手机APP下载

您现在的位置: 首页 > 在线广播 > 英国广播新闻 > BBC新闻词汇 > 新闻词汇 > 正文

BBC新闻词汇 第51期:German circumcision ruling

来源:BBC英伦网 编辑:Jasmine   VIP免费外教试听课 |  可可官方微信:ikekenet
  下载MP3到电脑  [F8键暂停/播放]   批量下载MP3到手机

Transcript:

Muslim and Jewish groups have come together and met members of the European Parliament in the Bundestag to express their strong opposition to the ruling.

A joint statement said, 'we consider this to be an affront to our basic religious and human rights'; adding, ' circumcision is an ancient ritual that is fundamental to our individual faiths and we protest in the strongest possible terms against this court ruling.'

Meanwhile, Germany's doctors have been told not to carry out circumcisions except where medically necessary, for fear of prosecution.

The country's government is clearly uneasy about the ruling, particularly after accusations that it was inappropriate for the country of the Holocaust to outlaw a fundamental ritual of Judaism. The foreign minister said that circumcision was, 'an expression of religious pluralism.' Jewish and Muslim groups are now working together to get the court decision overturned.

Vocabulary:

Bundestag n. 西德连邦议会

strong opposition 强烈反对

an affront 一种冒犯

circumcision n. 割礼,[外科] 包皮环割术

ritual n. 仪式

uneasy adj. 不舒服的

the Holocaust 犹太人大屠杀

outlaw vt. 宣布…为不合法

pluralism n. 多元主义,多元论

overturned adj. 倾覆的,倒转的

重点单词   查看全部解释    
joint [dʒɔint]

想一想再看

adj. 联合的,共同的,合资的,连带的
n.

联想记忆
outlaw ['autlɔ:]

想一想再看

n. 被剥夺法律保护的人,罪犯 v. 使 ... 失去法

联想记忆
prosecution [.prɔsi'kju:ʃən]

想一想再看

n. 实行,经营,起诉

联想记忆
except [ik'sept]

想一想再看

vt. 除,除外
prep. & conj.

联想记忆
protest [prə'test]

想一想再看

n. 抗议,反对,声明
v. 抗议,反对,申明

联想记忆
uneasy [ʌn'i:zi]

想一想再看

adj. 不自在的,心神不安的,不稳定的,不舒服的

 
ritual ['ritjuəl]

想一想再看

n. 仪式,典礼,宗教仪式,固定程序
adj.

 
statement ['steitmənt]

想一想再看

n. 声明,陈述

联想记忆
decision [di'siʒən]

想一想再看

n. 决定,决策

 
opposition [.ɔpə'ziʃən]

想一想再看

n. 反对,敌对,在野党

 


关键字: BBC 新闻词汇

发布评论我来说2句

    最新文章

    可可英语官方微信(微信号:ikekenet)

    每天向大家推送短小精悍的英语学习资料.

    添加方式1.扫描上方可可官方微信二维码。
    添加方式2.搜索微信号ikekenet添加即可。