Not the sort of headline you can get a whole lot of “comfort and joy” out of seeing, is it?
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…”
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.
Gee, wonder who might’ve been responsible for such a thing?
Leader of the council, Councillor Jas Athwal said the incident was sad and he will not let “mindless people ruin the nativity”.
“One thing I love about Redbridge is the diversity and living together and this year I had the privilege of going Eid celebrations, Chanukah, Vaisakhi and last week I went to a church for Christmas.
“We want to be making sure that all religions are living here peacefully.”
Yeah, well, there’s only one you’re gonna have a problem with on that one. And with that one, it will ALWAYS be a problem, no matter what you do. On the bright side, it was only a statue that was beheaded by The Diversity, instead of an actual, living person.