpatule. Kaya puede natin sabihin:

     CIRCUMCISION IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES!

  • 1bravo9

    takot at duwag di tunay na lalaki mga supot

  • generalproblem

    ibig sabihin mas masarap kay merkel ang tuli. diba mas masarap naman diba mga gays gwapong gwapo kumpara mo naman dun sa may supot at may langib langib pa at ang bantot hehehe. ang supot ang isa sa mga cause ng cancer sa cervix ng mga babae kasi may bacteria smegma heheehe. ang tuli ay always ready for action di tulad ng supot kailangan pag hugasan hehehe. kaya kayong mga supot patuli na.

  • just_and_equitable

    Hitler despised the Jews because of circumcision, now, Germany is on its way to hating the Jews again…

    • panhase

       You should rethink your post.

    • $25214711

      Hitler hated the Jews because for them, all jews are sub-human. Hindi yata sa pagtutuli yun sir. Issue ng race yata yun dahil yung ilang german catholic nagpapatuli rin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C6A4TBCEGDYSN6YG5ATKFQ6RSU Hugh

       This was nothing to do with the Jews. The court was considering a Muslim boy’s bad circumcision, and found ANY unnecessary circumcision breaks their Basic Law, which guarantees bodily integrity.

  • indiots

    pati ba naman pagpapatuli issue pa rin?

    ang mas matindi ang kapapasa pa lang na batas sa egypt na pwede pang makipagtalik sa asawang 6 oras ng patay.

    • generalproblem

      hehehe ganyan talaga pag ang tao masyado nang dinADaan bawat gawain sa batas

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLAVQNJZWFOPV654ZF6OPYMCAI Manny

      yan ang sinasabing walang respeto sa katawan ng taong patay na! in reality maraming gumagawa nyan of course yung ibang mga sira ulong embalsamador…lalo na kung ang namatay magandang babae at maganda ang hubok ng katawan at boobsy. kahit patay na tinitira pa din nila….mga kawatan!

      • indiots

        kung may batas na ganyan limited yon sa namatay na asawa lang kaya malamang ma-criminalize ang mangrape ng patay.

  • indiots

    pagkasupot ka para kang may suot na maluwang na condom he he he

  • Yxon

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THEIR RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES.  LAHAT NA BAGAY MERONG BATAS

    • indiots

      sa ibang issue kailangan talaga may batas. pero tuli, parang inalisan tayo ng karapatan kung maging ano ang gusto sa sarili. baka darating ang araw ang pagiging tomboy o bakla ay covered na rin ng batas.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  2. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  3. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  4. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  5. Solons seek ample protection for bank depositors
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Tragedies at sea: The Sewol and the Costa Concordia
  10. Santiago: Gigi Reyes is Enrile’s fall guy
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
Advertisement

News

  • 2 suspected victims of summary execution found dead in N. Cotabato
  • Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry in Korea
  • Aquino: ‘Doubting Thomases’ now contributing to PH recovery
  • Fire engulfs apartments in Sampaloc
  • Messy warehouse belongs to Unicef, WFP, says Soliman
  • Sports

  • Warriors beat Clippers in playoff opener
  • Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  • Rain or Shine, Ginebra clash for No. 6 spot
  • Ateneo eyes quarterfinal spot vs Benilde
  • Style contrast marks OneFC ‘Rise of Heroes’
  • Lifestyle

  • Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’
  • Simplifying and lightening life
  • Where to go for Easter night-out
  • Joe de Venecia visits the Queen Mother of Cambodia
  • Fashionistas flock to designer’s wedding
  • Entertainment

  • Show-biz celebrities’ other choices of summer getaway
  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Business

  • Top-selling insurance agent opens her dream café
  • Connecting and transacting with one another
  • Building wealth for health
  • Why Mandaue Foam buys, rather than rents, space
  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Epiphany
  • Unpaid creditor vs distressed debtor
  • Moving on
  • From culinary desert to paradise
  • Response to China: ‘Usjaphil’
  • Global Nation

  • Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats
  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
  • Marketplace
    Advertisement