The Orthodox Union has praised an Icelandic parliamentary committee for its recommendation this week that a proposed bill that would ban male circumcision be dismissed.
The move against the legislation was made by the Judicial Affairs and Education Committee of the Icelandic Parliament.
OU Executive Vice President Allen Fagin said in a statement on Thursday, “We are extremely gratified that members of the Icelandic government heard our concerns, understood the importance of this issue and responded accordingly. The OU has advocated tirelessly to stop attempts to criminalize Brit Milah around the world and safeguard the universal value of religious freedom. We also thank U.S. Reps. [Ed] Royce and [Eliot] Engel for working with us to convey to the Icelandic government the potential damage such legislation could cause.”