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Marlene Rupprecht is worth a closer look I think. She is responsible for childrens issues in the German Socialdemocratic party the SPD, previously a teacher in a school for educationally subnormal children, was one of the main circumcision opponents in the Bundestag, the German parlament. Here is what she said in an article of "Die Zeit Online": "I don't want that Germany will be remembered in history as the country that legalized physical injury to defenseless children because of some scriptural passages and traditions some thousand years old. Respecting life - this is what we should have learned from the Nazi era!" She is 65 and sees herself as very religious. "G'd made us perfect, he doesn't want us to cut something away. As especially the Jews were a people with a learning potential they should be careful not to harden too much in the diaspora sticking to traditions outdated a long time ago." She said she was reluctant to use force, it would be better the jewish parents would see that by themselves. She would do everything to revive Jewish life in Germany. But she was cross that Jewish circles used the "Shoah club and all that" and that then everybody gave in. She had the deepest respect for the Jewish and the Muslim religion in Germany "but we are not a religious state. Here the Grundgesetz, the Constitutional law is in force. No religion stands above it."
For those who read German here is the link: http://www.zeit.de/2012/42/Beschneidung-Gesetz

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