In the last week or so, a German court has ruled that the circumcision of infants, for anything other than medical reasons, is assault. This has led to a de-facto ban on the practice for religious reasons, which has caused a strange unified uproar on the part of the Moslem and Jewish communities. Circumcision: religious right or crime? - The Local If this sticks, there are a number of possible unintended outcomes that I can see. It is quite possible that Moslems and Jews will see Germany as place they do not want to live; there will be international hand-wringing that the Germans are picking on the Jews again or the disciples of the religion of peace will declare a Fatwah on everything German. I am especially amused by the Jewish point that it is described in the Bible (??) so it must be right. This small step might succeed where banning the burka didn't.