Haredi man stabs three at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

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  1. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1120098357408
     
  2. christopher d

    christopher d New Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    Weehawken, NJ
    Good for Jerusalem. Hopefully the idiot charging into the crowd makes the anti-parade folks do a little self-examination.

    Next year, same place, but with the Mayor's support. ;)
     
  3. topcatcole

    topcatcole BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 26, 2003
    Washington DC
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    Unfortunately, I doubt it.

    I'm not sure I understand your comment. I'm guessing that the mayor was opposed because of concern that just this type of thing would happen and he felt that security coud not be provided. Just guessing, though.
     
  4. CrewDust

    CrewDust Member

    May 6, 1999
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    Huh, I thought the protesters were all tied up trying to sabotage the pull out of the Gaza Strip to attack the parade, guess I am wrong.
     
  5. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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    I don't pretend to be an expert on Israel--so any of you here who know more than me, feel more than free to correct me--but my impression is that Israel has a huge amount of pent-up tension between the secular and ultra-religious elements in their society; a tension which has been submerged under the common threat first from outside Arab states and then from terrorism in the Occupied Territories. I've read somebody (can't remember who) who believes that, once some sort of lasting peace is established, this will be the big crisis in Israel.

    I realize this wasn't an entirely isolated incident, but how much more of this kind of thing could one expect if all hell broke loose?
     
  6. odessit19

    odessit19 Member

    Dec 19, 2004
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    I say take care of the enemy first (the one who wants to wipe your nation off this planet), then worry about secular and religious ideas of homosexuality and "western" way of life. Somehow I think both the secular and the religious will get along better when they know they don't have to worry about seeing another day
     
  7. BenReilly

    BenReilly New Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    The Ayatollahs in Israel already have 10 times as much power in Israel as evangelicals have in the USA. Given the demographic trends (ultra-Orthodox have 6-8 children, secular Jews have around 2), things will only get worse.

    Heh. That's like wondering what will happen to accountants once the tax code gets simplified.
     
  8. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    I was wondering the same thing. :)

    Sorry to see this and things like it happen.
     
  9. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
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    I'd read that too. Doesn't sound good.



    ;)

    Seriously, I hope you're wrong. I have a little hope that, at the very least, the old status quo 'standoff' has been broken. Some good may yet come of it.
     

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