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2016-04-19Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/20391
Jews, Muslims and the Ritual Male Circumcision Debate
dc.contributor.authorYurdakul, Gökce
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-13T12:44:27Z
dc.date.available2019-08-13T12:44:27Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-19none
dc.identifier.issn2183-2803
dc.identifier.other10.17645/si.v4i2.494
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/21144
dc.description.abstractOn 7 May 2012, the Cologne regional court ruled that circumcising young boys was a form of previous bodily harm (körperverletzung). Although both Muslims and Jews circumcise infant boys as a religious practice, the Cologne court found that the child’s “fundamental right to bodily integrity” was more important than the parents’ rights, leaving Mus-lim and Jewish parents under suspicion of causing bodily harm to their children. After heated public discussions and an expedited legal process, legal authorities permitted the ritual circumcision of male children under a new law. However, the German debates on religious diversity are not yet over. On the third anniversary of the Court decision in 2015, thir-ty-five civil society organisations organised a rally in Cologne for “genital autonomy”, calling for a ban on ritual male cir-cumcision. In this article, I will focus on religious diversity, which is undergoing changes through minority and immigrant claims for religious accommodation. Analysing the ongoing controversies of ritual male circumcision in Germany, I ar-gue that this change is best observed with Muslim and Jewish claims for practicing their religion. By using political de-bates, news reports and information provided by lawyers and medical doctors who were involved in the public debate, I show that religious diversity debates are a litmus test for social inclusion: Muslims and Jews, in this context, are both passive subjects of social inclusion policies and active participants in creating a religiously diverse society in Germany.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectGermanyeng
dc.subjectJewseng
dc.subjectMuslimseng
dc.subjectreligious diversityeng
dc.subjectritual male circumcisioneng
dc.subjectsocial inclusioneng
dc.subject.ddc300 Sozialwissenschaftennone
dc.titleJews, Muslims and the Ritual Male Circumcision Debatenone
dc.typearticle
dc.subtitleReligious Diversity and Social Inclusion in Germanynone
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/21144-7
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/20391
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
local.edoc.container-titleSocial Inclusionnone
local.edoc.pages11none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionKultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameCogitationone
local.edoc.container-publisher-placePortugalnone
local.edoc.container-volume4none
local.edoc.container-issue2none
local.edoc.container-periodicalpart-creatorGary Boumanone
local.edoc.container-periodicalpart-titleReligious Diversity and Social Inclusionnone
local.edoc.container-firstpage77none
local.edoc.container-lastpage86none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone

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