San Francisco, CA - ADL: Anti-Circumcision Comic Book is Anti-Semitic
San Francisco, CA - As you may have heard by now, San Francisco will be voting this November on whether or not to ban circumcision in the city.
Defenders of the measure say itâs all about âhuman rightsâ and âprotecting babiesâ from unnecessary procedures.
But critics suspected there was something vaguely anti-Semitic about the whole proposal, since among Jews (and Muslims, as well) circumcising male babies is a religious duty, not just a mistaken medical procedure.
Ban proponents insisted their proposal had nothing to do with Jews â really, itâs all about the rights of children.
Well, any doubt that they were lying have now been dispelled, with the publication of new campaign literature for the upcoming circumcision ban. The campaign comic book, called Foreskin Man, after its baby-saving superhero, features a litany of evil Jews doing battle with blonde Nordic saviors.
Matthew Hess, president of the Male Genital Mutilation Bill group, which wants the US government to make circumcision punishable by jail time, has written two issues of the comic book.
The stories include characters with names like Monster Mohel and Dr Mutilator and show graphic scenes of terrified babies and brutal doctors covered in blood. The pro-circumcision characters, who are described as monsters by Foreskin Man, are depicted with peyot (sidelocks) and a tallit.
A woman is shown saying she wishes she could do more “to protect these innocent boys”. Then, later, a “peaceful and content” baby is shown rescued from the clutches of a grotesque doctor.
Mr Hess said the comic book was not intended to be antisemitic.
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