Jews and Muslims gathered in Berlin on Sunday to demonstrate against a controversial circumcision court ruling, Deutsche Welle reported.
According to the report, some of the protesters said they could not live in Germany if the practice is outlawed...
Rabbi Yitzhak Ehrenberg showed demonstrators a letter of complaint he received from state prosecutors after he encouraged his congregation to adhere to the millennia-long tradition of circumcision.
"I will say it once more: We're going to continue," the rabbi shouted to applause from the demonstrators.
Another attendee at the protest was Kenan Kolat, who heads the Turkish Community in Germany.
Kolat, a Muslim, said that Muslims and Jews must work together to ensure that circumcision remains legal. He added that more Muslim parents are beginning to take trips to Turkey to have their sons circumcised in the wake of the Cologne court's decision...
The policy will apply until the German parliament passes legislation on the issue, subsequent to recommendations made last month by a parliamentary ethics committee.