In 19 days time, 12 May, we’ll be protesting against MGM in Golders Green, North London. Details on that protest, and the protests in June outside the Home Office and the Head Office of the NSPCC, are here.
Melanie Phillips is a British Jewish journalist, author, and public commentator. A few days ago I sent a friendly message to her through her website, offering her a complimentary ticket to the conference, and a few hours ago I received this response:
Your campaign against circumcision for Jewish boys at eight days old not only displays utter ignorance, since this causes no harm or suffering whatsoever, but it targets the fundamental rite of Jewish identity. It is thus profoundly anti-Jew.
Do not contact me again.
An irony will not be lost on followers of this blog, of course, the claim that circumcision of Jewish boys at eight days old ’causes no harm or suffering whatsoever’ itself ‘displays utter ignorance’. Sometimes the cleverest people can be wilfully blind to matters which they should research before expressing a view on them.