German court bans circumcision as assault on children via @independent_ie.

JEWISH and Muslim groups in Germany condemned a court ruling yesterday that deemed circumcision to be equivalent to grievous bodily harm.

The court in Cologne declared that the procedure violated a child’s “fundamental right to bodily integrity”. Religious groups claimed the ruling could lead to “circumcision tourism”.

The court said the right of the child outweighed that of parents in what legal experts said could be a landmark case.