Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Norway: Government official says Jews circumcise out of ignorance

The Norwegian government’s child welfare adviser said Jews and Muslims would stop circumcising children if they learned more about the risks and pain involved in the procedure. 
“With good information about risk, pain and lack of health benefits of the intervention, I think parents from minorities would voluntarily abstain from circumcising children,” Anne Lindboe, Norway’s children’s ombudsman, told the Norwegian Aftenpost daily last week.

More: JTA

The Norway, Israel and the Jews blog reports that the Norwegian  Minister of Foreign Affairs sent a letter to the Simon Wiesenthal Center assuring them the government won't ban ritual circumcision.

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