October 4, 2008

The modesty police!

They live inside of my head!

Jewish 'modesty patrols' sow fear in Israel
In recent weeks, self-styled "modesty patrols" have been accused of breaking into the apartment of a Jerusalem woman and beating her for allegedly consorting with men. They have torched a store that sells MP4 players, fearing devout Jews would use them to download pornography.

"These breaches of purity and modesty endanger our community," said 38-year-old Elchanan Blau, defending the bearded, black-robed zealots. "If it takes fire to get them to stop, then so be it."

Well! That makes me feel a little weird about wearing my tichel now, it feels like I'm supporting a bunch of hysterical lunatics now :/

Look at the description of them. Bearded, blacked-robed? "Religious vigilantes"? They sound like a renegade, mini-Inquisition almost.

I really despise crazy zealots like these that think its their right to terrorize people in their own community for what they deem "sin". And from the article it seems they're attacking women mostly, to boot. Wonderful, more reason to make women afraid of the world I guess, but no one cares about female repression, she's wearing a red blouse!

Oh and the store attacks. Technology, it's purely from Satan. If we let people have public computers they'll download porn and become corrupt! Or listen to music! Oh noes! How insane does this all sound? It makes me a little ill inside...sigh, religion.


  1. Interesting!...and for you...

    "love is the one who masters all things."

    Mawlana Rumi.

  2. Religion isn't all bad, but it is often used as a justification for the most horrendous acts.

    When diversity of thought is devalued, insanity reigns.

  3. extremists of all kinds are dangerous, these people are beyond nutty


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