Thursday, September 25, 2014

Religious signs misunderstood

Posters warning women they should only walk on one side of the road have been taken down after they sparked a backlash.

The notices, which were put up along streets in Stamford Hill, were removed after residents complained to Hackney Council.

Written in both English and Hebrew, they read: "Women should please walk along this side of the road only".

The Shomrim group, whose Jewish volunteers support policing in the area, said they were put up by an orthodox Jewish group for a religious parade this week.

People from the religious sect are prohibited from touching members of the opposite sex unless they are married or closely related to them.

More than 20,000 Haredi Jews live in the area - the third largest group in the world.


The group has advised that next year the signs will be in Hebrew letters only


Anonymous said...

Do they have to walk around in tents as well?

Bird of Paradise said...

Who was the idiot who called ISLAM the RELIGION of PEACE? They need a swift kick in their nads

Anonymous said...

Perhaps they were being ironic, but irony is lost on Muslims, like the populous in Orwell's "1984".