An unequivocal apology from the editor of the Hibbert Journal, English quarterly review of religion, theology and philosophy, Dr. L. P. Jacks, for permitting the publication in its current issue of an article stating that ritual murder by the Jews is proved by their own Scriptures, is demanded editorially by “Opinion.”
The paper cites the refutation of this allegation by Professor Foakes Jackson, who is cited as the authority for this charge and whose statement contained in his book “Josephus and the Jews” is misquoted by the author of the article Ray Knight.
Professor Foakes Jackson in his statement revealing that his book was misquoted by Ray Knight, labelled the blood ritual murder accusation against the Jews as an absurd and wicked fiction.
“Opinion” writes: “From the author of the article who is obviously aware of the falsehood and the libel of his charges, an apology is neither to be expected nor desired. But this statement by Professor Foakes Jackson, inevitable and unequivocal in character should evoke from the editor of the Hibbert Journal complete and profound apology. Until it does so, the Hibbert Journal and its editors will be party to the crime of supporting and furthering that immemorially baseless accusation against the Jewish people perfectly characterized by Professor Foakes Jackson as an ‘absurd and wicked fiction.’ Will the apology be forthcoming?” “Opinion” asks.