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German Nationalist Party Wants To Ban Circumcision
by Jacob Bojesson
Germany's surging anti-immigration party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) wants to restrict some religious practices for Muslims, including a ban on circumcision.
Newspaper Bild will release leaked information from AfD's 72-page manifesto in its Saturday edition. The draft says circumcision on religious grounds is a "serious violation to fundamental rights" of young boys.
AfD also wants to outlaw minarets and the muezzin's call to prayer, as it violates the "tolerant coexistence of religions" that Christian churches stand for.
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