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Published On: Thu, Jun 5th, 2014

Ohio gas station mural of rabbi performing oral sex on baby shocks citizens

Citizens of Cleveland have formed a coaltion in conjuction with the mayor in response to a gas station who has painted a large wall mural portraying a rabbi performing oral sex on a baby. The image is so graphic, the TV coverage blurred out the painting.

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“Talmudic Priests in Church, Sex With Minors Permitted” is the message above the shocking image which the outside Biggie’s gas station owner claims depicts a circumcision ritual.

Cleveland’s WOIO Action News 19 called the painting a “stomach-turning image” and reported that viewers had called into the station to complain noting it was “grotesque,” “highly offensive” and “anti-Semitic.”

FCC rules prohibiting the broadcast of obscene material. The mural showed a man depicted as a stereotypical Jew in dark jacket and yarmulke with a beard and long side-locks. The baby, whose eyes are crossed, appears to be trying to push the man’s head away from between its legs.

Another mural shows “The Faces of Jesus,” which includes the phrase, “To Jews he’s a bastard who’s in hell.”

“We are appalled by the intolerance and bigotry these signs convey,” Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Regional Director Anita Gray told the Cleveland Jewish News .

“The owner of this establishment has the right to have it decorated as he chooses, but we urge fellow members of the community to join us in saying, loudly and clearly, that such hate is not welcome here, and we categorically reject it,” she said.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has called “the graphic painting” “totally unacceptable” and “offensive to the city of Cleveland and its residents.” He said he is urging the owner of the business to remove it and if not will “explore all legal avenues” to have it removed.

The executive director of the city’s Community Relations Board, Blaine Griffin, told the Cleveland Jewish News earlier this week that he has met with owner Brahim “Abe” Ayad.

“The owner is non-cooperative, and we are now looking at other avenues to address this situation,” Griffin said. “I told the owner there are many children in the area, and to allow this image to continue to exist is inexcusable and abominable.”

“We have made visits to him in the past because he has put up racially and ethnically intolerable images on his building, and we have tried to work with him on an amicable solution. But with this one, we made it clear he has crossed the line completely,” Griffin told the local paper.

 

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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  1. David Kaye says:

    I’M NOT EVEN JEWISH and I know about the circumcision ritual where the rabbi cuts the foreskin and then sucks the blood off the penis. So, now the Christians are anti-Jewish now? Fancy that…

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