The judge once gave a defense attorney the day off from court to attend his grandson’s bris.
A bearded man wearing a black hat dips eating utensils into the icy water while hissing from pain induced by the bitter cold.
“I didn’t think it was necessary to consult,” said Silja Dögg Gunnarsdóttir of the Progressive Party. “I don’t see it as a religious matter.”
“Essentially it’s about animal rights and children’s autonomy that are perceived as more important than religious freedom.”
The bill is part of a growing movement across Nordic countries to ban non-medical circumcision.
The petition proposes a punishment of up to six years in prison for someone who circumcises anyone younger than 18.
The measure compares male circumcision to female genital mutilation and calls it a violation of human rights.
“The idea that in order to be part of the Jewish community you have to cut your boy is like something from another world.”
“The essence of this is, ‘Why can I cut my son’s foreskin but not my daughter’s foreskin?’”
“Wear your foreskin pride on your tshirt by letting the world know that your body belongs to you,” the Amazon listing states.