Jewish Fascist Again Tries to Murder Gay Pride Marchers in Jerusalem

Back in 2005, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish bigot attacked a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, stabbing several people. He spent the last ten years in prison for it. He got of prison a few weeks ago and the first thing that he did was stab six more people at this year’s pride event.

Israeli police have arrested a man after six people were wounded in a stabbing at the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem.

A police spokesperson identified the suspect as the same man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.

Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for that attack and was released from prison three weeks ago.

Two of the injured are in a serious condition, medics said.

The attacker emerged behind marchers and began stabbing them while screaming, before being tackled by a police officer.

Between those two events, another murderous bigot opened fire at a gay community center in Tel Aviv, killing two people and wounding more than a dozen others. Let’s not mince words: The ultra-Orthodox community, both in Israel and the United States, is as much a group of religious fascists as the Taliban or the Army of God. Fundamentalist extremism is a clear and present danger, regardless of which religion they are a part of.

POPULAR AT PATHEOS Nonreligious
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Back in 2005, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish bigot attacked a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, stabbing several people. He spent the last ten years in prison for it. He got of prison a few weeks ago and the first thing that he did was stab six more people at this year’s pride event.

    Well, you have to admire the man’s commitment.

     

    Alternately;

    See? This and the earlier attack never would’ve happened if The Gays were in jail where they belong!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Alternately alternately:

    Typical Ed Bratyon, taking the wrong side in what is clearly a Religious Liberty issue!

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Back in 2005, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish bigot attacked a gay pride parade in Jerusalem, stabbing several people. He spent the last ten years in prison for it. He got of prison a few weeks ago and the first thing that he did was stab six more people at this year’s pride event.

    See?! Donald Trump was right — there needs to be a law denying funding to sanctuary cities that release illegal immigrants from jail so they can commit more crimes! Oh wait…

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Typical Ed Bratyon, taking the wrong side in what is clearly a Religious Liberty issue!

    I’ll consider laughing at that joke in about a year, if no one takes it up as a serious argument in the meantime.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Well, you have to admire the man’s commitment.

    I will, after he’s actually committed.

  • raven

    He wasn’t a True Ultra-Orthodox.

    They say that studying the Torah is the best way to spend your time. Better than working or serving in the military.

    Time spent stabbing random strangers is time away from…studying the Torah.

    Oh well, I’m sure in prison he will find plenty of study time.

    PS All that Torah didn’t really help too much. Don’t the 10 Suggestions have one about not killing people?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Something something Frankenburger…

  • jws1

    But but but only those Muslim countries hate the gays! It can’t be that something like this could happen in dear, sweet, innocent widdle Israel!

    /end snark

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    He’s not a terrorist, though, right?

  • colnago80

    If he did this in Iran, he wouldn’t be sent to the slammer, he would get a medal.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Doesn’t the Torah explicitly mandate stoning?

    Using a knife – or anything with a sharp edge or point – is a modernist heresy against Traditional Values™!

  • colnago80

    No true Scotsman I say.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    Fixed this for you:

    Fundamentalist extremism is a clear and present danger, regardless of which Abrahamic religion they are a part of.

    I have yet to hear about a fundamentalist Jainist go on a murderous rampage. It probably has something to do with the fact that Jainism is actually a religion of peace and pacifism, which stands in stark contrast to the contents of the holy books of the 3 Abrahamic religions.

    The contents of the holy books do matter. The odds of producing violent murderous fundamentalists is not a function completely independent of the contents of the holy books. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than the mere contents of the holy books. Religion as a cultural phenomenon is a lot more than just the contents of old books. Tradition is big too. As is outside influence, such as every moral advancement made by the secular community which has seeped into the religious traditions.

  • http://www.chris-winter.com/ caseloweraz

    @Raging Bee (#5):

    I would have written “actually been committed.”

    But no points off for that minor omission. I hereby award you one of Modus’s Internets.

  • Synfandel

    colnagogruber @10 wrote:

    If he did this in Iran, he wouldn’t be sent to the slammer, he would get a medal.

    Oh, well, that’s all right then.

  • Synfandel

    caseloweraz @14, Modusoperandi’s Internets shrine is now overflowing. He’s keeping his excess Internets at StorageMart. That’s a widely believed fact.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    colnago80 “If he did this in Iran, he wouldn’t be sent to the slammer, he would get a medal.”

    So you’re saying Jews and Muslins can get along?

  • laurentweppe

    He’s not a terrorist, though, right?

    The guy’s named Schlissel: an ashkenazi name of germanic origin: and as we all know all white nutjobs motivated by fundamentalistic ideology who try to kill several people: are merely disturbed loners.

    ***

    I have yet to hear about a fundamentalist Jainist go on a murderous rampage. It probably has something to do with the fact that Jainism is actually a religion of peace and pacifism

    Yeah, a religion of peace and pacifism, as exemplified by its most famous dynasty which unified the Indian subcontinent by repeatedly crushing their neighbors on the battlefield. Funny how every culture suddenly claims to always have embraced non-violence when they lose their hegemon.

  • Azkyroth, B*Cos[F(u)]==Y

    If he did this in Iran, he wouldn’t be sent to the slammer, he would get a medal.

    Well at least you stopped short of accusing Ed of “Anti-semitism” for reporting on this.

    Don’t you ever get tired of being a horrible piece of shit all the time?

  • colnago80

    Re weppe @ #18

    Hey Weppe, better get out while the getting is good. Here’s an alternative to Montreal.

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-netanya-on-israels-coast-a-french-bubble-rises/

    Re Azkyroth @ #19

    Considering that this is being reported extensively in Israeli media outlets, I hardly think that reporting it is antisemitism.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    @laurentweppe

    I don’t doubt you can find such cases in history or the modern contemporary day. A single example doesn’t rebut my major points – that the contents of holy book do influence the beliefs of religious people, and people act on their beliefs, and thus we should expect different rates of violence according to the contents of the books. It may be a relatively small factor in the total analysis, but it’s still there.

    I also find it telling that you had to go to ancient history to try to find an example.

    I also read the brief entry on Jainism on that wikipedia page. I don’t think it says what you think it says.

    Emperor Chandragupta Maurya embraced Jainism after retiring. At an older age, Chandragupta renounced his throne and material possessions to join a wandering group of Jain monks. Chandragupta was a disciple of Acharya Bhadrabahu. It is said that in his last days, he observed the rigorous but self-purifying Jain ritual of santhara i.e. fast unto death, at Shravana Belgola in Karnataka. However, his successor, Emperor Bindusara, was a follower of another ascetic movement, Ājīvika and distanced himself from Jain and Buddhist movements. Samprati, the grandson of Ashoka also embraced Jainism. Samrat Samprati was influenced by the teachings of Jain monks and he is known to have built 125,000 derasars across India. Some of them are still found in towns of Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Ujjain & Palitana. It is also said that just like Ashoka, Samprati sent messengers & preachers to Greece, Persia & Middle East for the spread of Jainism. But to date no research has been done in this area. Thus, Jainism became a vital force under the Mauryan Rule. Chandragupta and Samprati are credited for the spread of Jainism in South India. Lakhs of temples & stupas were erected during their reign. But due to lack of royal patronage & its strict principles, along with the rise of Shankaracharya and Ramanuja, Jainism, once the major religion of southern India, began to decline.

    So, one leader converted after retiring from being leader. Another was expressly not a Jain. The page mentions that Jainism lacked royal patronage. I don’t know why you posted that link. Did you even read the page before posting the link?

  • whheydt

    I sincerely hope that if any of the stabbing victims dies (the reports are that two are in serious condition), Schissel will be convicted of premeditated murder and they lock him up and throw away the key. If none of the victims dies, he should be convicted of six counts of attempted murder, with appropriate term in the slammer.

  • dannorth

    EnlightenmentLiberal @13 and 21

    Jainism may have a ok record, that’s easier if you’re not actually in power, but Buhdism in Sri Lanka fought a long war against the hindu Tamils which stemmed from discrimination against the Tamils. After they squashed that rebellion they started attacking their muslim minority.

    In India it’s pretty much Hindu violence against mostly muslims that’s the trend. Gandhi was murdered by a hindu nationalist.

    So no, you clearly cannot claim religious violence is a monopoly of abrahmanic religion.

    See also these links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_violence

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_violence_in_India

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Schlissel spent three weeks out of jail before this attack.

    Where did he go during that time, who did he talk to, and how hard will the Israeli cops look to find probable accessories-before-the-fact to his latest rampage?

  • colnago80

    Actually, now that I think of it, it is illegal to hold a gay pride march in Tehran and any participants would be arrested and severely punished by the authorities.

  • Akira MacKenzie

    Shorter SLC:

    “Dear Muslima…”

  • Saad

    conlago80, #25

    Actually, now that I think of it, it is illegal to hold a gay pride march in Tehran and any participants would be arrested and severely punished by the authorities.

    But that’s okay since there are no gay people in Iran. So it’s just victimless oppression.

  • Saad

    Shoot, misspelled your username. Should have been colnago80.

  • dan4

    @24: Why do you think it is “probable” that Schlissel had accessories? It doesn’t take confederates for some lunatic to go on a stabbing rampage.

  • colnago80

    Re Saad @ #27

    Need an /snark.

  • EnlightenmentLiberal

    So no, you clearly cannot claim religious violence is a monopoly of abrahmanic religion.

    Never did.

  • Abdul Alhazred

    Calling him a “Jewish Fascist” is incorrect and misses the point. This attack has nothing to do with extreme ethnic nationalism or 1930s ideas about economics.

    This is a Jewish Fascist

    This is a question of religious fanaticism.

    Please get your terminology right.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    dan4 @ # 5: Why do you think it is “probable” that Schlissel had accessories?

    Well, I never met the guy, but information available doesn’t indicate he could keep his mouth shut about his plans.

  • Hoosier X

    I’m not real clear on how nuking Iran makes things better for homosexuals.

  • Holms

    #10 War Crimes Enthusiast colnago80

    If he did this in Iran, he wouldn’t be sent to the slammer, he would get a medal.

    “An Israeli did something bad… deflect to Iran!”

    And another opportunity for learning has been successfully banished.

  • Nick Gotts

    One of the stabbing victims, Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl, has unfortunately died.

  • whheydt

    Re: Nick Gotts @ #36…

  • whheydt

    Re: Nick Gotts @ #36…

    I saw that report. Now let’s see the Israeli prosecutors have the guy tried for premeditated murder.

  • colnago80

    Re whheydt @ #38

    Israel doesn’t have capital punishment, except for Nazi war criminals, so unfortunately they can’t give this miscreant a visit from the hangman. In fact, they may not even have life imprisonment; sentences are apparently limited to not more the 20 years.

  • yoav

    @#39

    Actually the mandatory sentence for premeditated murder in Israel is life, however the sentence is almost always “termed”, usually to 20-25 years, by the office of the president. Now even with the sentence for the murder termed to 25 years and with 5 counts of attempted murder, which the court is likely to make consecutive, he’s probably going to spend the next 40-50 years in jail.

    It’s not likely he had actual accomplices but he clearly was not repentant for his actions 10 years ago and actually went on a haredi radio station after being released from jail to talk about how those “abominations” are defiling god’s city and how they should be stopped by any means necessary, including the use of violence, so the writing was clearly on the wall. The police obviously was concerned enough to distribute his photo to officers patrolling the parade route and there is an investigation into the police preparations and whether there was something that could be done differently.

  • whheydt

    Re; colnago80 @ #39…

    Where did I call for a death sentence?

  • Doug Little

    Throw him in jail and throw away the key. It’s clear that 10 years in jail hasn’t taught him how to live in society so the only option is to separate him from society indefinitely.