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Chief Rabbi is killing civility

13th April 2008

In an perceptive Telegraph article headed: "In a land without morals, it's no wonder children kill each other",

author Jeff Randall quoted the Chief Rabbi.  Here is what he said:

' Britain 's Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, sums up the anxieties of many: "We are living through the death of civility … Today, it is commonplace to encounter road rage, muggings, street crime, drunkenness, lager louts, hoodies, yobbishness and laddishness. Teachers are attacked in the classroom. Nurses encounter violence from patients."'

Yes, indeed, the death of civility.  Now could this be the same Chief Rabbi who has repeatedly failed to condemn the blasphemous, pornographic, thoroughly uncivil statue of Jesus Christ with a phallus stuck on the front, owned by his well-healed friends Poju and Anita Zabludowicz?  The statue which they stubbornly kept on public display at the Baltic Centre in Gateshead earlier this year knowing full well it was offending good taste and decency and the civilised values of ordinary people including Christians, among them Christian friends of Israel and the Jewish people?  The statue they still refuse to destroy, making their friend the Chief Rabbi look like a total hypocrite when he calls piously for people to respect what others hold sacred?

Yes sadly it is the same Chief Rabbi, and the same statue.  And the Chief Rabbi just cannot stop pontificating about the importance of civilised values, despite failing to display them in his own ministry and his chums trampling them in the mud.  'Can I respect your faith?' he asked in Thought for the Day.

No, Sir Jonathan, you can't.  We are living through the death of civility.  And what a shame it is that you and your friends are helping to kill it.