One of America’s major Jewish Israel lobby organization, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has blasted ‘Foreskin Man’ comic book’s circumcision images, depicting Mohel (a Jewish person trained in the practice of Brit milah or circumcision) as ‘monster’ looking.
The colorful series was created by the “intactivist” group MGMBill.org as part of its campaign to ban circumcision through ballot initiatives.
Nancy J. Appel, ADL associate regional director has claimed that the comin book invokes the centuries-old western accusation of ‘Blood Libel’ that Jews kill Christian kids and use their blood for religious ritual. Interestingly, an Israeli Jewish professor Ariel Toaff (Bar-Ilan University) in his book Bloody Passover: Jews of Europe and Ritual Homicide (2007) has admitted that certain Jewish communities in Europe committed those crimes.
A proposal to ban the circumcision of male children in San Francisco has been cleared to appear on the November ballot, setting the stage for the nation’s first public vote on what has long been considered a private family matter. Supporters of the ban say male circumcision is a form of genital mutilation that is unnecessary, extremely painful and even dangerous. They say parents should not be able to force the decision on their young child.
However, many pediatricians and neonatologists claim that benefits of male circumcission outweigh the risks.
Jewish Bible, the Old Testament, commands circumcission (Genesis 17). The book of Genesis is one of the four books from Old Testament which make the Christian Bible, the New Testament. Holy Qur’an doesn’t mention male or female circumcission but it’s commanded for boys by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a matter of cleanliness. However, there is no equivalent of Jewish Mohel in Islam. Circumcisions are usually carried out in a clinic or hospital. Even the circumciser is not required to be a Muslim but he must be medically trained.
ADL: ‘Foreskin Man’ comic book is anti-Semitic | Rehmat's World