Last week, Joya Banerjee published a distressing account at Slate of an anti-circumcision fringe group's efforts to bury a book about the AIDS epidemic under a pile of blistering customer reviews. It seems the tactic worked.
By ruling that religious Jews performing their most ancient sacred ritual are abusing the rights of the child, a German court has just invented a new form of Blood Libel perfectly designed for the 21st century.
Jewish and Muslim communities have expressed outrage about a ruling emanating from a German court that apparently limits the freedom of those wishing to practice a ritual circumcision. But before we condemn, more information is necessary.