Seyran Ateş

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Seyran Ateş (* April 20, 1963 in Istanbul, Turkey), is a German lawyer, author and feminist with Turkish and Kurdish roots.

In 2017, Ateş has initiated and founded the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin, which stands for a liberal islam, separating secular and religious power and seeking a contemporary and gender-oriented interpretation of the Qur'an and the Hadith.[1]

Since May 2018, she is an intaktiv Ambassador. Her statement:

"Being a consistent representative of fundamental and human rights that are universally valid for me, I cannot accept to make an irreversible, physical intervention on boys, that are usually not mature to religion. There is no medical need for circumcision of boys, so one should fully accept the right of boys to physical integrity. Such an individual right of the child is superior to the collective right of the parents or the family."
Seyran Ateş (intaktiv-Website) [2]

References

  1. http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/moschee-gruendung-in-berlin-pluralitaet-und-vielfalt-sind.694.de.html?dram:article_id=389285
  2. https://intaktiv.de/wir-ueber-uns/botschafter/#Ates

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