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German government promises to protect religious right to circumcise

"Circumcision carried out in a responsible manner must be possible in this country without punishment," a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

German court rules religious circumcision of minors is 'assault'

Neither the parents' rights nor the right to religious freedom can justify what constitutes irreversible bodily harm, the verdict states.

Afghanistan: 2 US soldiers reportedly killed by Afghan, as Obama apologizes over Quran burning (VIDEO)

Afghans have been protesting and in some cases rioting since the US government on Tuesday apologized for "improper disposal" of religious books.

Afghanistan: NATO 'Quran burning' protests continue, at least 6 dead

The US Embassy in Kabul announced it was on lockdown, after warning that protests at a nearby American military base were turning violent. "Please, everyone, be safe out there," it tweeted.

Afghanistan: General John Allen apologizes over NATO troops' 'improper disposal' of Qurans (VIDEO)

Gen. Allen ordered an investigation into a report that International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) personnel at Bagram 'improperly disposed' of a large number of Islamic religious materials, which included Qurans.
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