Circumcision debate: the Center Party wants to prohibit

Coalition member, the Center Party has adopted a decision that they will vote for prohibition of circumcision in Norway, when the matter comes up for a vote in the Government in the near future.

The Labour Party has not yet made up its mind, but is considering it. However, it is also appreciated that a ban on circumcision would constitute a breach with the right to religious freedom, so for that reason, it might not be a good idea.

The leader of the Jewish Congregation in Oslo, ervin Kohn has said that if circumcision would become forbidden in Norway, it would send a very strong message to Jews that they are unwanted in Norway, in fact, it would be akin to reintroducing the constitutional ban on Jews in Norway.

I will provide full translation of the relevant articles later on today.