Dogma Alert

Sunday, July 17, 2005

‘I acted in God’s name’

By Tal Rosner

Ultra-Orthodox man charged with three counts of attempted murder over Jerusalem gay parade stabbing

JERUSALEM – An ultra-Orthodox man suspected of stabbing three people during Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade last week says he acted in God’s name.

“I came to murder on behalf of God. We can’t have such abomination in the country,” Yishai Shlisel said during his interrogation.

On Tuesday, Shlisel was indicted on three counts of attempted murder at the Jerusalem District Court.

According to the indictment, Shlisel purchased an 18-centimeter (approximately 7 inches) knife in preparation for the attack. During the parade, he stabbed three people, two 18-year-olds and one 50-year-old man. [...]

Comment: (from Signs of the Times) - While we would all like to think that such acts are the domain of extreme right wing orthodox Jews, the truth is that many members of Sharon's Likud party, not to mention the extremem right-wing Pro_Israeli Washington NeoCons, are possessed by the belief that they too are doing the work of some sort of "god". While they many be aware that the Old and New Testaments are mostly ficticious, that does not rule out the possibility that they too worship a "god," in their own way, perhaps even the "god" that was the inspiration for most of the world's religious texts.


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