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Archbishop of Canterbury: Jews not victims of terrorism
Melanie Phillips spots a large hole in the sermon of Archbishop Rowan Williams at the remembrance service at St Paul’s Cathedral today for the victims of the London bombings.
She quotes from his sermon:
‘There is one thing that is always common to any sort of terrorist action, wherever it happens and whoever performs it. It aims at death ? not the death of anyone in particular, just death. It does not matter to the killers if their victims are Christian or Muslim, Hindu or Humanist; what matters is that they show that they can kill where they please.’
Anyone spot the omission in the list of victims? Yup ? he left out the Jews.
As she points out, in spite of the fact that there were Jewish victims of the bombing, Williams thinks Jews are Israelis, “And Israelis, in the eyes of so many in the CofE, are a different category of people altogether. They are not victims but oppressors.” Therefore, according to this twisted view, they cannot be included among victims of terrorism.
In case anyone thinks the gap in his sermon was a momentary slip, here is a reminder of an earlier demonstration of Rowan Williams’s prejudice:
On his knees before terror
Is there no limit to the extent to which the Archbishop of Canterbury will suck up to terror? Yesterday's genocide bomb on the number 19 bus in Jerusalem, which killed ten people and wounded 44, was carried out by a Palestinian Authority policeman. On the same day, Dr Rowan Williams was at the end of his week's visit to the Holy Land. Did he tour the hospitals offering his condolences to the injured and bereaved? He did not. Did he visit the site of the bombing? He did not. Instead, this man of peace spent the day in Ramallah where he was presented with a medal by Yasser Arafat, chairman of the same Palestinian Authority.
As Melanie says: “Shame on you, Archbishop"!