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German FM: Religious Traditions Protected in Germany

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle weighed in Friday on a controversial German court ruling on circumcision, saying the country protected religious freedom and traditions, EJP reported.

“The ruling on circumcision has provoked annoyance internationally,” Westerwelle wrote on his official Twitter account.

“We have to be clear: religious traditions are protected in Germany,” he added.

Westerwelle was quoted in the Bild’s online edition Thursday saying that Germany “is an open and tolerant country where religious freedom is well established and where religious traditions like circumcision as an expression of religious diversity are protected.”

Still, it appears that a Berlin hospital was not taking any chances and decided to ban circumcision by its staff.

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2 Responses to “German FM: Religious Traditions Protected in Germany”

  1. Yes Germany now you know how far we have sunk low like snake on the belly low,, THE ENEMY IN THE DC WHITE HOUSE HE AND HIS MERRY NAZIS and the GOP are no better, they are pussy’s and the joints chief’s have no backbone maybe three or so Patriots in Congress , Sad and despicable,

  2. Anonymous says:

    yes folks, religious freedom scrupulously protected in Germany! Just ignore those pesky 6 million Jews elimnated from the tax rolls and overlook this little circumcision kerfluffle. We don't draw any connections, why should you?

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