July 31, 2015

Attack on Jerusalem Gay Pride parade condemned by Netanyahu, chief rabbi

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

Six people were stabbed during Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade by a man who'd carried out a similar crime in 2005.

The suspect, described as "Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew," had just been released from prison early for good behaviour.

Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the nation's chief Ashkenazi rabbi quickly condemned the attack as contrary to Jewish and Israeli values.


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commented 2015-08-03 12:43:45 -0400
Dale: I’m sorry, I see no connection between what you’re saying and what I said.
commented 2015-08-03 12:27:08 -0400
Terry . . . the most BRUTAL Religion in the 20th Century was “Atheism” . . . the basis of the Soviet Union and of course Chairman Mao’s brutal regime. Your “Fellow Travellers” are responsible for the deaths of 10s of millions.
Your knowledge of all things biblical is weak at best . . .
“Our program necessarily includes the propaganda of atheism.” – Vladimir Lenin
“The goal of socialism is communism.” – Vladimir Lenin
commented 2015-08-01 16:38:11 -0400
As a Christian, the writings of the Old Testament are for the most part of no relevance to me, or we wouldn’t have had need of the coming of Jesus and the New Testament. When it comes to my feeling about gays I remind myself of his admonishment to the crowd about to stone the adultress “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Saves a lot of stewing over how I’m supposed to deal with such issues.
commented 2015-08-01 12:55:42 -0400
@alex: Every religion incorporates elements of revelation, history, tradition and superstition. Leviticus is an excellent example; you would be hard pressed to find a Jew, Christian or Muslim who takes its myriad prohibitions seriously. So in that sense, yes, religions evolve.
commented 2015-08-01 12:32:32 -0400
Even though I vehemently oppose the violence. Leviticus 18:
LORD. 22’You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.
Has Abrahamic religions evolved? Or are some people going to Hell?
commented 2015-07-31 13:08:14 -0400
“Why wasn’t anyone supervising this moron?” Great question!
commented 2015-07-31 11:43:34 -0400
Why wasn’t anyone supervising this moron?
commented 2015-07-31 11:42:43 -0400
Poor thing, he must have been terrified at having to cope once more with the real world.
This time throw away the key .
commented 2015-07-31 10:32:13 -0400
An excellent and encouraging reminder that Abrahamic religions CAN evolve beyond the cultural teachings of their original scriptures.