Rev Dr Rob Marshall, Priest at St John the Evangelist, Welwyn Garden City

London Bridge again. Many brave citizens ignored their fears to restrain the terrorist.

I know what you’re thinking, what we could really do with now is a good dose of religion. If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to make things better, it’s more religion. I really can’t think of anything that’s not made much better by adding religion to it.

Fortunately, it’s nearly Advent, and I’d prepared a whole lot of stuff to say about advent candles, and light, and the flickering scenes in gothic churches, traditional carols and prayers, the gospels, which I’m going to shamelessly shoehorn in while completely ignoring the motivation of a psychopathic religious nutter randomly murdering people on the streets of London.

The Ex-Big Chief Rabbi, Lord Jonathan Sacks, Baron Aldgate

A black person, being racist, has shouted abuse at a Jewish family because he thought it was the Invisible Magic Friend’s will.

This is not the Invisible Magic Friend’s will, as a person from another religion, different from the abuser’s religion and my religion and the religion of the victims, made clear.

The Invisible Magic Friend has always made clear his absolute, unconditional tolerance of wrong religions. The black, racist, person has completely misunderstood all the bits in his Big Book of Magic Stuff that, in the minds’ of the ill informed, appear to tell you to be less than charitable to wrong religions.

I’m shocked, shocked I tell you, that people are still being racist in a religious sectarian sort of way. I mean, where did this come from?

The Big Book of Magic Stuff says no to religious intolerance, I mean racism. As can clearly be heard in videos of the encounter, “the next station is Mornington Crescent.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/train-abuse-jewish-family-antisemitism-london-tube-racist-a9214316.html