Is San Francisco's Circumcision Ban Anti-Semitic?

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    Jun 04, 2011 6:06 AM GMT
    Thank goodness for blond Nordic men to save us from the Hasidic Jews. I have to wonder what goes through the heads of these people. Here's the official campaign comic (via http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/06/03/proof-that-s-f-s-circumcision-ban-is-anti-semitic/):

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    [See link for the remainder of the far worse anti-Semitic illustrations - at the request of shutoman]
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    Jun 04, 2011 10:45 AM GMT
    That's horrifying. The people supporting the measure may be well-intended but this "brochure" is really over-the-top.
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    Jun 04, 2011 11:44 AM GMT
    That is the most horrifically and brazenly anti-semitic thing I have ever seen on this or any other site.

    I know this is proving a valid point - but can you take this down, please? The link should be enough.
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    Jun 04, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    shutoman saidThat is the most horrifically and brazenly anti-semitic thing I have ever seen on this or any other site.

    I know this is proving a valid point - but can you take this down, please? The link should be enough.


    I've taken down the worst of them but left the cover. I think that it's useful to show just how remarkably horrible this comic is though. I just don't understand how this passed through any form of oversight which leads me to think that this is something that the organizers actually believe.
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    Jun 04, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWhat's horrible about it? (I'm referring to the 1 pic that is now in the OP).


    You'll have to click through.
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    Jun 04, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
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    southbeach1500 saidWhat's horrible about it? (I'm referring to the 1 pic that is now in the OP).


    You'll have to click through.


    But just looking at the pic you've posted in the OP.... that doesn't seem horrible to me, does it (the pic in the OP) seem horrible to you and if so, what is horrible about it?


    I think the OP is somewhat bad - depicting a rather sinister evil looking Hasidic Jew looking quite pleased/grinning with sharp scissors above the baby. Another man dominating and holding the woman back with one of the hats often identified with religious Jews. And then of course it's the guy doing it.

    After you click through the link... it's far more clear in how evil they have depicted the man towering over the baby.
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    Jun 04, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    One of the reasons this initiative will likely fail at the polls in November is its lack of allowance for religious beliefs. Or even if it should pass, the courts will strike it down.

    I oppose circumcision, but the Jewish & Muslim religions require it. Had this initiative made an exception for religion, and merely made it a ban against automatic circumcisions in hospital births without written parental approval, I could have been in support of it. But it goes too far.