Gutless Cowards: Moncton City Hall Won’t Display Menorah For First Time In 20 Years

At a time of surging anti-Semitism, there’s no way those who made this decision don’t know exactly what they’re doing.

As I’ve said before, a whole bunch of people who think they would have stood against anti-Semitic hatred in the past are proving themselves to be gutless cowards.

And now, it seems we can add the Moncton City Hall to the list.

For the first time in 20 years, the Moncton City Hall will not display a Menorah.

In making the decision, the Mayor of Moncton allegedly cited the ‘separation of church and state,’ which is obviously a pathetic excuse.

As Michael Levitt – President & CEO of the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center – said on Twitter, this is a decision that “reeks of discrimination.”

“The decision to ban the menorah from Chanukah celebrations at #Moncton City Hall, for first time in 20 years, while the Christmas tree and angels remain, reeks of discrimination. This inexplicable decision, made under the guise of separation of church and state, is being bemoaned by the local Jewish community and must not stand.”

Let us not mince words:

This is gutless cowardice by the Mayor of Moncton. 

Every day we see people making a choice. In the face of surging anti-Semitism, in the face of threats against Jewish Canadians, each of us has to decide whether we will take a stand in defence of Jewish Canadians, or whether we will give in to the anti-Semites and take the ‘easy path’ of surrendering to hate.

Sadly, the Mayor of Moncton seems to be taking the latter path, and all Canadians of good conscience should be disgusted.

Spencer Fernando

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