He couldn't be all that influential if The American Jewish Committee as well as the Jewish Anti-Defamation League ALL condemned his statements. Now compare his quotes to those of PROMINENT Christian evangelicals and I think you'll find there is no comparison. The Christian Evangelicals are, by far, much more venomous in there rhetoric and far more influential and far-reaching (in terms of numbers).<quoted text>
Who is the man? What sect of Judaism was he the HEAD of? Tell me about the scope of his influence and that of his sect. Explain the quotes below and expand on them by way of more information.
Hint:" Ovadia Yosef, born as Ovadia Yosef or Abdullah Youssef in his native language, is the former Sephardi CHIEF Rabbi of ISRAEL, a recognised Talmudic scholar and foremost halakhic authority"
"He CURRENTLY serves as the spiritual leader of the Shas political party in the Israeli PALIAMENT"
Finally, when you speak of the FEW you need to consider their SPHERE of INFLUENCE on the MANY.
Here's a little exercise for you, Hugh. Count the number of Jews that take this clown seriously. Now count the number of Christians that take ANY ONE of these top 25 influential evangelicals seriously ( http://content.time.com/time/specials/package... ). Tell me which have greater influence, Hugh.
Perspective, son. Perspective.