Overreach in my opinion, with much bigger fish left to fry.
One of the reasons that, while I have supported The Finns party to counter other parties on key pressing issues, the party always remains for me the lesser of two evils. The reason for this is that The Finns party are very much a big government party, and here is one example of the big government mindset intruding into the private affairs of the private citizen by one of its party members. Male circumcision.
Everyone that regularly reads this blog, already knows of my attitude towards Islamization. You already know that I reject any governmental appeasement of Islamic fundamentalists’ demands upon the non-Muslim Finnish society. This however is not one of those issues. It’s a matter of big government getting into the private lives of its citizens, dictating, what, and what not, they may do according to their own religious beliefs.
Male circumcision is a private, family matter that effects both Jewish, and yes, Muslim citizens, and is an unnecessary overreach. Remember, the Muslim will always find a way around the rules and regs we invent, by inventing new rules of their own to get around them. Jews however, abide by the law, but also have been the subject of severe discrimination and persecution over their beliefs and traditions that effect no one else but themselves.
Jews/Judaism has never sought to impose Jewish religious law on anyone else, they just simply want to be left alone to be Jews in their private lives. Islam/Muslims, however, seeks the exact opposite, and desire to impose Islamic law, sharia, upon the non-Muslim. This just happens to be one of those issues (circumcision) where it has absolutely no impact whatsoever upon non-Muslims nor their society and should be left alone.
Go after sharia compliance in the school cafeterias and in the work place, in banking, selling halal meat unbeknown to the consumer, wearing full facial coverings in banks, allowing businesses to discriminate against perceived security risks etc. etc. etc. wherever it impacts public life.
NOTE: Female circumcision is mutilation and deserves banning.
Finns Party proposes circumcision ban
Finns Party MP Vesa-Matti Saarakkala is calling for the criminalisation of male circumcision in Finland. In a formal inquiry to the government, Saarakkala says expanding the circumcision ban on girls to include boys is an issue of fundamental rights.
The Finns Party parliamentarian wants the courts to adopt a streamlined approach on male circumcision. He points to two recent circumcision court cases. In one a layman and the child’s parents were convicted of conspiracy to commit assault. In the other, a doctor who performed a circumcision was not convicted, but the child’s father was fined for assault.
Saarakkala is advocating cutting out circumcision for both sexes.
Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that ritual male circumcision is legal when carried out under medical supervision.