By Mick Dumdell
Talk about phallic symbolism! I just read this story at Jonathan Turley’s website about a homophobic Jew stabbing marchers at a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem:
Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, stabbed six marchers in the annual Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem. What is equally disturbing is that Schlissel was just released after serving 10 years for stabbing participants in the Gay Pride Parade in 2005. Schlissel immediately demanded a court held in accordance with Jewish law, a request which was denied.
Schlissel left two people in serious condition.
A decade ago, he wounded three marchers not far from the spot of his most recent attack. He was only released a month ago — a testament to his fanatical hatred of homosexuals and extreme religious beliefs. He explained to police that as a faithful Jew he had come “to kill in the name of God.” He was released from prison a month ago.
Orthodox Jews have long targeted Gay Pride marches for protests, though recently in New York the community actually hired Latino men to dress them up as Orthodox Jews to protest for them. An ultra-Orthodox news website referred to the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade on Thursday as “the Parade of Abomination.” Muslim and Christian groups also denounced the parade.
There had to be something which set this man off! I am sure he would not just go out there twice and stab people unless he was being egged on by Christian right-wing extremists and FoxNews! Now, they are not just screwing up our country, but have gone international with their hate! I know this will be controversial, but maybe it is time to bring back censorship. When what you say ends up with injured members of the LGBTQ community, the First Amendment needs to give way.
Your very truly,
Footnote: The Image is of Harpo and Chico Marx from the 1932 film, Horse Feathers.