Homophobic violence and the Jewish Orthodox double standard

The Age of Blasphemy

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In Jerusalem less than a year ago, an ultra-Orthodox Jew named Yishai Schlissel, who had already publicly declared his loathing of homosexuals, wildly assaulted participants in a Gay Pride parade with a long kitchen knife. Before police could stop him, Schlissel had stabbed six of the “blasphemous” marchers, one of whom – a sixteen-year-old girl – later died from her wounds.

Schlissel claimed he was acting on behalf of the Torah – which forbids homosexual intercourse – but an Internet poll conducted by the ultra-Orthodox Kikar Shabbat website found that only 13% of respondents believed ultra-Orthodox Jews owed anyone an apology for the attacks, even though the community’s leaders had long condemned gays as criminals, or worse.

Speaking for the majority, Chaim Brizel – “the sexton of a Jerusalem synagogue,” who referred to the event Schlissel ravaged as the…

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5 thoughts on “Homophobic violence and the Jewish Orthodox double standard

  1. It’s interesting that even as many call for the “moderate Muslims” to come out and categorically deny Muslim terrorist violence, the Jews won’t categorically deny the same when we do it. Hypocrisy writ large.

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  2. Today it’s gays. Tomorrow it will be non-Orthodox Jews. The day after, it will be anybody who isn’t them.
    So much for the 10 Commandments.

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