Most of you have already heard of the drive to ban ritual circumcision in the City and County of San Francisco. Here is the report from HotAir.com.
Circumcision-Hatred: It Was Only A Matter A TimeIn targeting religious observance, they left out the other major religion which insists on ritual circumcision.
J. E. Dyer, June 4, 2011
You have to wonder if these people are sane.
The San Diego-based group that is laboring to get circumcision banned in San Francisco has perpetrated a comic book. In it, a superhero named Foreskin Man saves a baby boy from being circumcised by the evil Monster Mohel, a vicious-looking Orthodox Jewish rabbi who could have been drawn by an acolyte of Joseph Goebbels.
Indeed, Foreskin Man has a distinctly Hitlerian “Aryan” look to him.
It’s crystal clear from the dialogue that the perpetrator of this literary opus intends to depict the Judaic religious view of circumcision as evil and repulsive. The “comic” hauls out every theme of Jew hatred in the arsenal.
Note that these circumcision-haters could have addressed the issue as one of science, medicine, personal autonomy, or even just a social issue on which reasonable people can disagree.
But they didn’t. The case they’re making is that circumcision is evil because Jews do it as a religious observance.
Do you really think they would ever publish comparable, comic book with Muslim characters?
Of course, they wouldn't. The radical left (for some reason I still cannot fathom) traditionally panders to Muslims. The rescuing of boys could never hope to outweigh this.
I can imagine the justification as to why not, already. Many Muslims have the tradition of circumcising their sons in their teen years, as is even mention in the Torah regarding their forefather Yishma'el (Gen. 17:23-26). Thus, they have reached a stage of cognitive development allowing them to give informed consent.
Do you think that in Islamic regimes, teen-aged boys really have choice in the matter? Ironically, Muslim men and boys residing in Israel do have that choice.
Elder Of Ziyon has more images and commentary here.
Besides the general Anti-Jewish sentiment out there, there are a few additional points which need to be emphasized.
1. There are Jews behind this move to ban circumcision in the City and County of San Francisco. This may surprise you, but not me.
In the '90's I was already hearing some of those identifying themselves as "Reconstructionists" and "Jewish Renewalists" call brith milah "ritual sexual abuse," "ritual sexual mutilation," and other, similar, nasty, catch phrases.
How can anyone say that these people (I suppose some of them are real Jews) practice the religion know as Judaism?
Even the generally, self-hating Anti-Defamation League [ADL] got it right this time.
The Anti-Defamation League is right. The attempt to ban circumcision in San Francisco is driven by anti-Semitism. The case could have been made without depicting a scary rabbi named Monster Mohel slavering over a naked infant – but it wasn’t.2. What's next? Most Jews in the U. S. downplay or selectively forget the shootings, muggings, vandalism directed toward them. They cannot handle the disturbance to their numbed-out existence as upstanding "American citizens."
When the Jews assimilated into 15th Century, Spanish society. Torquemada still tortured them. When the Jews tried to become Lutheran, the Lutherans still did not accept them. When the Jews proclaimed their German-ness, Hilter יש"ו still killed them.
But that was all in the past, right? The world has evolved, and becoming more open and progressive, right?
Some of you will continue the same ol' rhetoric:
"It's an isolated incident."
"You're just paranoid."
"It's only these nuts in San Francisco."
"The Israel-loving Christians will save us."
"Surely, the Muslims will not let this happen. They'll be next!"
When are you going to learn? You are a stranger in a strange land (Ex. 2:22). You are Jews, and our natural home is in Eretz Yisrael., not in the U. S.
For those of you who simply cannot get this message, because you are so "pragmatic," will see the warning signs, and realize that you are not welcome.
Hopefully, you will add up all of the warning signs from recent history and start making plans to leave.
Why wait around to find out what the next gezeirah (decree) against the Jews will be?