A nativity scene has been “destroyed by idiots” outside the Christmas tree in the High Road.
The statues were installed and paid for by the British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA) to remind residents about the real meaning of Christmas and while the Virgin Mary and Joseph were smashed, the infant Jesus got decapitated.
One resident, who is not religious, reported the crime to the Recorder and described the incident as “religious desecration”.
“It is three days before Christmas and this happens,” she said.
“Any other religion and there would be an outcry and it would have been fixed already.
“It is a desecration of a religious icon – I am disgusted.”
She reported the incident to Redbridge Town Hall but claims they refused to deal with it as it was not their nativity scene and were about to go to lunch.
Wilson Chowdhry, chairman of the British Pakistani Christian Association said he is shocked that someone would do this and all his organisation wanted to do was install a reminder in the town centre about the true meaning of Christmas amidst all the commercialism.
“Unfortunately we will not be able to get another one in time for Christmas but we won’t be stopped by some idiots,” he said.
And in this case, no criminal charge and the response by authorities was, “we are about to go to lunch”. Which is a very British way of saying what has probably become the most common 2 words in the english language, the second one starting with ‘O’.
Selective enforcement is the main tool of the tyrants. Maybe, just maybe if I say it enough…. https://vladtepesblog.com/ https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime-court/baby-jesus-decapitated-1-5828946