Monday, May 30, 2016


Circumcision has claimed yet another child victim. It's all happened before, and until it is recognized for the barbaric genital mutilation it is, it will all happen again. But this time it happened in Italy.

I don't have time to make a long, detailed comment, so I'm just going to copy and paste the article verbatim. I'll provide a link to the original article here.

Baby dies in hospital after home circumcision
Doctor says 30-50% of Muslim circumcisions in Italy unauthorised
(ANSA) - Turin, May 30 - A one-month-old Ghanaian baby died in hospital on Monday, where he was brought by emergency services after suffering cardiac arrest following a home circumcision.
    The emergency call came from a building known as "Spazio Neruda" where hundreds of homeless or evicted families are squatting and where the boy's parents had brought him on Sunday evening and spent the night.
    "They circumcised their son yesterday, then they wrapped him with gauze and gave him paracetamol," said a Spazio Neruda resident.
 The mother has been reported to prosecutors for allegedly culpable homicide, ANSA sources said on Monday. The 35-year refugee, who has lived in Italy for five years, told investigators she gave the baby a 250mg dose of paracetamol - a dose only recommended for infants weighing over 12 kilos. The baby's father, a 33-year-old Ghanaian, has been tracked down but police are still trying to find the illegal 'doctor' who performed the circumcision.

    Mustafa Qaddurah, a pediatrician and councillor with the Islamic Cultural Centre of Rome, said Italy's national health system doesn't cover circumcisions performed for cultural, non-medical reasons.
    "That means you either go to a clinic, where it's expensive, or to these charlatans," Qaddurah said.
    He said an unauthorised circumcision costs about 30-50 euros.
    "According to our estimates, 30-40% of Muslims (living in Italy) prefer to have it done in their country of origin, but another 30-50% go to unauthorised personnel, who work in unsuitable places, with the result of killing babies or causing serious deformities, that we then see in our offices," he said.
    He said there were other similar deaths recently in Treviso and Puglia.

I can already imagine all the apologetics being thought up.

Is the solution to have male children circumcised by "trained medical professionals in a hospital setting, using sterile utensils and pain management?" Because the same could apply to female circumcision, and even so, children die. Keep in mind that this is medically unnecessary in a healthy, non-consenting child.

I'll say what I've always said: Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Whatever anyone has to say concerning male circumcision is true of female circumcision.

Any and everything that can be said.

Death is a risk of circumcision.

Death is a risk of circumcision.

How many times do I have to say it?

Death is a risk of circumcision.

I don't have time to write anymore for now.

I've said it all before.

Anyone who is interested could browse my past posts on the subject.

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1 comment:

  1. This story piqued my interest. I'm (part) Italian myself, and traditionally in Italy, circumcision was not performed on baby boys other than for medical reasons. Also, many Italians I know, including my father and my devoutly Catholic ex-boyfriend, are strongly against circumcision for non-medical purposes. My ex actually called it 'cruelty.'

    The situation of circumcision in Italy also debunks the notion that circumcision is purely a religious matter. Some Christians who oppose circumcision bans see them as an assault on religion, even though, as far I know, no Christian church requires circumcision. On the other end of the spectrum, some die-hard secularists see circumcision as an example of the evils of religion, even though many religious nations, such as Italy and Ireland, generally keep baby boys intact.

    Just a note: I've never had to face the issue of circumcision myself because I don't have sons, but my daughter has already told me that if she has a baby boy, she won't 'cut his boy part!'