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Nine out of ten Danes would ban ritual circumcision of boys
Nine out of ten Danes would ban ritual circumcision of boys before they reach the age of 18, reveals a new survey carried out by Megafon for Politiken and TV2.
Two years ago, a similar survey conducted by YouGov showed that 74 percent of Danes wanted such a ban.
Jair Melchior, the chief rabbi of the Jewish Society in Denmark, contends that banning this ritual would be undemocratic and show that Denmark does not respect religious minorities.
"For us, circumcision is a natural element that is just as important as baptism. It is our hallmark and a part of our culture," Melchior told Politiken.
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