One area we’ve rarely touched on is the financial incentives for the criminals who mutilate boys’ genitals for financial gain, leaving aside for now the potential for making further money by selling foreskins to a number of commercial organisations. Let’s consider two doctors / mohels (Jewish ritual circumcisers) on the AVfM Known Genital Mutilators directory:
Dr Martin Harris practises at a clinic in Golders Green, and charges £395.00 for the procedure – his website was recently archived, here. His original website is no longer available to view. Now, why might that be?
I have been performing circumcisions since 1991 and I usually perform three or four a week.
Assuming Dr Cohen has been mutilating the genitals of three or four baby boys (I hesitate to call them Jewish baby boys, for obvious reasons) per week since 1991, 25 years ago, that amounts to maybe 3,750 – 5,000 genital mutilations over the past 25 years, and we can be sure he’s still carrying out the procedures, given his website is still publicly accessible.
We emailed Dr Cohen to ask what he charges for the illegal procedure, but he didn’t reply, so it falls to us to make an educated guess as to his earnings over the past 25 years. If we take Dr Martin Harris’s £395.00 as the ‘going rate’ for a doctor / mohel, this leads us to the following estimate (at today’s prices) of Dr Cohen’s earnings to date:
1.5 – 2.0 MILLION POUNDS
Given his age, which we can estimate from his photograph on his website, he can surely expect at least another million pounds before he finishes his career in genital butchery.
We invite you to join us in protesting against this barbaric and illegal practice at our next three protests before the London conference. The first will be in Golders Green, details of all three protests here.