Saturday, June 07, 2014

So Far The Count Remains One

The Forward has this article up about an anti-Semitic mural put up by a Cleveland gas station:
The mural appears on the side wall of Biggie's Foodmart and gas station in Cleveland. Written above the graphic image of are the words: "Talmudic Priests in Church: Sex With Minors Permited [sic]."

It apparently depicts the metzitzah b’peh ritual, the controversial practice in which a mohel sucks the blood from an infant’s penis after circumcision.
The local Jewish community is of course quite upset. But the article continues to say that the "gas station doesn't just take aim at Jews.
On the adjacent wall is another, similarly drawn image with the title “The Faces Of.... Jesus.” Having alluded to Jesus' importance in Christianity and Islam, the first line of the graphic reads: "To Jews he's a bastard, who's in hell." Curiously, underneath the image’s third depiction of Jesus are the words “Palestinian Born,” in smaller letters.
Perhaps they're explaining poorly (or perhaps I'm bad at reading), but that to me sounds like he's still taking aim at Jews.