Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom
Iceland is poised to become the first European country to outlaw male circumcision amid signs that the ritual common to both Judaism and Islam may be a new battleground over religious freedom. A bill currently before the Icelandic parliament proposes a penalty of up to six years in prison for anyone carrying out a circumcision other than for medical reasons. [...]
The Icelandic bill says the circumcision of young boys violates their rights and is incompatible with the United Nations convention on the rights of the child. It draws a parallel with female genital mutilation, already outlawed in most European countries.
source: Article 'Iceland law to outlaw male circumcision sparks row over religious freedom' by Harriet Sherwood; www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/18/iceland-ban-male-circumcision-first-european-country; The Guardian; 18 February 2018