Anti-Circumcision Comic Books Called 'Anti-Semitic'

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Published June 05, 2011.

The Anti-Defamation League on June 3 strongly condemned a comic book created by supporters of an anti-circumcision movement in San Francisco, saying it contained “grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes.”

The “Monster Mohel” comic book is one of two titles in the “Foreskin Man” comic book series – which was created by the president of the Male Genital Mutilation Bill group and one of the leaders of the anti-circumcision legislation movement, which has succeeded in getting their controversial measure on the November ballot.

Nancy J. Appel, ADL Associate Regional Director said the book, which features identifiably Orthodox Jewish characters as evil villains, was “disrespectful and deeply offensive.”

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