Norwegian ruling party votes to ban circumcision
FrP voted in favour of banning ritual circumcision of boys below 16 years
A political party in Norway has voted to ban the ritual circumcision of boys under the age of 16 and several other measures which have been blasted as an attack on minorities.
In its national annual conference over the weekend, the anti-immigrant and libertarian Progress Party (FrP) voted to also ban hijabs in public schools, as well as forbidding the religious ritual of circumcision for young men.
Advocates claimed that circumcision resulted in mental and physical harm to children and was a serious violation of human rights.