My relief at the verdict for my son

By Father E, December 17, 2009
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The father of the child at the centre of the JFS Supreme Court ruling who brought the original case against the school has spoken of his “relief” at this week’s decision.

The father, known as “E” for legal reasons, said: “I believe it’s important for people to know that the same Race Relations Act that provides such valued protection for Jews, as well as others, from ill-judged or misguided prejudices, also provides for the fair and equal treatment of all children within our educational system.

“It is very important to see that this essential protection, a milestone of our society, was not discarded as a result of divisive views which can naturally occur from time to time within all communities.

“The Jewish community, which has long endeavoured to enshrine fairness and care for others, will be relieved that this minor discord will be put aside and that we, like all God’s children and people of true feeling, can pull together again and work to make a better and fairer world for all.”

    Last updated: 3:57pm, March 25 2010

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