The former Head of Child Surgery at Copenhagen’s largest hospital has accused the Danish chief Rabbi of lying.
In a startling interview on Danish TV, the Danish Chief Rabbi, Bent Lexner, claimed that he has overseen the circumcision of around one thousand baby boys over 40 years and that there hasn’t been one complication.
However, one of Denmark’s leading pediatricians, Dr Preben Kirkegaard, says that he has seen several cases every year of baby boys with circumcision complications including life-threatening conditions – and says some of these were carried out by the Chief Rabbi who claims there has never been a complication.
Even without Dr Kirkegaard’s powerful testimony the claim that there has never been a complication is startling as all surgery carries risk – even circumcisions carried out by skilled surgeons in medical settings.
The TV feature also carries an interview with Kjeld Koplev a Danish radio journalist who was born into a Jewish family and circumcised as a baby who says:
“It is torture and mutilation of male infants. Why should a Rabbi who doesn’t have a medical education be allowed to do that?”
To read a full transcript of the interview click here now.
To see the TV interview with English subtitles click here now.