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One Year in Jail and a Thousand Dollar Fine

the author of the ballot initiative writes this antisemitic comic bookQ: What does San Francisco’s upcoming November ballot initiative say?

A: The ballot initiative would make it unlawful and criminal to circumcise any part of the foreskin of another person who has not attained the age of eighteen years.

Q: Is there an exception for religious practice of circumcision?

A: No. The initiative would make circumcision lawful only if there is a “clear, compelling, and immediate medical need with no less-destructive alternative treatment available.”

antisemitic fantasy has orthodox Jew attacking immodestly dressed motherQ: What is the penalty?

A: This initiative would criminalize performing circumcision, putting any physician or religious clergy person who performs the procedure in county jail for up to a year, and/or punished with a fine of $1,000. (The measure denies parents the right to choose, with the guidance of their physician or tradition, circumcision for their sons.)

Q: Wouldn’t this ban be against the law?

A: Probably. California law prevents localities from prohibiting medical professionals from performing procedures within the scope of their profession. In addition, there are significant Constitutional legal issues with this proposed measure because it would infringe upon the right to free exercise of religion.

Q: Why can’t we ignore this as a frivolous ballot measure?

A: Proponents of this initiative refer to “genital cutting” and “mutilation,” implying that male circumcision is analogous to female genital mutilation and hoping to conceal from voters their attempt to criminalize a widely accepted procedure.

Q: Doesn’t circumcision have health benefits?

Antisemite's hero kidnaps Jewish childrenA: Yes. The World Health Organization reports: “There is compelling evidence that male circumcision reduces the risk of heterosexually acquired HIV infection in men by approximately 60%.” There are also medical reports of lower rates of penile cancer and urinary tract infections in circumcised males, and reduced cervical cancer in women whose partners are circumcised.

Q: How is male circumcision different from female genital mutilation?

A: Male circumcision has known and documented health benefits, and there is no credible medical evidence that male circumcision is harmful or prevents male sexual satisfaction. Its purpose is religious and for health benefits. In contrast, female genital mutilation is performed for the explicit san francisco antisemites dream of stealing Jewish children to prevent circumcisionpurpose antisemitic fantasy - happy endingof the whole world's got to be just like uspreventing female sexual satisfaction. The World Health Organization states that female genital mutilation “includes procedures that intentionally injure female genital organs for non-medical reasons,” that it “has no health benefits” and is “internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.”

[NOTE: You have been reading excerpts from issue #2 of Foreskin Man, the antisemitic comic book written by the author of the San Francisco ballot initiative.]

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Circumcision Ballot Question Makes the Cut

parents and eight day old son at the brisA proposal to ban circumcision in San Francisco will appear on the November ballot in that city.  This will be the nation’s  first public vote on what has long been considered a private religious matter.  If passed, it would undoubtedly be challenged in the courts as a blatant violation of the constitutional rights of Jews and Muslims, yet this ballot initiative received more than 7,700 signatures.

If the measure passes, circumcision would be prohibited, with no religious exemptions.  The bris — the sacred rite that launches the partnership between Jews and God —  would become a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine of up to $1,000; or up to one year in jail.  In a city that’s renowned for being open-minded, such an intolerant proposition seems bizaare.

Muslims are similarly affected, for circumcision also is widely practiced by Muslims (but at age thirteen);  and while circumcision does not appear in the Koran, it is mentioned in the Sunnah, the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

This attack upon Judaism and Islam is even more striking when one considers that international health organizations have promoted circumcision as an important strategy for reducing the spread of the AIDS virus, based on studies that showed it can prevent AIDS among heterosexual men in Africa.  Circumcision also reduces the incidence of other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as penile cancer and urinary tract infections. Read the rest of this entry »

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