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Sunday 23 July 2017

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Caricature in Norway equates circumcision with pedophilia

Friday 19/May/2017 - 09:24 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
Israeli ambassador condemns 'disgraceful' caricature that appeared in Norwegian tabloid the Dagbladet، saying it is the result of a 'fanatical religion of false liberalism that shows zero tolerance for different opinions and beliefs، as Ynet said.'
Norway's fourth-largest newspaper has recently published a caricature depicting supporters of circumcision for Jews and Muslims as pedophiles.
The offensive caricature appeared in The Dagbladet، the second largest tabloid in the country that has a circulation of approximately 75،000 copies a day.
The caricature depicts a man wearing a kippah (skullcap) and a bearded man standing next to him، both holding signs reading 'Yes to circumcision' and 'Religious freedom.' A third man، wearing a ratty coat، tells them: "I know what you mean. I، too، am told by an invisible man to fiddle with children's penises."
The Israeli Embassy in Norway sent a strong condemnation to the newspaper.
The ambassador in Oslo، Rafi Schutz، said: "This is a disgraceful caricature that represents a fanatical religion of false liberalism that shows zero tolerance for opinions and beliefs different from those who believe themselves to be enlightened."

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