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JERUSALEM - In Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, where the rule of law sometimes takes a back seat to the rule of God, zealots are on a campaign to stamp out behavior they consider unchaste. They hurl stones at women for such "sins" as wearing a red blouse and attack stores selling devices that can access the Internet.

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."

Modesty Patrols, MSNBC 61 Comments [3/13/2009 5:32:39 PM]
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Do they simply not see how much like their Taliban brethren they are??

3/13/2009 5:34:31 PM


MK: Of course not; they're doing this in the name of Yahweh, while the Taliban do that in the name of Allah.

3/13/2009 5:39:06 PM


Well, they aren't very devout if they're downloading pornography of their own free will, are they?

3/13/2009 5:41:39 PM

Old Viking

Fundamentalism: because it's easier than thinking.

3/13/2009 5:52:27 PM


I guess all middle eastern Fundamentalists really DO think alike, regardless of what religion they follow.

3/13/2009 5:59:23 PM


These breaches of purity and modesty endanger our community

And throwing stones at people, breaking into people's houses to beat them and torching stores is in no way endangering the community.

3/13/2009 6:23:38 PM


These breaches of purity and modesty endanger our community...

And throwing stones at people, breaking into people's houses to beat them and torching stores is in no way endangering the community.


Of course not, because the people they target aren't real Othodox Jews.

3/13/2009 6:39:01 PM


Funny how you stupid twats follow one part and not another.

Fucking die in a fire you asshole Taliban wannabes.

3/13/2009 6:43:44 PM


All of these funddies need to live away from civilized folks.

3/13/2009 7:12:48 PM


This kind of idiotic behavior must stop. I really fear for humanity.

3/13/2009 7:28:24 PM


Why is it that no matter what god or gods they claim to speak for, fundamentalists always go right for entertainment and womens' clothing and freedom of movement first?

3/13/2009 7:35:59 PM

"...endanger our community"????

Did you seriously say that? You don't consider vandalism, destruction of public and private property, assault and battery, and vigilantism to be a danger to your community? I think you fucks should reread your damn holy book and see where you're going when you die.

3/13/2009 7:49:48 PM

a mind far far away

Just when you thought Judaism might have an edge over xtianity, some of them do something stupid like this.

3/13/2009 7:56:52 PM


Welcome to Tehran!

3/13/2009 8:19:39 PM

Statistically speaking, Jewish fundamentalism is older than Christian and Muslim fundamentalism. Just an observation

3/13/2009 8:39:59 PM


GreenEyed Lilo: When those things are under control, then the actual people are much easier to lead around.

3/13/2009 8:57:13 PM


Looks like they really learned well from the nazis during that whole WW2 thing.

3/13/2009 9:02:07 PM


I'm pretty sure this got posted when it was current. The article is from last October.

3/13/2009 9:30:54 PM

Dio Fa

The world should unite to build a 500 ft. tall wall around a very large parcel of land somewhere in the world, subdivided for use by Christian, Muslim, and Jewish fundamentalists.

Then fill it with water.

3/13/2009 11:14:29 PM

Dio Fa

...after all the religious fundamentalists are inside.

3/13/2009 11:17:16 PM


I have a theory that there is something in the Middle East's water that turns people in fucking lunatics.

3/13/2009 11:18:50 PM


I see history repeats itself in a very ironic manner.

3/13/2009 11:49:50 PM

Oy Vey!

"They can burn in hell," said the girl, who would identify herself only as Rivka."

Rivka pretty much sums up my feelings.

3/14/2009 12:03:30 AM


Breaking News : In order to prevent endangerment of society, the fundementalists endangered society.

3/14/2009 12:58:06 AM


If you really want to get technical re: Jewish fundie vs Islamic fundie vs Christian fundie, consider they all sprout from the same patriarch (Abraham) and all use the same foundation of rules (10 Commandments and Mosaic Law although Christians are exempt due to "grace" and Muslims claim the Jewish version was corrupted over time).

Ha'lal and Kosher are pretty damn similar. The Quaran borrowed pretty heavily from Mosaic Law (Leviticus and Deut.) and the tiers of religious and social standing is almost identical but with different names.

3/14/2009 1:03:55 AM

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