Pinterest Under the knife: Bradley Secker One day we were walking by the seafront of the Bosphorus, with the edge of Asia and the Princes Islands in sight over the bright blue water. He claimed my stand against it was because I was dissatisfied with him. I wanted to keep the decision about our son separate, not argue in front of our child, and not complicate the issue. As our argument over the possible effects of the operation deepened, he finally thrust our son into my arms saying:
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Share this article Share Muslims are the largest religious group to circumcise boys, a procedure that is also known as the Tahara which means 'purification'. They remove the foreskin as they believe it will make it easier to keep themselves clean, due to urine being trapped underneath it after going to the toilet. Islamic custom demands Muslims are clean when they pray, which means that no urine can be left on the body. Young Muslim boys play with each other before they undergo surgery in Malaysia A boy is inspected by surgeons prior to having his foreskin removed during an annual circumcision ceremony in Malaysia Pictured:
3 Aborigine boys airlifted to hospital after circumcision ritual goes wrong
Accordingly the word "Penis" tends to summon up images of the mutilated variety in most people's heads, as if it were the norm. Therefore it is seen as odd, strange or at least unusual for a penis not to be, at least on a subconsious level. Many have this image firmly entrenched in their mind as a penis before they are even aware of what was neccessary to make it fit such a state, through this it seems like the right or correct way for a penis to be. As you said, the rest of the world uses uncircumcised penises for art and such and accordingly people grow accustomed to the natural variety. The difference is stark:
Pilot who took photos of naked boys had obsession with circumcision NO jail for pilot who photographed young boys because of an obsession with circumcision. The Brisbane District Court was this morning told Glenn Anthony Armstrong photographed a three-year-old boy as he was changing and urinating on a garden near the lagoon at South Bank Parklands on Australia Day this year. The court was told alert police observed Armstrong and seized his camera which contained 10 images showing the genitals of three young boys, including two who have yet to be identified. However, lawyers for Armstrong argued the former V Australia pilot was obsessed with circumcision and suffered a psychological disorder that was "anatomical and not sexual in nature. Judge O'Brien also ordered no conviction be recorded against Armstrong, a father of two of Western Australia, which paves the way for the disgraced pilot to take up an offer to continue his career flying for a London-based airline from Friday.