A new proposed legislative amendment would ban the practice of childhood circumcision, making circumcision of a child illegal, and punishable by up to six years of prison time.
The bill, which is supported by members from at least five different political parties (including, among others, the Pirate Party, the Left Green, and the Progressive Party), calls for amendments to the current criminal code in the country.
In fact, the proposed legislation clearly states
“[Anyone found] removing sexual organs [from any child or woman], in whole or in part, shall be jailed for six years.”
And unlike many health and public safety laws in the United States, there isn’t an exemption on religious grounds, as the draft makes clear.
As the draft notes
“While it is certainly the rights of the parents to give their children guidance when it comes to religion, such a right can never exceed the rights of the child.”
This is part of a growing trend in Europe, as Danish doctors have recently also spoken out against childhood circumcision.
As the bill notes,
“Circumcision involves permanent interventions into a child’s body that can cause severe pain, also such an operation involves a risk of infections and other problems.”
As a result, the bill states that while the child may eventually decide they want to be circumcised, they cannot do so until the age of consent, “to understand what is involved in such action.” In Iceland, the age of consent is 15.
While the rate of circumcision in Iceland is currently rather low, it is not unheard of, and there is still some debate surrounding the issue—and not just in Iceland.
In addition to Danish doctors who have previously spoken out against circumcision, there is also a movement underway in Norway, as the Progress Party (FrP)—the country’s third-largest party, and more commonly known for their anti-immigration policies—chose to support a bill outlawing childhood circumcision before age 16.
While it remains to be seen if the bill in Iceland can pass, there’s certainly some momentum behind it. But what do you think? Should circumcision be illegal until a child is old enough to fully decide for themselves? Or do parents have the right to make that choice for their child?
20 thoughts on “Iceland to Ban Boys’ Circumcision, Introduces 6-year Jail Term for Offenders”
The Rabbi Penis suckers won’t like that.
oy oy oy
I WOULD definitely support banning the unsanitary, perverted practice of the Mohels. In fact, I support bashing them with clubs.
” “While it is certainly the rights of the parents to give their children guidance when it comes to religion, such a right can never exceed the rights of the child.” ”
Parents are responsible for, and have the final authority over their children, not government. A minor child’s rights are not superior to their parents’ authority.
So Darzak, does that mean parents have the authority to kill their children if they don’t suit them?
Me, I think children have human rights. One of those includes the right not to be subjected to genital mutilation.
Good for Iceland. May no infant ever be cut like that again. No more Judaic directives that go against nature.
They sold it. We bought it. I’m glad the tide is turning.
If only Talmudic rabbis did this I’d applaud (one way to get the Synagogue of Satan out of your nation!), but most Christians also do this, and even many Muslims, Hindus, etc. Now the Bible (the various epistles of Paul) says circumcision is not something that has to be imposed on gentiles in order for said gentiles to receive Christ, and that even (a Peter did) suggesting such a thing is wrong. And, while I agree with Paul, it really is up to the parents to make this decision, not Iceland’s govt. (whether it gets rid of Talmudists or not).
Even worse, how far does this go? so the child can put his or her parents in jail since they don’t want to “tranny” the kid? I suspect Iceland is opening up a can of worms here.
I see circumcision as child abuse, parent-sanctioned or not.
WHEN ASK BY THE DOCTOR DID I WANT MY SON CIRCUMCISED, I SAID,
IF YOU CUT MY SON, I’LL CUT YOUR THROAT”. I MEANT EVERY WORD…………….
KOYOTE……..TO ALL YOU TEARRIST OUT THERE.. HOO RAH!!!!!!!!!
TO ALL YOUS COMMUNIST…
YER DAYS AE NUMBERED, AND YE BETTER START USIN THAT GENETIC MANIPULATION TO GROW SOME “BACK EYES”……
LORD KNOWS YER GONNA NEED ‘EM………….
Spot on galen….J. Barcelo (birthofanewearth.com) book: “Birth Trauma and The Dark Side of Modern Medicine”….recommended read
Thanks, Mary. Will check it out.
I wish I knew what i no longer have, as when i had it, i was as yet unaware of myself, let alone aware of my tallywhacker, that is until somebody filleted my humbleness and stunted my growth.
You are certainly not alone.
Next thing you know, they’ll be saying the Holohoax never happened. 🙄
Interesting….I don’t remember my procedure I was just days old. No it was not a Bris ceremony. It was medical…at the hospital. I could just be ignorant but smile….Say ” No Cheese “
Circumcision is for those who think God F’d up. Mutilating His work is an affront and a ceremonial ritual performed as an insult. More than 6/10 males are NOT circumcised and those billions aren’t dropping like flies. It isn’t about keeping your wiener clean, it’s about a commitment to a certain OTHER “god”, and making money for a non-medical “religious” based practice. If it is about cleanliness, removal of the scrotum should be investigated, as that too can harbor bacteria, right? I am still wondering what my mother thought was so wrong with me when I was born that she chose to have elective surgery done to my penis, bit I’ll bet her joo OB/GYN who tied her tubes when she agreed after he drugged and only charged her $1 talked her into it. She found out years later that he did it so cheap because he had a group of interns waiting to watch the procedure, and they all paid MUCH more than the usual ligation fee would be. What a mensch. So yeah, a joo would chop your johnny, and then some, just for some shekels.
I was a nurse and had to observe this barberic act! It was not my child and I almost beat the crap out of the doctor who did it! They put a clamp around the penis and a bell shape part over the head and then tighten some clamps and pinch of the offending tissue! Nothing for pain! That child screamed bloody murder! The procedure is done far away from the mother in a sound proof room.
Thanks Frank, for shining the light of reality on this. So few know what these infants go through. Just did a little search and found out:
“…some physicians who perform circumcisions do not use anesthetics…”
“The reason some babies don’t cry when they are circumcised, is that they can’t cry because they are in a state of shock. Most babies are circumcised without anesthesia.”
[celand looking better all the time no Jews no crooked banker Jews either!