The German author and visual artist of Turkish origin Feridun Zaimoglu speaks about circumcision in an interview with Qantara. He talks about the general feeling of fear towards Muslims. Another point he underlines is the need to differentiate between genital mutilation and circumcision when talking about Muslim rituals. He declared that censorship on religion and religious is often used by so-called Liberals in order to become popular. “The secular State becomes ridiculous”, he claimed. The State often encourages gossipers and radicals who mask themselves as culture warriors and humanists but are unable to express humanity.